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Southwestern Illinois College is a public institution located in Belleville, Illinois. Belleville is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

3,037 Full-Time Undergraduates
$6,120 Avg In-State Tuition

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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.

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#8 Most Popular Construction Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Best Value Bodywork & Therapeutic Services Basic Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#35 Most Popular Precision Metal Working Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#37 Most Popular Precision Production Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#40 Most Popular Nursing & Nursing Assistants Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#87 Best Value Personal & Culinary Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#90 Most Popular Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#123 Best Value Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards SWIC has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#2 Best Construction Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#19 Best Precision Production Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#34 Best Value Colleges for Personal & Culinary Services College Factual
#34 Best Personal & Culinary Services Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#44 Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#70 Best Value Colleges for Allied Health Professions College Factual

Where Is Southwestern Illinois College?

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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/

Can I Afford SWIC?

$6,120 In-State Tuition
14% Take Out Loans
20.5% Loan Default Rate
For the 2017-2018 academic year, part-time SWIC students paid $204 per credit hour if they lived in-state. Out-of-state students paid $189 per credit hour. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $6,120 $5,670
Fees $270 $270
Books and Supplies $1,710 $1,710

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At SWIC, approximately 14% of students took out student loans averaging $3,844 a year. That adds up to $15,376 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at SWIC is 20.5%. 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

3,037 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,906 undergraduate students at SWIC, with 3,037 being full-time and 3,869 being part-time.

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Gender Diversity

Of the 3,037 full-time undergraduates at SWIC, 45% are male and 55% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 40
Black or African American 501
Hispanic or Latino 190
White 1,973
International Students 16
Other Races/Ethnicities 317

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

1,416 Took All Classes Online
3,646 Took At Least One Class Online
31.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 3,646 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 31.6%. This is the #737 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 Trade School Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 219 0 0 219
Welding Technology/Welder 112 7 0 119
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 77 9 8 94
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist 21 11 12 44
Radiologic Technology 1 37 0 38
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant 37 0 0 37
General Construction Trades 13 10 8 31
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 0 10 9 19
Medical/Clinical Assistant 0 1 17 18
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist 18 0 0 18
Airframe Mechanics & Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician 0 11 5 16
Respiratory Care Therapy 0 14 0 14
Physical Therapy Assistant 0 12 0 12
Electrician 1 5 4 10
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage 8 1 0 9
Sheet Metal Technology/Sheetworking 0 0 9 9
Aviation/Airway Management & Operations 0 8 0 8
Mechanical Drafting & Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD 0 5 1 6
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 0 6 0 6
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician 0 0 6 6
Restaurant, Culinary, & Catering Management/Manager 0 6 0 6
Concrete Finishing/Concrete Finisher 5 0 0 5
Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Technology 0 4 1 5
Baking & Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef 0 4 1 5
Laboratory Technician 0 4 0 4
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder 0 4 0 4
Carpentry/Carpenter 0 3 0 3
Electrical, Electronic & Communications Engineering Technology 1 2 0 3
Painting/Painter & Wall Coverer 2 0 0 2
Autobody/Collision & Repair Technology/Technician 1 1 0 2
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist 0 1 0 1
Culinary Arts/Chef Training 1 0 0 1
Food Preparation/Professional Cooking/Kitchen Assistant 1 0 0 1
Food Service, Waiter/Waitress, & Dining Room Management/Manager 0 0 1 1
Other Air Transportation 1 0 0 1
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot & Flight Crew 0 1 0 1
TOTAL 519 177 82 778

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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