Olney Central College

Olney, Illinois

Olney Central College is located in Olney, Illinois and has consistently been ranked the #1 Community College in Illinois and has also been recognized as a top 150 Community College in the United States. The town of Olney is known for white albino squirrels which brings in many tourists.

+ International Support

Olney Central College plans monthly activities for international students and has an International Office students are able to visit when they have questions or need support.

+ Dorms

Many apartments are very close to OCC campuses, allowing students to walk or ride their bike to class. Students may share a one or two bedroom apartment with other students or live alone, if they prefer. Apartment living is convenient and ideal for the more independent student. Apartments consist of a bedroom, living room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom and closets.

+ Degrees

Whether you’re interested in studying Business, Entrepreneurship, Health Careers or Music, OCC has a program for you. Explore degrees and certificates at OCC.

+ Athletics and Clubs

Home of the Blue Knights, Athletics at OCC include football, cheerleading, soccer, cross country, volleyball and more. Clubs include Student Senate, Nursing Association, Accounting Club, Science Club, and more.

+University Transfer

Graduates of the YFU two-year program who attend OCC can choose to transfer to Eastern Illinois University (#6 in Top Public Schools) and Western Illinois University (#9 in Top Public Schools) among others.
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“OCC has been a great experience for me – I have made so many friends here. I will be transferring to the University of Illinois-Champaign this fall. I am very happy about the transfer process – all of my classes and degree will easily transfer to the University. I would recommend [OCC] to anyone interested in pursuing their Bachelor degree.”

– Guo, China

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