• 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 906 students (50% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 47%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 906 students
  • In-state tuition: $9,079
  • Out-state tuition: $11,070
  • Student:teacher ratio: 9:1
  • Minority enrollment: 7%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Olney Central College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

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Attribute

School Overview

The teacher population of 101 teachers has grown by 71% over five years.
Olney Central College
(IL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
101 staff
239 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 9:1 has decreased from 10:1 over five years.
The Olney Central College diversity score of 0.13 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
906 students
2,413 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
453 students
898 students
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# Part-Time Students
453 students
1,683 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
890 students
40 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
453 students
944 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
22 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
453 students
1,844 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
19 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
132 students
% Asian
1%
5%
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% Hispanic
1%
24%
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% Black
2%
12%
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% White
93%
53%
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
% Unknown races
n/a
2%
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Diversity Score
0.13
0.64
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
1.01%
2.73%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.54%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$30,400
$32,200
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $9,079 is more than the state average of $7,972. The in-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $11,070 is more than the state average of $10,688. The out-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$9,079
$7,972
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$11,070
$10,688
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
98%
81%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$6,400
$8,029
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$4,675
$4,600
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
89%
SAT Reading
n/a
390
SAT Math
n/a
360
SAT Writing
n/a
355
ACT Composite
n/a
17
ACT English
n/a
17
ACT Math
n/a
17
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Olney Central College cost?

Olney Central College's tuition is approximately $9,079 for In-State students and $11,070 for Out-State students.

What schools are Olney Central College often compared to?

Olney Central Collegeis often viewed alongside schools like Lincoln Trail College, Frontier Community College by visitors of our site.

What is Olney Central College's ranking?

Olney Central College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Illinois for: Percent of students receiving financial aid.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 906 students
  • In-state tuition: $9,079
  • Out-state tuition: $11,070
  • Student:teacher ratio: 9:1
  • Minority enrollment: 7%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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For Illinois public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,972 per year for in-state students and $10,688 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,695 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 84%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Illinois community colleges have a diversity score of 0.64, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Illinois is Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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