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Southeastern Fast Facts

  •  Southeastern was founded in 1960 and held its first classes in the basement of Harrisburg High School.
  • SIC was recently ranked among the top 10 percent of US colleges by the Aspen Institute.
  • SIC’s Practical Nursing program graduates and Registered Nursing grads merited 100 percent NCLEX pass rates in 2016, and earned the award for #1 programs in the state!
  • Tuition at SIC remains one of the lowest in the Midwest at $106 per credit hour.
  • Southeastern offers more than 60 transfer programs and approximately 50 career and technical degrees and certificates.
  • SIC was named one of the best online colleges in the country by the Center for Online Education.  A regional leader in online classes since 1998, SIC offers four degrees completely online, six certificate programs all online and more than 100 online courses each semester.
  • Student to instructor ratio at SIC is 16:1.
  • More than 70 percent of SIC students receive some form of financial aid or scholarships.
  • Retention rates for first-time SIC students is one of the best among similar colleges.
  • SIC was ranked sixth in the state out of nearly 50 community colleges for highest completion rates.
  • Attending SIC first, and then transferring to a four year school can save you tens of thousands of dollars in college costs during the first two years.
  • SIC partners with a number of universities, allowing for maximum transfer of credit and seamless transition for students moving on to earn bachelor’s degrees.
  • SIC is ranked 45th among the Top 50 Beauty and Cosmetology Schools in the US by thebestcolleges.org. 
  • Southeastern’s diesel technology program is the only community college program certified by the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation for medium heavy duty trucks in the state of Illinois.
  • The speech team, the SIC Forensic Falcons, and has earned a top five spot in the nation among community colleges for more than 30 years, taking first place in the nation three times. 
  • SIC Falcon basketball teams have been in the national tournament 10 times since 1989, reaching a top five spot on three occasions.
  • The Shotgun team at SIC has been ranking at or near the top in national and world events since 2009 against such schools as University of Texas, the University of Wisconsin, and Virginia Tech.
  • SIC’s Archery Team has defeated Division I universities like Oklahoma State, Michigan State, MIZZOU and Purdue in national competition, since it began in 2011.
  • Southeastern’s Model Illinois Government team earns one of the top delegation spots in Springfield each year during state competition.