Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Frontier Community Coll

Tel: (618)393-2982
2,597 students
Public institution
The mission of Illinois Eastern Community Colleges District 529 is to provide excellence in teaching, learning, public service, and economic development. The District is committed to high academic standards for pre-baccalaureate, career and technical education that sustain and advance excellence in learning.
School Highlights:
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Frontier Community Coll serves 2,597 students (11% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 38%.
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Frontier Community Coll is the only community colleges within Wayne County, IL.
The nearest community college is Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Olney Central College (29.4 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Frontier Community Coll 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

Student Body

The student population of 2,597 teachers has grown by 392% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 219:1 has increased from 44:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.10 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has grown by 0% over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,597 students
1,303 students
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Frontier Community Coll Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
278 students
832 students
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Frontier Community Coll Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 2,319 students
1,036 students
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Frontier Community Coll Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Frontier Community Coll sch enrollment Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Frontier Community Coll sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1% 1%
% Asian
- 2%
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
3%
7%
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Frontier Community Coll Hispanic (2008-2012)
% Black
- 11%
% White
95%
66%
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Frontier Community Coll White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Frontier Community Coll More (2010-2012)
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Frontier Community Coll sch ethnicity Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Frontier Community Coll sta ethnicity
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. 0.10 0.44
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Frontier Community Coll Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $8,361 is more than the state average of $5,845. The in-state tuition has grown by 28% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $10,412 is more than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 27% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $8,361 $5,845
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Frontier Community Coll In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $10,412 $10,047
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Frontier Community Coll Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Illinois Eastern Community Colleges District #529 (IECC) is located in a 3,000 square-mile area of southeastern Illinois near the Illinois-Indiana border. The multi-college District includes Frontier Community College at Fairfield, Lincoln Trail College at Robinson, Olney Central College at Olney, and Wabash Valley College at Mt. Carmel. The first three colleges combined in 1969 to form what is now known as the Illinois Eastern Community Colleges District 529. On September 6, 1974, the Illinois Eastern Community Colleges' Continuing Education facilities in Fairfield were opened. The modest facility included a large conference room, a textbook library, a workroom, a secretarial pool area and an administrative office. On July 26, 1976, the Board of Trustees approved the concept of a “Campus Beyond Walls” for the Continuing Education Division. On December 8, 1976, the Board formally named the college Illinois Eastern College of Continuing Education. The IECC Board and the Illinois Board of Higher Education had also approved the new concept and therefore it officially became the fourth college in the Illinois Eastern Community Colleges District 529. In 1977, a group of citizens concerned with higher education formed a Foundation in support of the college. The College of Continuing Education Foundation, now called the Frontier Community College Foundation. Also in 1977, a 6,500 square foot classroom building containing seven lecture classrooms was constructed. In 2000, a student lounge addition was added to Classroom Building West. On April 18, 1978, the college was officially named Frontier Community College. In 1986, the Frontier Community College Foundation constructed a 10,500 square foot specialized classroom building with five laboratory classrooms to assist the college in meeting its educational objectives. In 2001, construction on a new Learning Resource Center and Nursing Building was begun. On February 20, 2002, Frontier added the Sanyo Building to the family of FCC buildings on the west edge of Fairfield. The 38,000 square feet building was renamed the Workforce Development Center. Frontier Community College offers degrees and certificate in Administrative Information Tech (AIT), Automotive Service Tech II (AUM), Basic Nurse Assistant Training Progr (BAID), Basic Quality Manufacturing Skills (IQM), Computer Applications (COAP), Computer Networking Specialist (CNS), Corrections - Parole Officer (CORPO), Corrections - Youth Supervisor (CORYS), Electrical Distribution Systems (EDS), Emer Prep/Emerg Rescue Tech. (ERESC), Emergency Disaster Services Tech. (EDST), Emergency Medical Tech.-Ambulance (EMTA), Emergency Prep.-Auxiliary Police (POLIC), Emergency Prep.-Vol. Firefighter II (FIRE2), Industrial Quality Control (QAC), Industrial Quality Management (IQM), Information Systems Management (ISM), Nursing (NUR), Paraprofessional Educator (EDU), Psychiatric Rehabilitation Certificate (PSYRH) and Web Design Certificate (INFO). The Frontier Community College is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education 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 $7,082 per year for in-state students and $9,176 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $10,622 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 76%. 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 0.57, which is higher than the national average of 0.44. The most diverse community college in Maryland is City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.