Harrisburg, IL
Tuition (in-state)
$4,530 ($4,290)
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Reviews 61 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Senior

Online Courses: Occasionally it is hard to get a hold of the online teachers. The work load is comparable to the in class work load. The discussions boards help with class communication, and makes the class more enjoyable.

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4 College Senior

Career Services: Since SIC is a two-year college and have a large transfer rate to a four-year university, our career services for these transfer programs are not a big focus. However, for those students who are enrolled in one of our technical programs, there is a high rate of job placement. Even if you are not in a technical program, SIC's advisors will work with you on making yourself more marketable to prospective employers, you just have to ask.

5 College Senior

Student Body: As current President of the Student Body, this is something which I especially take to heart. Our student body is comprised of a multitude of different personalities. There are the more traditional students who are recent area high school graduates, as well as a growing amount of middle-aged students looking for a career change. We also have a significant number of recruits from across the country, some even from across the world. These students are typically sports recruits. I think that it's really neat that for a small rural community college, we are so diverse. A large number of the student body is also employed and juggle multiple responsibilities. I think that our instructors here understand all of this, and are very willing to accomodate. It has been an honor meeting and interacting with all of the wonderful and interesting people whom I attend college with.

5 College Senior

Campus Resources: Southeastern Illinois College is so unlike any other college I have ever heard of. Not only are we an incredibly great value, but we are a very community-oriented campus which appreciates student-input. It is a relatively small campus-- I know just about everyone's name and life story. We are unique because our college mimics the characteristics of our surrounding communities. Southern Illinois has a rich coal mining history, so it is no suprise that we have the one of the most advanced mining training facilities and classes in the state. Our state-of-the-art burn tunnel is used not only by Coal Mining Technology, Coal Mining Maintenence, and Fire Science students, but also by area coal mines and fire stations as a way to train their employees in more of a hands-on way.

5 College Senior

Campus Resources: The computer network at Southeastern Illinois College is constantly improving. Last year, new fiber cables were installed, which allows for a quicker internet speed. Currently, most places on campus do have wireless access, with the exception of a few outdoor areas. Within the timespan of a few years, the college will have the technology available to check in at one single access point at the college, and use that same access point throughout the campus without having to switch to various access points. We are also working on making the student e-mail system more mobile-friendly. There are several computer labs located throughout SIC's campus, each with printing available. If you are spending the day on campus, there is little need to bring a personal computer, because opportunities for computer use on campus are so readily available.

5 College Senior

Campus Resources: I honestly cannot see myself receiving my associate's degree from any other institution. Southeastern Illinois College is the second most affordable college in the state of Illinois, and has instructors and a staff which is just as qualified, if not more qualified, than those at a larger university. The Student Center has been recently renovated, receiving new furniture and a wall mural the summer of 2011, along with a more recent update of receiving a flat-screen televisision. The Melba Patton Library has a wide variety of materials for students to use for research and leisure. SIC has a beautiful campus with breathtaking views of nearby hills and farmland. Our patio is in the process of being re-done. A pyramid-shaped fountain will be added, as well as a revolving door to connect the Student Center directly to the outdoor patio. My two years at Southeastern have been the best years of my life. I strongly encourage anyone with even the slightest interest in attending to call and book a campus tour. If you're lucky, maybe I can even be your tour guide. :) -Katie A. Clayton, President of the Student Body, 2012-2013

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Resources: There are computers available in the library and student success center. Library is open at convienent hours. Gym is great. Food is moderate. Campus activities are always fun, such as our back to school bash.

4 College Senior

Student Body: Everyone is great that I have met there. I've made alot of new friends, ones I'll remember forever, ones that will fade away. But overall, everyone is awesome at this school. Especially the english teacher :)

4 College Senior

Online Courses: Child Psychology – I loved this class. We got to learn about children all the way from conception to adulthood. It was wonderful because it teaches you how to raise a child properly, and how to improve their cognitive, motor and social problems. It was also nice that your aren't out the gas driving back and forth as well as online classes are generally less than lecture class.

5 College Senior

Student Body: Some people at SIC are very driven and education motivated. Most of SIC students are easy-going and use the school as a springboard to get a feel for the murky waters of career options and further education, so they aren't too concerned about grades.

5 College Senior

Academic Experience: Professors at SIC – I have had a great experience with my instructors, as so far they have been extremely helpful when it comes to success with class, and with tips for other classes. The school counselors will try their best to make sure you have all the classes you need to reach your goals without being overloaded, but make sure you don't overload yourself. The little 1-credit classes (choirs, bands, clubs, etc.) add up and take up more time than they are worth occasionally. The curriculum is great so far, I had some trouble with the life sciences, but not on the part of the teacher, just because I naturally have trouble with that subject in the first place. The teachers are very good at challenging students to think outside the box without getting too off track.

