Illinois Central College (ICC) believes in changing the world through learning that changes minds. Their ambitious philosophy is reflected in the many learning opportunities they offer – not just for those looking for transfer programs for four-year courses, but also to the community at large. Their strong community ties are also reflected in the way the college was formed. In 1966, the citizens of Central Illinois voted to create the college; the very first year, it enrolled an impressive 2,946 students the following year. Today, their annual student enrollment figures regularly break the 13,000 barrier, and nearly 1,500 degrees and certificates are awarded yearly.
ICC is truly a community-serving college: in total, it serves 44 high schools over a 2,322 square mile area; the ICC Education Foundation awards approximately $350,000 worth of scholarships each year; tuition waivers are granted by the college to the tune of $1 million annually; not least of its merits, ICC has touched over 400,000 lives since its inception.
In times past, ICC was part of the regular re-accreditation process, which took several years to complete. In 2002, it was awarded the maximum 10-year re-accreditation. Currently, it is a part of the Academic Quality Improvement Program, or AQIP, an accreditation program of the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association; the program involves the college selecting four action projects that are periodically monitored and reported on.
ICC offers a robust portfolio of technical and academic programs, some of which can be transferred to a four-year degree program at other universities.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $7,500. 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: $4,100-$4,900
- Out-of-State: $10,000-$12,060
- Charges for part-time students are:
- In-State: $140-$160 per unit
- Out-of-State: $340-$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||68%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||63%||$4,071|
|Receiving Student Loans||17%||$3,849|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help support students, Illinois Central College may provide services to students like those listed below:
- Distance learning
- Night and weekend classes available
- Remedial courses
- Career path counseling
- Student employment
- Assisting students to find work
- Day care for children
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 ICC, versus those community colleges in Illinois, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
Campus: Illinois Central College - Downtown Campus
- Dental Hygienist Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1971)
- 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 1972)
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- Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Program
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1994)
- Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program
- Accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (since 1974)
- Radiology Technician Program
- Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1974)
Campus: Illinois Central College
- Music Program
- Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation (since 1977)
- Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program
- Accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (since 2014)
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 Illinois Central 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
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
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