Richland Community College

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office

One College Park

Decatur, IL 62521

(217) 875-7200

Fax: (217) 875-7783

Contact: JoAnn Wirey

Main Address

One College Park

Decatur, IL 62521

(217) 875-7200

Total undergrads: 3,284

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 369

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,131


Urban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Separate admission process for allied health programs..

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agricultural Business A
Horticultural Services A
Horticulture Science A

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General A
Art History/Criticism/Conservation A
Arts – General A
Ceramics A
Drawing A
Music – General A
Painting A
Sculpture A

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A
Business – General A
Hospitality Administration/Management A,C
Management Information Systems A

Communications & Journalism

Journalism A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Graphics A
Computer Programming – General A
Computer Programming – Vendor/Product Certification C
Computer Science A
Computer/Information Sciences – General A
Data Entry Applications A
System Administration C

Construction Trades

Electrician A


Education – General A


Engineering – General A

Engineering Technologies

Drafting and Design Technology A

English Language & Literature

American Literature A
English Composition A
English Language & Literature – General A
Speech/Rhetorical Studies A

Foreign Language & Literature

French A
German A
Spanish A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Emergency Medical Technology A,C
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical C
Nursing Assistance C
Pharmacy Assistance C
Radiologic Technology/Medical Imaging A
Surgical Technology A,C


History – General A

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw A

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A


Mathematics – General A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Automotive Technology A
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Repair A
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics A,C
Industrial Equipment Maintenance/Repair A
Mechanics & Repair – General A

Personal & Culinary Services

Restaurant/Catering Management C

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy A

Physical Sciences

Planetary Sciences A


Psychology – General A

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies A
Fire Science/Firefighting A
Police Science A

Social Sciences

Anthropology A
Archaeology A
Economics A
Geography A
Political Science/Government A
Social Sciences – General A
Sociology A

Transportation & Materials Moving

Transportation & Materials Moving – General C

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Richland Community College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (217) 875-7200
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: One College Park, Decatur, IL 62521-8512
Setting: City: Small
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 2,476
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 15 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 1,746 (71% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $6,060
Out-of-state Tuition: $14,490
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 83%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $4,319

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Richland Community College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Richland Community College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 22
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 94
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 103
Construction Trades 52
Education 1
Engineering 1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 82
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 51
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 21
Health Professions and Related Programs 97
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 53
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 12
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 104
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Personal and Culinary Services 41
Precision Production 21
Transportation and Materials Moving 1
Visual and Performing Arts 2
Grand total 7338

* Based on programs that produced 2018-2019 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Richland Community College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $6,060
Out-of-state $14,490
Books and supplies $1,320

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 221 83%
Grant or scholarship aid 199 75% $4,319
Student loan aid 39 15% $4,195

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,312 52% $3,651
Federal student loans 314 12% $3,845

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Richland Community College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Richland Community College students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Richland Community College Enrollment, Fall 2019

Total Enrollment 2,476
Undergraduate enrollment 2,476
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Richland Community College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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