Illinois Central College

Illinois Central College

Illinois Central College is a large community college located in northern East Peoria. Established in 1966, ICC offers occupational certificate programs, Associate Degrees in Applied Science programs and Associate Degrees in Arts & Science programs. ICC serves more than 11,000 students at present. The university has 3 main locations:

  • Main campus in East Peoria
  • Downtown campus in Peoria
  • ICC North campus in Peoria

The university mascot is Cougar, and sports include volleyball, tennis, flag football and bowling. ICC has more than 30 official student organizations and clubs. The college teams participate in intercollegiate sports events. Major League Baseball player and future Hall of Famer Jim Thome graduated from this university.

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Contacting Illinois Central

Illinois Central College
One College Drive
East Peoria , IL 61635-0001
General Phone: (309) 694-5422

Illinois Central Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts769sign language translation, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, library assistant, geography courses
Nursing and Emergency Medicine234EMT ambulance attendant, EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Mechanics and Repair111HVAC, industrial mechanics, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics
Medical Support and Technology109dental hygienist, medical coding, respiratory care tech, surgical tech, radiographer, medical lab tech, phlebotomy, mental health services tech
Business and Management90business management, logistics, electronic commerce, accounting, accounting technology, small business management, banking, retail, sales ...
Computer Science and Engineering57computer programming, data processing tech, web design, computer networking, webmastering
Therapy and Counseling53physical therapist assistant, substance abuse counseling, community health services, massage therapy
Security and Law Enforcement51forensic science, criminal justice and police, security and loss prevention, fire-fighting
Family and Social Work46housing and human environments, child care provider
Office and Administration42data entry, administrative assistant, office data entry, general office occupations
Landscaping and Horticulture33applied horticulture
Cooking and Culinary Arts32chef training, waiter/waittress
Engineering Technician23electronics tech, robotics tech, industrial tech, mechanical engineering tech, construction engineering tech, architectural drafting
Medical Administration20medical transcription, medical office assistant
Law18legal assistant
Design17graphic design
Agricultural Science and Management17agricultural management, agricultural machine tech
Production Trades16welding
Construction Trades15construction
Media13desktop publishing and imaging, platemaker/imager
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy13occupational therapist assistant
Animal Science and Care3animal husbandry
Real Estate and Construction Management2real estate
Hospitality1tourism and travel

Number of programs and degrees for Illinois Central in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree1,22351
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years24928
Award of less than 1 academic year32619

Illinois Central Student Body

In 2007-2008, Illinois Central had a total enrollment of 11,804 students (7,752 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 82%
Black 12%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 9%
18-19 26%
20-21 15%
22-24 11%
25-29 12%
30-34 8%
35-39 6%
40-49 8%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)1%

Illinois Central Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 61 %
Part-Time 31 %

Illinois Central Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of East Peoria, Illinois for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Illinois Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Illinois Central Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 5,400
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,400
Books and supplies $ 1,200

Financial Aid:
Illinois Central participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 675300)

Illinois Central Faculty

Illinois Central has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1022
Non-tenured and not on tenure track33

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year31$72,28915$63,592
Associate professoracademic year29$53,10928$52,794
Assistant professoracademic year28$51,44440$48,327
Instructoracademic year11$41,17311$42,358
All faculty totalacademic year99$57,31894$51,395

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Illinois Central Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports183856

Illinois Central Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Business and Management, General
Agricultural Mechanics and Equipment/Machine Technology

Animal Science And Care
Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Banking and Financial Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
Logistics and Materials Management
Retailing and Retail Operations
Selling Skills and Sales Operations
Small Business Administration/Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

Construction Trades
Construction Trades, General

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts/Chef Training
Food Service, Waiter/Waitress, and Dining Room Management/Manager

Graphic Design

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Industrial Technology/Technician
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Robotics Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Housing and Human Environments, Other

Tourism and Travel Services Management

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Geography, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Library Assistant/Technician
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology

Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design

Medical Administration
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Care Attendant (EMT Ambulance)
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Occupational Therapist Assistant

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
Forensic Science and Technology
Security and Loss Prevention Services

Therapy And Counseling
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
Physical Therapist Assistant
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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What Sets Illinois Central Apart:

% of degrees in office and administration
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Number of degree programs
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Top 5%Illinois Central Number of degree programs
% students on athletic fin. aid
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Top 6%Illinois Central % students on athletic fin. aid
Number of students
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Top 6%Illinois Central Number of students
% of degrees in liberal arts
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%Illinois Central % of degrees in liberal arts
% of degrees in cooking and culinary arts
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 18%Illinois Central % of degrees in cooking and culinary arts
% of degrees in landscaping and horticulture
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 19%Illinois Central % of degrees in landscaping and horticulture
% of degrees in mechanics and repair
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 19%Illinois Central % of degrees in mechanics and repair

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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