Danville Area Community College, located in Danville, Illinois, was founded in 1946 as an extension of the University of Illinois. The school was opened to provide education opportunities for returning World War II veterans, and originally operated out of the local high school. Since its founding the school has grown in size and purpose, being given a permanent home in 1965 and becoming an independent institution in 1966. Today the school offers a wide variety of programs and services for residents of its service area.
Danville Area Community College is a comprehensive two year institution, and as such offers programs that allow for academic transfer and workforce development. Academic transfer programs complete the first two years of a four year education, followed by allowing the student to transfer to a college or university to complete the final two years. Workforce development is achieved through career training programs that take between one and two years to complete in a high demand field or industry, and result in a degree or certificate upon completion.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Danville Area Community College is a public, two year, open enrollment institution that admits any individual interested in joining. Students must be at least eighteen years old or have a high school diploma. Enrollment is achieved through the submission of an application, transcripts, and test scores, as well as paying school fees. Participation in new student orientation and meeting with a counselor prior to registration 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).
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $9,200. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition estimates per year:
- State Residents: $3,500-$4,100
- Out-of-State: $5,700-$6,840
- Charges per unit:
- In-State: $120-$140 per unit
- Out-of-State: $190-$230 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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||84%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||52%||$6,716|
|Receiving Student Loans||23%||$1,998|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and alumni, Danville Area Community College may offer services including:
- Online course work available
- Night and weekend classes available
- Remedial courses
- Counseling assistance
- Student employment
- Employment search assistance
- Child 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 this school, versus those community colleges in Illinois, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.
|Danville Area Community College||Vermilion County||Illinois|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 2014)
- Find all the other nursing programs in Illinois
- Radiology Technician Program
- Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 2004)
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.
Get more information about the programs offered by Danville Area Community College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Security and Protective Services
Transportation and Materials Moving
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Danville Area Community College.
- Parkland College in Champaign, IL (37 miles away)
- Lake Land College in Mattoon, IL (63 miles away)
- Kankakee Community College in Kankakee, IL (68 miles away)
- Richland Community College in Decatur, IL (71 miles away)
- Lincoln Trail College - Illinois Eastern Community Colleges in Robinson, IL (72 miles away)