Shawnee Community College

  • Shawnee College is a two year community college located in Southernmost Illinois. The Main Campus is located in Ullin, Illinois.
School Highlights
  • Shawnee Community College serves 1,799 students (47% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is lower than the state community college average of 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 40%.
  • Shawnee Community College is the only community colleges within Pulaski County, IL.
  • The nearest community college to Shawnee Community College is Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences (26.1 miles away).

Top Placements

Shawnee Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Illinois for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 73 teachers has declined by 22% over five years.
Shawnee Community College(IL) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty73 staff123 staff
Shawnee Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Shawnee Community College has grown by 6% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Shawnee Community College diversity score of 0.32 is less than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,799 students3,999 students
Shawnee Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio25:135:1
Shawnee Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students849 students1,386 students
Shawnee Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students950 students2,613 students
Shawnee Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Shawnee Community College Enrollment Breakdown IL All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Shawnee Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Shawnee Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Shawnee Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Shawnee Community College White (2007-2016)
Shawnee Community College Ethnicity Breakdown IL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.320.59
Shawnee Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Shawnee Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$28,000$31,800
Shawnee Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,672 is less than the state average of $7,978. The in-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $5,088 is less than the state average of $10,454. The out-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,672$7,978
Shawnee Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$5,088$10,454
Shawnee Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid97%83%
Shawnee Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates--
Median Debt for Dropouts--
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The Shawnee Community College Main Campus is located on 152 acres of rolling hills and woods near the scenic Cache River Wetlands and the Ohio River a few miles to the south. One of most beautiful community college campuses in Illinois, Shawnee consists of the original “Rustic” campus that now houses many area agencies, the main “New” campus building that covers 140,000 square feet, athletic fields, a lake, nature trails, vineyards, and agriculture test plots. Shawnee offers almost 100 academic programs – from two-year associate degrees to certificates that take a matter of weeks to complete. We have broad variety of programs that will get you ready for transfer to a university or start a vocational career – one of which may be right for you. We offer one of the most affordable tuition rates in Illinois and the Midwest. Our classes are convenient - offered during the day or evening - and often in your hometown. We were one of the first colleges to offer classes on the Internet. You can take over 50 courses from the comfort of home. But most importantly, our staff and faculty care about your success. Our students rave about the personal attention our instructors and support staff gives to make college a positive experience. We also offer adult education classes to provide courses to upgrade reading, writing and mathematical skills, achieve a GED certificate or pursue a personal interest, such as starting up a small business. In fact the Small Business Development Center works with new and existing businesses to develop business plans, provide training and aid in seeking financial support. Shawnee Community College is a vital member of a five-county economic development partnership. Assistance with economic development issues and concerns, site identification, workforce availability, demographics and proposal development is available.

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Did You Know?
For Illinois public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,978 per year for in-state students and $10,454 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,527 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 82%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Illinois community colleges have a diversity score of 0.59, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Illinois is Kendall College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.