Richland Community College has announced it will not be extending its lease on the Clinton Education Center on the community's west side.
In a statement to Regional Radio, the Decatur-based institution said quote-
"Richland Community College is committed to providing educational and training opportunities for all individuals from the Clinton Community and DeWitt County with students from DeWitt County receiving the second highest percentage of scholarships from the Richland Community College Foundation. However, over the past few years, enrollment at the Clinton Higher Education Center has declined by an average of 26% annually over the last three years. Additionally, all Clinton High School Dual Credit course offerings for the fall 2022 semester are 100% online. After spending several years exploring all opportunities, Richland Community College has made the difficult decision not to renew our lease in the building where the Clinton Higher Education Center is located. Although we will no longer have a physical presence at the Clinton Higher Education Center, Richland Community College remains committed to providing accessible and affordable educational paths and training opportunities that meet the needs of the Clinton Community."
Richland has occupied the building since November of 2013.