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Illinois Valley Community College (IVCC)

815 N Orlando Smith Ave, Oglesby, IL

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Illinois Valley Community College, located in Oglesby, Illinois, was founded in 1924 and was originally known as LaSalle-Peru-Oglesby Junior College. The school was renamed in 1966 to the current, and was relocated two years later to the location at which it stands today. The school expanded its role as an educational institution in that time, and had a growing service area to match its changing role and continues to receive community support to fulfill that role. The school offers day and night courses to assist in flexible scheduling for its students.


Illinois Valley Community College is a public, two year institution that offers a large number of programs that allow for academic transfer or career development opportunities. Academic transfer programs provide the first two years of a four year education, followed by transfer to a four year college to continue that education and earn a bachelor's degree. Career training programs assists in the pursuit of long term employment through education one's chosen high demand field or industry. Such programs take between one and two years to complete and result in a degree or certificate.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid

Illinois Valley Community College is an open enrollment institution that allows any individual interested in joining to enroll by first submitting an application, transcripts, and test scores, as well as paying all associated fees. Applicants must be at least eighteen or have a high school diploma or equivalent. Participation in new student orientation and meeting with a counselor are encouraged. Financial aid is available in the form of loans and grants which are awarded based on need as determined by the information a student provides on their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

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Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,100. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • State Residents: $2,700-$3,200
    • Out-of-State: $9,200-$11,070
  • Charges per unit:
    • State Residents: $84-$100 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $290-$350 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid64%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships54%$4,669
Receiving Student Loans14%$4,335

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 9%.

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Illinois Valley Community College may provide services to students like those listed below:

  • Distance learning
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Assistance to find work
  • Day care

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Community colleges offer a variety of career and transfer options for students. The following table shows the graduation and transfer-out rates for Illinois Valley Community College, versus those community colleges in Illinois, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.

 IVCCLaSalle CountyIllinois
Graduation Rate31.3%-23.3%
Transfer-out Rate20.6%-26.0%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Agriculture Operations

  • Horticulture (C)
  • Landscaping and Groundskeeping (A)
  • Floriculture, Floristry Operations and Management (A)

Business and Marketing Studies

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades



Engineering Technology

  • Electrical and Communications Engineering Technology (A)
  • Cad Drafting (A, C)
  • Electromechanical Instrumentation (A, C)
  • Architectural Drafting cad (C)
  • Energy Management and Systems Technology (C)

Family and Consumer Sciences

  • Child Care Provider (A)

Health and Clinical Professions

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Biological and Physical Sciences (A)

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Personal and Culinary Services

  • Food Service and Dining Room Management (C)

Precision Production

  • Welding (C)
  • Machine Tool Technology (C)

Public Administration and Social Services

Security and Protective Services

Transportation and Materials Moving

Visual and Performing Arts

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