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Study at Illinois Valley Community College

Illinois Valley Community College, also referred to as IVCC, is located near the Illinois River, Oglesby. The college was established in 1924 and was originally known as LaSalle-Peru-Oglesby (LPO) Junior College. The students of IVCC are offered associate degree and certificate programs through various academic divisions including:

  • Career and Technical Programs
  • English, Mathematics and Education
  • Health Professions Division
  • Humanities, Fine Arts and Social Sciences
  • Natural Sciences and Business
The athletic teams in the college are known as the Eagles. The male students take part in sports including basketball, tennis and baseball, while the female students are involved in sports which include volleyball, tennis, softball and basketball. The notable alumni of the college includes Dr. Robert Spetzler, world famous Arizona neurosurgeon; Ralph Bowermaster, talented singer in many college musicals; and Don Baker, Peru Mayor since 1965.

Profile of Illinois Valley Community College

The campus of Illinois Valley Community College is in Oglesby, IL, which is a rural site not far from an urban area. The school is a public institution. Degrees at Illinois Valley Community College include, at the school's highest level, the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in science and production trades.

Illinois Valley Community College Selectivity

Its open admissions system makes Illinois Valley Community College an attractive choice for many applicants.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, Illinois Valley Community College had 4, 103 students enrolled (2, 573 full-time equivalent).

Illinois Valley Community College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Nursing and Emergency Medicine287nursing assistant, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Science224biological and physical sciences
Liberal Arts132liberal arts and sciences, general studies
Production Trades85welding, machinist, sheet metal tech
Transportation68truck and bus driver
Engineering Technician42computer systems tech, CAD and design, electronics tech, architectural drafting, manufacturing tech
Family and Social Work39housing and human environments, child care provider, social work
Medical Support and Technology33phlebotomy, dental assistant
Computer Science and Engineering25computer networking, system administration
Cooking and Culinary Arts22waiter/waittress
Business and Management21business management, sales, accounting technology, accounting
Mechanics and Repair20automobile mechanics, HVAC, industrial mechanics
Security and Law Enforcement14criminal justice and police, forensic science
Construction Trades14electrician
Therapy and Counselling8massage therapy, substance abuse Counselling
Design8graphic design
Landscaping and Horticulture5applied horticulture, floristry
office and Administration4general office occupations, office data entry
Education and Teaching1instructional media design

Contact: Illinois Valley Community College

Illinois Valley Community College

815 N Orlando Smith Ave

Oglesby, IL 61348-9692

General Phone: (815) 224-2720


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