Illinois Valley Community College

815 N Orlando Smith Ave
Oglesby, IL 61348-9692
Tel: (815)224-2720
School Highlights
  • Illinois Valley Community College serves 3,525 students (42% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is lower than the state community college average of 36:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 39%.
  • Illinois Valley Community College is the only community colleges within La Salle County, IL.
  • The nearest community college is Sauk Valley Community College (42.70 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 124 teachers has declined by 24% over five years.
Illinois Valley 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 Faculty124 staff123 staff
Illinois Valley Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 3,525 has declined by 19% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.28 is less than the state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has grown by 55% over five years.
Total Enrollment3,525 students3,818 students
Illinois Valley Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio28:136:1
Illinois Valley Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,467 students1,205 students
Illinois Valley Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students2,058 students2,613 students
Illinois Valley Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Illinois Valley Community College Enrollment Breakdown IL All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Illinois Valley Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Illinois Valley Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Illinois Valley Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Illinois Valley Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Illinois Valley Community College More (2014-2016)
% Unknown races
Illinois Valley Community College Ethnicity Breakdown IL All Ethnic Groups 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.0.280.58
Illinois Valley Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Illinois Valley Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,800$32,200
Illinois Valley Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $9,733 is more than the state average of $7,937. The in-state tuition has grown by 26% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $10,560 is less than the state average of $10,775. The out-state tuition has grown by 22% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$9,733$7,937
Illinois Valley Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$10,560$10,775
Illinois Valley Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid75%82%
Illinois Valley Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$9,500$7,862
Illinois Valley Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,500$4,000
Illinois Valley Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Illinois Valley Community College is a comprehensive public community college located in Oglesby, IL. The College district covers all and parts of eight counties in North Central Illinois. There are 21 high schools, 24 public and 11 parochial elementary and junior high schools within the College's service area. The college was founded in 1924 as LaSalle-Peru-Oglesby Junior College; renamed Illinois Valley Community College in 1966. IVCC's comprehensive offerings include the following baccalaureate transfer degrees: Associate in arts (A.A.) Associate in Science (A.S.), and Associate in Engineering Science (A.E.S.). An Associate in General Studies (A.G.S.) is also available. IVCC has 24 Career Programs (Associate in Applied Science degrees) designed for employment after two years. A total of 42 certificate programs enable students to gain employment in two years of less. In addition to academic and technical programs, the College offers a comprehensive array of services designed to encourage students' success. Extracurricular activities include 27 clubs and organizations and eight intercollegiate athletic teams. Illinois Valley Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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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 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 0.58, 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.