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Overall Niche Grade
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  2. Value
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  3. Diversity
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  4. Safety
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  5. Student Life
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Illinois Central is a public college located in East Peoria, Illinois in the Peoria Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,115 undergraduate students. The Illinois Central acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Nursing Assistant, and Emergency Care Attendant (EMT). Graduating 48% of students, Illinois Central alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $24,700.
About Illinois Central College...
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division II
Athletic Conference
Address
1 College Drive
East Peoria, IL 61635
Website

Illinois Central College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$8,749/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$5,211/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
61%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
69%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.58 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.58 responses
71%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.58 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,115Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
6,151
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 7 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    71%
  • Nerdy
    14%
  • Outgoing
    14%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$30,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
48%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%

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Illinois Central College Reviews

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Illinois Central College was a great place to start my college education. The prices are unbeatable compared to regular university classes and when you're trying to get gen-eds out of the way as debt free as possible, it is in my opinion the best central IL option. The class sizes are much smaller than university and therefore you get to know your teachers more and can have easier access to one on one help. Despite being a community college I have made countless friends here. It is a very diverse campus and has many organizations/clubs and programs of study available. Most importantly, education is at the forefront of ICC'S priorities and they have a lot of transfer arrangements with local Universities. I would highly recommend ICC.
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My experience was very good. I was granted a Peoria Promise scholarship and saved a ton of money and still got a great education! The professors are very accessible, the campus provides many resources, and the education was just overall great.
Illinois Central College should be at the top of your list for a community college that offers solid academic courses for an unbeatable price. It is much cheaper than many other colleges. In my experience, there are some instructors which are not as preferable as others, but that is the case with most colleges. I am currently enrolled in their program for mechanical engineering (two years at ICC taking the gen-ed courses and a few engineer-specific courses before transferring.) They are well known for their nursing program, Cat diesel program, GM automotive program, engineering programs, and many others. In conclusion, for the price, it is harder to find a better two-year university.