C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    C+
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Safety
    A-
  5. Student Life
    C
  6. Location
    B+
Illinois Central College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division II
Athletic Conference
Address
1 College Drive
East Peoria, IL 61635
Website
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Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$9,093/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,793/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,760/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,984/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,421/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,415/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
69%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.58 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.51 responses
73%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.51 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,475Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
4%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$29,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
40%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%

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Illinois Central College Reviews

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I love Illinois Central College! I drive two hours both ways to attend, and this school is well worth the drive. It is very clean and friendly. Easy to navigate around, and the staff is extremely friendly. The cafeteria is huge with many side rooms for quiet and private conversations. The food selection is wide and there is always a variety! The library is absolutely beautiful with many separate rooms for group activities and studying, as well as rooms with mini computer labs! I give this college five stars and 2 thumbs up!
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It is a very good start and place to get your general education courses! However, compared to my tough high school classes, some of the classes seem a little too easy and are not challenging enough for me in particular.
Illinois Central College is abundant with resources for success. The campus is teeming with student tutors and labs for supplemental help in every subject. The only way to fail a class here is to completely avoid utilizing the on-site and online services that are available every day. Some of the best teachers that I've met in my life teach here, and I've gotten help from my first year English teacher on scholarship applications and cover letters alike.
Tuition costs are comparably forgiving, but if you want to eat on campus, you're you're in for quite a bill- as is the case at any college. On-campus jobs are in high demand, so don't expect to land a position unless you're especially qualified or on the ball about applications. Don't let that discourage you, because ICC is just a short bus ride away from three different strip malls that are always looking for part time workers.