Message from the President

As Illinois Valley Community College’s tenth president, it is an honor to welcome you on behalf of our board of trustees, faculty, staff, and administration. For 98 years, IVCC has earned the reputation of a high-quality teaching and learning institution.

IVCC was founded as La Salle-Peru-Oglesby Junior College in 1924 and was located at La Salle-Peru Township High School for more than 40 years. In 1947, the Truman Commission on Higher Education recommended “junior” colleges become “community” colleges to serve the needs of the communities they serve.

In 1967, Illinois Valley Community College opened as a comprehensive community college offering something for everyone: adult education, developmental education, vocational and technical training leading to employment, baccalaureate education for students planning to transfer to a university, workforce development, and continuing education.

Throughout its storied history, IVCC has provided tremendous value at an affordable price. Holding to that tradition, we have not raised tuition the past five years.

If your goal is to earn an associate degree and possibly a bachelor’s degree, or a certificate leading to immediate employment, or if you are interested in taking courses only for pleasure, IVCC has a place for you.

Our faculty and staff welcome the opportunity to help you achieve your goals. Take advantage of the wonderful opportunities we offer and begin your educational journey with us today. We will exceed your expectations.

Dr. Jerry Corcoran

Dr. Jerry Corcoran

Judy Day

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