Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Olney Central College

305 N West Street, Olney
IL, 62450
Tel: (618)393-2982
1,477 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:
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Olney Central College serves 1,477 students (47% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 3% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 38%.
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Olney Central College is the only community colleges within Richland County, IL.
The nearest community college is Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Wabash Valley College (27.3 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Olney Central College 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 1,477 teachers has grown by 55% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 10:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.06 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,477 students
1,283 students
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Olney Central College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
692 students
832 students
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Olney Central College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 785 students
1,021 students
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Olney Central College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Olney Central College sch enrollment Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Olney Central College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
-
2%
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Olney Central College Asian (2006-2011)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
1%
7%
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Olney Central College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
1%
12%
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Olney Central College Black (2006-2012)
% White
97%
66%
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Olney Central College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Olney Central College More (2011-2012)
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Olney Central College sch ethnicity Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Olney Central 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. 0.06 0.45
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Olney Central College 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-Olney Central College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $10,412 $10,047
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Olney Central College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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 $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 72%. 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 0.45. 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.