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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    C+
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Safety
    A
  5. Student Life
    C+
  6. Location
    B-
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 3,798 undergraduate students. The Southwestern Illinois acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Natural Sciences, and Welding. Graduating 35% of students, Southwestern Illinois alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $22,000.
About Southwestern Illinois College...
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division I
Athletic Conference
Address
2500 Carlyle Ave
Belleville, IL 62221
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Cost

Net Price
$6,200/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$5,509/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
60%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.36 responses
82%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.33 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.34 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,798Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
5,061
Undergrads Over 25
21%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
4%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$26,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
35%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
85%
National
83%

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Southwestern Illinois College Reviews

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My experience with SWIC has been really great! All of my teachers have all shown that they care about me doing more than passing my classes, but also that I actually learning the material. There's also a place to go to for tutoring in almost all types of classes; I spent a lot of time in the math tutoring department (my math teacher gave us extra credit to put towards our exams for studying in there) and all of the tutors were so nice and genuinely wanted to help me and see me succeed in my class. Overall, I'm very happy and thankful for my experience here at SWIC.
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I am currently a dual credit student through my highschool and take courses and have been at the campus several times. I am constantly getting emails about safety and things that are happening in the town which make my stomach in easy overall though all the professors are nice and care about your education. Lots of resources that students can use on campus free of charge if they need help!
I went here as a Running Start Student. Some of the teachers were accepting and others were very mean. Most of the teachers didn't even question or mention the fact that I was a high school student taking college classes. Some pointed it out and graded very harshly because of it. For the most part it was a very enriching experience. I loved taking classes with people from all sorts of backgrounds and experiences because it is a two year college, you get more diversity in the classroom. It makes for a very nice and unique experience