Wabash Valley College

Tel: (618)393-2982
4,512 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:
Wabash Valley College serves 4,512 students (12% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 92:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 48%.
Wabash Valley College is the only community colleges within Wabash County, IL.
The nearest community college is Vincennes University (22.6 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 49 teachers has declined by 35% over five years.
Wabash Valley 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 49 staff
59 staff
Wabash Valley College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 4,512 teachers has grown by 403% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 92:1 has increased from 54:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.15 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 49% over five years.
Total Enrollment
4,512 students
1,282 students
Wabash Valley College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 92:1
Wabash Valley College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
554 students
810 students
Wabash Valley College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 3,958 students
1,017 students
Wabash Valley College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Wabash Valley College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Wabash Valley College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Wabash Valley College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Wabash Valley College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Wabash Valley College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Wabash Valley College More (2010-2013)
Wabash Valley 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. 0.15 0.53
Wabash Valley College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $8,873 is more than the state average of $5,742. 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 $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 19% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $8,873 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $10,811 $10,294
Wabash Valley College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 95%
Wabash Valley College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (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. The first three colleges combined in 1969 to form what is now known as the Illinois Eastern Community Colleges District 529. A referendum authorizing construction of facilities at the first three sites was approved by a 4.5 to 1 margin later that year. Since its founding, the District has grown from an enrollment of a few hundred students to more than 25,000 per year. Approximately three-quarters of these students are enrolled part-time, in 12 credit hours or less. Wabash Valley College offers degrees and certificate in Administrative Information Tech (AIT), Administrative Information Tech (AIT), Agriculture Technology | Business (AGB), Agriculture Technology | Production (AGP), Agriculture Technology | Professional Ag Applicator (AGB), Basic Nurse Assistant Training Progr (BAID), Coal Mining Maintenance I (CMM1), Coal Mining Maintenance II (CMM2), Coal Mining Technology (CMT), Coal Mining Technology Prod. Mgmt. (CMT), Corrections - Parole Officer (CORPO), Corrections - Youth Supervisor (CORYS), Diesel Equipment Technology (DIESL), Early Childhood Education (ECD), Electronics Technology (ELECT), Industrial Studies (INDS), Industrial Studies (INDS), Legal Secretary (LEGL), Machine Shop Technology (MAC), Advanced Manufacturing (ADVMANUF), Marketing Business Management (MARKT), Nursing (NUR), Paraprofessional Educator (EDU), Psychiatric Rehabilitation Certificate (PSYRH), Radio/Television Broadcasting (RADIO), Sales (SALES), Social Services Specialist (SSS), Truck Driving (TRK), Turf and Landscape Design (AGB) and Web Design Certificate (INFO). The District is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools).

Nearby Schools:

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Vincennes Vincennes University
    1002 N First St
    Vincennes, IN 47591
    22.6  Mi  |  17258  students
  • Olney Olney Central College
    305 N West Street
    Olney, IL 62450
    27.3  Mi  |  1470  students
  • Evansville Ivy Tech Community College-Southwest
    3501 First Ave
    Evansville, IN 47710
    31  Mi  |  5839  students
  • Fairfield Frontier Community College
    Frontier Drive
    Fairfield, IL 62837
    33.3  Mi  |  2194  students
  • Evansville Harrison College-Evansville
    Private for-profit
    4601 Theatre Dr
    Evansville, IN 47715
    33.8  Mi  |  233  students
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For Illinois public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,269 per year for in-state students and $9,320 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,043 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 0.53. 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.