On the 6th of September in 1974, the Illinois Eastern Community Colleges was opened and it was the first branch of the Frontier Community College which started out as a modest learning facility with a large conference room and library. In its early beginnings, the school was called The College of Continuing Education Foundation and it was later in 1978 that its name was changed to Frontier Community College – Illinois Eastern Community Colleges.
The FCC- IECC delivers exceptional education in order to improve not only the lives of students but also the immediate community surrounding the institution. Currently, the school offers pre-baccalaureate and technical education to students. The academic programs include automotive technology, basic computing, healthcare, and information technology to name a few.
The tuition fee rate in IECC varies depending on the origin of students. For in-district students, the fee is $77 per credit hour while out-of-district students and non-US residents have to pay $246 and $310 per credit hour respectively.
On the other hand, IECC also offers district wide transfer programs to students who wish to pursue four year courses in other FCC campuses as well as other colleges and universities. Fortunately, FCC follows the Illinois Transfer Curriculum thus it makes it easier for students to have their units credited by other schools.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $1,800. 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: $2,700-$3,200
- Out-of-State: $11,000-$12,700
- Part-time students are charged:
- In-State: $83-$100 per unit
- Out-of-State: $330-$400 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||95%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||95%||$4,442|
|Receiving Student Loans||12%||$3,744|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To support students and graduates, Frontier Community College – Illinois Eastern Community Colleges may offer services to students including:
- Distance learning
- Classes offered on nights and weekends
- Remedial courses
- Counseling assistance
- Work study style employment
- Employment search assistance
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 Frontier Community College – Illinois Eastern Community Colleges against community colleges in Illinois.
|Frontier Community College||Wayne County||Illinois|
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 Frontier Community College – Illinois Eastern Community Colleges 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
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Security and Protective Services
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Frontier Community College – Illinois Eastern Community Colleges.
- Olney Central College - Illinois Eastern Community Colleges in Olney, IL (29 miles away)
- Wabash Valley College - Illinois Eastern Community Colleges in Mount Carmel, IL (33 miles away)
- Lincoln Trail College - Illinois Eastern Community Colleges in Robinson, IL (62 miles away)
- Danville Area Community College in Danville, IL (128 miles away)
- Heartland Community College in Normal, IL (152 miles away)