Richland Community College
- Welcome to Richland Community College! We are dedicated to helping you achieve your academic, personal, and overall education goals.
- The mission of Richland Community College is to provide innovative educational environments, opportunities, and experiences that enable individuals, communities, and the region to grow, thrive, and prosper.
- The teacher population of 125 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Richland Community College||(IL) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Associate of Arts Colleges||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges|
|Institution Level||At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Total Faculty||125 staff||123 staff|
|Total Enrollment||3,369 students||3,999 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||27:1||35:1|
|# Full-Time Students||1,016 students||1,386 students|
|# Part-Time Students||2,353 students||2,613 students|
|% Two or more races|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$30,400||$31,800|
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||13 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Club or Organization:|
Alpha Delta Nu, Black Student Association, Delta Alpha Pi, H.O.P.E. Club (Helping Out People Everywhere), Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Media Club/Communicatur, Nursing Club, P.R.I.D.E. (People Respecting Individual Differences in Everyone), Phi Theta Kappa, Student Government Association (SGA), Student Leaders in the Community (SLIC), Surgical Technology Club, X-Ray Vision Clu
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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.
- College Location Mi. Students
- 1,264 students | 31.00 Mi300 Keokuk St
Lincoln,  IL  62656
- 8,443 students | 36.30 Mi2400 W Bradley Ave
Champaign,  IL  61821
- 14,600 students | 39.70 Mi5250 Shepherd Rd
Springfield,  IL  62794
- n/a students | 40.30 Mi1500 North Fifth Street
Springfield,  IL  62702
- 5,593 students | 42.40 Mi5001 Lake Land Blvd
Mattoon,  IL  61938
We look at why millions of Americans are choosing community college over a traditional four-year school today.
Many students enroll in community college with the intent of transferring to a four-year school. Of those who do, many succeed, and yet traditional colleges and universities continue to overlook them. Read on to learn more about why more community college students don’t transfer schools and to receive some tips for making the transfer yourself.
Community college is the only option for many students who either can’t afford a traditional four-year university or who need a more flexible school environment. Just because community college is different, however, doesn’t mean that its students matter any less. The Aspen Prize exists to encourage community colleges to do more for their students and to continually strive for improvement.