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President's Message

Welcome to Olney Central College! 

While we have faced some significant challenges to higher education in Illinois, OCC continues to receive accolades for the value and quality it provides to students. Over the past decade, 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 faculty and staff of OCC are dedicated to helping all students achieve their goals and are committed to providing the best learning environment possible. At OCC, you will find small class sizes that provide a focused, rigorous learning environment. 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 staff that is 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 high school equivalency 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.


Rodney Ranes

OCC Alum '94