5 College Senior

Academic Experience: Music Major at SIC – My experience at SIC so far has been excellent. My specific major, music performance, gives me a unique opportunity to be an active part of all music, drama, and musical theater activities. As a music major, I am required to do some student "work" for the program. Usually this consists of running to the copy machine a few times for the music professor, or organizing some folders for choir. Nothing distracting or overwhelming for a busy college student. The classes are interesting, and the teachers are all very intent on individual student success. There are also many opportunities for collaborative music, e.g. choir, madrigal, musical theater (acting, or playing as an orchestra member), ect.

3 Recent Alumnus

Student Body: Here and There – Most students had part time jobs and were not on campus for extended periods of time. There wasn't much diversity at SIC and there seemed to be "cliques" as well.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academic Experience: Very Good – The Majors classes that I took (mine for Pre-Optometry) directly prepared me for future university classes. The instructors were very educated in their subjects and had enthusiasm when teaching.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Resources: The college had a small library and a couple computer labs, but nothing extraordinary as far as technology goes. The online classes had technical issues from time to time, but were easy to navigate. There was also a small number of technically trained staff to assess the problems.

3 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Good Starting College – I was very happy that I chose Southeastern Illinois College as my starting place for my college career. It was good to stay at home for 2 extra years so that I could save money on living expenses and focus on my studies. Along with the good location, the staff and instructors were very helpful and caring. The college had several clubs and student activities. I am glad that I chose SIC.

3 Recent Alumnus

Academic Experience: The campus was small and close to home. The facilities could have been updated more, but they got the job done. Most of the professors were very nice and helpful and the classes were very much appropriate for the majors. I learned so much and will use that knowledge in future university classes.

4 College Junior

Campus Resources: Keeping Students Updated – The biggest unique thing about SIC that affects me most is the 3-year nursing program: one year of generals, one year for practical nursing school, and one year for your associate's degree. I can be an RN and not have to transfer anywhere. Also, the school has a separate facility for nursing students and welding/miners. The library has new computers readily available with the current, updated programs as well as all the necessary resources needed for research. SIC also has setup for texting which tells students when classes or school is cancelled or any other updates from teachers. This saves many students, especially who come from far away, the long trip out to school to find out the class has been cancelled.

4 College Senior

Academic Flexibility: Had to Take Online Classes – The only real problem I've had with Southeastern is having to take online classes. Some of the classes required for my degree are only offered online.

3 College Senior

Campus Resources: This is a small community college that has some resources available to students. The cafeteria isn't anything fancy and the gym is okay. The library is very bland, but has a good selection along with a few study rooms. The theater is small, but has a personal feel to it. My main focus with this college was to get my credits and participate in mainly academic extracurricular activities.

4 College Senior

Academic Flexibility: Everything Transfers – At this college, I personally chose to only take classes that I can carry with me wherever I go. I am glad that I chose this college because I will be graduating with all of my generals and quite a few of my majors classes.

2 College Senior

Tuition & Financial Aid: What a Shame – I received 2 scholarships as a Freshman. I expected the monetary values to remain the same for my 2-years at this college. Due to state-wide budget issues (apparently), my scholarships were cut in half and then some. As a result, my family was forced to pay much more than we had planned for to begin with.

5 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: SIC is a very dependable Jr. College. They are always willing to go the extra mile and help anyone out.

4 College Senior

Academic Flexibility: Sister Schools – Going to SIC first was a big financial relief. Through the honors program at my former high school I was able to receive major discounts through my four years to be able to get a year of college done before my high school graduation. After graduation when I started at SIC full time in Fall 2011, I ended up having everything for the entire year paid for. Through local scholarships, as well as a speech scholarship through the college, I have been able to save a lot of money that will come in great need when I attend my university in Fall 2012. SIC and SIU are "sister schools" any credits for SIC will transfer to SIU no matter what, it is guaranteed with the "2+2 program". The academic advisors at SIC have been great with setting my classes up to match my curriculum at SIU perfectly so everything transfers and there is no need to take a class more than once.

4 College Senior

Academic Experience: My Southeastern Experience Put Simple – I am only attending Southeastern for one full year, I will graduate there in May, 2012, and plan to transfer to Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Although I have only been to SIC for one semester on campus, I have taken classes throughout my four years of high school as well. The classes; online, hybrid or in class, have all been very helpful. The workload is not overwhelming, they make sure you are a well rounded student. However, for now this is just getting my Associates, then SIU is when my real program will start. The teachers at SIC though are wonderful and my experience there has definitely been a good one. The facilities are clean, the people are friendly and I am pleased with the education I am receiving.


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