Southeastern Illinois College: Narrative Description

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3575 College Rd.
Harrisburg, IL 62946-4925
Tel: (618)252-5400; (866)338-2742; Admissions: (618)252-5400; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Illinois Community College Board. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1960. Setting: 140-acre rural campus. Educational spending 2002-03: $4188 per student. Total enrollment: 3,373. 536 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 5 states and territories, 2 other countries, 17% from out-of-state, 40% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Southern Illinois Collegiate Common Market.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for nursing, medical records technology, medical lab technology, operating room technology, game management, occupational therapy programs, health information technology. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT ASSET required; ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 9/1. Notification: continuous. Preference given to district residents.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1560 full-time. State resident tuition: $2250 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $2610 full-time.

Collegiate Environment: Choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 13 open to all. Most popular organizations: Math and Science Club, Phi Theta Kappa, Forestry Club, Phi Beta Lambda, BASIC. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: student patrols, evening security guard. College housing not available. Melba Patton Library plus 2 others with 58,030 books, 2,939 microform titles, 300 serials, 1,059 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $277,328. 250 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Harrisburg is an important coal mining, dairying, agricultural, and commercial center. Community facilities include a library, hospital, churches, an historical museum, and TV and radio stations. Recreational facilities are unlimited with Shawnee National Forest and other federal and state recreation areas within five to ten miles, and many large lakes in the area. The Saline County Fair is an annual event each July. Some part-time work is available.

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