City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College

6301 S Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60621-2709
Tel: (773)602-5000
5,313 students
Public institution
  • Kennedy King College is dedicated to providing high quality, comprehensive, accessible education and training opportunities that respond to changing community needs and that enables individuals to reach their full potential and successfully compete in the global marketplace.
School Highlights
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College serves 5,313 students (50% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 40:1 is higher than the state community college average of 36:1.
Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 39%.
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College is one of 31 community colleges within Cook County, IL.
The nearest community college is Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago (2.70 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 133 teachers has declined by 6% over five years.
College City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College (IL) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 133 staff
121 staff

Student Body

The student population of 5,313 has declined by 14% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 40:1 has decreased from 47:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.46 is less than the state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has grown by 206% over five years.
Total Enrollment 5,313 students 3,207 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 40:1
36:1
# Full-Time Students 2,632 students
1,118 students
# Part-Time Students 2,681 students
2,604 students
% Asian
2%
4%
% Hispanic
8%
15%
% Black
72%
14%
% White
11%
61%
% Two or more races
1%
1%
% Unknown races
3%
5%
% Non Resident races
2%
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Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.46 0.58

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $5,961 is less than the state average of $7,252. The in-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,498 is less than the state average of $9,471. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,961 $7,252
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,498 $9,471
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 92%
82%
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Kennedy-King College, formerly known as Woodrow Wilson Junior College, was established in the fall of 1935 at 6800 South Stewart Street as one of three colleges in the Junior College System of the City of Chicago operated by the Chicago Board of Education. In July 1969, the name of the college was officially changed from Woodrow Wilson Junior College to Kennedy-King College in honor of Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. Kennedy King College is dedicated to providing high quality, comprehensive, accessible education and training opportunities that respond to changing community needs and that enables individuals to reach their full potential and successfully compete in the global marketplace. Kennedy-King College is situated on an eighteen acre campus. The multi level educational complex spanning Wentworth Avenue was completed in 1972. In addition to classrooms; our facility has two gymnasiums, a day care center: a theatre, swimming pool, television studio and radio station WKKC FM. There is also a library with over 50,000 books and micro films, a spacious Academic Support Center; food service areas, and numerous laboratories such as the ones used by the automotive technology and photo offset printing departments. Some of the services that students may find helpful in planning their futures include orientation programs, financial aid, placement testing, academic advising, admissions, career guidance, college credit through examination, services for disabled students, veterans affairs, child care, and student organizations. If these services interest you, come to Kennedy-King College and take advantage of a college dedicated to serving your needs. Kennedy King College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and approved by the Illinois Community College Board and the Illinois Office of Education, Department of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education.

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Did You Know?
For Chicago public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,961 per year for in-state students and $7,498 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,500 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Chicago community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.54, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Chicago is Kendall College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.