Southwestern Illinois College

Southwestern Illinois College

Southwestern Illinois College, or SWIC, is a community college and the sixth largest in Illinois. It was founded in 1946. The campuses are located in Belleville, Granite City, and Red Bud. There are also more than 25 off-campus sites located throughout the district. SWIC is a comprehensive educational institution committed to providing the best learning opportunities. The college offers more than 85 associate degree programs and over 80 certificates of proficiency in diverse areas of study.

Southwestern Illinois College provides its students the opportunity to participate in intercollegiate and intramural sports. The sports teams play soccer, baseball, basketball, and softball. There are also men and women's golf teams. SWIC is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and the Great Rivers Athletic Conference (GRAC). Their sports teams are nicknamed the Blue storm.

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Southwestern Illinois College
2500 Carlyle Ave
Belleville , IL 62221-5899
General Phone: (618) 235-2700

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Southwestern Illinois College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts455sign language translation, liberal arts and sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine339EMT paramedic, registered nursing, nursing assistant
Security and Law Enforcement326criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and police, security and loss prevention, fire services administration, fire-fighting
Production Trades255machinist, sheet metal tech, welding
Science247biological and physical sciences
Computer Science and Engineering176computer applications programming, web design, computer networking, system administration, webmastering
Construction Trades151construction, masonry, carpentry, electrician, concrete finishing, painter, pipefitting
Medical Support and Technology135medical coding, medical assistant, respiratory care tech, radiographer, medical lab tech, phlebotomy
Mechanics and Repair131computer repair, industrial electronics tech, HVAC, autobody repair, aircraft maintenance
Business and Management122business management, accounting, parts and warehousing, small business management, sales and marketing, sales
Medical Administration81health unit coordinator, medical records tech, medical transcription, medical office assistant
Family and Social Work69child care provider, social work
Office and Administration66administrative assistant, office data entry
Law49legal secretary, legal assistant
Therapy and Counseling46physical therapist assistant, massage therapy
Cooking and Culinary Arts37chef training, restaurant and catering management, food prep and kitchen assistant
Engineering Technician36electronics tech, mechanical drafting
Landscaping and Horticulture22applied horticulture, floristry
Media13desktop publishing and imaging
Fine Arts8fine arts
Hospitality6restaurant and food services management
Education and Teaching2music teaching
Transportation1commercial pilot and flight crew

Number of programs and degrees for Southwestern Illinois College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year1,25334
Associate's degree1,24842
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years28213

Southwestern Illinois College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Southwestern Illinois College had a total enrollment of 13,713 students (9,316 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 74%
Black 21%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 6%
18-19 21%
20-21 16%
22-24 13%
25-29 13%
30-34 8%
35-39 6%
40-49 10%
50-64 6%
65+ 1%

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


Southwestern Illinois College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 60 %
Part-Time 37 %

Southwestern Illinois College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Belleville, 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.

Southwestern Illinois College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 5,404
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 8,204
Books and supplies $ 950

Financial Aid:
Southwestern Illinois College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 163600)

Southwestern Illinois College Faculty

Southwestern Illinois College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2025
Non-tenured and not on tenure track02

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year1*0*
No academic rankcalendar year1*2*
All faculty totalcalendar year2*2*

*: 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 year10$89,8044$79,858
Associate professoracademic year4$67,7597$69,079
Assistant professoracademic year53$55,20461$54,912
Instructoracademic year5$45,6982*
All faculty totalacademic year72$60,04774$57,514

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

Southwestern Illinois College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports184765

Southwestern Illinois College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Parts, Warehousing, and Inventory Management Operations
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
Selling Skills and Sales Operations
Small Business Administration/Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
System Administration/Administrator
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

Construction Trades
Concrete Finishing/Concrete Finisher
Construction Trades, General
Painting/Painter and Wall Coverer
Pipefitting/Pipefitter and Sprinkler Fitter

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts/Chef Training
Food Preparation/Professional Cooking/Kitchen Assistant
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager

Education And Teaching
Music Teacher Education

Engineering Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Restaurant/Food Services Management

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
Floriculture/Floristry Operations and Management

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation

Mechanics And Repair
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician

Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Health Unit Coordinator/Ward Clerk
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry

Production Trades
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Sheet Metal Technology/Sheetworking
Welding Technology/Welder

Biological and Physical Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
Fire Services Administration
Security and Loss Prevention Services

Therapy And Counseling
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
Physical Therapist Assistant

Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew

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checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army, air force)
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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