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Fortunately for you, Decatur, IL offers a number of great schools to choose from. It's just a matter of finding the right program and study subject for you!


 

Decatur College and University Demographics

The 3 colleges and universities in Decatur offer 110 degree and certificate programs in fields ranging from licensed practical/vocational nurse training to accounting to engineering, general.

Millikin University is the top-ranked school in Decatur. It was ranked 38th in the nation in 2010. Millikin University has a student population of approximately 2,314. Approximately 16% of students studying at Millikin University choose to study Education, making it the most popular course of study at the school.

Tuition

Decatur schools charge an average tuition of $10,072 per year. The Decatur school charging the highest tuition rates is Millikin University, which charges students $27,525 per year. The lowest tuition rate in Decatur is at Richland Community College, which charges students $2,690 per year in tuition.

Financial Aid

Decatur college students received $6,263,580 in grants, loans, and scholarships in 2008. Institutional grants and scholarships accounted for $6,172,274 of the total. Richland Community College gave its students $3,294,534 in institutional financial aid. This was the highest amount of financial aid given by any Decatur school.

Decatur Student Demographics

Approximately 1% of Illinois students were enrolled in Decatur colleges in 2010. That is 5,988 students. Richland Community College had the most number of students of any college in Decatur, with 3,595 students. Mr John's School of Cosmetology Esthetics & Nails, with 79 students, had the least number of students.

Graduation and Retention Rates

For every 100 students who enroll in Decatur schools, 69 return to start their second year of college. The graduation rate for Decatur schools is approximately 37%. Millikin University has a graduation rate of 63%, which is the highest in amongst Decatur schools. The lowest graduation rate is 21% for Richland Community College.

Diversity

The ratio of female to male students enrolled in Decatur schools is 56 to 44. 46% of Decatur college students are older than 24 years. In 2009, 23 in 100 college students in Decatur identified themselves as being from a racial or ethnic minority. Mr John's School of Cosmetology Esthetics & Nails, with 34% of students identifying themselves as being from a minority background, had the highest percentage of ethnically diverse students in Decatur.

Decatur Faculty Demographics

Decatur schools had 4,410 faculty members in 2010. Of these faculty members, 46% were female. 38% identified themselves as belonging to a racial or ethnic minority.

Decatur schools had an average faculty to student ratio of 1 to 2 in 2009. Richland Community College had faculty to student ratio of 1 to 1, which was the highest for all schools in Decatur.

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
2 miles from location Richland Community College Decatur IL 12.4452 n/a 3,595
2 miles from location Millikin University Decatur IL 61.8731 28% 2,314
1 miles from location Mr John's School of Cosmetology Esthetics & Nails Decatur IL 13.3857 n/a 79
 
 

Need a little help deciding on what to study?

We've ranked the top 50 jobs in Decatur, IL to help you find the right study subject
that fits your interest!

Rank Occupation Num of Jobs Avg Salary Avg Salary (Nat'l) Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
1
Retail Salespersons+ 1,590 $22,760 $25,000 -18.0%
2
Registered Nurses+ 1,320 $58,460 $67,720 -17.5%
3
Office Clerks, General+ 940 $24,590 $28,240 0.0%
4
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants+ 770 $23,160 $25,140 37.5%
5
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education+ 580 $44,280 $54,330
6
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive+ 550 $26,970 $32,000 -32.1%
7
Construction Laborers+ 530 $38,440 $33,590 47.2%
8
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks+ 510 $30,760 $35,340 -8.9%
9
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants+ 500 $38,200 $45,860 11.1%
10
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers+ 470 $36,250 $39,890 38.2%
11
General and Operations Managers+ 460 $104,210 $113,100 2.2%
12
Cooks, Fast Food+ 450 $19,440 $18,540 12.5%
13
Carpenters+ 400 $40,750 $43,890 -13.0%
14
Electricians+ 370 $49,010 $51,810 -22.9%
15
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers+ 360 $45,170 $50,770 -7.7%
16
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics+ 330 $29,940 $38,200 17.9%
17
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses+ 320 $38,640 $41,360 0.0%
18
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters+ 260 $44,420 $50,360 -49.0%
19
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education+ 250 $45,990 $54,880 -3.8%
20
Accountants and Auditors+ 230 $51,900 $68,960 -32.4%
21
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria+ 190 $21,990 $24,180 35.7%
22
Child, Family, and School Social Workers+ 180 $39,870 $43,850
23
Chief Executives+ 160 $108,000 $173,350 77.8%
24
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers+ 150 $57,840 $62,260 36.4%
25
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education+ 150 $27,190 $29,200 36.4%
26
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other+ 140 $160,920 $180,870
27
Pharmacy Technicians+ 140 $30,890 $29,330 -6.7%
28
Social and Human Service Assistants+ 130 $22,190 $30,100 8.3%
29
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors+ 130 $19,820 $35,920 30.0%
30
Billing and Posting Clerks+ 130 $35,180 $33,270 -35.0%
31
Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors+ 120 $47,440 $55,970 200.0%
32
Sales Managers+ 120 $82,690 $114,110 20.0%
33
Financial Managers+ 120 $83,240 $116,970 50.0%
34
Lawyers+ 120 $96,560 $129,440
35
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks+ 110 $39,440 $37,070 22.2%
36
Administrative Services Managers+ 100 $51,880 $84,390 25.0%
37
Dental Hygienists+ 100 $56,540 $68,680
38
Cost Estimators+ 100 $51,250 $62,060 66.7%
39
Medical Assistants+ 90 $26,310 $29,760 12.5%
40
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents+ 90 n/a $95,130
41
Managers, All Other+ 90 $79,500 $102,160
42
Legislators+ 90 $23,140 $38,470 125.0%
43
Home Health Aides+ 90 $21,090 $21,760
44
Architectural and Engineering Managers+ 90 $108,030 $125,900
45
Security Guards+ 80 $28,130 $26,870
46
Civil Engineers+ 80 $70,470 $82,280 -27.3%
47
Loan Officers+ 80 $49,820 $65,900
48
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists+ 80 $25,220 $26,510 -33.3%
49
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School+ 80 $79,870 $89,990
50
Construction Managers+ 80 $86,140 $94,240 -11.1%