“Southwestern Illinois College begins its 70th year this fall as a leading provider of job-driven training and business and industry solutions.
Serving 22,500 students annually, we’re the largest community college outside Chicago. We’ve conferred 50,140 associate degrees and certificates since 1995, and we continue to grow.
Our LEED Gold-certified Liberal Arts Complex includes new classrooms and computer labs, a 100-seat auditorium and a Starbucks; improved roads and sidewalks make it easy to get around campus; and our $6.1 million Early Childhood Education Center breaks ground soon.
We’re offering more online courses than ever before.
We have the largest population of student veterans of all public colleges and universities in the state.
SWIC is among the best in the nation: Year after year we’re in the top 100 of the nearly 3,000 institutions that confer two-year degrees.
We’re also home to a top-notch business and industry center, Selsius Corporate and Career Training. Selsius assists companies with their performance and productivity needs through consulting, needs analysis, pre-hire testing, skills assessment and employee development programs.
Our total economic impact, according to a 2014 Illinois Community College Board study, is $66 million. More importantly, our graduates tend to stay in this area to work, raise families and contribute economically via taxes and philanthropy.
As we say in our slogan, SWIC — Job-driven training since 1946 … and still growing.”
Georgia Costello, Ph.D.
Southwestern Illinois College