Southwestern Illinois College remains among the top schools providing associate degrees and certificates in the U.S.
According to a June 2012 report by education magazine Community College Week, SWIC ranked in the top-100 or top-50 in four categories among the approximately 3,000 postsecondary institutions nationwide that offer one- and two-year degrees and certificates.
These statistics are based on 2010-11 school year data from the U.S. Department of Education.
“We continue to offer the highest-quality education at a most affordable price, which drives our enrollment,” said SWIC President Georgia Costello, Ph.D. “Our consistent top-100 ranking nationally confirms our focus is on student success once they get here.”
SWIC issued 1,669 one-year certificates in all disciplines, making the college 25th in the nation of a CCW-ranked top-100, and the third-leading certificate producer in Illinois.
The college ranked 12th in the nation among a CCW-ranked top-50, and fifth in Illinois in the category of “Multi/interdisciplinary Studies.” SWIC ranked 93rd of 100 institutions nationally in the “All Disciplines: Total Non-Minority” degree category. The college also tied for 41st nationally in the category of “Precision Production” associate degrees issued out of 50 CCW-ranked institutions.
As further evidence of the college’s focus on program-completion rates, Illinois Community College Board Data and Characteristics 2010-11 school year statistics show SWIC is a leader in Illinois by awarding:
- The third-highest total of occupational degrees and certificates (2,495).
- The third-highest number of certificates of one year or less (1,669).
- The seventh-highest number of transfer degrees (740).
- The sixth-highest number of certificates of one year or more (262).
- The third-highest number of Associate in Applied Science degrees (564).
SWIC offers more than 150 associate degree and occupational certificate programs through the Belleville, Red Bud and Sam Wolf Granite City campuses, as well as more than 20 off-campus sites throughout the community.For a complete list of SWIC degree and certificate programs, visit SWIC.edu.
For more information about SWIC degree programs, contact Enrollment Services at 618-235-2700, ext. 5526, or toll free at 866-942-SWIC (7942), ext. 5526.