Olney Central College

305 N West Street
Olney, IL 62450
Tel: (618)393-2982
1,470 students
Public institution
A community college that has been making a difference in southeastern Illinois since 1963. OCC offers several two-year baccalaureate-oriented transfer degrees and more than 25 two-year technical degrees and certificates. Most degree programs are offered in both day and evening format and several courses are offered in an online format. On-campus students have an added opportunity to participate in inter-collegiate sports, music, band, several choirs, and various theater productions. The beautiful 100-plus acre campus is located adjacent to Illinois Route 130 in the northwestern section of Olney, Illinois.
School Highlights:
Olney Central College serves 1,470 students (46.26% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is lower than the community college average of 36:1.
Minority enrollment is 6% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is more than the state average of 47%.
Olney Central College is the only community colleges within Richland County, IL.
The nearest community college is Wabash Valley College (27.30 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 62 teachers has declined by 32% over five years.
College Olney Central 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 62 staff
61 staff
Olney Central College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 1,470 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.06 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 25% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,470 students 1,296 students
Olney Central College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 24:1
Olney Central College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 680 students
810 students
Olney Central College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 790 students
1,036 students
Olney Central College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Olney Central College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Olney Central College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Olney Central College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Olney Central College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Olney Central College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Olney Central College More (2011-2013)
Olney 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. 0.06 0.53
Olney Central College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $8,873 is more than the state average of $5,650. The in-state tuition has grown by 30% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $10,811 is more than the state average of $10,201. The out-state tuition has grown by 19% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $8,873 $5,694
Olney Central College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $10,811 $10,252
Olney Central College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 95%
Olney Central College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Our faculty is dedicated to offering each student a quality classroom experience with individualized attention. The new Associate in Science and Arts degree, one of five transfer degrees offered by IECC, provides a well-articulated course curriculum, which eases your transfer to Illinois' four-year universities. Our four colleges are among the first in the state to offer this diverse degree. IECC offers a variety of technical programs, including computer technology, industrial quality management, manufacturing technologies, and telecommunications, that lead to successful careers in industry and business. Our health career opportunities provide many area health-care facilities with highly trained and qualified personnel. Our alliance with Franklin University offers IECC students new opportunities for completing an on-line baccalaureate degree, while balancing work and family responsibilities. Through the newest technologies, we offer student involvement with our entire network, including on-line registration. With the service Entrata, students have the ability to access classroom and campus information from any computer, anywhere. IECC's partnership with the Illinois Virtual Campus offers students on-line classes that fit into their schedules and educational goals.

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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 . Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.