Danville Area Community College

Tel: (217)443-3222
  • 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 3,207 students (33% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 34:1 is lower than the state community college average of 36:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 39%.
  • Danville Area Community College is the only community colleges within Vermilion County, IL.
  • The nearest community college is Parkland College (36.80 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 93 teachers has declined by 8% over five years.
Danville Area Community College(IL) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty93 staff123 staff
Danville Area Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 3,207 has grown by 8% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.39 is less than the state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has grown by 7% over five years.
Total Enrollment3,207 students3,818 students
Danville Area Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio34:136:1
Danville Area Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,069 students1,205 students
Danville Area Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students2,138 students2,613 students
Danville Area Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Danville Area Community College Enrollment Breakdown IL All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Danville Area Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Danville Area Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Danville Area Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Danville Area Community College White (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Danville Area Community College Ethnicity Breakdown IL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.390.58
Danville Area Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Danville Area Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$27,900$32,200
Danville Area Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $6,375 is less than the state average of $7,937. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,375 is less than the state average of $10,775. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$6,375$7,937
Danville Area Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$6,375$10,775
Danville Area Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid85%82%
Danville Area Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$5,370$7,862
Danville Area Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$4,000
Danville Area Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or 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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Did You Know?
For Illinois public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,937 per year for in-state students and $10,775 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,527 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 82%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Illinois community colleges have a diversity score of 0.58, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Illinois is Kendall College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.