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815 N Orlando Smith Ave
Oglesby, IL 61348-9692
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Illinois Valley Community College

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Established in 1924, Illinois Valley Community College (IVCC) is a two-year institution of higher learning located in Oglesby, Illinois. The college serves a district encompassing Putnam and parts of Bureau, DeKalb, LaSalle, Lee, Livingston, Grundy, and Marshall Counties. IVCC is a system of programs, services, and people – the complete system is committed to continuous improvement.


Illinois Valley Community College is fully-accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), which is a commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The institute offers a variety of associate’s degrees and certificates in diverse areas of study. The two-year associate’s program (full-time) is designed to prepare the student for employment. Some of the programs are Accounting Associate in Applied Science, Business Technology Associate in Applied Science, Computer Aided Engineering and Design Associate in Applied Science, and Forensic Specialist Associate in Applied Science.

A certificate program covers 1 to 4 semesters of course work that prepares students for a specific academic or vocational career. Some of the certificate programs are Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy Certificate, Business Technology II Certificate, Computer Numerical Control Operators Certificate, Human Services Certificate, and Industrial Maintenance Certificate.

The Continuing Education and Business Services Division at ECC serves as the outreach office for campus activities in the community. These include community service programs, adult education, credit and non-credit offerings for leisure and vocational courses, occupational upgrading, business training, and workforce development programs. The Division enhances the economic and personal safety of the community by providing various continuing education, workforce, and business development services.

The Adult Education program at IVCC provides a partnership within the community to teach and guide a varied population of adult learners as they recognize and accomplish their personal goals. Some of the adult education programs are Adult Basic Education, English as a Second Language, General Educational Development, and GED-i Online Program Registration.

IVCC Online:

Illinois Valley Community College’s online programs defy all geographical boundaries and provide education to students who are unable to attend a traditional college. The online classes are conducted through the Internet and most of the programs can be totally completed online. Some of the online courses offered at IVCC are Financial Accounting, Fundamentals of Accounting, and Human Growth & Development.

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Illinois Valley Community College follows an “open door” admission policy. Any high school graduate or individual with equivalent educational background is eligible for admission. Admission to most of the programs is open throughout the year. Some specific programs have additional requirements for admission. Applicants must send the completed application form, along with all the official transcripts, and SAT/ ACT scores to IVCC. International students are also encouraged to apply for admission. Students from non-English speaking countries should provide a proof of their proficiency in English language.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is offered to assist students in financing their college education when family and personal resources are not sufficient to meet the total educational cost. Illinois Valley Community College provides financial assistance through various mediums: grants, scholarships, work-study programs, and loans. All applicants must submit the completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form online. Some of the various federal and state grants offered at IVCC are Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Bonus Incentive Grant (BIG), Illinois Incentive for Access Grant, Illinois Veteran Grant, and Illinois National Guard Grant.

IVCC offers state and private scholarships such as Illinois Valley Community College Foundation, Merit Recognition Scholarship, Minority Teachers of Illinois Scholarship Program, Minority Teachers of Illinois Scholarship Program, and Illinois Special Education Teacher Tuition Waiver Program. Students can also apply for William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program offered at IVCC. Student Employment programs assist the students to take up part-time jobs to enable them to pay for college.

IVCC also offers a variety of veteran education assistance and military benefits. This form of assistance is available to veterans and their family members. Some of the federal programs are Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty, Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserve, Reserve Educational Assistance Program, Veterans Educational Assistance Program, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, and Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 5890th for the average student loan amount.
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IVCC students participate in a variety of events and activities organized on the campus. The Student Government Association (SGA) is the exclusive and officially recognized governing agent that acts like the voice for the student body of IVCC. There are several registered clubs and organizations, such as Alpha Delta Nu Honor Society, Amnesty International, Association of Information Technology Professionals, Criminal Justice Association, College Democrats, Dead Poets Society, Economics Student Association, Focus on Fitness, Fusion (Chi Alpha), Gay/Straight Alliance, Honors Program Organization, Nat’l Organization Human Services Honor Society, and POWER (People of the World End Racism).

