Illinois Eastern Community Colleges Frontier Community Coll

Illinois Eastern Community Colleges Frontier Community Coll

Illinois Eastern Community Colleges - Frontier Community College, established in the 1960s, is a community college located in Fairfield. It is also a public institution. The college offers two-year associate's degrees offering various technical certificates. The college provides an online four year degrees. Programs are available in fields such as science, engineering technician, office and administration, and nursing and emergency medicine. The institution also offers courses for adult education. Frontier Community College is one of the four colleges of the Illinois Eastern Community Colleges organization, also known as IECC. The student body comprises of an impressive number of international students. Several International Students Programs are also organized there.

IECC sponsors various men's and women's sports teams including basketball, baseball, and softball. They are nicknamed as warriors. They compete in International Students Program National junior College Association.

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Contacting Frontier

Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Frontier Community Coll
Frontier Drive
Fairfield , IL 62837
General Phone: (618) 393-2982

Frontier Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine122EMT ambulance attendant, nursing assistant
Liberal Arts54liberal arts and sciences, general studies
Engineering Technician42quality control tech
Science21biological and physical sciences
Construction Trades18power transmission
Office and Administration11administrative assistant
Mechanics and Repair10automobile mechanics
Computer Science and Engineering6information science
Medical Support and Technology6mental health services tech
Transportation2truck and bus driver
Security and Law Enforcement1fire-fighting
Education and Teaching1teacher aide

Number of programs and degrees for Frontier in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree1137
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years375
Award of less than 1 academic year1446

Frontier Student Body

In 2007-2008, Frontier had a total enrollment of 2,102 students (1,070 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 99%
Black 0%
Hispanic 0%
Asian 0%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 22%
18-19 11%
20-21 4%
22-24 6%
25-29 9%
30-34 8%
35-39 9%
40-49 15%
50-64 13%
65+ 2%

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


Frontier Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 71 %
Part-Time 17 %

Frontier Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Fairfield, 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.

Frontier Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 6,133
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 7,688
Books and supplies $ 1,000

Financial Aid:
Frontier participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 2074400)

Frontier Faculty

Frontier has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track10

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year3$45,7993$55,626
All faculty totalacademic year3$45,7993$55,626

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

Frontier Degree Programs (2007)

Computer Science And Engineering
Information Science/Studies

Construction Trades
Electrical and Power Transmission Installation/Installer, General

Education And Teaching
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Engineering Technician
Quality Control Technology/Technician

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician

Medical Support And Technology
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Care Attendant (EMT Ambulance)
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Biological and Physical Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Fire Science/Fire-fighting

Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operation

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Frontier Highlights

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What Sets Frontier Apart:

% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(vs. all colleges)
Top 1%$pretty_college $award_cats{$char}
% students 40 years or older
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%Frontier % students 40 years or older
% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%Frontier % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
% of degrees in science
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%Frontier % of degrees in science
% of degrees in engineering technician
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 18%Frontier % of degrees in engineering technician

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 Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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