Kaskaskia College

Centralia, IL 62801
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Kaskaskia College is located in Centralia, Illinois. The college was originally established in 1940 and it serves over 5,000 students. This school stands out as being a very good public community college in the area. It offers a large variety of different programs that will appeal to prospective students. All students will be able to work toward earning associate’s degrees and certificates in programs. Aside from this, the school is also well known as a transfer school. This school can allow students to earn credits that can easily be transferred over to a four-year college or university. 

Kaskaskia also has a nursing program that has an incredibly strong history. The nursing program at this school is one of the most popular parts of the college. This program has been helping to create successful nurses for years. Nursing students will be able to gain experience by learning from seasoned faculty members, making use of the state-of-the-art nursing education center, and using the simulation lab. This school also makes use of convenient clinical sites to provide students with experience. Students will be able to pursue becoming registered nurses through the two-year program or they can opt for the one-year practical nursing program.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleFringe Rural
Number of Students3,107
Student to Faculty Ratio19:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate64%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 3 48
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 1 24
Certificate 20 150
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 89.8%
  • NCLEX-RN: 91%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1964 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
12/01/1973 - 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$133/credit
In State Students$235/credit
Out of State Students$395/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 $5,985 $10,575 $17,775
ADN 70 $9,310 $16,450 $27,650
BSN 125 $16,625 $29,375 $49,375
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, 77% of Kaskaskia 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 59% $4,319
Other Federal Grant 1% $3,852
State Grant & Scholarships 18% $998
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 25% $3,488
Federal Student Loans -- --
Private Loans 4% $5,000


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$5,819
$30,001 to $48,000$5,768
$48,001 to $75,000$7,166
$75,001 to $110,000--
Over $110,000--

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
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.
Kaskaskia College
27210 College Rd
Centralia, IL 62801

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