Danville Area Community College

Danville, IL 61832
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Danville Area Community College (DACC) is located in Danville, Illinois. This community college is an independent college that offers courses in more than 70 different areas of study. DACC was originally established in 1946 and it has continued to grow throughout the years. The school offers both occupational degrees and certificates. It has many different transfer opportunities for students and it offers a very good educational opportunity to all of the students who come through its doors. DACC is located on a 75-acre campus and just under 4000 students attend this school.

Students at DACC will be able to take advantage of a very good nursing program. The ADN/RN program at DACC is held in very high regard. This is a program that takes a multi-exit ladder approach to nursing education. Nursing students can complete the entire program to earn their associate’s degrees and qualify for the right to take the NCLEX-RN licensure exam. Students can also exit after completing the first step to earn a Practical Nursing Certificate and the ability to take the NCLEX-PN licensure exam to become an LPN. This nursing program has a high pass rate and is held to a high standard of excellence. All nursing students will receive a great education at this school that will leave them properly prepared for success as nurses no matter where they go.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students2,645
Student to Faculty Ratio17:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate66%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 0 31
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 5 28
Certificate 3 85
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 96.1%
  • NCLEX-RN: 74.9%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1967 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
10/01/2013 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$135/credit
In State Students$235/credit
Out of State Students$235/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $6,075 $10,575 $10,575
ADN 70 $9,450 $16,450 $16,450
BSN 125 $16,875 $29,375 $29,375
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 82% of Danville Area Community College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 53% $4,273
Other Federal Grant 20% $370
State Grant & Scholarships 16% $1,562
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 8% $5,273
Federal Student Loans 12% $3,379
Private Loans -- $4,504


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$4,060
$30,001 to $48,000$4,741
$48,001 to $75,000$7,393
$75,001 to $110,000$9,094
Over $110,000$9,516

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Non-resident alien

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Illinois state board of nursing.
Danville Area Community College
2000 E Main St
Danville, IL 61832

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