Springfield College In Illinois

Springfield College In Illinois

The Springfield College in Illinois (SCI) was established in 1929 as Springfield Junior College by the Ursuline Sisters. The institute has been serving the community for 80 years and is the oldest institution for higher education in liberal arts in Springfield. In 2003, the college partnered with the Benedictine University, an institution in west suburban Chicago.

Springfield College in Illinois, which occupies a 25 acre campus in Springfield, provides associate's and bachelor's degrees. The institute also offers federal financial aid programs and provides scholarships like the President's scholarship, the Trustee's scholarship and the Catholic High School scholarship. Some of the student organizations include Alpha Sigma Lambda, Build a Better World Club and Young Adults for Political Awareness.

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Springfield College in Illinois
1500 North Fifth Street
Springfield , IL 62702-2694
General Phone: (217) 525-1420

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Springfield College in Illinois Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts41liberal arts and sciences, general studies
Business and Management29business
Education and Teaching17elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, teacher education
Nursing and Emergency Medicine14pre-nursing
Medicine12pre-dentistry, pre-med, pre-veterinary, medical preparatory
Therapy and Counseling11psychology
Security and Law Enforcement4criminal science
Art Studies4art studies
Family and Social Work3social work
Medical Support and Technology2pre-pharmacy
Computer Science and Engineering0information technology, computer science
Media0mass communication

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree14024

Springfield College in Illinois Student Body

In 2007-2008, Springfield College in Illinois had a total enrollment of 608 students (491 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 49%
Women 51%
Full-Time 95%
Part-Time 5%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 74%
Black 14%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 11%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 32%
20-21 15%
22-24 12%
25-29 11%
30-34 11%
35-39 5%
40-49 7%
50-64 3%

Springfield College in Illinois Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 66 %
Part-Time 21 %

Springfield College in Illinois Room and Board (2007)

Springfield College in Illinois offers campus housing for 72 of its 491 (full-time) students.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 15 meals per week.

Springfield College in Illinois Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
ACT Verbal1623
ACT Math1623
ACT Composite1723

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT86%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Springfield College in Illinois Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 8,300
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 8,300
Room and board $ 6,650
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 1,900

Financial Aid:
Springfield College in Illinois participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 176100)

Springfield College in Illinois Faculty

Springfield College in Illinois has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track02
Non-tenured and not on tenure track83

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year2*2*
Associate professoracademic year6$35,4114$34,583
Assistant professoracademic year6$33,9203$33,410
Instructoracademic year0*2*
All faculty totalacademic year14$37,00111$34,962

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

Springfield College in Illinois Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports213960

Springfield College in Illinois Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Information Technology

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other

Engineering, General

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Pre-Law Studies

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mathematics, General

Mass Communication/Media Studies

Medical Support And Technology
Pre-Pharmacy Studies

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Pre-Nursing Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminalistics and Criminal Science

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets Springfield College in Illinois Apart:

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