Wabash Valley College

School Highlights

Wabash Valley College serves 2,646 students (17% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is higher than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 52%.

Top Rankings

Wabash Valley College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Illinois for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 97 teachers has grown by 38% over five years.
Wabash Valley 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 Faculty97 staff239 staff
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School CalendarLink to School Calendar

Student Body

The student population of Wabash Valley College has declined by 41% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has decreased from 92:1 over five years.
The Wabash Valley College diversity score of 0.19 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment2,646 students3,107 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio27:114:1
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# Full-Time Students451 students1,099 students
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# Part-Time Students2,195 students2,008 students
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% Asian
1%
5%
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% Hispanic
2%
27%
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% Black
2%
13%
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% White
90%
48%
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% Two or more races
1%
3%
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% Unknown races
4%
3%
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Diversity Score0.190.68
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College Completion Rate
57%
33%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,800$32,200
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $8,873 is more than the state average of $8,158. The in-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $10,811 is less than the state average of $10,899. The out-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$8,873$8,158
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Out-State Tuition Fees$10,811$10,899
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Tuition NotesBased on Residency S
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%76%
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Median Debt for Graduates$5,500$7,963
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$4,549
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Illinois Eastern Community Colleges District #529 (IECC) is located in a 3,000 square-mile area of southeastern Illinois near the Illinois-Indiana border. The multi-college District includes Frontier Community College at Fairfield, Lincoln Trail College at Robinson, Olney Central College at Olney, and Wabash Valley College at Mt. Carmel. The first three colleges combined in 1969 to form what is now known as the Illinois Eastern Community Colleges District 529. The first three colleges combined in 1969 to form what is now known as the Illinois Eastern Community Colleges District 529. A referendum authorizing construction of facilities at the first three sites was approved by a 4.5 to 1 margin later that year. Since its founding, the District has grown from an enrollment of a few hundred students to more than 25,000 per year. Approximately three-quarters of these students are enrolled part-time, in 12 credit hours or less. Wabash Valley College offers degrees and certificate in Administrative Information Tech (AIT), Administrative Information Tech (AIT), Agriculture Technology
  • Business (AGB), Agriculture Technology
  • Production (AGP), Agriculture Technology
  • Professional Ag Applicator (AGB), Basic Nurse Assistant Training Progr (BAID), Coal Mining Maintenance I (CMM1), Coal Mining Maintenance II (CMM2), Coal Mining Technology (CMT), Coal Mining Technology Prod. Mgmt. (CMT), Corrections - Parole Officer (CORPO), Corrections - Youth Supervisor (CORYS), Diesel Equipment Technology (DIESL), Early Childhood Education (ECD), Electronics Technology (ELECT), Industrial Studies (INDS), Industrial Studies (INDS), Legal Secretary (LEGL), Machine Shop Technology (MAC), Advanced Manufacturing (ADVMANUF), Marketing Business Management (MARKT), Nursing (NUR), Paraprofessional Educator (EDU), Psychiatric Rehabilitation Certificate (PSYRH), Radio/Television Broadcasting (RADIO), Sales (SALES), Social Services Specialist (SSS), Truck Driving (TRK), Turf and Landscape Design (AGB) and Web Design Certificate (INFO). The District is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools).

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Wabash Valley College is Vincennes University (22.6 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 17,239 students | 22.60 Mi1002 N First St
    Vincennes, IN 47591
    (812) 888-8888
    22.6017,239
  • 1,034 students | 27.00 Mi305 N West Street
    Olney, IL 62450
    (618) 393-2982
    27.001,034
  • 4,929 students | 31.10 Mi3501 First Ave
    Evansville, IN 47710
    (812) 429-1435
    31.104,929
  • 1,719 students | 33.30 Mi2 Frontier Drive
    Fairfield, IL 62837
    (618) 393-2982
    33.301,719
  • 797 students | 41.10 Mi11220 State Hwy 1
    Robinson, IL 62454
    (618) 393-2982
    41.10797
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Did You Know?
For Illinois public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $8,158 per year for in-state students and $10,899 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,031 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 89%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Illinois community colleges have a diversity score of 0.68, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Illinois is Kendall College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.