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Shawnee College

Shawnee Community College, located in Ullin, Illinois, is one of 48, two-year, open-admission colleges of the Illinois Community College System, organized under the Illinois Public Community College Act.

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Location

Address
8364 Shawnee College Rd
City
Ullin
State
IL
Zip/Post Code
62992

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
1579
In State Tuition Fees
3504
Out State Tuition Fees
3816
ACT Score
19
Male Female Ratio
41:59
Acceptance Rate
100%
Student Faculty Ratio
13:01

Additional Information

College Type
Public
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
No
Mascot
Saints
Colors
Maroon
Conference
Mid-West Community College Athletic Conf

College History

History

Shawnee Community College was founded in 1967 as Shawnee College to allow students from Community College District No. 531 the opportunity to receive post-secondary education similar to university curriculum. Authorized by the Illinois General Assembly and signed by Illinois Governor Otto Kerner, Jr. in 1961, the legislation enacted created the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE). The IBHE was tasked by statute with formulating a Master Plan for Higher Education in the state of Illinois. In July 1964 the higher education master plan was published by the IBHE, which led to the Junior College Act of 1965. Soon thereafter, Shawnee Community College was organized as a Class I community college in September 1967. The initial Board of Trustees were selected in December of the same year. The college officially opened on September 24, 1969. It was later renamed in 1987 to Shawnee Community College. The main campus of Shawnee Community College is located seven miles (11 km) east of Interstate 57 exit 18. The site consists of 153 acres (0.62 km2), which houses the main campus and facilities. The original campus buildings, now known as the "rustic campus" were erected during the summer of 1969. The main campus buildings were later constructed in 1976. A 21,000-square-foot (2,000 m2) addition was built onto the main campus and completed in January, 1989. The new addition included a biology laboratory, a nursing laboratory, general classrooms, and a large-group meeting room. In August 2000, SCC opened a 33,000-square-foot (3,100 m2) Educational Center that serves as both an electronic classroom, meeting room, and theater for performing arts.[9][10] In 2004, the 10,600-square-foot (980 m2) facility SCC official opened the Metropolis Regional Education and Training Center in Metropolis City Industrial Park. In August 2008, construction began on a 22,000 square feet (2,000 m2) Medial Arts building slated to be completed in January 2010.

College Specialty

Specialty

Shawnee Community College's mission is to serve the needs of the students and our diverse community by providing quality higher education, community education, training, and services that are accessible, affordable, and promote life-long learning.

Campus

Campus

Rural 153 Acres (0.62�Km2)

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