Southwestern Illinois College: Narrative Description

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2500 Carlyle Rd.
Belleville, IL 62221-5899
Tel: (618)235-2700; Admissions: (618)235-2700; Fax: (618)235-1578; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: District-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Illinois Community College Board. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1946. Setting: 150-acre suburban campus with easy access to St. Louis. Endowment: $3.1 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $2249 per student. Total enrollment: 16,425. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. Students come from 6 states and territories, 19 other countries, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 17% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.05% international, 45% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at other colleges of the Illinois Community College System. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: ACT ASSET or ACT COMPASS. Placement: ACT ASSET or ACT COMPASS required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $10. Area resident tuition: $1650 full-time. State resident tuition: $4680 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $7410 full-time.

Collegiate Environment: Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 35 open to all. Most popular organizations: College Activities Board, Phi Theta Kappa, Student Nurses Association, Horticulture Club, Data Processing Management Association. Major annual events: Spring Blast, Fall Fest, Summer Picnic. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Belleville Area College Library with 82,537 books, 5,680 microform titles, 638 serials, 2,688 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $1.6 million. 348 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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