Illinois Central College: Narrative Description

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One College Dr.
East Peoria, IL 61635-0001
Tel: (309)694-5011
Admissions: (309)694-5784
Fax: (309)694-5450
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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Illinois Community College Board. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 430-acre suburban campus. Total enrollment: 12,302. Students come from 20 other countries, 0.3% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 9% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 55% 25 or older. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for college transfer associate degree, health applied science programs. Option: early admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Area resident tuition: $1920 full-time, $60 per semester hour part-time. State resident tuition: $4160 full-time, $130 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $4160 full-time, $130 per semester hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: Student Association for the Environment, Horticulture Club. Major annual events: Fine Arts Festival, Gaming Fair, Train Fair. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. College housing not available. 82,492 books and 563 serials. 250 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Illinois Central College is located in rural Tazewell County on the outskirts of East Peoria, IL. Primarily a commuter college, adequate bus transportation is available from the city of Peoria. The large rolling campus of 434 acres provides an open feeling for attending students. With the surrounding wooded areas, the beautiful campus provides easy access to classrooms, laboratories, bookstore, cafeteria, and other student services. Illinois Central faculty and staff are committed to student learning and take pride in the large number of successful graduates. Over the 25-year history of the college, approximately 225,000 different individuals have taken classes, and more than 20,000 have received degrees and certificates. Illinois Central College offers a diverse curriculum including college transfer, career education, developmental assistance and continuing community education.

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