Springfield College in Illinois (Closed 2020)

1500 North Fifth Street
Springfield, IL 62702
  • 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

Springfield College in Illinois served 142 students (39% of students were full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 3:1 was lower than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment was 46% of the student body (majority Black), which was less than the state average of 52%.

School Overview

The teacher population of 52 teachers has grown by 8% over five years.
Springfield College in Illinois(IL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociates CollegesAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPublic
Total Faculty52 staff239 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Springfield College in Illinois has declined by 75% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 3:1 has decreased from 12:1 over five years.
The Springfield College in Illinois diversity score of 0.62 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 20% over five years.
Total Enrollment142 students3,107 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio3:114:1
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# Full-Time Students55 students1,099 students
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# Part-Time Students87 students2,008 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Hispanic
1%
27%
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% Black
22%
13%
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% White
54%
48%
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% Two or more races
1%
3%
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% Non Resident races
-
1%
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% Unknown races
21%
3%
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Diversity Score0.620.68
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College Completion Rate
41%
24%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,500$31,900
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid84%66%
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Median Debt for Graduates$12,000$6,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$9,250$3,500
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Acceptance Rate71%90%
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ACT Composite2017
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ACT English2017
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ACT Math2017
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Source: 2020 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Springfield College in Illinois is Lincoln Land Community College (6.8 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 5,446 students | 6.80 Mi5250 Shepherd Rd
    Springfield, IL 62794
    (217) 786-2200
    6.805,446
  • 1,109 students | 27.80 Mi300 Keokuk St
    Lincoln, IL 62656
    (217) 732-3155
    27.801,109
  • 2,846 students | 37.30 MiOne College Park
    Decatur, IL 62521
    (217) 875-7200
    37.302,846
  • 1,386 students | 54.10 Mi23235 North County 22
    Canton, IL 61520
    (309) 647-4645
    54.101,386
  • 4,974 students | 59.50 Mi1500 West Raab Road
    Normal, IL 61761
    (309) 268-8000
    59.504,974
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