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.

School Highlights

Richland Community College serves 2,476 students (33% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the state community college average of 29:1.
Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 52%.

Top Rankings

Richland Community College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Illinois for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 125 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Richland Community College(IL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-High NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty125 staff124 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Richland Community College has declined by 26% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 26:1 over five years.
The Richland Community College diversity score of 0.42 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment2,476 students3,099 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:129:1
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# Full-Time Students817 students1,095 students
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# Part-Time Students1,659 students2,004 students
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% Asian
1%
5%
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% Hispanic
3%
24%
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% Black
13%
13%
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% White
75%
48%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Non Resident races
2%
2%
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% Unknown races
4%
6%
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Diversity Score0.420.69
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College Completion Rate
40%
30%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$30,400$31,800
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $5,835 is less than the state average of $7,932. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $26,700 is more than the state average of $10,666. The out-state tuition has grown by 95% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,835$7,932
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Out-State Tuition Fees$26,700$10,666
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid83%80%
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Median Debt for Graduates$5,602$7,618
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Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$4,500
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Extracurriculars

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 Club
Source: 2019 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Richland Community College is Lincoln College (31.0 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Lincoln College
    Private not-for-profit
    968 students | 31.00 Mi300 Keokuk St
    Lincoln, IL 62656
    (217) 732-3155
    31.00968
  • 5,565 students | 36.30 Mi5250 Shepherd Rd
    Springfield, IL 62794
    (217) 786-2200
    36.305,565
  • 142 students | 37.30 Mi1500 North Fifth Street
    Springfield, IL 62702
    (217) 525-1420
    37.30142
  • 4,583 students | 39.50 Mi5001 Lake Land Blvd
    Mattoon, IL 61938
    (217) 234-5253
    39.504,583
  • 7,074 students | 40.20 Mi2400 W Bradley Ave
    Champaign, IL 61821
    (217) 351-2200
    40.207,074
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Did You Know?
For Illinois public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,932 per year for in-state students and $10,666 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,965 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 85%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Illinois community colleges have a diversity score of 0.69, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Illinois is Kendall College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.