Richland Community College in Decatur

Decatur, IL

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Richland Community College offers 370-degree programs and 12 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 16:1. 44.5% are women, and 55.5% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Richland Community College is 5476$, that is at the level of national average. 22% of full-time Richland Community College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $26,800, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Richland Community College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Richland Community College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$5,053
$30,001 - $48,000$5,385
$48,001 - $75,000$5,882
$75,001 - $110,000$9,527



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Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


1705 of Richland Community College undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 51 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Richland Community College number 97 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Illinois.

Students at Richland Community College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


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Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Richland Community College.

Weekend/evening college

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Graduation Rate


Richland Community College graduation rate is below the national average.

22% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Richland Community College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Richland Community College is 16:1, that means that for every 16 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Richland Community College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Richland Community College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Illinois.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Richland Community College offers 370 programs in total: 142 are for less than 1-year certificate programs, 117 - for Associate's degree, and 111 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 312 universities in Illinois state, with one of the highest number of less than 1-year certificate and 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs offered.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 12 distance learning programs that are provided in the Richland Community College: 6 are for Associate's degree, 3 - for less than 1-year certificate programs and 3 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Illinois state average data to help you compare.


Richland Community College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 2290 students with 68710 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Love it at Richland great school if you are new want go for bachelor's somewhere make sure you go to trio even if you don't qualify they will make sure you are signed up for your proper classes and check out academic success center great program help with tutoring.

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Great teachers still learning but I feel very comfortable with what I have learned already. This is my first week of class I keep you guys updated

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Great loved it graduate in 2012

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Awesome college with a great online program!

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I love it here.

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Location & Website

Address: One College Pk


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +2178757200

Institution is active in current year: 1

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