Illinois Valley Community College: Narrative Description

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815 North Orlando Smith Ave.
Oglesby, IL 61348-9692
Tel: (815)224-2720; Admissions: (815)224-0437; Fax: (815)224-3033; Web Site:

Description: District-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Illinois Community College Board. Awards transfer associate and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1924. Setting: 410-acre rural campus with easy access to Chicago. Total enrollment: 4,315. 6% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Sauk Valley Community College, Kishwaukee College, Kankakee Community College, Joliet Junior College, Rock Valley College, Elgin Community College, Waubonsee Community College. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for nursing, dental assistant programs, therapeutic massage. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Area resident tuition: $1620 full-time. State resident tuition: $4532 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $5919 full-time. Mandatory fees: $218 full-time.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 3 open to all. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Jacobs Library with 58,250 books and 504 serials. 420 computers available on campus for general student use.

Community Environment: Oglesby (population 4,175) is almost 75 miles southwest of Chicago, 50 miles northeast of Peoria.

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