Frontier Community College

Tel: (618)393-2982
2,194 students
Public institution

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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:
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Frontier Community College serves 2,194 students (10.30% of students are full-time).
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The college's student:teacher ratio of 52:1 is higher than the community college average of -:1.
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Minority enrollment is 2% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 48%.
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Frontier Community College is the only community colleges within Wayne County, IL.
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The nearest community college is Olney Central College (29.39 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 42 teachers has grown by 250% over five years.
Frontier Community 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 42 staff
60 staff

Student Body

The student population of 2,194 teachers has declined by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 52:1 has decreased from 197:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.10 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 400% over five years.
Total Enrollment 2,194 students 1,288 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 52:1
21:1
# Full-Time Students 226 students
814 students
# Part-Time Students 1,968 students
1,024 students
% Hispanic
1%
7%
% White
98%
57%
% Two or more races
1%
2%
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 0.53

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $8,873 is more than the state average of $5,668. 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 $10,252. The out-state tuition has grown by 19% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $8,873 $5,694
Out-State Tuition Fees $10,811 $10,252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 99%
89%
Source: 2005 (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 $7,475 per year for in-state students and $9,486 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,952 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 79%. 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 0.66, which is higher than the national average of 0.48. The most diverse community college in Illinois is City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.