Springfield College in Illinois
- 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.
|Springfield College in Illinois||(IL) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges|
|Institution Level||Less than 2 yrs||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Institution Control||Private, non-profit||Public|
|Total Faculty||- staff||123 staff|
|% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid||84%||67%|
|Median Debt for Graduates||$12,000||$6,500|
|Median Debt for Dropouts||$9,250||$3,500|
Source: 2016 (or 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.
The nearest community college to Springfield College in Illinois is Lincoln Land Community College (6.8 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 14,600 students | 6.80 Mi5250 Shepherd Rd
Springfield,  IL  62794
(217) 786-2200 6.8014,600
- 1,264 students | 27.80 Mi300 Keokuk St
Lincoln,  IL  62656
(217) 732-3155 27.801,264
- 3,369 students | 37.30 MiOne College Park
Decatur,  IL  62521
(217) 875-7200 37.303,369
- 1,667 students | 54.10 Mi23235 North County 22
Canton,  IL  61520
(309) 647-4645 54.101,667
- 5,286 students | 59.50 Mi1500 West Raab Road
Normal,  IL  61761
(309) 268-8000 59.505,286
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