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.
|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|
|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|
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS
- 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.
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7,020 students | 6.80 Mi5250 Shepherd Rd
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