Kaskaskia College

Kaskaskia College

Kaskaskia College in Illinois is the oldest community college of the state. It offers enrollment to more than 11,000 students every year. The college was founded in 1940. Apart from the main campus in Centralia, Illinois, Kaskaskia College also holds classes in:p>

  • Greenville Center
  • Nashville Center
  • Salem Center
  • Trenton Center
  • Vandalia Campus

Kaskaskia College offers degrees and certificates in various areas of study. Among these are accounting, agriculture, art, health services, automotive technology, journalism, literature, mathematics, music, nursing, cosmetology and child care.

Kaskaskia College's sports teams are called the Blue Devils. They participate in basketball, softball, volleyball, soccer, golf and baseball. The college also sponsors a number of student organizations and clubs like Phi Theta Kappa, Black Student Association and the KC Film Club.

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Kaskaskia College
27210 College Rd
Centralia , IL 62801
General Phone: (618) 545-3000

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Kaskaskia Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine333registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Liberal Arts223liberal arts and sciences, general studies
Medical Support and Technology99dental assistant, respiratory care tech, sonography and ultrasound tech, radiographer
Engineering Technician74electronics tech, instrumentation tech, CAD and design, architectural drafting, electrical drafting, mechanical drafting
Cooking and Culinary Arts39chef training, food prep and kitchen assistant, waiter/waittress
Mechanics and Repair37HVAC, industrial mechanics, autobody repair, automobile mechanics
Construction Trades35construction, carpentry
Science31biological and physical sciences
Office and Administration27office management, administrative assistant, executive secretary, office data entry, general office occupations
Business and Management26business, accounting, accounting and management, entrepreneurship, retail
Security and Law Enforcement23criminal justice and administration
Computer Science and Engineering22information science, computer networking, system administration
Therapy and Counseling20physical therapist assistant, massage therapy
Beauty and Cosmetology20cosmetology
Transportation15truck and bus driver
Medical Administration12medical transcription, medical secretary
Family and Social Work8housing and human environments, child care provider
Agricultural Science and Management8agriculture
Media4printing equipment operation
Production Trades2welding
Law1legal secretary

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree51722
Award of less than 1 academic year35622
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years18620

Kaskaskia Student Body

In 2007-2008, Kaskaskia had a total enrollment of 5,041 students (3,676 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 89%
Black 7%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 0%
American Indian 1%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 26%
18-19 20%
20-21 11%
22-24 8%
25-29 9%
30-34 6%
35-39 5%
40-49 7%
50-64 5%
65+ 2%

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

(International Students)1%

Kaskaskia Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 54 %
Part-Time 32 %

Kaskaskia Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Centralia, 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.

Kaskaskia Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,416
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 9,856
Books and supplies $ 1,300

Financial Aid:
Kaskaskia participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 170100)

Kaskaskia Faculty

Kaskaskia has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track98
Non-tenured and not on tenure track01

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year9$62,6919$65,521
Associate professoracademic year9$58,8907$55,006
Assistant professoracademic year18$54,34318$52,295
All faculty totalacademic year36$57,56734$56,354

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

Kaskaskia Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports044

Kaskaskia Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agriculture, General

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Accounting and Business/Management
Business/Commerce, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Retailing and Retail Operations

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

Construction Trades
Construction Trades, General

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

Engineering Technician
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronics Drafting and Electrical/Elect CAD/CADD
Instrumentation Technology/Technician
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD

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

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

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

Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

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
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services
Office Management and Supervision

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Biological and Physical Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
Physical Therapist Assistant

Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operation

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Kaskaskia Highlights

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What Sets Kaskaskia Apart:

% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 11%Kaskaskia % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%Kaskaskia Number of degree programs
Number of students
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Top 15%Kaskaskia Number of students

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
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 Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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