• Southwestern Illinois College upholds the dignity and worth of all people and believes that learning is a lifelong process which enhances the quality of life. The college provides for individual growth through educational excellence and active partnerships with students and the community.

School Highlights

Southwestern Illinois College serves 6,906 students (44% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is same as the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 47%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 6,906 students
  • In-state tuition: $12,768
  • Out-state tuition: $16,640
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 29%
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Southwestern Illinois College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size

School Overview

The teacher population of 586 teachers has grown by 78% over five years.
Southwestern Illinois College
(IL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
586 staff
239 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Southwestern Illinois College has declined by 22% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five years.
The Southwestern Illinois College diversity score of 0.47 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
6,906 students
2,581 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
3,037 students
898 students
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# Part-Time Students
3,869 students
1,683 students
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This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Southwestern Illinois College.
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
620 students
40 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
3,037 students
944 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
22 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
3,869 students
1,844 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
19 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
132 students
% Asian
1%
5%
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% Hispanic
4%
24%
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% Black
14%
12%
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% White
71%
53%
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% Two or more races
5%
3%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
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% Unknown races
4%
2%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score
0.47
0.64
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
28%
36%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of Southwestern Illinois College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of IL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.54%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$29,600
$31,800
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Southwestern Illinois College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of IL by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $12,768 is more than the state average of $7,972. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $16,640 is more than the state average of $10,688. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$12,768
$7,972
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$16,640
$10,688
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Southwestern Illinois College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of IL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Tuition Notes
$3,904 for in-district students.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
62%
81%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Southwestern Illinois College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in IL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$6,969
$8,029
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Southwestern Illinois College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in IL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$3,500
$4,600
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
89%
SAT Reading
n/a
390
SAT Math
n/a
360
SAT Writing
n/a
355
ACT Composite
n/a
17
ACT English
n/a
17
ACT Math
n/a
17

Sports

Total Sports Offered
6 sports
Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
College Activities Board, Miscellaneous Clubs & Organizations, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

School Notes

  • Southwestern Illinois College is a comprehensive educational institution committed to providing you the best learning opportunities. We are the starting point for higher education, the bridge to developing career skills and the pathway to personal achievement. SWIC is the sixth largest community college in the state of Illinois. We operate campuses in Belleville, Granite City and Red Bud, plus more than 20 off-campus sites located throughout the district. SWIC began as Belleville Junior College in 1946. The first graduating class, the class of 1948, had 48 graduates. Today, SWIC operates three campuses and more than 20 off-campus sites, and provides educational opportunities to more than 25,000 students each year. At SWIC, our students benefit from the variety of programs from which they can launch a career or transfer to a four-year college or university; smart classrooms equipped with the latest technology; and a wide array of student services and activities that enhance the college experience. SWIC offers more than 150 associate degree and occupational certificate programs. SWIC is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission's (HLC) Academic Quality Improvement Project (AQIP). As an AQIP institution, continuing accreditation is contingent on an ongoing cycle of self-examination, identification of programmatic and institutional needs, and a program of positive action that leads to self-improvement. Extending an uninterrupted streak to 70 years, SWIC has been re-accredited through 2024.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Southwestern Illinois College cost?

Southwestern Illinois College's tuition is approximately $12,768 for In-State students and $16,640 for Out-State students.

What sports does Southwestern Illinois College offer?

Southwestern Illinois College offers 6 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Soccer, Softball and Volleyball.

What is Southwestern Illinois College's ranking?

Southwestern Illinois College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Illinois for: Largest student body.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 6,906 students
  • In-state tuition: $12,768
  • Out-state tuition: $16,640
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 29%
  • Source: Verified school update

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Did You Know?

For Illinois public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,972 per year for in-state students and $10,688 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,695 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 84%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Illinois community colleges have a diversity score of 0.64, which is lower than the national average of 0.70. The most diverse community college in Illinois is Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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