Southwestern Illinois College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,390
3.67% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$6,200
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
21.7%
Default Rate
2017 Enrolled Students
8,859
42.9% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
27.7%
286 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 2017, 2,672 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southwestern Illinois College. 45.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 54.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,987 degrees), 6.35 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (313 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southwestern Illinois College is $3,390, which is $-4,024 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Southwestern Illinois College is $3,390, which is $-4,024 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,200.

In 2017, 44% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 18% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,390
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Southwestern Illinois College was $3,390. The cost of tuition at Southwestern Illinois College is $-4,024 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$6,200
2017 Value
8.01%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Southwestern Illinois College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,200. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Southwestern Illinois College grew by 8.01%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$4,280
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southwestern Illinois College was of $4,280 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board did not change between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

44%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
18%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

44% of undergraduate students at Southwestern Illinois College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 4.35% with respect to 2016, when 46% 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.
21.7%
2016 Default Rate
401
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Southwestern Illinois College was 21.7%, which represents 401 out of the 1847 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 8,859 students. The full-time enrollment at Southwestern Illinois College is 3,798 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,061. This means that 42.9% of students enrolled at Southwestern Illinois College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southwestern Illinois College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 64.8% White, 18.4% Black or African American, 5.79% Hispanic or Latino, 4.92% Two or More Races, 1.3% Asian, 0.214% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.124% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Southwestern Illinois College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (33.6%), followed by White Male (33.3%) and Black or African American Female (9.64%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

42.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southwestern Illinois College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,859 students. The full-time enrollment at Southwestern Illinois College is 3,798 and the part-time enrollment is 5,061. This means that 42.9% of students enrolled at Southwestern Illinois College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

64%
2017 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 64%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), 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
    5,741
  2. Black or African American
    1,634
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    513

The enrolled student population at Southwestern Illinois College is 64.8% White, 18.4% Black or African American, 5.79% Hispanic or Latino, 4.92% Two or More Races, 1.3% Asian, 0.214% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.124% 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 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% 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, 361 students (4.07%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 260 fewer women than men received degrees from Southwestern Illinois College. The majority of degree recipients at Southwestern Illinois College are white (1,987 degrees awarded). There were 6.35 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (313 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 (409 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (276 degrees), and Protective Services (401 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 (119,106 people), Other managers (76,815 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (71,603 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (38,571 people), and Construction managers (36,069 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwestern Illinois College are Precision Production (409 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (276 degrees), Protective Services (401 degrees), Communication Technologies (22 degrees), and Construction (43 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, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, and Information security analysts

The most specialized majors at Southwestern Illinois College are Precision Production (409 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (276 degrees), Protective Services (401 degrees), Communication Technologies (22 degrees), and Construction (43 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 (295,517 people), Elementary & secondary schools (143,449 people), Construction (106,905 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (104,173 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (66,098 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwestern Illinois College are Precision Production (409 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (276 degrees), Protective Services (401 degrees), Communication Technologies (22 degrees), and Construction (43 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 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 1,466
  2. 1,206

In 2017, 1,466 degrees were awarded to men at Southwestern Illinois College, which is 1.22 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,206).

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 majors at Southwestern Illinois College by degrees awarded.

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 210 degrees were awarded to men at Southwestern Illinois College in Welding Technology, which is 17.5 times more than the 12 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 267 degrees were awarded to women at Southwestern Illinois College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.05 times more than the 130 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

12%
100% Completion Time
28%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 12% 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 33% 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 Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Southwestern Illinois College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 2.8% 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
    1,987 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    313 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    120 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southwestern Illinois College is white (1,987 degrees awarded). There were 6.35 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (313 degrees).

4.12% of degree recipients (110 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    1,150 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    837 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    185 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Southwestern Illinois College is white male (1,150 degrees awarded). There were 1.37 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (837 degrees).

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Operations

Southwestern Illinois College has an endowment valued at nearly $3.96M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $278k (7.03%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Southwestern Illinois College had a total salary expenditure of $117M. Southwestern Illinois College employs 77 Assistant professors, 35 Associate professors, and 19 Professors. Most academics at Southwestern Illinois College are Female Assistant professors (41), Male Assistant professors(36), and Female Associate professors (20).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwestern Illinois College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 67 employees, Service, with 61 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 42 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$3.96M
2017 Endowment
14.7%
growth from 2016

Southwestern Illinois College has an endowment valued at about $3.96M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Southwestern Illinois College grew 14.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $299k higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

This line chart shows how the endowment at Southwestern Illinois College (in red) compares to that of some similar universities.

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 2017, 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

$42.3M
2017 Salaries
2.72%
decline from 2016

In 2017, Southwestern Illinois College paid a median of $42.3M in salaries, which represents 36.1% of their overall expenditure ($117M) and a 2.72% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.853% growth from 2015 and a 5.59% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$10.6M
Instructional Salaries
146
Number of Employees

In 2017, Southwestern Illinois College paid a total of $10.6M to 146 employees working as instructors, which represents 25% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $1.95M (30.4%) for similar Associates Colleges: High Career & Technical-High Nontraditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southwestern Illinois College were Assistant professor with 77 employees; Associate professor with 35 employees; and Associate professor with 19 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwestern Illinois College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 67 employees; Service with 61 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 42 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southwestern Illinois College was Female Assistant professor with 41 employees, Male Assistant professor with 36 employees, and Female Associate professor with 20 employees.

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

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