Southeastern was founded in 1960 and held its first classes in the basement of Harrisburg High School.
SIC has been ranked among the top 150 US colleges by the Aspen Institute for a number of years.
SIC’s Nursing programs boast 100% (or very close to that) pass rates on the state exams for nearly nearly 10 years.
Tuition at SIC remains one of the lowest in the Midwest at $106 per credit hour.
Southeastern provides dual credit to high school students saving them roughly $400,000 a year collectively in tuition.
SIC awards approximately $3.7 million per year in financial aid. (2019-20)
Southeastern offers more than 60 transfer programs and approximately 50 career and technical degrees and certificates.
SIC was named the #1 online community college in Illinois and #19 in the country in 2018 by the Center for Online Education. A regional leader in online classes since 1998, SIC offers two degrees completely online: Associate in Arts and Associate in Applied Science - Criminal Justice, and more than 100 online courses each semester.
Student to instructor ratio at SIC is 17:1.
More than 70 percent of SIC students receive some form of financial aid or scholarships.
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.
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. In 2021, they won a virtual international competition for the first time again such top-tier schools as Yale and Vanderbilt.
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.