Olney Central College

Tel: (618)393-2982
  • 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 1,398 students (45% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is lower than the state community college average of 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 4% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the state average of 40%.
  • Olney Central College is the only community colleges within Richland County, IL.
  • The nearest community college to Olney Central College is Wabash Valley College (27.3 miles away).

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School Overview

  • The teacher population of 59 teachers has declined by 38% over five years.
Olney Central College(IL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty59 staff123 staff
Olney Central College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Olney Central College has declined by 5% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Olney Central College diversity score of 0.08 is less than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has grown by 36% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,398 students3,999 students
Olney Central College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio24:135:1
Olney Central College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students632 students1,386 students
Olney Central College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students766 students2,613 students
Olney Central College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Olney Central College Enrollment Breakdown IL All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Olney Central College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Olney Central College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Olney Central College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Olney Central College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Olney Central College More (2012-2016)
Olney Central College Ethnicity Breakdown IL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.080.59
Olney Central College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Olney Central College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$30,400$32,200
Olney Central College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $9,079 is more than the state average of $7,978. The in-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $11,070 is more than the state average of $10,454. The out-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$9,079$7,978
Olney Central College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$11,070$10,454
Olney Central College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid96%83%
Olney Central College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates$3,500$7,862
Olney Central College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$4,000
Olney Central College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (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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For Illinois public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,978 per year for in-state students and $10,454 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 score of 0.59, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Illinois is Kendall College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.