Pick SWIC - Southwestern Illinois College

To Save Money

SWIC students pay a fraction of what public and private university students pay in tuition and fees

  • Lowest tuition in the St. Louis Metro East at $122 per semester credit
  • Over 300 private Foundation scholarships plus Top 20 Percent, Phi Theta Kappa and sophomore scholarships
  • Financial assistance available for those who qualify
Comparison Annual Cost Savings after 1 Years Savings after 2 Years
SWIC $3,904 ** **
Illinois Public University $14,687 $10,783 $21,566
Illinois Private University $26,233 $22, 329 $44,658

Source: educationdata.org

For Seamless Transfer

Start your four year degree at SWIC and save thousands and graduate with less debt.

  • Earn an Illinois General Education Core Curriculum Certificate
  • More than 50 classes transfer anywhere in the state of Illinois and other states
  • Dual admission agreements that guarantee transfer
  • Pay less than $400 for ENG 101

Technical Education student getting hands-on training

To Train for a New Career

Start a career training program at SWIC and begin your new career in two years or less.

  • More than 150 Career/Occupational degrees and certificates to choose from.
  • Career training in options in business, computer information systems, health science, horticulture, law enforcement, manufacturing, aviation, education and more!

For Options that Work for You

With flexible schedule, choose to get on campus or learn from home with a schedule that meets your needs.

  • 3 campuses and numerous off-campus sites
  • Day, evening and weekend courses
  • More than 100 course subjects offered online

SWIC file photo of a student at Belleville campus library.

To Find the Support You Need

Student and academic support services and skilled faculty are here to help students stay on track from the first class through graduation.

  • 18 to 1 student to faculty ratio
  • Free tutoring and academic workshops in the Success Centers
  • Disability and access accommodations
  • Ranked among the Top 10 Military Friendly schools in the nation by Victory Media

For the Fun of It

Get involved in student life on and off campus.

  • Join or start a student club or organization
  • Try out for one of 7 nationally ranked Blue Storm Athletic teams
  • Attend a sporting event, student appreciation celebration, concert or performance
  • Participate in one of many band, choir, or theatre options
  • Listen to Blue Storm Radio on TuneIn.com