High School GPA
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.36 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.32 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.33 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities390 Graduates
Biological and Physical Sciences322 Graduates
Nursing Assistant204 Graduates
Fire Science and Fire Fighting157 Graduates
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic)114 Graduates
Machine Shop Assistant83 Graduates
Security and Loss Prevention Services77 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration73 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
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Southwestern Illinois College Reviews
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.
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.