Wabash Valley College

School Highlights
  • Wabash Valley College serves 4,512 students (12% of students are full-time).
  • Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 40%.
  • Wabash Valley College is the only community colleges within Wabash County, IL.
  • The nearest community college to Wabash Valley College is Vincennes University (22.6 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 49 teachers has declined by 35% over five years.
Wabash Valley College(IL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty49 staff123 staff
Wabash Valley College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Wabash Valley College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The Wabash Valley College diversity score of 0.13 is less than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has declined by 14% over five years.
Total Enrollment4,512 students3,999 students
Wabash Valley College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio92:135:1
Wabash Valley College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students554 students1,386 students
Wabash Valley College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students3,958 students2,613 students
Wabash Valley College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Wabash Valley College Enrollment Breakdown IL All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Wabash Valley College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Wabash Valley College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Wabash Valley College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Wabash Valley College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Wabash Valley College More (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
Wabash Valley College Ethnicity Breakdown IL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.130.59
Wabash Valley College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Wabash Valley College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,800$31,800
Wabash Valley College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $8,873 is more than the state average of $7,978. The in-state tuition has grown by 30% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $10,811 is more than the state average of $10,454. The out-state tuition has grown by 19% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$8,873$7,978
Wabash Valley College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$10,811$10,454
Wabash Valley College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Tuition NotesBased on Residency S
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid95%82%
Wabash Valley College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates$3,500$7,736
Wabash Valley College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,500$4,000
Wabash Valley College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (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).

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Did You Know?
For Illinois public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,978 per year for in-state students and $10,454 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 score of 0.59, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Illinois is Kendall College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.