Shawnee Community College

About Us

Established in 1967, Shawnee Community College offers over 40 associate degrees, diplomas, and certificate programs, including specialties in Health-care, Business, Accounting, Agri-Business, and Information Technology. Located in Southernmost Illinois, Shawnee has expanded throughout its history to include four extension sites serving the five counties district and beyond.

Shawnee Community College now serves an annual unduplicated headcount of 3,344 students in both credit and non-credit programs across all locations in the communities of Anna, Cairo, Metropolis, Ullin, and Vienna. Student count includes dual enrollment students in our local high schools. Additionally, Shawnee Community College serves our community in non-credit training opportunities and workforce development classes.

Philosophy
Shawnee Community College promotes student learning through the values of the community college concept, recognizing the uniqueness of each individual and the diversity of his/her needs. The College is dedicated to utilizing the resources of the institution to provide a comprehensive program to meet those diverse needs and improve the quality of life for each individual. Education is the key to preparing individuals to confront the economic, social, and multicultural issues of this century. The College takes pride in providing quality educational and training programs that incorporate the most recent technologies to meet the ever-changing needs of our students and district residents.

Shawnee Community College is dedicated to providing quality, cost-effective comprehensive programs to all individuals within the district and the region who can benefit from such activities. The College strives for continuous improvement through the evaluation of programs, institutional effectiveness, and through assessment of student academic achievement. The College maintains an “open-door” admissions policy, thus providing educational, economic, and community service opportunities to all, regardless of race, sex, religion, ethnic origin, marital status, handicap, or socioeconomic level.

To the extent permitted by fiscal resources, technical expertise, and inter-agency cooperation, Shawnee Community College is dedicated to a major role in the district’s future.