Public 2 Year

Southwestern Illinois College

Belleville, Illinois

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Southwestern Illinois College overview
Location Belleville, Illinois
Online swic.edu
School Type Public 2 Year
Setting Rural Fringe
Southwestern Illinois College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing No
Level of Study Undergrad
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Southwestern Illinois College (SWIC), based in Belleville, Illinois, is a public community college offering a diverse range of academic programs with a history dating back to its establishment in 1946. Located within the Greater St. Louis metropolitan area, approximately 20 miles from downtown St. Louis, Missouri, SWIC provides a commuter-friendly campus environment, with no on-campus student housing available. The campus is characterized by modern architectural elements and facilities designed to support vocational training, technical courses, and transfer education. The college features an open admissions policy, catering to a wide demographic of students seeking associate degrees or vocational certificates. Among its academic offerings, SWIC is known for programs in Health Sciences and Technology, as well as its array of technical and career education opportunities. While not primarily recognized for athletic programs, the college competes in several sports as the SWIC Blue Storm within the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).

Southwestern Illinois College has an open admission policy which permits enrollment by any high school graduate or GED holding student.  2,677 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 4,511 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $6,120 plus fees of $270.


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Open Admission

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Southwestern Illinois College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,848
Other Fees$270
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $4,950
Budget for Other Expenses$4,934
Total One Year Cost$18,122

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$30,100 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Southwestern Illinois College students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 24%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 16%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 14%
Precision Production Trades 13%
General Studies 8%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=143215 IPEDS survey data for Southwestern Illinois College.

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