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BestColleges LogoOlney Central College ranks among the Best Community Colleges in Illinois according to a new list released by

Out of 25 institutions ranked, OCC placed No. 6 in the state. All four Illinois Eastern Community Colleges — Frontier Community, Lincoln Trail, Olney Central and Wabash Valley — made the list’s Top 10.

According to, “Schools featured in the rankings demonstrate a commitment to high-quality education for their students.”

Selections are based on statistical data available from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and College Navigator as well as consistently applied guiding principles, including academic quality, affordability and online competency.

“Thanks to the dedication of faculty and staff at OCC we are once again being given credit for being one of the best community colleges in Illinois,” said OCC President Rodney Ranes. “We are glad we can continue to serve the needs of the residents in our district and we look forward to improving our services in the years to come.” partners with to provide students with direct connections to schools and programs suiting their educational goals. also assists prospective students in finding the school that best meets their needs through proprietary research, user-friendly guides and hundreds of unique college rankings.

OCC continues to receive national recognition for its outstanding educational quality and affordability. OCC was named a 2017 Aspen Prize Top 150 U.S. Community College. USA Today and ranked OCC the No. 1 community college in Illinois while included OCC in its list of best community colleges.

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