Olney Central College has been named the No. 1 Online Community College in Illinois by Optimal’s Guide to Online Schools.
The state’s community colleges were ranked using several criteria, including retention rate, graduation rates, percentage of online enrollment data, and the number of online associate degrees offered. Data was based on information collected by the National Center of Education Statistics. In order to be considered for ranking, community colleges must be regionally accredited and offer at least one fully online associate degree.
OCC offers both online transfer and technical degrees. Programs available include Accounting, Health Information Technology, Medical Transcription, MS Office Specialist and Professional Bookkeeper.
Optimal, formerly known as SR Education Group, assists students in finding the best option for their educational needs. The free and comprehensive resource enables students to compare all online colleges in the U.S.
All four Illinois Eastern Community Colleges — Frontier Community in Fairfield, Lincoln Trail in Robinson, Olney Central in Olney and Wabash Valley in Mt. Carmel — made the 2020 Best Online Community Colleges List.
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