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Study at Olney Central College

Olney Central College is one of the four community colleges under the Illinois Eastern Community Colleges system. It was established in the 1960s and merged with Frontier Community College and Lincoln Trail College in 1969 to form the Illinois Eastern Community Colleges District. Olney Central College is located in Olney, Illinois.

Illinois Eastern Community Colleges - Olney Central College offers associate's degrees and certificate programs in the fields of accounting and computing, cosmetology, nursing, massage therapy, radiography and music, among others. Students of IECC-OCC can also opt for 4-year online degrees through Franklin University.

The men's sports teams of Olney Central College are known as the Blue Knights, while the women's teams are called the Lady Blue Knights. The teams participate in basketball, baseball and softball. The college also supports the Phi Beta Lambda society.

Profile of Olney Central College

Olney Central College is in a self-contained town, in Olney, IL. The school is classified as a public college. Students at Olney Central College earn degrees up to the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

There are more programs of study at the school than you'll find at most colleges of similar size. The most common major fields study at Olney Central College include nursing and emergency medicine.

Olney Central College Selectivity

All qualified applicants are admitted as the school offers open admission.


Some professors at Olney Central College are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members.

Student Enrolment

The school, in 2007, had 1, 610 students (1, 042 full-time equivalent). Adults changing careers are relatively common at Olney Central College.

Student Life

Student athletes can receive financial aid in some cases.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The mission of Illinois Eastern Community Colleges District 529 is to provide excellence in teaching, learning, public service, and economic development. "

Olney Central College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Nursing and Emergency Medicine353registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant, home health aide, EMT ambulance attendant
Liberal Arts142liberal arts and sciences, general studies
Mechanics and Repair62industrial mechanics, autobody repair, automobile mechanics, HVAC, computer repair
Medical administration24medical transcription, medical office assistant
Medical Support and Technology19radiographer
Therapy and Counselling17massage therapy
Beauty and Cosmetology14cosmetology
Security and Law Enforcement11criminal justice and administration
office and Administration8administrative assistant, office data entry
Production Trades7welding
Business and Management5accounting and computer science
Science4biological and physical sciences
Computer Science and Engineering1web design
Education and Teaching1teacher aide
Family and Social Work1social work

Contact: Olney Central College

Olney Central College

305 N West Street

Olney, IL 62450

General Phone: (618) 393-2982


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