Profile of the College Fall 2017

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

*Enrollment 3,241 Unduplicated Credit Headcount

1,906 FTE (Full Time Equivalent - 15 credit/student)

*Average Age of Student 23.0 (58% less than 21 years old)
*Male Students 43 percent
*Female Students 57 percent
*Full-time 39 percent
*Part-time 61 percent
*Working While Attending School 36 percent
Cost: Fall 2017
Tuition:  $122.60/credit hour, standard fee $7.40/credit hour, and a one-time $5.00 registration fee
Full-time Faculty 80 (as of January 2017)
Adjunct Faculty 124 (as of  January 2017)
Total Employees 350 (excluding part-time student workers, as of January 2017)
District Size 2000+ square miles,
Est. 2016 population=149,607;
8 counties; 22 highschools

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
*Based upon Fall 2017 10th Day data


District 513 High Schools

There are 22 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
  • Crossroads

High schools partially in IVCC's district are:

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



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

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



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 47 certificate programs enable students to gain employment in two years or less.


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