Danville Area Community College

  • 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 2,644 students (34% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 52%.

Top Rankings

Danville Area Community College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Illinois for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 225 teachers has grown by 100% over five years.
Danville Area Community College(IL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty225 staff239 staff
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School CalendarLink to School Calendar

Student Body

The student population of Danville Area Community College has declined by 17% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 34:1 over five years.
The Danville Area Community College diversity score of 0.47 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment2,644 students3,107 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:114:1
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# Full-Time Students886 students1,099 students
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# Part-Time Students1,758 students2,008 students
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% Asian
1%
5%
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% Hispanic
5%
27%
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% Black
15%
13%
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% White
71%
48%
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% Two or more races
1%
3%
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% Unknown races
7%
3%
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Diversity Score0.470.68
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College Completion Rate
40%
33%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$27,900$32,200
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $6,375 is less than the state average of $8,158. The in-state tuition has declined by 12% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,375 is less than the state average of $10,899. The out-state tuition has declined by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$6,375$8,158
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Out-State Tuition Fees$6,375$10,899
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid78%76%
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Median Debt for Graduates$8,000$7,963
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Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$4,549
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Source: 2020 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Danville Area Community College is Parkland College (36.9 miles away).
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For Illinois public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $8,158 per year for in-state students and $10,899 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,031 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 89%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Illinois community colleges have a diversity score of 0.68, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Illinois is Kendall College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.