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 Richland Community College

Richland Community College - Decatur, IL

One College Pk, Decatur, Illinois 62521-8512

General information:(217)875-7200
Awards offered:Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Associate's degree
Award of less than 1 academic year
Campus setting:Rural: Fringe
Campus housing:No
Student population:3,632( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:18 to 1
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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 student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Rural-serving Medium
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $2,510 $2,690 $2,892 -7%
Out-of-state $12,856 $13,911 $15,355 -9%
Books and supplies $1,200 $1,200 $1,250 -4%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $5,400 $5,590 $8,550 -53%
Other $2,800 $2,856 $2,050 28%
Off Campus with Family
Other $2,800 $2,856 $1,950 46%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $3,710 $3,890 $4,142 -25%
Off Campus $11,910 $12,336 $14,742 -14%
Off Campus with Family $6,510 $6,746 $6,092 0%
On Campus $14,056 $15,111 $16,605 -6%
Off Campus $22,256 $23,557 $27,205 -15%
Off Campus with Family $16,856 $17,967 $18,555 -6%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $11,426
In-state fees $162
Out-of-state tuition $15,193
Out-of-state fees $162
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 185 90% --
Grant or scholarship aid 140 68% $509,932 $3,642
Federal grants 114 55% $361,087 $3,167
Pell grants 114 55% $355,496 $3,118
Other federal grants 19 9% $5,591 $294
State/local government grant or scholarships 38 18% $45,796 $1,205
Institutional grants or scholarships 56 27% $103,049 $1,840
Student loan aid 45 22% $129,005 $2,867
Federal student loans 45 22% $129,005 $2,867
Other student loans 0 0% $0 Not applicable
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 1,684 44% $12,859,448 $7,636
Pell grants 1,658 44% $4,767,390 $2,875
Federal student loans 578 15% $2,434,549 $4,212


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $4,480 $5,442 $5,620
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $4,506 $5,908 $6,168
$30,001 - $48,000 $5,192 $6,180 $6,902
$48,001 - $75,000 $6,292 $7,222 $7,959
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable $8,686 $8,937
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 3,632
Undergraduate enrollment 3,632
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 22
Graduate enrollment 0

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 26 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

No varsity sports data reported for this institution.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/1978 Accredited


National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

09/01/1996 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations00 0
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 000
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate25.9%
Number in default47
Number in repayment181

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 01087900

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAward of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Associate's degree Award of less than 1 academic year
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General531-
Greenhouse Operations and Management--5
Turf and Turfgrass Management--4
Category total5319
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping10411
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General161220
Business Administration and Management, General29--
Business/Commerce, General-106
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry62-36
Hospitality Administration/Management, General-13
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management--1
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management--1
Operations Management and Supervision-1-
Retailing and Retail Operations1--
Category total1183283
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design--3
Category total--3
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Programming, Vendor/Product Certification--9
Computer Programming/Programmer, General-53
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications111025
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General384
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician--2
Network and System Administration/Administrator2-5
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design--10
Category total162358
Construction Trades Colleges
Building/Property Maintenance2--
Construction Trades, General65--
Electrical and Power Transmission Installation/Installer, General36-
Category total70912
Education Colleges
Teacher Assistant/Aide-4-
Category total-4-
Engineering Colleges
Engineering, General-2-
Category total-2-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Biomedical Technology/Technician-3-
Electromechanical and Instrumentation and Maintenance Technologies/Technicians,4142
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician1--
Industrial Technology/Technician-4-
Instrumentation Technology/Technician7--
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD14821
Category total262923
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Child Care Provider/Assistant1312-
Family Systems--10
Housing and Human Environments, Other--207
Category total1312217
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)-13
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training12--
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder--26
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist1124-
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist--12
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide--1
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant--10
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer-13-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-45-
Surgical Technology/Technologist23-
Category total258652
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Police Science101521
Fire Science/Fire-fighting4106
Fire Services Administration--21
Category total182554
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary31-
Category total31-
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies-20-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-188-
Category total-208-
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician3141
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician--6
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/7123
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician4115
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology1-8
Category total151383
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Biological and Physical Sciences-150-
Category total-150-
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef--12
Culinary Arts/Chef Training121138
Food Service, Waiter/Waitress, and Dining Room Management/Manager58-4
Category total701154
Precision Production Colleges
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist114
Welding Technology/Welder2--
Category total314
Science Technologies Technicians Colleges
Nuclear/Nuclear Power Technology/Technician-1-
Category total-1-
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Graphic Design-36
Category total-36
Grand total430611658