Kaskaskia College

  • Kaskaskia College is committed to life-long student learning and to providing quality comprehensive education.

School Highlights

Kaskaskia College serves 3,164 students (39% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 52%.

Top Rankings

Kaskaskia College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Illinois for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 123 teachers has declined by 15% over five years.
Kaskaskia College(IL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty123 staff239 staff
This chart display total faculty of Kaskaskia College and community college average number of faculty in IL by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
School CalendarLink to School Calendar

Student Body

The student population of Kaskaskia College has declined by 35% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has decreased from 40:1 over five years.
The Kaskaskia College diversity score of 0.22 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment3,164 students3,107 students
This chart display the total enrollment of Kaskaskia College and community college average number of enrollment of IL by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio26:114:1
This chart display the student staff ratio of Kaskaskia College and community college average student staff ratio of IL by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
# Full-Time Students1,229 students1,099 students
This chart display the total number of Full-Time students enrollment of Kaskaskia College and average number of community college Full-Time students enrollment of IL by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
# Part-Time Students1,935 students2,008 students
This chart display the total number of Part-Time students enrollment of Kaskaskia College and average number of community college Part-Time students enrollment of IL by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Kaskaskia College. This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of IL.
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
1%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Kaskaskia College and the percentage of Asian community college students in IL by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Hispanic
2%
27%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Kaskaskia College and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in IL by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Black
4%
13%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Kaskaskia College and the percentage of Black community college students in IL by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% White
88%
48%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Kaskaskia College and the percentage of White community college students in IL by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Two or more races
2%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in Kaskaskia College and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in IL by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Non Resident races
2%
1%
This chart display the percentage of Non Resident students in Kaskaskia College and the percentage of Non Resident community college students in IL by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Kaskaskia College. This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score0.220.68
This chart display the diversity score of Kaskaskia College and the community college average diversity score of IL by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
College Completion Rate
32%
33%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of Kaskaskia College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of IL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$28,700$32,200
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Kaskaskia College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of IL by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $6,784 is less than the state average of $8,158. The in-state tuition has declined by 9% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $13,088 is more than the state average of $10,899. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$6,784$8,158
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of Kaskaskia College and the public community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of IL by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Out-State Tuition Fees$13,088$10,899
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Kaskaskia College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of IL by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid76%76%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Kaskaskia College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in IL by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates$5,500$7,963
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Kaskaskia College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in IL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$4,549
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Kaskaskia College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in IL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Sports

Total Sports Offered8 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,
Cheering, Cross Country,
Soccer, Softball,
Tennis, Volleyball,
Source: 2020 (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.

Profile last updated: 07/13/2021

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Kaskaskia College is Rend Lake College (34.5 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 1,802 students | 34.50 Mi468 N Ken Gray Pkwy
    Ina, IL 62846
    (618) 437-5321
    34.501,802
  • 8,508 students | 39.40 Mi2500 Carlyle Ave
    Belleville, IL 62221
    (618) 235-2700
    39.408,508
  • 1,719 students | 45.30 Mi2 Frontier Drive
    Fairfield, IL 62837
    (618) 393-2982
    45.301,719
  • 17,294 students | 53.80 Mi3221 McKelvey Road
    Bridgeton, MO 63044
    (314) 513-4200
    53.8017,294
  • 122 students | 54.40 Mi1521 Washington Avenue
    Saint Louis, MO 63103
    54.40122
Recent Articles
If mixing your creativity with beautiful glass sounds inspiring, consider starting your hobby or career in glass blowing at community college.
Utilize our advice and practical tips for students interested in transferring community college credits to a four-year university.
We look at the many opportunities teens and kids can explore the local community college campus, through college-sponsored classes, camps and other activities.
Did You Know?
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.