Profile of the College Fall 2010

Founded in 1924 as LaSalle-Peru-Oglesby Junior College; renamed Illinois Valley Community College in 1966.

*Based upon Fall 2010 10th Day data

*Based upon Fall 2010 10th Day data
*Enrollment 4507 Unduplicated Credit Headcount

2890 FTE (Full Time Equivalent)

*Average Age of Student 25.64 (47% less than 21)
*Male Students 43 percent
*Female Students 57 percent
*Full-time 47 percent
*Part-time 53 percent
*Working While Attending School 48 percent
Cost: Fall 2010
Tuition:  $75.75/credit hour and a one-time $5.00 registration fee
Full-time Faculty 93 (as of September 2010
Adjunct Faculty 180 (as of September 2010)
Total Employees 554 (includes 87 part-time student employees, as of September 2010)
District Size 2000+ square miles,
Est. 2009 population=147,673;
8 counties; 21 high-schools

The district encompasses Putnam county as well as the majority of La Salle and  Bureau counties and small parts of Lee, DeKalb, Grundy, Livingston and Marshall counties.

Campus Size 425 acres
Founded 1924 (1972 permanent campus)
Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission
National league for Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC)
Commission on Dental Accreditation
National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF)
Approved by The Illinois Community College Board
Member The American Association of Community Colleges
The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
HLC's Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP)
Network of Illinois Learning Resources in Community Colleges
Illinois Community Colleges Online
Illinois Virtual Campus
Illinois Online Network


District 513 High Schools

There are 21 high schools in IVCC's district:

  • DePue
  • Earlville
  • Hall
  • La Moille
  • LaSalle-Peru
  • Marquette
  • Mendota
  • Ottawa
  • Princeton
  • Putnam County
  • St. Bede Academy
  • Serena
  • Streator
  • Woodland
  • Rhema Christian Academy
  • LaSalle Peru Christian

High schools partially in IVCC's district are:

  • Bureau Valley
  • Fieldcrest
  • Henry-Senachwine
  • Midland
  • Seneca



Aside from its 425-acre Oglesby campus,  IVCC offers night classes at high schools in:

  • Princeton
  • La Salle
  • Ottawa
  • Streator
  • Mendota
  • and other locations.

Beginning in Fall 2010, day and evening classes will be held at:

Ottawa Center
321 West Main Street
Ottawa, IL 61350



IVCC's comprehensive offerings include the following baccalaureate transfer degrees:  Associate in Arts (A.A.) Associate in Science (A.S.), Associate in Engineering Science (A.E.S.), and an Associates in Arts in Teaching in Early Childhood Education (A.A.T.).  An Associate in General Studies (A.G.S.) is also available.

IVCC has 23 Career Programs (Associate in Applied Science degrees) designed for employment after two years.  A total of 44 certificate programs enable students to gain employment in two years or less.

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