College of Lake County

19351 W Washington St.
Grayslake, IL 60030-1198
Tel: (847)543-2000
15,410 students
Public institution
The College of Lake County is a comprehensive community college offering a wide range of academic program choices to meet students' educational needs at different points in their lives.
School Highlights
College of Lake County serves 15,410 students (28% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 35:1 is lower than the state community college average of 36:1.
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 47%.
College of Lake County is the only community colleges within Lake County, IL.
The nearest community college is Worsham College of Mortuary Science (15.30 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 437 teachers has grown by 14% over five years.
College College of Lake County 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 437 staff
62 staff
College of Lake County Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 15,410 has declined by 14% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 35:1 has decreased from 45:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.62 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has declined by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment 15,410 students 1,371 students
College of Lake County Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 35:1
22:1
College of Lake County Student Staff (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 4,303 students
779 students
College of Lake County Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 11,107 students
1,083 students
College of Lake County Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
College of Lake County Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
5%
5%
College of Lake County Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
21%
20%
College of Lake County Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
7%
15%
College of Lake County Black (2006-2014)
% White
57%
49%
College of Lake County White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
2%
3%
College of Lake County More (2011-2014)
% Unknown races
7%
6%
College of Lake County Unknown (2009-2014)
College of Lake County 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. 0.62 0.70
College of Lake County Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $7,770 is more than the state average of $5,664. The in-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $10,262 is less than the state average of $10,360. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $7,770 $5,664
College of Lake County In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $10,262 $10,360
College of Lake County Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 51%
90%
College of Lake County % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Our major program areas include credit programs to prepare students for transfer or career entry, GED and adult basic education, non-credit offerings for personal or career development, and contract training and specialized services for businesses. Regardless of their focus, our programs emphasize academic excellence and concern with the individual student's goals. Each semester we serve nearly 16,000 credit students, with more than 80 percent enrolled in transfer or career preparation programs. By far the largest College of Lake County site, the Grayslake Campus consists of 226.1 acres. About one-third of the campus is currently devoted to buildings and parking areas, and another 20 percent is allocated for future building. Natural beauty is a distinct feature of the campus, and about one-third of the acreage will be permanently preserved as natural areas. From its central Lake County location on the Grayslake Campus, the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts offers many programs that offer audiences Downtown-caliber entertainment and cultural experiences.

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Did You Know?
For Illinois public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,269 per year for in-state students and $9,320 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,534 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

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

Illinois 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 0.65, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Illinois is Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Chicago. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.