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Richland Community College
Richland Community College One College Pk Decatur, IL 62521 Phone: (217) 875-7200
  • General Information
    About Richland Community College

    The mission of Richland Community College is to provide innovative educational environments, opportunities, and experiences that enable individuals, communities, and the region to grow, thrive, and prosper. The College's Mission is partially prescribed by the State of Illinois, and it responds to the purposes of a comprehensive community college. Briefly stated, the College achieves its mission and purposes by offering the following programs: * The first two years of a baccalaureate education * Technical courses, certificates, and degrees designed to provide job training, retraining, and upgrading of skills * Basic educational skills designed to prepare students to engage in college-level study * Continuing and community education courses and programs designed to provide and encourage opportunities for lifelong learning * Student development programs and services designed to help students identify educational and career goals, set realistic career paths, and develop skills necessary to achieve intellectual and personal growth * Academic programs and services that provide supplemental support to both teaching and learning * Community education activities and programs that complement, enhance, and contribute to the growth and enrichment of students and the community, both inside and outside of the classroom * Community service activities and programs that promote linkages with business, industry, and governmental agencies designed to meet the changing needs of the market place and promote economic growth in Central Illinois


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 2-year, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • Distance learning opportunities
    Student Services
    • Remedial services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    • On-campus day care for students' children
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Less than 1 year certificate
    • 1-2 years certificate
    • Associate's degree
    Campus Setting
      Disability Services Student
      • 3% or Less
    • Admission
      Total Applicants
      Full Time Retention Rate 63%
    • Student Demographics
      Total Enrolled 7,659
      Native American 33.0
      Asian 76.0
      African American 1,507.0
      Hispanic 220.0
      Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 1,307
      Enrolled FullTime Graduates

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