Olney Central College

  • 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 Black and Hispanic), 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).

Top Placements

Olney Central College places 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 ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty59 staff123 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Olney Central College has stayed relatively flat 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 stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,398 students3,999 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio24:135:1
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# Full-Time Students632 students1,386 students
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# Part-Time Students766 students2,613 students
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% Asian
1%
4%
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% Hispanic
1%
16%
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% Black
1%
14%
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% White
96%
60%
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% Two or more races
1%
1%
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Diversity Score0.080.59
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College Completion Rate
49%
25%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$30,400$31,800
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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
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Out-State Tuition Fees$11,070$10,454
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid96%82%
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Median Debt for Graduates$3,500$7,736
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Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$4,000
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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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