B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    B-
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Safety
    B+
  5. Student Life
    B
  6. Location
    B+
Southwestern Illinois College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division I
Athletic Conference
Address
2500 Carlyle Ave
Belleville, IL 62221
Website

Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$7,034/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $6,344/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,300/ year
  • $49-75k
    $9,325/ year
  • $76-110k
    $9,797/ year
  • $110k+
    $8,851/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.36 responses
81%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.32 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.33 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,194Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
24%
Pell Grant
44%
Varsity Athletes
3%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$26,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
36%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
84%
National
83%

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The environment and class sizes are perfect for a great learning experience. The professors at SWIC truly want to see you succeed, and help you focus on your goals. They have a huge selection of degrees options, they pair with local universities to make sure credit transfer appropriately. The campus is well maintained and enjoyable to take a short study breaks and sit outside with friends. The food is good and SWIC offers a large variety of breakfast and lunch options. There are also many other food options just a short walk off campus.
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SWIC is a satisfactory campus. The good part about it is that it is really affordable and that the community is full of really good people. On campus activities and clubs are really diverse and fun to participate in. The curriculum, however, leaves much to be desired. Getting a good teacher is hit and miss. Some are really good at teaching and make lessons adaptable to their students, whereas some others dont stick to their own lessons and are very unstructured.
If SWIC was a 4-year university I would continue there for my B.S. As a nontraditional student (working married, mother of two) I need flexibility in my schedule and SWIC offered that. I am finding that it is virtually impossible to find a university that offers the programs that I need at times that are convenient or even plausible for a working individual, let alone a mother. I believe that universities should take note of the efficient functionality of the community colleges and mirror them. Our society is constantly changing its' needs and I believe that the community college's have kept up with those needs while universities are stuck in an old mindset and need to come to terms.