Southwestern Illinois College

Belleville, IL 62221
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Southwestern Illinois College is located in Belleville, Illinois. This is a large community college that currently serves over 16,000 students. It was originally established in 1946 and has been serving the community dutifully ever since. This school offers its students a number of different academic opportunities. There are various different associate degree programs, bachelor degree programs, and certificate programs to pursue. Students will be able to find many great career paths when taking courses at this school. The school also features college athletics teams and various clubs that make college life even more entertaining.

SWIC has a great nursing program as well. This nursing program is well known for producing high-quality nurses who go on to become great professionals. The nursing education program provides a varied education that will cover all of the important things that nurses need to achieve success. The SWIC nursing program prides itself in giving nurses the most thorough education possible. Nursing students will be given the chance to learn in a classroom setting while also having many opportunities to gain practical experience. This program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and it is approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.  


Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Campus SizeMedium
Student to Faculty Ratio18:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate64%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 6 73
Certificate 15 196
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 87.7%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1961 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
12/01/1966 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$113/credit
In State Students$399/credit
Out of State Students$520/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $5,085 $17,955 $23,400
ADN 70 $7,910 $27,930 $36,400
BSN 125 $14,125 $49,875 $65,000
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 60% of Southwestern Illinois College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 42% $4,509
Other Federal Grant 13% $786
State Grant & Scholarships 14% $991
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 17% $4,680
Federal Student Loans 21% $3,367
Private Loans -- $5,265


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$5,720
$30,001 to $48,000$6,349
$48,001 to $75,000$8,715
$75,001 to $110,000$8,880
Over $110,000$7,930

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Illinois state board of nursing.

Southwestern Illinois College
2500 Carlyle Ave
Belleville, IL 62221

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