Springfield College in Illinois

1500 North Fifth Street
Springfield, IL 62702-2694
Tel: (217)525-1420
Private not-for-profit
The mission of Springfield College in Illinois is to provide students the best liberal arts education in the Ursuline tradition of a nurturing faith-based environment. We prepare students for a life of learning, leadership and service in a diverse world.
School Highlights:
Springfield College in Illinois is one of 2 community colleges within Sangamon County, IL.
The nearest community college is Lincoln Land Community College (6.80 miles away).

School Overview

College Springfield College in Illinois Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private not-for-profit Public

Student Body

The school's diversity score of 0.51 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 45% over five years.
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.51 0.53
Springfield College in Illinois Diversity Score (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Springfield College in Illinois has been offering a rigorous two-year college education in a community setting for nearly 75 years. Established in 1929 by the Ursuline Sisters, SCI was a pioneer in its mission of enhancing the ethical, intellectual and personal development of its students without reference to race, color, gender or creed. In January 2003, SCI entered into a partnership with Benedictine University to enlarge that mission. Building on the liberal arts heritage and traditions of both institutions, it will bring Benedictine programs and services and lead to a bachelor's degree offered on the SCI campus. Springfield College in Illinois, in permanent partnership with Benedictine University, is the first faith-based institution in the state's capital to offer associates in arts, baccalaureate and a master's degree. Founded in 1929 by Catholic Ursuline Sisters, Springfield College is the city's first institution of higher learning. The two institutions share a rich tradition of providing Catholic education (Ursuline and Benedictine) and a strong liberal arts core as the basis for all curriculum and areas of concentration. For more than 75 years men and women of all faith traditions have received a high-quality education in a highly personal and small-community environment. The general education curriculum is offered for the student who seeks a broad educational experience without specialization during the first two years of college and provides a solid intellectual foundation for more advanced or specialized study. The general education curriculum also satisfies graduation requirements for the student who finds it necessary to revise a previously planned program of specialization. The school is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

Nearby Schools:

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 7,020 students | 6.80 Mi5250 Shepherd Rd
    Springfield, IL 62794
  • Lincoln College
    Private not-for-profit
    1,101 students | 27.60 Mi300 Keokuk St
    Lincoln, IL 62656
  • 3,369 students | 40.30 MiOne College Park
    Decatur, IL 62521
  • 1,784 students | 54.10 Mi23235 North County 22
    Canton, IL 61520
  • 5,215 students | 59.70 Mi1500 West Raab Road
    Normal, IL 61761
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Did You Know?
For Illinois public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $8,129 per year for in-state students and $10,062 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,816 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 81%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Illinois community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.65, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Illinois is . Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.