Richland Community College is a comprehensive community college serving the residents of Macon County and parts of DeWitt, Piatt, Logan, Christian, Moultrie, Sangamon, and Shelby Counties. The college was established in the year 1971 as the Community College of Decatur. The first classes of the college were held in 1972 in the former Millikin National Bank Building on North Water Street. In 1975, with the expansion of the college’s districts, it was renamed as Richland Community College. The college eventually moved to its present campus at One College Park, Decatur and the first classes at the new campus were held in 1988.
The present campus of the college is spread over an area of 155 acres and features the Horticulture/Agriculture/Maintenance Facility, Shilling Community Education Center, Kitty Lindsay Learning Resources Center (LRC), Mueller Student Center, Scherer Industrial Technology Center, Schrodt Health Education Center, and the Dwayne O. Andreas Agribusiness Education Center. The college has a total annual enrollment of 7,600 students.
Richland Community College is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.