Richland Community College
Decatur, IL 62521-8512


Type 2 year
Control Public
Campus size Small
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 2,839
Religious affiliation None
Open Admission
Students with disability 6%
Student to faculty ratio 15:1
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


Richland 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

Richland Community College charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $14,280 and in-state students paid $6,060.

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, 87% of Richland Community College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 53% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,092 (which is 6.3% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Richland Community College in 2016-2017, was 32, which is 12% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $4,427 (which is 2.9% 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, Richland Community College has enrolled a total of 2,839 students (900 students full-time and 1,939 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 2,839 students, 10 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 42% men and 58% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

The institution also enrolled 223 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 77%

Black/African American: 13%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 5%

Two or more races: 2%

Hispanic: 1%

Asian: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Richland 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 15% 465 79
Mechanic And Repair Technologies/technicians 12% 361
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 11% 330
Construction Trades 9% 262
Personal And Culinary Services 7% 226
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 5% 150
Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences 5% 141
Transportation And Materials Moving 4% 108
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 3% 100
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 3% 80

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 Richland 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.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $25,082

The typical median income of Richland Community College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $22,800. Last year, out of the total 739 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 621 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 909 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 754 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $22,800 $26,700
Employment Rate 84% 83%
Total Graduates 739 909

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

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

Parkland College
36.2 mile away
Lake Land College
42.2 mile away
Illinois Central College
65.8 mile away
Spoon River College
76.4 mile away
Lincoln Trail College
87.7 mile away
Olney Central College
90.1 mile away
Kaskaskia College
92.6 mile away