Richland Community College

One College Park
Decatur, IL 62521

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Main telephone 217-875-7200
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Educational system Illinois Community College Board
Public or private Public
Type of school 2-year college
Date founded 1971
Degrees offered Certificate or diploma, Associate
School accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Setting Small town-rural area (not within commuting distance of a large city)
Campus size 117 acres
County Macon
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Number of full time, freshmen men 125
Number of full time, freshmen women 137
Total number of full time freshmen 262
Number of part time, freshmen men 81
Number of part time, freshmen women 122
Total number of part time freshmen 203
Total number of freshmen men 206
Total number of freshmen women 259
Total number of freshmen 465
Number of full time, undergraduate men 402
Number of full time, undergraduate women 549
Total number of full time undergraduates 951
Number of part time, undergraduate men 804
Number of part time, undergraduate women 1,250
Total number of part time undergraduates 2,054
Total number of undergraduate males 1,206
Total number of undergraduate females 1,799
Total number of undergraduate students 3,005
Total enrollment 3,005
American Indian/Alaskan Native Less than 1%
Asian Less than 1%
Black 16%
Hispanic 1%
White 76%
Race/ethnicity unknown 4%
These figures reflect responses of people who chose to indicate their racial-ethnic background. All categories except Hispanic represent non-Hispanic students. International students are not included in these figures so they may not add up to 100 percent.
Percentage of students from out of state 2%
Number of states and territories represented 25
Percentage of students from outside the US Less than 1%
Number of countries represented 0
Percentage of students 25 or older 57%
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Tuition year 2018-2019
In-state tuition $5,760
Out-of-state tuition $14,400
Fees $420
Tuition refund policy Refunds are given if the student withdraws by the date established each semester.
Undergraduate costs are for ... (Costs are for the 2018-2019 academic year.)
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Financial aid contact person Jody Burtnett
Financial aid contact title Director, Financial Aid and Veterans Affairs
Financial aid contact e-mail Email
Financial aid phone 217-875-7211 Ext 6288
Financial aid office website
Submit these forms FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
School year financial aid data is from 2018-2019
Average amount of financial aid awarded to undergraduates
Work study $1,339
* "Need" as defined for financial aid results from a formula based on a student's situation. The formula considers family and student income, family size, unusual expenses, and the school's costs.
School year financial aid data is from 2016-2017
Percentage of students who received financial aid 49%
Average amount of financial aid awarded
Loan $3,495
Grant from the school $2,519
Grant from state government $1,074
Grant from federal government $4,146
Percentage of students awarded each type of financial aid
Loan 12%
Grant from the school 42%
Grant from state government 16%
Grant from federal government 45%
Other proprietary school aid information Richland Foundation offers scholarships for full- and part-time students.
Institution loans (from the school) Yes
Need-based scholarships and grants
Federal Pell Grants Yes
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Yes
State-sponsored scholarships and grants Yes
Student employment
Work study Yes
Non-proprietary financial aid data are from ... (Financial aid data are for the 2018-2019 academic year.)
Proprietary financial aid data are from ... (Financial aid data are for the 2016-2017 academic year.)
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Admissions contact person Catherine Sebok
Admissions contact title Director of Admissions and Records
Admissions contact e-mail Email
Electronic application website
For incoming students Open (virtually all applicants are accepted)
Number of male applicants 230
Number of male applicants accepted 170
Number of male applicants who enrolled 206
Number of female applicants 372
Number of female applicants accepted 227
Number of female applicants who enrolled 259
Total number of applicants 602
Total number of applicants accepted 397
Total number of applicants who enrolled 465
High school education High school diploma required and GED accepted.
Fall* application deadline Continuous
Fall transfer application deadline Continuous
* Application dates for winter, spring, or summer term admission are likely to be different.
Admission is available Fall semester, spring semester, summer term
Application deadline continuous
Online application available
Submit these items:
High school transcript or GED certificate Required for all students
Recommended exams ACT
Early admissions (select high school students can enroll for college credit) Yes
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) subject Yes
Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) Yes
Other admission routes Licensure
ACT score
12 - 17 47%
18 - 23 42%
24 - 29 7%
30 - 36 1%
Average ACT score 18
Average GPA (on 4.0 scale) 2.15
Percentage in top 50% of their high school class 48%
Percentage in top 25% 26%
Percentage in top 10% 8%
Percentage of freshmen who returned for their sophomore year 57%
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Certificate or diploma Yes
Associate Yes
Academic calendar Semesters
Number of faculty on campus 203
Student faculty ratio 15:1
Required number of credits for an associate degree 60 semester hours
All students must meet:
Core curriculum or school-wide requirements Yes
Internship requirement Depends on major
Math or science requirement Yes
Evenings Yes
On-line/distance learning Yes
Part time Yes
Summer school Yes
Weekends Yes
Freshman honors college Yes
Honors program Yes
Student-designed major Yes
Advanced Placement Yes
Computers on campus for student use Yes (65)
Computer lab available to students Yes
Computer network can be accessed from off campus Yes
Online registration for classes Yes
Main library name Kitty Lindsay Library
Information about other special programs Richland uses Canvas as its Learning Management System.
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Newspaper Yes
Number of student clubs and associations with open membership 35
Largest clubs and organizations on campus Phi Theta Kappa, Media Club, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, X-Ray Vision, Practical Nursing Club
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English as a Second Language (ESL) program Yes
Remedial education courses Yes
Psychological counseling Yes
Orientation Yes
Services for students with learning disabilities Yes
24-hour emergency phone and alarms on campus Yes
Campus patrolled by trained security personnel Yes
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Was counseled by the career services office 10%
Career counseling Yes
Career interest testing Yes
Job bank Yes
Job fairs Yes
Job interviews Yes
On campus recruitment by employers Yes
Placement assistance Yes
Résumé preparation assistance Yes
Résumé referral to employers Yes
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security. If you have questions or concerns about the information displaying please contact Illinois Career Information System.