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Southwestern Illinois is a public college located in Shiloh Valley Township, Illinois in the St. Louis Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,172 undergraduate students. The Southwestern Illinois acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Biological and Physical Sciences, and Welding. Graduating 35% of students, Southwestern Illinois alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $20,800.
About Southwestern Illinois College...
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division I
Athletic Conference
Address
2500 Carlyle Ave
Belleville, IL 62221
Website
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Cost

Net Price
$6,740/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $5,847/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,000/ year
  • $49-75k
    $8,161/ year
  • $76-110k
    $8,256/ year
  • $110k+
    $9,162/ year
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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
4,172Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
25%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
3%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$26,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
35%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
83%
National
83%

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The college is like the show 901250. I like how the campus is small and well maintained. The students like to help each other out if one is struggling in the class. The success center is amazing the people there are friendly and are always willing to help, just do not forget to sign in. The food on the cafe is okay there are some options but not many, but there is fast food across the street. Just try not to park by the metro link due to some issues people have had, but overall it is amazing here for a community college.
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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.
I honestly love this place. I know at first it seems like "Oh it's just a community college there's never anything big happening there so why should I rate it five stars?" That's not the case at all. This community college is the most outgoing, loving college I've ever been on campus to. There are so many activities and when you walk around outside on campus you interact with so many different people, it's like they're family.