Richland Community College

Richland Community College

Richland Community College, also known as RCC, is located in Decatur, Illinois, United States. It was established in the year 1971. The college offers degrees and certificate programs in various areas of study including early childhood education, journalism, philosophy, automotive technology, culinary arts, and computer science. Students can also opt for online courses offered by the college.

Students of Richland Community College can be a part of the Student Government and Student Ambassadors organizations. The college's students also publish a monthly, on-campus newspaper called "The Communicatur." The college's literary magazine is called "IMAGES" and is the forum for students' creative expressions.

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Contacting Richland Community College

Richland Community College
One College Pk
Decatur , IL 62521-8512
General Phone: (217) 875-7200

Richland Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Family and Social Work144housing and human environments, family systems, child care provider
Science74biological and physical sciences
Liberal Arts66liberal arts and sciences, general studies
Office and Administration66administrative assistant, office data entry
Nursing and Emergency Medicine58EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Construction Trades54construction, power transmission, electrician, lineworker
Business and Management46business, business management, electronic commerce, accounting technology, marketing
Engineering Technician33instrumentation tech, manufacturing tech, mechanical drafting
Landscaping and Horticulture33applied horticulture, greenhouse operations, turf management
Security and Law Enforcement31corrections, criminal justice and police, fire services administration, fire-fighting
Medical Support and Technology30medical coding, pharmacy tech, surgical tech, radiographer
Cooking and Culinary Arts26waiter/waittress
Mechanics and Repair17industrial electronics tech, HVAC, industrial mechanics, automobile mechanics
Medical Administration12medical transcription, medical office assistant
Computer Science and Engineering8computer product certification, web design, computer networking, system administration
Design4graphic design
Hospitality3hospitality management
Education and Teaching2teacher aide
Media1desktop publishing and imaging
Law1legal secretary

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years21723
Associate's degree28425
Award of less than 1 academic year20826

Richland Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Richland Community College had a total enrollment of 3,274 students (2,465 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 77%
Black 19%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 5%
18-19 22%
20-21 12%
22-24 11%
25-29 14%
30-34 9%
35-39 8%
40-49 11%
50-64 6%
65+ 0%

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


Richland Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 58 %
Part-Time 27 %

Richland Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Decatur, 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.

Richland Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 11,164
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 11,795
Books and supplies $ 1,000

Financial Aid:
Richland Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 1087900)

Richland Community College Faculty

Richland Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1110
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1410

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year0*1*
No academic rankcalendar year14$37,30110$37,167
All faculty totalcalendar year14$37,30111$37,606

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year11$60,64611$59,225
Associate professoracademic year6$48,9659$52,147
Assistant professoracademic year7$45,8429$43,700
Instructoracademic year12$39,6448$37,354
All faculty totalacademic year36$48,82037$48,998

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

Richland Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming, Vendor/Product Certification
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
System Administration/Administrator
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Construction Trades
Construction Trades, General
Electrical and Power Transmission Installation/Installer, General

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

Graphic Design

Education And Teaching
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Engineering Technician
Instrumentation Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD

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

Hospitality Administration/Management, General

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
Greenhouse Operations and Management
Turf and Turfgrass Management

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary

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 Electronics 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
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry

Biological and Physical Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
Fire Services Administration

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What Sets Richland Community College Apart:

% of degrees in family and social work
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Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 10%Richland Community College Number of degree programs
% of degrees in landscaping and horticulture
(vs. all colleges)
Top 10%Richland Community College % of degrees in landscaping and horticulture
% of degrees in office and administration
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 14%Richland Community College % of degrees in office and administration
% of degrees in science
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%Richland Community College % of degrees in science
% of degrees in construction trades
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 17%Richland Community College % of degrees in construction trades
% of degrees in cooking and culinary arts
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 18%Richland Community College % of degrees in cooking and culinary arts
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 19%Richland Community College Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
Number of students
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 20%Richland Community College Number of students
% students 40 years or older
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 20%Richland Community College % students 40 years or older

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 Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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