Richland Community College

Tel: (217)875-7200
3,340 students
Public institution
The mission of Richland Community College is to offer educational programs that enable students to achieve their potential through higher education by obtaining the abilities, attitudes and skills needed for personal and professional growth.
School Highlights:
Richland Community College serves 3,340 students (32% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 30:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 38%.
Richland Community College is the only community colleges within Macon County, IL.
The nearest community college is Lincoln College (31 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 112 teachers has declined by 41% over five years.
Richland 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 112 staff
59 staff
Richland Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 3,340 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.31 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,340 students
1,282 students
Richland Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 30:1
Richland Community College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
1,061 students
810 students
Richland Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 2,279 students
1,017 students
Richland Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Richland Community College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Richland Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Richland Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Richland Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Richland Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Richland Community College More (2012-2013)
% Unknown races
Richland Community College Unknown (2012-2013)
Richland Community 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. 0.31 0.53
Richland Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $7,014 is more than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has declined by 45% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $12,084 is more than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has declined by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $7,014 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $12,084 $10,294
Richland Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 83%
Richland Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Richland Community College, founded in 1971, is a comprehensive community college offering baccalaureate, technical, continuing education, and community service programs. The College has an "Open Door" policy which allows anyone within the district that could benefit from a higher education to be admitted to the College. The purpose of a comprehensive community college is to serve all who then can serve to build a better society. Richland offers several degrees in its Baccalaureate/Transfer Program including an Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Fine Arts, and Associate in Engineering Science. Over 30 areas of concentration are available for students. Students earning degrees in any of these areas can then transfer their credits on to a four-year college or university. The College serves residents of Macon County and parts of Christian, DeWitt, Logan, Moultrie, Piatt, Sangamon, and Shelby Counties. Approximately 7,600 students are served annually at the main campus in Decatur, the Clinton Extension Center, Opportunities Center, and other locations throughout the District. The Occupational/Technical Programs are designed to prepare students to move directly into the workforce with specific skills. Students can earn Basic Certificates, Advanced Certificates or Associate in Applied Science Degrees in over 40 different career areas. Customized training is available through the RCC Business and Industry Institute. The Institute has a broad scope of programs designed to meet all types of needs including computer, basic skills, customer services, technical training, occupational safety training, commercial truck drivers, and management training.

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Did You Know?
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 0.57, 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.