City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College

10001 S Woodlawn Ave
Chicago, IL 60628-1696
Tel: (773)291-6100
4,572 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 4,572 students (43% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 47:1 is higher than the state community college average of 36:1.
Minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 39%.
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 14% over five years.
College City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College 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 97 staff
62 staff
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 4,572 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 47:1 has increased from 42:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.74 is more than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 138% over five years.
Total Enrollment 4,572 students 1,371 students
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 47:1
22:1
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College Student Staff (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 1,959 students
779 students
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 2,613 students
1,083 students
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
22%
5%
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College Asian (2007-2014)
% Hispanic
6%
20%
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
37%
15%
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College Black (2006-2014)
% White
27%
49%
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College White (2006-2014)
% Unknown races
7%
6%
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College Unknown (2009-2014)
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. 0.74 0.70
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $6,460 is more than the state average of $5,664. The in-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,891 is less than the state average of $10,360. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $6,460 $5,664
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,891 $10,360
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 92%
90%
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (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 $7,243 per year for in-state students and $8,588 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,020 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 0.66, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Chicago is Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Chicago. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.