Danville Area Community College

2000 E Main St
Danville, IL 61832-5118
Tel: (217)443-3222
3,207 students
Public institution
Danville Area Community College is committed to being a recognized leader in providing quality, innovative and adaptive programs and services which meet the life-long academic, cultural and work force needs of our diverse community.
School Highlights
Danville Area Community College serves 3,207 students (33% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 34:1 is lower than the state community college average of 36:1.
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 39%.
Danville Area Community College is the only community colleges within Vermilion County, IL.
The nearest community college is Parkland College (36.80 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 93 teachers has declined by 7% over five years.
College Danville Area Community College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 93 staff
62 staff
Danville Area Community College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 3,207 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has increased from 32:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.39 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has declined by 25% over five years.
Total Enrollment 3,207 students 1,371 students
Danville Area Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 34:1
22:1
Danville Area Community College Student Staff (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 1,069 students
779 students
Danville Area Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 2,138 students
1,083 students
Danville Area Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Danville Area Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
1%
5%
Danville Area Community College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
4%
20%
Danville Area Community College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
12%
15%
Danville Area Community College Black (2006-2014)
% White
77%
49%
Danville Area Community College White (2006-2014)
% Unknown races
6%
6%
Danville Area Community College Unknown (2007-2014)
Danville Area Community College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.39 0.70
Danville Area Community College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $6,375 is more than the state average of $5,664. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,375 is less than the state average of $10,360. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $6,375 $5,664
Danville Area Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,375 $10,360
Danville Area Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 85%
90%
Danville Area Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Danville Area Community College is a public two-year college located in Danville, Illinois. DACC was founded in 1946 and has grown into an independent college serving about 5,000 students per year in over 1,500 unique courses. Students at DACC are enrolled in programs and courses including: college transfer, occupational degrees and certificates, re-training, skill development, customized training or areas of special interest. Danville Area Community College is an accredited public two-year community college providing higher education opportunities for youth and adults in East Central Illinois. Established initially as an extension center of the University of Illinois in 1946, DACC became a public junior college named Danville Community College under Danville Public Schools in 1949. In 1951, the name was changed to Danville Junior College. In June of 1966, the College separated from Danville School District No. 118 under provisions of the Public Junior College Act and became an independent two-year area college under the control of the Board of Trustees of Junior College District No. 507. The name Danville Junior College was changed to Danville Area Community College on July 1, 1979, to be more reflective of the services rendered. The College district encompasses high school districts in Vermilion, Edgar, Iroquois, Ford, and Champaign counties with an estimated population 112,000. Originally housed at Danville High School, the college was moved to its current location in 1965. DACC is located on an attractive 75-acre campus on the south-east side of Danville, acquired from the Veterans Administration in 1965. Several of the existing buildings, constructed around the turn of the century, were renovated; partial funding for this renovation was provided by generous public support of the Danville Junior College Foundation Drive in 1965. DACC offers both degree credit and career programs. Whether you intend to earn a Bachelor's degree, an Associate degree or just want some additional training before you enter the real world, DACC can help. Nearly 35% of the district's high school graduates attend DACC for their first two years.

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Did You Know?
For Illinois public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,269 per year for in-state students and $9,320 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,534 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 78%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Illinois community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.58, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Illinois is Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Chicago. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.