Kaskaskia College

Tel: (618)545-3000
5,258 students
Public institution
Kaskaskia College is committed to life-long student learning and to providing quality comprehensive education.
School Highlights:
Kaskaskia College serves 5,258 students (37% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 41:1 is higher than the community college average of 36:1.
Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 47%.
Kaskaskia College is the only community colleges within Clinton County, IL.
The nearest community college is Rend Lake College (33.40 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 128 teachers has declined by 7% over five years.
College Kaskaskia College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
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 128 staff
61 staff
Kaskaskia College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 5,258 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 41:1 has increased from 36:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.24 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 60% over five years.
Total Enrollment 5,258 students 1,296 students
Kaskaskia College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 41:1
Kaskaskia College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 1,952 students
814 students
Kaskaskia College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 3,306 students
1,040 students
Kaskaskia College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Kaskaskia College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Kaskaskia College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
Kaskaskia College Asian (2008-2013)
% Hispanic
Kaskaskia College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Kaskaskia College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Kaskaskia College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Kaskaskia College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
Kaskaskia College Unknown (2011-2013)
Kaskaskia 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. 0.24 0.68
Kaskaskia College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $6,336 is more than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 22% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $13,088 is more than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $6,336 $5,660
Kaskaskia College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $13,088 $10,250
Kaskaskia College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 77%
Kaskaskia College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Kaskaskia College was the first community college in Illinois established under the Junior College Act of 1965. It has a rich tradition of providing comprehensive, high quality, cost-effective educational opportunities for lifelong learning. The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools has awarded Kaskaskia College the maximum ten-year accreditation status. This confidence in academic excellence serves as proof that Kaskaskia College is fulfilling its academic mission of training and educating our citizens and future leaders. The beautiful main campus is located on 200 rural acres near Centralia in south central Illinois near the crossroads of America's heartland. Extension centers offering a wide array of course choices are located throughout the 9 county district in Trenton, Salem and Vandalia, Illinois and at the Harry L. Crisp Manufacturing Technology Center in Centralia. The main campus and extension centers provide classrooms, technical labs, and other services to students. We are a student-centered, learning-oriented institution committed to the success of our students. Kaskaskia College offers college-level courses in support of one-and two-year occupational/technical programs in addition to university-parallel courses constituting the first two years of baccalaureate degree programs. Kaskaskia College offers Associate of Science and Associate of Arts degrees for transfer to four-year colleges and universities as well as 29 associate degree career programs and 74 certificate programs. Students may also benefit from additional programs and activities through non-credit classes, business and industry training, and social, recreational and cultural events. The career and occupational programs are styled in accordance with the wants and needs of students, the community, business and industry. The College is committed to working together with employers to assess technological, educational, and training needs. Kaskaskia College's partnerships with the region's manufacturers assure a valuable, educated workforce. The College serves as the primary resource for skills training programs and technical and computer education for business and manufacturing in the district. Kaskaskia College is committed to life-long student learning and to providing quality comprehensive education.

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Did You Know?
For Illinois public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $8,129 per year for in-state students and $10,062 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,816 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 81%. 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 0.65, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Illinois is Taylor Business Institute. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.