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Frontier Community College – Illinois Eastern Community Colleges

Also known as Frontier Community College

Frontier Drive, Fairfield, IL

Campus image of Frontier Community College – Illinois Eastern Community Colleges

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 StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid95%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships95%$4,442
Receiving Student Loans12%$3,744

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

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 CollegeWayne CountyIllinois
Graduation Rate57.1%-23.9%
Transfer-out Rate42.9%-26.6%
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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.

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

Construction Trades

Education

Engineering Technology

Health and Clinical Professions

Interdisciplinary Studies

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.

Contact Information

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
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FINANCIAL AID RATE
95%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
23:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
14

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$1,071