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President's Message

Welcome to Olney Central College! 

During the past two years, along with other Community Colleges and education institutions, OCC has endured significant challenges related to the pandemic. During these two difficult years and despite these challenges, OCC has continued to provide students and the wider community outstanding education opportunities. Highly regarded in Illinois and nationally, in previous years, OCC has been recognized as the “Best Community College in Illinois” by USA Today along with Schools.com. Also, OCC has been nationally ranked in the top 150 community colleges three times by the Aspen Institute for Community College Excellence.

The main reason for the success of OCC is a faculty and staff dedicated to helping all students achieve their goals and the deep commitment to providing the best learning environment possible. At OCC, you will find small class sizes that provide a focused, rigorous learning environment. These small class sizes allow you to work with faculty whose interests are focused solely on teaching. Students will also find a dedicated, hard-working student services and support staff focused on providing guidance to help meet your academic goals.

Our mission is to deliver exceptional education and services to improve the lives of our students and to strengthen our communities. To achieve that mission, we have committed the college’s resources to help you succeed in achieving your educational objectives of transferring to a four-year university, preparing for immediate employment in a technical field, improving your academic skills through developmental instruction, or obtaining your State of Illinois High School Diploma.

Your decision to enroll at Olney Central College is as important to us at OCC as it is to you and your family. Thank you for choosing Olney Central College and best wishes on a successful year.


Roger Eddy

Interim President