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Olney Central College - Illinois Eastern Community Colleges (OCC)

305 N West Street, Olney, IL

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Olney Central College (OCC) at Olney, Illinois, is part of Illinois Eastern Community Colleges group of public community colleges. OCC offers certificate and associate degree courses in diverse fields of study, such as Accounting, Collision Repair, Cosmetology, Massage Therapy, Industrial Maintenance, Nursing, Radiography and, recently, Welding and Cutting.

With about 1,600 students enrolling every year, OCC is home to several full- and part-time students looking to upgrade their skills and qualifications through cutting-edge education available close to home. The college offers a rustic setting for students, yet leverages the best in technology to ensure that its students are able to face the modern workforce challenges of the 21st century.

At $7,252 per year tuition, Olney is competitively priced when compared to other community colleges in Illinois. In addition, credits for certain courses can be transferred to four-year courses at other universities and colleges in the state. The college also has affiliations with Franklin University and McKendree AIM for students interested in a full four-year degree after completing their General Education Core Curriculum at OCC.

OCC offers access to a range of financial aid programs and scholarships for students who require assistance to get through college. As a complement to the regular curriculum, students can also engage in music, theater and athletics through various clubs and organizations that make up student life.

At OCC, community education is taken seriously, and there are several workforce education programs that local companies can take advantage of. They also provide adult and continuing education opportunities for the larger community that they serve.

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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 $1,000. 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: $2,400-$2,800
    • Out-of-State: $9,900-$11,910
  • Charges per unit:
    • In-State: $74-$89 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $310-$370 per 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 Aid97%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships94%$4,643
Receiving Student Loans19%$3,000

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 15%.

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Olney Central College - Illinois Eastern Community Colleges may provide student services like:

  • Distance learning
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Helping students find work after graduation
  • Day care for children

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Community colleges often offer both career training programs and options for students to transfer-out to four year institutions, which is why the table below is so important, it compares this school against community colleges in Illinois.

 OCCRichland CountyIllinois
Graduation Rate46.3%-23.3%
Transfer-out Rate29.3%-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.,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Education

  • Teacher Assistant (A)

Engineering Technology

  • Quality Control Technology (C)

Health and Clinical Professions

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Accounting and Computer Science (A, C)
  • Biological and Physical Sciences (A)

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Personal and Culinary Services

Precision Production

Security and Protective Services

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