Why ICC?

Outstanding Academics. Outstanding Opportunities. Outstanding school.

Illinois Central College is a wonderful place to begin your college experience. Whether you are aiming to advance your career, train for a new one, or simply cultivate your individual interests, ICC has hundreds of courses designed to help you earn an associate’s degree, professional certification, or provide a strong foundation for university transfer.

Commitment to academic is a priority at ICC. The college is accredited by the North Central Association / Higher Learning Commission and does so by meeting and upholding a set of nationally established criteria for quality, integrity, innovation, diversity, service, collaboration, and learning.

In addition to traditional programs of study, including university transfer and technical classes, ICC’s main and three satellite campuses offers community education, continuing education for practicing professionals, developmental education, and English as a second language.

Experienced, Caring, Dedicated Faculty. Small Class Size. Individual Attention.

The faculty at Illinois Central College is focused on teaching and learning. The average ratio of faculty to students in the classroom is 1 to 20. The learning experience at a large university lecture hall can be as high as 1 to 500 and is usually taught by a graduate assistant not a professor. In addition, ICC’s faculty is highly qualified with nearly 1/3 holding doctoral degrees and more than 90 percent having earned a masters.

Student success is our number one priority.

You as an Illinois Central College student are the center of everything we do. At ICC, there is freedom to find balance between academics and extra-curricular activities. ICC athletics offers 10 varsity sports, each of which play a top-notch schedule that enriches the student-athletic competitive drive and spirit. Whether it’s through athletics, student organizations, or partnerships with the community, there are many ways to be involved at Illinois Central College. ICC’s dedicated faculty and staff members are excited to help you create your own path to a memorable educational experience and successful future.

The Choice is yours. Visit and explore.

Enrolling at Illinois Central College can be your springboard to success both academically and athletically. With your commitment, two years at ICC can open doors to opportunities that weren’t there as a high school graduate. The choice is yours. The ICC family invites to visit and explore our campus. You may be surprised at what you find.