Springfield College in Illinois

1500 North Fifth Street
Springfield, IL 62702-2694
Tel: (217)525-1420
  • 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

School Overview

    Springfield College in Illinois(IL) Community College Avg.
    Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
    Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
    Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPublic
    Total Faculty- staff123 staff
    Springfield College in Illinois Total Faculty (2007-2011)

    Student Body

    • The Springfield College in Illinois diversity score of 0.00 is less than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has declined by 100% over five years.
    Total Enrollment-3,999 students
    Springfield College in Illinois Total Enrollment (2007-2011)
    Student : Teacher Ratio0:135:1
    Springfield College in Illinois Student Staff Ratio (2007-2011)
    # Full-Time Students-1,386 students
    Springfield College in Illinois Full-Time Students (2007-2011)
    # Part-Time Students-2,613 students
    Springfield College in Illinois Part-Time Students (2007-2011)
    % Asian
    Springfield College in Illinois Asian (2007-2009)
    % Hispanic
    Springfield College in Illinois Hispanic (2007-2011)
    % Black
    Springfield College in Illinois Black (2007-2013)
    % White
    Springfield College in Illinois White (2007-2013)
    % Unknown races
    Diversity Score0.000.59
    Springfield College in Illinois Diversity Score (2007-2016)
    College Completion Rate
    Springfield College in Illinois Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2012)
    Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,500$31,900
    Springfield College in Illinois Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2012)

    Finances and Admission

      % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (Year 2010)84%67%
      Median Debt for Graduates$12,000$6,500
      Springfield College in Illinois Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2012)
      Median Debt for Dropouts$9,250$3,500
      Springfield College in Illinois Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2012)
      Acceptance Rate71%79%
      Springfield College in Illinois Percent Admitted (2007-2010)
      ACT Composite2017
      Springfield College in Illinois ACT Composite (2007-2010)
      ACT English2017
      Springfield College in Illinois ACT English (2007-2010)
      ACT Math2017
      Springfield College in Illinois ACT Math (2007-2010)
      Source: 2016 (or 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.

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