Southwestern Illinois College: Ranking & Review

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Southwestern Illinois College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Enrolled total (including graduate students)8,8594,0014,858

2,350 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

608 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

It’s free to apply for undergraduates.

Southwestern Illinois College has an open admission policy (non-competitive). The only requirement is a certificate of attendance or a highschool diploma or a General Educational Development certificate.

Southwestern Illinois College Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies and other expenses per full academic year.

Southwestern Illinois College does not provide on-campus housing.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$11,970$15,600
Fees for full-time undergraduates$270$270
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$399$520

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeTotal
Health Professions and Related Programs582582
Precision Production409409
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service401401
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities398398
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies276276
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services148148
Mechanic and Repair Technologies & Technicians115115
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services6464
Construction Trades4343
Personal and Culinary Services4141
Legal Professions and Studies3131
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics3131
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences2929
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences2222
Communications Technologies & Technicians and Support Services2222
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields1717
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1515
Visual and Performing Arts1313
Transportation and Materials Moving1010
Grand Total2,6722,672

A total of 2,672 2-year associate's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Southwestern Illinois College.

Graduation rate28%29%26%
  • Full-time retention rate - 64%
  • Part-time retention rate - 48%

General info

Alternative namesBAC
Belleville Area College
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff634
Instructional FTE298
Sector of institutionPublic, 2-year
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Career & Technical-High Nontraditional

Location and Contacts

Address2500 Carlyle Ave
Belleville, Illinois, 62221-5899
United States
Urbanization levelSuburb: Large
City population44,000