Richland Community College

Decatur, IL 62521
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Richland Community College (RCC) is located in Decatur, Illinois. This school was established in 1971 and is an important part of the Illinois Community College System. RCC serves somewhere around 4,000 students and it offers people in the community an opportunity to further their educations. The school has many different associate degrees and certificate programs for students to choose from. It also has very good transfer options for students who wish to continue pursuing bachelor degrees at a larger four-year university. RCC even offers dual enrollment programs for high school students who wish to get a head start on their college education. This is a school that truly offers a robust education to all who enter its doors.

RCC has a nursing program that is quite special as well. There are several different programs of study in the nursing field at this school. Students can choose to pursue nurse assistant training, practical nursing, associate degree in nursing courses, or they can go for the LPN to RN bridge program. All of the nursing programs are held to the highest possible standard. These competitive programs will teach all prospective nurses the necessary skills while giving them every opportunity to grow as professionals. The ADN program is also fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing and is approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students2,515
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate65%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 7 39
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0 9
Certificate 5 81
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 73.2%
  • NCLEX-RN: 85.3%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1978 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
09/01/1996 - 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$188/credit
Out of State Students$469/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 $8,460 $21,105
ADN 70 $9,310 $13,160 $32,830
BSN 125 $16,625 $23,500 $58,625
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, 81% of Richland 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 45% $4,081
Other Federal Grant 16% $183
State Grant & Scholarships 16% $1,074
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 42% $2,519
Federal Student Loans 9% $4,819
Private Loans -- --


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$4,918
$30,001 to $48,000$5,346
$48,001 to $75,000$5,837
$75,001 to $110,000$8,475
Over $110,000$10,053

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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: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Illinois state board of nursing.
Richland Community College
One College Park
Decatur, IL 62521

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