Kaskaskia College

27210 College Rd
Centralia, IL 62801-0000
Tel: (618)545-3000
  • Kaskaskia College is committed to life-long student learning and to providing quality comprehensive education.
School Highlights
  • Kaskaskia College serves 4,906 students (35% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 40:1 is higher than the state community college average of 36:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 39%.
  • Kaskaskia College is the only community colleges within Marion County, IL.
  • The nearest community college is Rend Lake College (33.40 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 123 teachers has declined by 15% over five years.
Kaskaskia College(IL) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty123 staff123 staff
Kaskaskia College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 4,906 has declined by 7% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 40:1 has increased from 37:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.31 is less than the state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has grown by 82% over five years.
Total Enrollment4,906 students3,818 students
Kaskaskia College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio40:136:1
Kaskaskia College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,716 students1,205 students
Kaskaskia College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students3,190 students2,613 students
Kaskaskia College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Kaskaskia College Enrollment Breakdown IL All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Kaskaskia College Asian (2009-2012)
% Hispanic
Kaskaskia College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Kaskaskia College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Kaskaskia College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Kaskaskia College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Kaskaskia College Non Resident (2010-2013)
Kaskaskia 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.0.310.58
Kaskaskia College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Kaskaskia College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$28,700$32,200
Kaskaskia College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $6,784 is less than the state average of $7,937. The in-state tuition has grown by 19% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $13,088 is more than the state average of $10,775. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$6,784$7,937
Kaskaskia College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$13,088$10,775
Kaskaskia College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid67%82%
Kaskaskia College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$5,820$7,862
Kaskaskia College Median debt for students who have completed (2010-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,000$4,000
Kaskaskia College Median debt for students who have not completed (2010-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Kaskaskia College was the first community college in Illinois established under the Junior College Act of 1965. It has a rich tradition of providing comprehensive, high quality, cost-effective educational opportunities for lifelong learning. The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools has awarded Kaskaskia College the maximum ten-year accreditation status. This confidence in academic excellence serves as proof that Kaskaskia College is fulfilling its academic mission of training and educating our citizens and future leaders. The beautiful main campus is located on 200 rural acres near Centralia in south central Illinois near the crossroads of America's heartland. Extension centers offering a wide array of course choices are located throughout the 9 county district in Trenton, Salem and Vandalia, Illinois and at the Harry L. Crisp Manufacturing Technology Center in Centralia. The main campus and extension centers provide classrooms, technical labs, and other services to students. We are a student-centered, learning-oriented institution committed to the success of our students. Kaskaskia College offers college-level courses in support of one-and two-year occupational/technical programs in addition to university-parallel courses constituting the first two years of baccalaureate degree programs. Kaskaskia College offers Associate of Science and Associate of Arts degrees for transfer to four-year colleges and universities as well as 29 associate degree career programs and 74 certificate programs. Students may also benefit from additional programs and activities through non-credit classes, business and industry training, and social, recreational and cultural events. The career and occupational programs are styled in accordance with the wants and needs of students, the community, business and industry. The College is committed to working together with employers to assess technological, educational, and training needs. Kaskaskia College's partnerships with the region's manufacturers assure a valuable, educated workforce. The College serves as the primary resource for skills training programs and technical and computer education for business and manufacturing in the district. Kaskaskia College is committed to life-long student learning and to providing quality comprehensive education.

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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.