Danville Area Community College: Narrative Description

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2000 East Main St.
Danville, IL 61832-5199
Tel: (217)443-3222
Admissions: (217)443-8800
Fax: (217)443-8560
Web Site: http://www.dacc.cc.il.us/


State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Illinois Community College Board. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1946. Setting: 50-acre small town campus. Endowment: $978,329. Total enrollment: 3,000. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 7% from top 10% of their high school class, 25% from top quarter, 60% from top half. Students come from 4 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 10% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 41% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT ASSET required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1392 full-time, $58 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $3600 full-time, $150 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $144 full-time, $6 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Choral group. Social organizations: 2 open to all. Most popular organization: choral group. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Learning Resources Center with 50,000 books, 8,790 microform titles, 2,487 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. 332 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Danville, population 39,000, is the county seat of Vermillion County situated in the eastern part of the state, four miles from the Indiana border, and 124 miles south of Chicago. Four railroads serve the area which is in the middle of the cornbelt. The city is the site of the large radio telescope used by the University of Illinois for studying signals a billion light years away. Community facilities include many churches, a newspaper, TV station, YMCA, YWCA, radio stations, and hospitals. Within the city are ten city parks. Nearby is Lake Vermillion for boating, swimming and fishing; Kickapoo State Park is also available for camping and fishing. Annual events are the All Breed Dog Show, boat races, and auto races.

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