Olney Central College

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  • A community college that has been making a difference in southeastern Illinois since 1963. OCC offers several two-year baccalaureate-oriented transfer degrees and more than 25 two-year technical degrees and certificates. Most degree programs are offered in both day and evening format and several courses are offered in an online format. On-campus students have an added opportunity to participate in inter-collegiate sports, music, band, several choirs, and various theater productions. The beautiful 100-plus acre campus is located adjacent to Illinois Route 130 in the northwestern section of Olney, Illinois.

School Highlights

Olney Central College serves 1,112 students (50% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is lower than the state community college average of 29:1.
Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 52%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 59 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Olney Central 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 Faculty59 staff124 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Olney Central College has declined by 20% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 18:1 over five years.
The Olney Central College diversity score of 0.15 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has grown by 92% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,112 students3,099 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:129:1
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# Full-Time Students560 students1,095 students
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# Part-Time Students552 students2,004 students
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% Asian
1%
5%
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% Hispanic
2%
24%
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% Black
1%
13%
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% White
92%
48%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Non Resident races
2%
2%
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Diversity Score0.150.69
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College Completion Rate
58%
30%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$30,400$31,800
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $9,079 is more than the state average of $7,932. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $11,070 is more than the state average of $10,666. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$9,079$7,932
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Out-State Tuition Fees$11,070$10,666
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid99%80%
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Median Debt for Graduates$4,750$7,618
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Median Debt for Dropouts$3,600$4,500
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Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Our faculty is dedicated to offering each student a quality classroom experience with individualized attention. The new Associate in Science and Arts degree, one of five transfer degrees offered by IECC, provides a well-articulated course curriculum, which eases your transfer to Illinois' four-year universities. Our four colleges are among the first in the state to offer this diverse degree. IECC offers a variety of technical programs, including computer technology, industrial quality management, manufacturing technologies, and telecommunications, that lead to successful careers in industry and business. Our health career opportunities provide many area health-care facilities with highly trained and qualified personnel. Our alliance with Franklin University offers IECC students new opportunities for completing an on-line baccalaureate degree, while balancing work and family responsibilities. Through the newest technologies, we offer student involvement with our entire network, including on-line registration. With the service Entrata, students have the ability to access classroom and campus information from any computer, anywhere. IECC's partnership with the Illinois Virtual Campus offers students on-line classes that fit into their schedules and educational goals.

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The nearest community college to Olney Central College is Wabash Valley College (27.0 miles away).
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The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 85%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Illinois community colleges have a diversity score of 0.69, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Illinois is Kendall College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.