City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College

10001 S Woodlawn Ave
Chicago, IL 60628
Tel: (773)291-6100
5,298 students
Public institution
The mission of Olive-Harvey College is to provide students with a quality education.
School Highlights
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College serves 5,298 students (37% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 47%.
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College is one of 31 community colleges within Cook County, IL.
The nearest community college is Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago (4.90 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 97 teachers has declined by 16% over five years.
College City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
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 97 staff
61 staff
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 5,298 has grown by 30% over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.47 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 38% over five years.
Total Enrollment 5,298 students 1,315 students
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 1,940 students
815 students
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 3,358 students
1,061 students
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
5%
5%
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College Asian (2007-2013)
% Hispanic
16%
20%
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
71%
15%
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College Black (2006-2013)
% White
5%
49%
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
1%
3%
% Unknown races
2%
6%
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College Unknown (2009-2013)
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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. 0.47 0.70
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $5,961 is more than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has declined by 10% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,498 is less than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,961 $5,590
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,498 $10,086
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 85%
89%
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Olive-Harvey College was formed in the fall of 1970 as a result of the merger of two City Colleges of Chicago: the Southeast College, founded in 1957, and Fenger, founded in 1958. These two Colleges had been operating separately, with different faculties, administrations, student populations, educational philosophies, and purpose. Olive-Harvey College has been located at its present 67-acre campus since its inception. Initially, it was housed in a set of nine prefabricated, steel structures. In 1981 the College moved most of its operations to a newly constructed main building, with ample space, equipment, laboratories and other facilities. In the Spring of 1988, the physical facilities expanded with construction a satellite facility, the South Chicago Campus on 92nd Street between Baltimore and Houston, in the far east of the College's service area. Olive-Harvey College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools , Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

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Did You Know?
For Chicago public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $10,689 per year for in-state students and $11,765 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,650 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Chicago is 78%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

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 0.64, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Chicago is Taylor Business Institute. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.