Illinois Central College

Tel: (309)694-5422
10,296 students
Public institution
We offer credit and non-credit classes at four college campuses, as well as at a variety of community locations. The East Peoria campus is the location for most of our classes. You'll find Health Careers and Profesional Development classes at the Downtown Peoria Campus. And our North campus provides a wide array of general classes and is the home of our Culinary Arts, Human Services, Public Services and Therapeutic Massage programs. Our South Campus in Pekin Illinois offers mostly Welding classes but will be expanding.
School Highlights
Illinois Central College serves 10,296 students (36% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 33:1 is lower than the state community college average of 36:1.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 39%.
Illinois Central College is one of 2 community colleges within Peoria County, IL.
The nearest community college is Midstate College (5.30 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 313 teachers has declined by 18% over five years.
College Illinois Central 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 313 staff
62 staff
Illinois Central College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 10,296 has declined by 21% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 33:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.29 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has declined by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment 10,296 students 1,371 students
Illinois Central College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 33:1
Illinois Central College Student Staff (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 3,680 students
779 students
Illinois Central College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 6,616 students
1,083 students
Illinois Central College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Illinois Central College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Illinois Central College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
Illinois Central College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
Illinois Central College Black (2006-2014)
% White
Illinois Central College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
Illinois Central College More (2010-2014)
% Unknown races
Illinois Central College Unknown (2009-2014)
Illinois Central 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. 0.29 0.70
Illinois Central College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $8,100 is more than the state average of $5,664. The in-state tuition has grown by 20% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,300 is less than the state average of $10,360. The out-state tuition has grown by 37% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $8,100 $5,664
Illinois Central College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,300 $10,360
Illinois Central College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 70%
Illinois Central College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Whether you're taking an online course, science lab, computer class, workforce training or attending an extra-curricular activity in the Performing Arts Center or Gym, you will find a welcoming smile and new companions for your educational adventure. Our excellent faculty will assist you to learn the newest technologies and the latest information in your field of study. Our staff is here to provide the support and services you need to make your path to success obtainable. We have a multitude of clubs, activities, and recreational activities available to help you meet new people and make new friends. From politics to music to sports to cultural events. Student Activities oversees over 40 clubs and organizations. In addition, Student Activities provides many campus-wide services including New Student Orientation, bulletin board posting, a monthly newsletter Campus Connection, scheduling of Student Center facilities, and CONNECTIONS leadership and personal development workshops.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Midstate College
    Private for-profit
    521 students | 5.30 Mi411 W Northmoor Road
    Peoria IL 61614
  • 5,286 students | 29.50 Mi1500 West Raab Road
    Normal IL 61761
  • 1,667 students | 31.30 Mi23235 North County 22
    Canton IL 61520
  • Lincoln College
    Private not-for-profit
    1,264 students | 39.00 Mi300 Keokuk St
    Lincoln IL 62656
  • 3,525 students | 46.90 Mi815 N Orlando Smith Ave
    Oglesby IL 61348
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.