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President's Welcome

Dr. Rice If you’re a recent high school graduate or a returning student, Southeastern Illinois College is the place for you.  Maybe you want to transfer to a senior institution or enter the workforce when you finish at Southeastern.  Whatever your plans, we are your first stop on the road to success.

The prestigious Aspen Institute recently named Southeastern Illinois College a national top 10% community college—and for good reason.  Southeastern’s own “Triple 'A' Promise” is a large part of it.

Southeastern makes higher education affordable—we’re the best bargain in the area.  Our tuition is one of the lowest in the Midwest—because we know that helps you to pursue higher education.  Between 70-80% of our students receive some sort of financial assistance—from need-based awards to fully-endowed scholarships from the College Foundation.  When a public university can be five times more expensive and a private university can be ten times the cost of attending community college, you know it’s a smart move to attend a quality institution like Southeastern.

At Southeastern, we take pride in our quality—our accountability in higher education is superior.  Southeastern has one of the best ratios of full-time instructors to students in the region and we have one of the most highly qualified faculty.  SIC has an impeccable record with the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association—the best you can find in the area.  We offer nationally- recognized competitive teams and clubs that provide distinction for the region.  That “Seal of Approval” means a lot, and we take pride in knowing we are a high-ranking college.

Of course, we make accessibility a priority so that it’s easy to start your future.  Southeastern offers face-to-face, online, hybrid, mini-semester, summer, and other creative course scheduling to make access easy. SIC is the online leader in the area for courses and degrees.  Our courses transfer to other online leaders in the area and our multiple bachelor completion and cooperatives with many regional universities makes earning your senior degree within reach—all from this region.  Southeastern provides choices for you to make the most of your future.

We’re your community college, and we’re at your service.  Let us show you just how good we are with our “Triple 'A' Promise.”


Regards and Respects,

Jonah Rice, PhD

President