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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$15,600 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Enrolled Students
43.8% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
299 Graduates


The median in-state tuition at Southwestern Illinois College is $11,970, which is $8,748 more than the national median in-state tuition of $3,222. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $15,600, which is 130% of the cost for in-state students, and is $8,664 more than the national median out-of-state tuition of $6,936.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,740.

In 2016, 46% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 20% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Southwestern Illinois College has a total enrollment of 9,515 students. The full-time enrollment at Southwestern Illinois College is 4,172 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,343. This means that 43.8% of students enrolled at Southwestern Illinois College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southwestern Illinois College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 65% White, 19.3% Black or African American, 5.13% Hispanic or Latino, 4.8% Two or More Races, 1.05% Asian, 0.25% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.17% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Southwestern Illinois College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (15.1%), followed by White Female (14.3%) and Black or African American Female (3.73%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A N/A (N/A), followed by N/A N/A (N/A) and N/A N/A (N/A).

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In 2016, 221 fewer women than men graduated from Southwestern Illinois College. The majority of students graduating from Southwestern Illinois College are White. These 2,003 graduates mean that there were 5.82 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 344 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Southwestern Illinois College is Liberal Arts & Sciences with 388 graduates, followed by Biological & Physical Sciences with 322 graduates and Registered Nursing with 88 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Southwestern Illinois College, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Precision Production, with 354 graduates, followed by Interdisciplinary Studies with 322 graduates and Protective Services with 409 graduates.


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Southwestern Illinois College has an endowment valued at nearly $3.48M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $47,071 (1.35%), compared to the 0.69% average return ($21,444 on $3.12M) across all Associate's Colleges.

In 2015, Southwestern Illinois College had a total expenditure of $118M. Of that $118M, they spent $43.1M on salaries and $5.86M on benefits.

Southwestern Illinois College employs 64 Associate professors, 44 Professors, and 31 Assistant professors. Most academics at Southwestern Illinois College are Female Associate professors (33), Male Associate professors (31), and Female Professors (29).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwestern Illinois College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 87 employees, Service, with 58 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 51 employees.



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