Danville Area Community College

Tel: (217)443-3222
2,862 students
Public institution

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Danville Area Community College is committed to being a recognized leader in providing quality, innovative and adaptive programs and services which meet the life-long academic, cultural and work force needs of our diverse community.
School Highlights:
Danville Area Community College serves 2,862 students (45% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 31:1 is higher than the community college average of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 38%.
Danville Area Community College is the only community colleges within Vermilion County, IL.
The nearest community college is Parkland College (36.8 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 93 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Danville Area 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 93 staff
60 staff
Danville Area Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 2,862 teachers has grown by 13% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has increased from 25:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.36 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 38% over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,862 students
1,266 students
Danville Area Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 31:1
21:1
# Full-Time Students
1,278 students
810 students
Danville Area Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,584 students
1,017 students
Danville Area Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Danville Area Community College sch enrollment Danville Area Community College sta enrollment
% Asian
1%
2%
Danville Area Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
4%
7%
Danville Area Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
13%
12%
Danville Area Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
74%
57%
Danville Area Community College White (2006-2013)
% Unknown races
8%
3%
Danville Area Community College sch ethnicity Danville Area Community College 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. 0.36 0.53
Danville Area Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $6,285 is more than the state average of $5,740. The in-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,285 is less than the state average of $10,260. The out-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $6,285 $5,740
Danville Area Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,285 $10,260
Danville Area Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 81%
89%
Danville Area Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Danville Area Community College is a public two-year college located in Danville, Illinois. DACC was founded in 1946 and has grown into an independent college serving about 5,000 students per year in over 1,500 unique courses. Students at DACC are enrolled in programs and courses including: college transfer, occupational degrees and certificates, re-training, skill development, customized training or areas of special interest. Danville Area Community College is an accredited public two-year community college providing higher education opportunities for youth and adults in East Central Illinois. Established initially as an extension center of the University of Illinois in 1946, DACC became a public junior college named Danville Community College under Danville Public Schools in 1949. In 1951, the name was changed to Danville Junior College. In June of 1966, the College separated from Danville School District No. 118 under provisions of the Public Junior College Act and became an independent two-year area college under the control of the Board of Trustees of Junior College District No. 507. The name Danville Junior College was changed to Danville Area Community College on July 1, 1979, to be more reflective of the services rendered. The College district encompasses high school districts in Vermilion, Edgar, Iroquois, Ford, and Champaign counties with an estimated population 112,000. Originally housed at Danville High School, the college was moved to its current location in 1965. DACC is located on an attractive 75-acre campus on the south-east side of Danville, acquired from the Veterans Administration in 1965. Several of the existing buildings, constructed around the turn of the century, were renovated; partial funding for this renovation was provided by generous public support of the Danville Junior College Foundation Drive in 1965. DACC offers both degree credit and career programs. Whether you intend to earn a Bachelor's degree, an Associate degree or just want some additional training before you enter the real world, DACC can help. Nearly 35% of the district's high school graduates attend DACC for their first two years.

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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 $16,052 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 0.57, 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.