East-West University

Tel: (312)939-0111
555 students
Private not-for-profit
Unique strength within diversity. At East-West University, unique sense of identity prevails. Strength of the university comes from its concerned and caring faculty and staff. Within the environment of East-West is a sense of community. Finally, diversity is the real strength of East-West University. East-West University was founded in 1980 with the mission of providing quality, affordable, multi-cultural, and forward-looking higher education to Chicago and the world. The institution has grown and prospered over the years, from a noble idea to a significant institution of higher learning accommodating nearly 1200 students. East-West has repeatedly been cited as having the lowest tuition among private schools in the Chicago area, making a higher education with personal attention more accessible. East-West has one of the highest percentages of international students of any baccalaureate school in the nation; it is the only majority-minority four year college in the state of Illinois; the faculty and staff is among the most diverse of any institution of higher learning in the nation; its graduates have spread throughout the world making a difference; and its close-knit, family atmosphere has been successful in helping students to meet the challenges of making it through college to graduation.
School Highlights
East-West University serves 555 students (99% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is lower than the state community college average of 36:1.
Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 39%.
East-West University is one of 31 community colleges within Cook County, IL.
The nearest community college is Robert Morris University Illinois (0.40 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 29 teachers has declined by 9% over five years.
College East-West University Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private not-for-profit Public
Total Faculty 29 staff
62 staff
East-West University Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 555 has declined by 49% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has decreased from 39:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.73 is more than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 17% over five years.
Total Enrollment 555 students 1,371 students
East-West University Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1
22:1
East-West University Student Staff (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 551 students
779 students
East-West University Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 4 students
1,083 students
East-West University Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
East-West University Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
13%
5%
East-West University Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
22%
20%
East-West University Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
45%
15%
East-West University Black (2006-2014)
% White
6%
49%
East-West University White (2006-2014)
% Hawaiian
1%
-
East-West University Hawaiian (2008-2012)
% Two or more races
1%
3%
East-West University More (2009-2014)
% Unknown races
4%
6%
East-West University Unknown (2006-2014)
% Non Resident races
9%
1%
East-West University Non Resident (2006-2014)
East-West University 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. 0.73 0.70
East-West University Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $19,545 is more than the state average of $5,664. The in-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $19,545 is more than the state average of $10,360. The out-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $19,545 $5,664
East-West University In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $19,545 $10,360
East-West University Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Total Dormitory Capacity 240 271
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 100%
90%
East-West University % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Robert Morris University Illinois
    Private not-for-profit
    3,205 students | 0.40 Mi401 S State Street
    Chicago IL 60605
    (312)935-6800
    0.403,205
  • MacCormac College
    Private not-for-profit
    216 students | 0.70 Mi29 E. Madison
    Chicago IL 60602
    (312)922-1884
    0.70216
  • Taylor Business Institute
    Private for-profit
    280 students | 0.80 Mi318 West Adams Street, Suite 500
    Chicago IL 60606
    (312)658-5100
    0.80280
  • 9,392 students | 1.00 Mi30 E Lake St
    Chicago IL 60601
    (312)553-5600
    1.009,392
  • Coyne College
    Private for-profit
    611 students | 1.70 Mi330 North Green Street
    Chicago IL 60607
    (773)577-8100
    1.70611
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.