Message from the President

Georgia Costello, Ph.D., president of Southwestern Illinois College

Georgia Costello, Ph.D.
Southwestern Illinois College

No matter your age, Southwestern Illinois College has a class for you.

Enroll in one of our more than 150 academic programs, take a noncredit course to enrich your life or attend career training to get ahead at work, and you'll discover how SWIC serves you.

  • We're offering more online courses than ever before.
  • We're home to one of only three Green Job Centers in Illinois.
  • We have the largest population of student veterans of all colleges and universities in the state.
  • We're 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.

You won't have to look any further than SWIC to find a high-quality education at a great price, and you can get started right here at