Frontier Community College
Fairfield, IL 62837


Type 2 year
Control Public
Campus size Small
Campus locale Town
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 1,952
Religious affiliation None
Open Admission
Student to faculty ratio 27:1
Campus housing No
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Frontier Community College has an open admission policy. That means there is no standardized test or GPA requirements. Any high school graduate or GED certificate holder may get admission.

Tuition & Fees

Frontier Community College charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $10,580 and in-state students paid $8,589.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $7,496
In State Tuition
National Average = $3,466
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $7,623
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 100% of Frontier Community College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 54% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,168 (which is 4.6% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Frontier Community College in 2016-2017, was 8, which is 10% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $3,281 (which is 28% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,368
Federal Loan
National Average = $4,557
Financial aid
National Average = 79%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, Frontier Community College has enrolled a total of 1,952 students (324 students full-time and 1,628 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 1,952 students, 16 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 39% men and 61% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

The institution also enrolled 6 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 97%

Hispanic: 1%

Two or more races: 1%

Black/African American: 1%

Asian: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%

Non-resident alien: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Frontier Community College.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Health Professions And Related Programs 41% 336
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 11% 88 0
Construction Trades 9% 78
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 7% 56
Mechanic And Repair Technologies/technicians 5% 44
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 2% 16 2
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 1% 12
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 1% 8
Education 0% 3
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields 0% 0

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 30%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Frontier Community College full-time students who started class in 2013 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Campus Location

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Nearby Colleges

Nearby 2 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Frontier Community College.

Olney Central College
29.2 mile away
Wabash Valley College
33.2 mile away
Rend Lake College
33.3 mile away
Kaskaskia College
45 mile away
John A Logan College
57.9 mile away
Lincoln Trail College
58.2 mile away
Lake Land College
71.6 mile away