Illinois Valley Community College

815 N Orlando Smith Ave
Oglesby, IL 61348-9692
Tel: (815)224-2720
3,525 students
Public institution
School Highlights
Illinois Valley Community College serves 3,525 students (42% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is lower than the state community college average of 36:1.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 39%.
Illinois Valley Community College is the only community colleges within La Salle County, IL.
The nearest community college is Sauk Valley Community College (42.70 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 124 teachers has declined by 24% over five years.
College Illinois Valley Community College (IL) 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 124 staff
121 staff

Student Body

The student population of 3,525 has declined by 19% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has increased from 27:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.28 is less than the state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has grown by 55% over five years.
Total Enrollment 3,525 students 3,207 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 28:1
# Full-Time Students 1,467 students
1,118 students
# Part-Time Students 2,058 students
2,604 students
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
% Unknown races
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. 0.28 0.58

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $8,698 is more than the state average of $7,252. The in-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $9,471 is equal to the state average of $9,471. The out-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $8,698 $7,252
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,471 $9,471
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 75%
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Illinois Valley Community College is a comprehensive public community college located in Oglesby, IL. The College district covers all and parts of eight counties in North Central Illinois. There are 21 high schools, 24 public and 11 parochial elementary and junior high schools within the College's service area. The college was founded in 1924 as LaSalle-Peru-Oglesby Junior College; renamed Illinois Valley Community College in 1966. IVCC's comprehensive offerings include the following baccalaureate transfer degrees: Associate in arts (A.A.) Associate in Science (A.S.), and Associate in Engineering Science (A.E.S.). An Associate in General Studies (A.G.S.) is also available. IVCC has 24 Career Programs (Associate in Applied Science degrees) designed for employment after two years. A total of 42 certificate programs enable students to gain employment in two years of less. In addition to academic and technical programs, the College offers a comprehensive array of services designed to encourage students' success. Extracurricular activities include 27 clubs and organizations and eight intercollegiate athletic teams. Illinois Valley Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Did You Know?
For Illinois public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,252 per year for in-state students and $9,471 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,180 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 lower than the national average of 0.67. 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.