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Southwestern Illinois College Overview

Located in Belleville, Illinois, Southwestern Illinois College is a public institution. SWIC is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

What Is Southwestern Illinois College Known For?

2,399 Undergraduate Awards
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the associate's degree is the highest award a student can attain at SWIC.
  • In 2017-2018, 25% of the faculty were full-time.

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Southwestern Illinois College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

SWIC has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#260 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#574 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at SWIC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Value Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Biological & Physical Science Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Value Legal Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Value Legal Support Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#22 Best Value Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Most Popular Precision Production Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#36 Most Popular Legal Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#63 Best Value Health & Medical Administrative Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#81 Best Value Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Southwestern Illinois College?

Location of Southwestern Illinois College

Contact details for SWIC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2500 Carlyle Ave, Belleville, IL 62221-5899
Phone: 618-235-2700
Website: https://www.swic.edu

How Do I Get Into SWIC?

You can apply to SWIC online at: https://www.swic.edu/apply

Southwestern Illinois College has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford Southwestern Illinois College?

21% Take Out Loans
21.7% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At SWIC, approximately 21% of students took out student loans averaging $3,370 a year. That adds up to $13,480 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at SWIC is 21.7%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Southwestern Illinois College Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,496 Full-Time Undergraduates
52% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 8,508 undergraduate students at SWIC, with 3,496 being full-time and 5,012 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  SWIC

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,496 full-time undergraduates at SWIC, 48% are male and 52% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  SWIC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Southwestern Illinois College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of SWIC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 32
Black or African American 633
Hispanic or Latino 198
White 2,253
International Students 19
Other Races/Ethnicities 361

Over 6 countries are represented at SWIC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Brazil, Colombia, and Italy.

Online Learning at Southwestern Illinois College

594 Took All Classes Online
2,354 Took At Least One Class Online
0.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 2,354 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at SWIC has changed over the last few years.

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Online Growth Rankings of SWIC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Southwestern Illinois College was 0.5%. This is the #1,997 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at SWIC regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Southwestern Illinois College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 461 0 461
Precision Metal Working 283 35 28 346
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 205 0 0 205
Biological & Physical Science 0 182 0 182
Allied Health Professions 83 65 10 158
Criminal Justice & Corrections 134 18 0 152
Fire Protection 147 1 0 148
Nursing 0 78 0 78
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 21 14 18 53
Computer Systems Networking 52 0 0 52
Information Technology 0 31 19 50
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 0 10 35 45
Human Development & Family Studies 0 19 25 44
American Sign Language 21 18 0 39
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 19 20 39
Business Support & Assistant Services 17 9 7 33
Computer Programming 23 6 4 33
Legal Support Services 0 28 0 28
Culinary Arts 12 15 0 27
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 3 10 11 24
Entrepreneurial Studies 11 12 0 23
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 15 8 0 23
Accounting 8 9 0 17
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 2 6 7 15
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 14 0 14
Horticulture 7 6 0 13
Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services 0 0 12 12
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 5 4 9
Air Transportation 3 6 0 9
Graphic Communications 4 4 0 8
Computer Information Systems 0 8 0 8
Computer Software & Applications 5 2 0 7
Construction 0 5 2 7
Social Work 0 7 0 7
Fine & Studio Arts 0 7 0 7
Electronics Engineering Technology 5 1 0 6
Marketing 3 2 0 5
Building Management & Inspection 4 0 0 4
Audiovisual Communications 1 2 0 3
General Engineering 0 3 0 3
Carpentry 0 0 1 1
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 1 0 1
Masonry 0 0 0 0
Computer Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 0 0 0 0
Music 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,069 1,127 203 2,399

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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