City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College

7500 S Pulaski Rd
Chicago, IL 60652-1299
Tel: (773)838-7500
8,914 students
Public institution
As one of the City Colleges of Chicago, Richard J. Daley College shares in the vision and mission of the District. In addressing the diverse community of the southwest side of Chicago, Daley College provides opportunities for higher education, professional growth and cultural enrichment. Daley College is committed to high quality, affordable programs which are responsive to the educational and career needs of the community.
School Highlights
City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College serves 8,914 students (34% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 39%.
City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College is one of 31 community colleges within Cook County, IL.
The nearest community college is Fox College (1.50 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 130 teachers has grown by 12% over five years.
College City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley 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 130 staff 121 staff

Student Body

The student population of 8,914 has declined by 10% over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.68 is more than the state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has grown by 51% over five years.
Total Enrollment 8,914 students 3,207 students
# Full-Time Students 3,055 students 1,118 students
# Part-Time Students 5,859 students 2,604 students
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Unknown races
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. 0.68 0.58

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $5,961 is less than the state average of $8,220. The in-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,498 is less than the state average of $10,370. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,961 $8,220
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,498 $10,370
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 82% 83%
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The man who laid the plans and broke the ground was Chicago's six-term mayor, Richard J. Daley. It was his commitment to the residents of the Southwest community that made the college a reality, and so it was fitting that a week after his death, the school was renamed Richard J. Daley College. Mayor Daley did not live to dedicate the new building when its doors opened in 1981, but his ideals and aspirations for the people of Chicago are embedded in its walls. With a full-time faculty of 81 members and a student body of 4,500, Daley College continues the unbroken tradition which began at Lane and Crane in 1911, of offering university-bound students a solid liberal arts education in their own neighborhoods at a cost working people can afford. Moreover, it continues to respond to the changing needs of Chicago and its people by augmenting traditional studies with the technical, career and occupational curricula for our times, and everything from accounting to telecommunication technology. Daley College also provides an important community service by offering free literacy and bilingual English classes to more than 5,000 students in its Adult Education Program. Typical of institutions of higher learning, Daley College has a broad offering of courses in liberal arts and science. In addition to transfer and pre-professional programs the college offers vocational, technical, and occupational programs for entry level or career advancement. Pre-credit programs to bring skill levels up to college standards are afforded along with Continuing Education, Adult Basic Education, the GED program, and English as a Second Language courses to serve the needs of people who have deficiencies in background which hamper the pursuit of their academic and career goals. A wide array of special events at the college and the offerings of the Cultural Arts Committee provide enrichment activities and to a large degree provide affordable cultural experiences for the community. Daley's students study, work, and play in a facility equipped with a 60,000 volume library; laboratories for accounting, chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics, languages, microcomputer programming, electronics and word processing; ample classroom space; a gymnasium, pool, cafeteria and student activities center; and complete student services from advising to financial aid. Daley's graduates transfer to colleges and universities all over Illinois where they are welcomed as most desirable juniors, or join the work force of Chicago where they are among its most productive and enlightened citizens. Many of the promises implicit in the name of our community college have been fulfilled at Daley, and, if the past is precedent, many more will be.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Fox College
    Private for-profit
    360 students | 1.50 Mi6640 S. Cicero
    Bedford Park IL 60638
  • 743 students | 3.90 Mi7725 South Harlem Avenue
    Bridgeview IL 60455
  • 5,313 students | 4.40 Mi6301 S Halsted St
    Chicago IL 60621
  • 4,653 students | 5.00 Mi3801 S Central Ave
    Cicero IL 60804
  • 14 students | 7.00 Mi6045 S. Kenwood Ave.
    Chicago IL 60637
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.