Campus Facilities:

The IVCC Business Training Center (BTC) offers consulting and training solutions intended to help clients maintain a spirited operation and a knowledgeable, skilled, workforce. The BTC is known for its first-class consulting, relevant content, instructor excellence, and practical results-oriented training. They keep up-to-date with issues and trends that are pertinent to business and industry.

The Counseling and Advising Center at IVCC assists students in gaining success in academics as well as life. It provides comprehensive services to improve the educational environment and address the varied needs of all students. The services offered include career and personal counseling, academic advisement and planning, and transfer services. The experienced counselors are available throughout the year to assist students in attaining their goals.

Student Enrollment Demographics


Illinois Valley Community College’s athletic department sponsors men’s and women’s teams in diverse sports such as disc golf, golf, baseball, basketball, softball, tennis, and volleyball. The College participates in the NJCAA Women’s Basketball National Tournament and Region IV Basketball Tournament. The sports teams are nicknamed the Eagles. IVCC athletic and recreation fields include five regulation tennis courts, a baseball diamond, a softball diamond, and an all-weather outdoor track. The gymnasium houses two basketball courts with one collegiate size court for varsity games.

Additional School Information

Career Services at IVCC assist existing students, future students, community members and alumni to develop life long career management skills and to incorporate academic and career goals in order to find significant employment apt to their abilities, aspirations, and interests. The services offered include job opportunities and internships, career planning appointments, employee/applicant pre-screening, workshops, seminars, mock interviews, resume writing assistance and resume critiquing.


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Ranks 78th in Illinois and 2442nd overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 8 0.21
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Forcible Rape N/A N/A
Robbery 1 0.03
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 9 0.24
Larceny 86 2.26
Vehicle theft 1 0.03

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Oglesby, IL 61348-9692
Surrounding communityFringe rural area (less than 5 mi. from an urban area)
Total Population4,381 (3,497 urban / 884 rural)
Households1,895 (2.30 people per house)
Median Household Income$36,765
Families1,227 (2.89 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Rural-serving Large
Undergraduate PopulationMixed part/full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingMedium two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District1716

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 3573rd for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $2,995 $8,747 $9,520
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $247 $247 $247
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $94 $273 $298
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $4,642 $10,394 $11,167
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $15,892 $21,644 $22,417
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $8,692 $14,444 $15,217

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $2,682 $2,946 $7,695 $8,698 $8,604 $9,471
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,400(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $6,750(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $4,500(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $4,050(N/C)

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NJCAA

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 20 125 5 2 1,037 17 1,210
Accounting 1 4 5
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 2 16 18
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General 1 1
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD 5 5
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 3 3 33 39
Biological and Physical Sciences 2 14 1 1 209 1 228
Business Administration and Management, General 14 1 15
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry 2 12 14
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician 11 11
Child Care Provider/Assistant 7 7
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 1 5 6
Criminal Justice/Police Science 9 2 11
Customer Service Management
Dental Assisting/Assistant 4 4
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 1 1
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 2 8 10
Electrician 4 59 1 64
Electromechanical and Instrumentation and Maintenance Technologies/Technicians, Other 2 9 11
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 3 3
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician 2 12 14
Engineering, General 2 2
Floriculture/Floristry Operations and Management 2 2
Food Service, Waiter/Waitress, and Dining Room Management/Manager
Forensic Science and Technology 2 2
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services 2 9 11
General Studies 1 2 20 23
Graphic Design 2 10 12
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 2 11 13
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology 1 3 4
Landscaping and Groundskeeping
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 8 94 4 107
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 1 3 1 19 24
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist 1 1
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage 4 4
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Network and System Administration/Administrator 1 4 5
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 9 58 2 264 6 342
Parts, Warehousing, and Inventory Management Operations
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist 2 1 20 23
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 7 1 54 62
Selling Skills and Sales Operations 10 10
Social Work 2 1 3
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor 5 1 72 1 79
Welding Technology/Welder 2 12 14

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 1644th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $66,355 ($67,228 male / $63,160 female)
Number of FT Faculty 79 (36 male / 43 female)
Number of PT Faculty 216
FT Faculty Ratio 0.4 : 1
Total Benefits $1,578,902

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