Southwestern Illinois College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,390
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$6,784
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
13.9%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
6,906
44% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
27.6%
229 Graduates

About

Southwestern Illinois College is a higher education institution located in St. Clair County, IL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Southwestern Illinois College were .

In 2020, 2,016 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southwestern Illinois College. 51.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 48.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,452 degrees), 5.42 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (268 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southwestern Illinois College is $3,390, which is $−4,590 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Southwestern Illinois College is $3,390, which is $−4,590 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,784.

In 2020, 57% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 13% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,390
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Southwestern Illinois College was $3,390. The cost of tuition at Southwestern Illinois College is $−4,590 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$6,784
2020 Value
1.03%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Southwestern Illinois College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,784. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Southwestern Illinois College grew by 1.03%.

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Other Student Expenses

$4,488
Room and Board
$1,678
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southwestern Illinois College was of $4,488 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,678. The cost of room and board increased by 2.79% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.82% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

57%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
13%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

57% of undergraduate students at Southwestern Illinois College received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 58.3% with respect to 2019, when 36% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
13.9%
2018 Default Rate
178
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Southwestern Illinois College was 13.9%, which represents 178 out of the 1285 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Southwestern Illinois College has a total enrollment of 6,906 students. The full-time enrollment at Southwestern Illinois College is 3,037 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,869. This means that 44% of students enrolled at Southwestern Illinois College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southwestern Illinois College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 63.5% White, 17.9% Black or African American, 6.68% Hispanic or Latino, 5.17% Two or More Races, 1.42% Asian, 0.246% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.145% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Southwestern Illinois College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (34.9%), followed by White Male (30.1%) and Black or African American Female (9.88%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

44%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southwestern Illinois College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,906 students. The full-time enrollment at Southwestern Illinois College is 3,037 and the part-time enrollment is 3,869. This means that 44% of students enrolled at Southwestern Illinois College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

63%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Southwestern Illinois College was 63%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Southwestern Illinois College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    4,382
  2. Black or African American
    1,233
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    461

The enrolled student population at Southwestern Illinois College is 63.5% White, 17.9% Black or African American, 6.68% Hispanic or Latino, 5.17% Two or More Races, 1.42% Asian, 0.246% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.145% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 44.5% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.2% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 315 students (4.56%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 76 more women than men received degrees from Southwestern Illinois College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Southwestern Illinois College is white (1,452 degrees awarded). There were 5.42 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (268 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Southwestern Illinois College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Southwestern Illinois College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Precision Production (209 degrees awarded), Protective Services (247 degrees), and Communication Technologies (28 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southwestern Illinois College are Police officers (138,560 people), Other managers (103,635 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (84,543 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (56,352 people), and Postsecondary teachers (47,026 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwestern Illinois College are Precision Production (209 degrees awarded), Protective Services (247 degrees), Communication Technologies (28 degrees), Construction (51 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (44 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southwestern Illinois College are Surgeons, Dentists, Chief executives & legislators, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Southwestern Illinois College are Precision Production (209 degrees awarded), Protective Services (247 degrees), Communication Technologies (28 degrees), Construction (51 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (44 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southwestern Illinois College are Justice, public order, & safety activities (336,723 people), Elementary & secondary schools (205,801 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (120,994 people), Construction (117,084 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (111,199 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwestern Illinois College are Precision Production (209 degrees awarded), Protective Services (247 degrees), Communication Technologies (28 degrees), Construction (51 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (44 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Southwestern Illinois College.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Southwestern Illinois College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

970
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,046
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 970 degrees were awarded to men at Southwestern Illinois College, which is 0.927 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,046).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 150 degrees were awarded to men at Southwestern Illinois College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.469 times less than the 320 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 320 degrees were awarded to women at Southwestern Illinois College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.13 times more than the 150 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

14%
100% Completion Time
28%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 14% of students graduating from Southwestern Illinois College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 28% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 30% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Southwestern Illinois College is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 3.49% of graduates (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,452 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    268 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    93 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southwestern Illinois College is white (1,452 degrees awarded). There were 5.42 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (268 degrees).

4.27% of degree recipients (86 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    753 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    699 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    184 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Southwestern Illinois College is white male (753 degrees awarded). There were 1.08 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (699 degrees).

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Operations

Southwestern Illinois College has an endowment valued at nearly $4.78M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.03M (21.5%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Southwestern Illinois College had a total salary expenditure of $108M. Southwestern Illinois College employs 66 Assistant professors, 40 Associate professors, and 17 Instructors. Most academics at Southwestern Illinois College are Female Assistant professors (42), Male Assistant professors(24), and Female Associate professors (22).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwestern Illinois College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 66 employees, Service, with 59 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 36 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$4.78M
2020 Endowment
15.1%
growth from 2019

Southwestern Illinois College has an endowment valued at about $4.78M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Southwestern Illinois College grew 15.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $361k higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Career & Technical-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Southwestern Illinois College received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$36.1M
2020 Salaries
3.24%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Southwestern Illinois College paid a median of $36.1M in salaries, which represents 33.3% of their overall expenditure ($108M) and a 3.24% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.66% decline from 2018 and a 10.3% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (43.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9.29M
Instructional Salaries
136
Number of Employees

In 2020, Southwestern Illinois College paid a total of $9.29M to 136 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.98M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
66 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
66 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southwestern Illinois College were Assistant professor with 66 employees; Associate professor with 40 employees; and Associate professor with 17 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwestern Illinois College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 66 employees; Service with 59 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 36 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southwestern Illinois College was Female Assistant professor with 42 employees, Male Assistant professor with 24 employees, and Female Associate professor with 22 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Southwestern Illinois College.

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