Wabash Valley College

Tel: (618)393-2982
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 39%.
  • Wabash Valley College is the only community colleges within Wabash County, IL.
  • The nearest community college is Vincennes University (22.60 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 49 teachers has declined by 30% over five years.
Wabash Valley College (IL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 49 staff 112 staff
Wabash Valley College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 4,512 has declined by 17% over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.13 is less than the state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has grown by 116% over five years.
Total Enrollment 4,512 students 3,722 students
Wabash Valley College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 92:1 36:1
Wabash Valley College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 554 students 1,118 students
Wabash Valley College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 3,958 students 2,604 students
Wabash Valley College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Wabash Valley College Enrollment Breakdown IL All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
1%
4%
Wabash Valley College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
1%
15%
Wabash Valley College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
3%
14%
Wabash Valley College Black (2007-2016)
% White
93%
61%
Wabash Valley College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
1%
1%
Wabash Valley College More (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
1%
5%
Wabash Valley 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. 0.13 0.58
Wabash Valley College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
58%
25%
Wabash Valley College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $35,800 $32,200
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 $7,963. 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 $10,732. The out-state tuition has grown by 19% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $8,873 $7,963
Wabash Valley College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $10,811 $10,732
Wabash Valley College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 95% 82%
Wabash Valley College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates $3,500 $7,862
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 $7,963 per year for in-state students and $10,732 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,823 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 78%. 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 0.66. The most diverse community college in Illinois is Kendall College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.