Cook County Community Colleges

In Cook County, Illinois, you can find 35 community colleges serving 153,176 students.
Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic).
The student:teacher ratio of 44:1 is more than the state average of 37:1.

Cook County Community Colleges

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Community Colleges Prep for the Future by Focusing on STEM
Community Colleges Prep for the Future by Focusing on STEM
As careers in science, technology, engineering, and math become more prevalent, community colleges are shifting their focus to meet demand and secure their place in a rapidly changing educational landscape.
Community Colleges: Bigger Buck Bang than For-Profits
A recent study reveals that job applicants with a credential or associate’s degree from a community college have slightly better chances of getting a job interview than students who attend a for-profit college or university. Since community colleges are much more budget friendly than for-profit institutions and have much better job placement results, community colleges are a much better option for employment-minded students.
Freshman Year in College Looks More and More Like High School
Nearly 52 percent of community college students in the United States begin their freshman year in at least one remedial class. These courses, which help students acquire knowledge and skills they should have acquired in high school, do not count toward their degree requirements. As a result, students are taking longer than ever to obtain their degree, if they obtain one at all.
Did You Know?
For Cook County, IL public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,803 per year for in-state students and $9,243 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,319 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Cook County, IL is 69%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Cook County, IL 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 0.56, which is higher than the national average of 0.45. The most diverse community college in Cook County, IL is Lexington College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.