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Southwestern Illinois College

Southwestern Illinois College is the fifth largest community college in Illinois with campuses in Belleville, Granite City, and Red Bud, plus 20 off-campus sites throughout the district, including Scott

Location

Address
2500 Carlyle Ave
City
Belleville
State
IL

Contact Information

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
10286
In State Tuition Fees
8484
Out State Tuition Fees
12376
Male Female Ratio
44:56
Acceptance Rate
100%
Student Faculty Ratio
19:01

Additional Information

College Type
Public
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
No
Mascot
Snow Leopard
Colors
White Blue
Conference
Great Rivers

College History

History

The college was founded in 1946 as Belleville Junior College, operating under the jurisdiction of Belleville Township High School District 201. More than 60 percent of the 169 students enrolled for its first semseter were World War II veterans who had just returned from service. In 1965, the Illinois General Assembly passed the Illinois Junior College Act, which created community college districts throughout the state. The following year, area residents voted to establish the Class I Belleveille Junior College District 522. Belleville Junior College became Belleville Area College July 1, 1967. Construction of the Belleville Campus on Carlyle Avenue was completed in 1971. In 1983, the college opened the Granite City Center, followed by the Red Bud Center two years later. Both sites received approval for campus status from the Illinois Community College Board in July 1985. In 1999, a vote to change the name of Belleville Area College was passed. On Jan. 1, 2000, the college name changed to Southwestern Illinois College.

College Specialty

Specialty

Southwestern Illinois College upholds the dignity and worth of all people and believes that learning is a life-long process which enhances the quality of life. The college provides for individual growth through educational excellence and active partnerships with students and the community.

Alumni

Alumni

Justin Hampson- New York Mets player Sandra Magnus - NASA astronaut Randy Wells - Chicago Cubs/Texas Rangers player

Campus

Campus

Suburban/Urban

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