Richland Community College

One College Park
Decatur, IL 62521-0000
Tel: 2178757200
School Highlights
  • Richland Community College serves 3,369 students (30% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is lower than the state community college average of 36:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 39%.
  • Richland Community College is the only community colleges within Macon County, IL.
  • The nearest community college is Lincoln College (31.00 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 125 teachers has declined by 10% over five years.
Richland Community College(IL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesAssociate of Arts Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty125 staff123 staff
Richland Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 3,369 has declined by 7% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has increased from 26:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.42 is less than the state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has grown by 31% over five years.
Total Enrollment3,369 students3,818 students
Richland Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio27:136:1
Richland Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,016 students1,205 students
Richland Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students2,353 students2,613 students
Richland Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Richland Community College Enrollment Breakdown IL All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
1%
4%
Richland Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
1%
15%
Richland Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
16%
14%
Richland Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
74%
61%
Richland Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
2%
1%
Richland Community College More (2013-2016)
% Unknown races
6%
5%
Richland Community College Ethnicity Breakdown IL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.0.420.58
Richland Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
23%
25%
Richland Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$30,400$32,200
Richland Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $7,500 is less than the state average of $7,937. The in-state tuition has declined by 41% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $26,700 is more than the state average of $10,775. The out-state tuition has grown by 91% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$7,500$7,937
Richland Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$26,700$10,775
Richland Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid83%82%
Richland Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$7,862$7,862
Richland Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$3,436$4,000
Richland Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.15 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.ADN Club (Nursing), Alpha Delta Nu, Black Student Association, Delta Alpha Pi, H.O.P.E. Club (Helping Out People Everywhere), Honor Society for Nursing, International Honor Society, International Honor Society of the Two-Year College, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, P.R.I.D.E. (People Respecting Individual Differences in Everyone), Phi Theta Kappa, Practical Nursing Club, Sociology Club, Student Government Association (SGA), Surgical Technology Club Alpha Delta Nu, Delta Alpha Pi, Sociology Club, ADN Club (Nursing),
Black Student Association,
H.O.P.E. Club (Helping Out People Everywhere),
Honor Society for Nursing,
International Honor Society,
International Honor Society of the Two-Year College,
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship,
P.R.I.D.E. (People Respecting Individual Differences in Everyone),
Phi Theta Kappa,
Practical Nursing Club,
Student Government Association (SGA),
Surgical Technology Club,
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Richland Community College, founded in 1971, is a comprehensive community college offering transfer/baccalaureate, technical, continuing education, and community service programs. The College has an "Open Door" policy, which allows anyone within the District that could benefit from higher education to be admitted to the College. The purpose of a comprehensive community college is to serve all who then can serve to build a better society. Richland serves residents of Macon County and parts of Christian, DeWitt, Logan, Moultrie, Piatt, Sangamon, and Shelby Counties. Approximately 6,600 students are served annually at the main campus in Decatur, the Clinton Higher Learning Center, the Fairview Park Plaza Center, and other locations throughout the District. Richland offers several transfer/baccalaureate associate degrees, including Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Fine Arts, and Associate of Engineering Science. Over 30 areas of concentration (majors) are available for students. Students can transfer their credits to a four-year college or university. The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Programs are designed to prepare students to move directly into the workforce with specific skills. Students can earn Basic Certificates, Advanced Certificates or Associate in Applied Science Degrees in over 40 different career areas. Customized training is available through the Continuing and Professional Education Division. Students can select from a broad scope of programs designed to meet all types of needs including computer, basic skills, customer services, technical training, occupational safety training, commercial truck drivers, and management training.

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Did You Know?
For Illinois public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,937 per year for in-state students and $10,775 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 scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.58, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Illinois is Kendall College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.