Greenville College

Greenville College

Greenville College, established in 1855 as Almira College, was given its present name in 1892. A private, non-profit, four-year College of liberal arts located in Greenville, Illinois, it was an all-female Baptist School which is now affiliated with the Free Methodist Church. Approximately 1200 students study at this institution.

Greenville College offers a number of under-graduate and graduate programs for study. The most popular courses are music, education and teaching, business, and management. The other departments are communication, biology, management, philosophy and religion, among others.

Greenville College engages in numerous sports such as basketball, baseball, soccer and volleyball, among others. They have two clubs - the cheerleading and the dance team. They compete in the NCAA, division III as well as the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA). The college is also affiliated with the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

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Greenville College
315 E. College Ave
Greenville , IL 62246-0159
General Phone: (618) 664-2800

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Greenville Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching151special ed, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education, teacher education, English teaching, math teaching, music teaching, physical education teaching, ...
Business and Management116business management, accounting, organizational behavior, MIS, marketing
Media29mass communication, media studies, public relations, audiovisual tech
Liberal Arts26Spanish language, English, speech and rhetoric, liberal arts and sciences, interdisciplinary studies, sociology, history
Religion and Philosophy25philosophy, religion, theological and ministerial studies, pastoral counseling, youth ministry, pastoral counseling and ministries
Music22music, music management, various music studies
Science19biology, environmental biology, chemistry, physics
Therapy and Counseling12psychology
Family and Social Work8social work
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy7parks and recreation studies, sports and fitness management, exercise science
Art Studies3art studies
Security and Law Enforcement3criminal justice and administration
Drama and Performing Arts1drama
Computer Science and Engineering0computer and info science

Number of programs and degrees for Greenville in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree35750
Master's degree665

Greenville Student Body

In 2007-2008, Greenville had a total enrollment of 1,528 students (1,491 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 58%
Women 42%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 83%
Graduate 17%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 82%
Black 6%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 8%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 31%
20-21 28%
22-24 13%
25-29 7%
30-34 5%
35-39 4%
40-49 6%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)2%
North Carolina1%
New Jersey1%

Greenville Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 73 %

Greenville Room and Board (2007)

Greenville offers campus housing for 806 of its 1,491 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Greenville, Illinois for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Illinois Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Greenville Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal460590
SAT Math440560
SAT Writing450568
ACT Verbal2027
ACT Math1825
ACT Composite1926

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT17%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT88%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Greenville Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 19,428
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 19,428
Room and board $ 6,568
Room charge $ 3,136
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,432
Books and supplies $ 900
Other expenses $ 2,824

Financial Aid:
Greenville participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 168400)

Greenville Faculty

Greenville has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track78
Non-tenured and not on tenure track78

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*0*
Associate professorcalendar year1*0*
Assistant professorcalendar year0*3$59,933
Instructorcalendar year3$50,6720*
No academic rankcalendar year1*3$51,545
All faculty totalcalendar year6$57,7776$55,739

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year5$59,4803$63,380
Associate professoracademic year15$55,1812*
Assistant professoracademic year11$48,47413$46,192
Instructoracademic year2*0*
No academic rankacademic year0*1*
All faculty totalacademic year33$52,41619$49,665

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Greenville Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Basketball St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Baseball St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Track St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Greenville Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Organizational Behavior Studies

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Biology Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General

Audiovisual Communications Technologies/Technicians, Other
Communication and Media Studies, Other
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Public Relations/Image Management

Music Management and Merchandising
Music, General
Music, Other

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy
Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries, Other
Pastoral Studies/Counseling
Religion/Religious Studies
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other
Youth Ministry

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Environmental Biology
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets Greenville Apart:

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% of degrees in music
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Top 9%Greenville % of degrees in music
% of degrees in education and teaching
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Top 10%Greenville % of degrees in education and teaching
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Top 10%Greenville Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Top 13%Greenville Number of degree programs
% of degrees in business and management
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Top 14%Greenville % of degrees in business and management

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checked Option to study abroad
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checked Tenure system for quality teaching
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