Illinois Valley Community College

Illinois Valley Community College

Illinois Valley Community College, also referred to as IVCC, is located near the Illinois River, Oglesby. The college was established in 1924 and was originally known as LaSalle-Peru-Oglesby (LPO) Junior College. The students of IVCC are offered associate degree and certificate programs through various academic divisions including:

  • Career and Technical Programs
  • English, Mathematics and Education
  • Health Professions Division
  • Humanities, Fine Arts and Social Sciences
  • Natural Sciences and Business

The athletic teams in the college are known as the Eagles. The male students take part in sports including basketball, tennis and baseball, while the female students are involved in sports which include volleyball, tennis, softball and basketball. The notable alumni of the college includes Dr. Robert Spetzler, world famous Arizona neurosurgeon; Ralph Bowermaster, talented singer in many college musicals; and Don Baker, Peru Mayor since 1965.

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Illinois Valley Community College
815 N Orlando Smith Ave
Oglesby , IL 61348-9692
General Phone: (815) 224-2720

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Illinois Valley Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine297registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Science163biological and physical sciences
Liberal Arts103liberal arts and sciences, general studies
Production Trades70machinist, welding
Engineering Technician53electronics tech, manufacturing tech, computer systems tech, CAD and design, architectural drafting
Construction Trades50electrician
Transportation45truck and bus driver
Family and Social Work32housing and human environments, child care provider, social work
Landscaping and Horticulture25applied horticulture, landscaping, floristry
Business and Management24business management, accounting, accounting technology, parts and warehousing, sales
Mechanics and Repair21HVAC, industrial mechanics, automobile mechanics
Therapy and Counseling20substance abuse counseling, massage therapy
Security and Law Enforcement18forensic science, criminal justice and police
Medical Support and Technology17dental assistant, phlebotomy
Cooking and Culinary Arts15waiter/waittress
Office and Administration11office data entry, general office occupations
Computer Science and Engineering10information technology, computer networking, system administration
Design7graphic design

Number of programs and degrees for Illinois Valley Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year47422
Associate's degree41024
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years9911

Illinois Valley Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Illinois Valley Community College had a total enrollment of 4,103 students (2,952 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 78%
Black 6%
Hispanic 10%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 5%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 12%
18-19 27%
20-21 14%
22-24 11%
25-29 12%
30-34 6%
35-39 6%
40-49 8%
50-64 4%
65+ 1%

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


Illinois Valley Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 65 %
Part-Time 24 %

Illinois Valley Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Oglesby, 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 Valley Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 7,493
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 8,523
Books and supplies $ 1,000

Financial Aid:
Illinois Valley Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 170500)

Illinois Valley Community College Faculty

Illinois Valley Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track87

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year35$61,39342$57,516
No academic rankacademic year1*3$50,216
All faculty totalacademic year36$61,21845$57,030

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

Illinois Valley Community College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports162339

Illinois Valley Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Parts, Warehousing, and Inventory Management Operations
Selling Skills and Sales Operations

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Information Technology
System Administration/Administrator

Construction Trades

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

Graphic Design

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician

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

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
Floriculture/Floristry Operations and Management
Landscaping and Groundskeeping

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

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

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Assisting/Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services

Production Trades
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Welding Technology/Welder

Biological and Physical Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Forensic Science and Technology

Therapy And Counseling
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operation

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Illinois Valley Community College Highlights

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What Sets Illinois Valley Community College Apart:

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% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
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Top 13%Illinois Valley Community College % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
Number of degree programs
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Top 17%Illinois Valley Community College Number of degree programs
Male % of student body
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Top 17%Illinois Valley Community College Male % of student body
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Top 17%Illinois Valley Community College % of degrees in production trades
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Top 18%Illinois Valley Community College Number of students

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
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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