East-West University

Tel: (3.1)293-9011
815 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:
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East-West University serves 815 students (98.53% of students are full-time).
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The college's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is lower than the community college average of 36:1.
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Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 47%.
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East-West University is one of 31 community colleges within Cook County, IL.
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The nearest community college is Robert Morris University Illinois (0.37 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 34 teachers has grown by 21% over five years.
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 34 staff
61 staff
East-West University Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 815 teachers has declined by 33% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has decreased from 39:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.56 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 30% over five years.
Total Enrollment 815 students 1,296 students
East-West University Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 24:1
East-West University Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 803 students
815 students
East-West University Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 12 students
1,025 students
East-West University Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
East-West University Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
East-West University Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
East-West University Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
East-West University Black (2006-2013)
% White
East-West University White (2006-2013)
% Unknown races
East-West University Unknown (2006-2013)
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. 0.56 0.53
East-West University Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $18,795 is more than the state average of $5,668. The in-state tuition has grown by 19% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $18,795 is more than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 19% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $18,795 $5,694
East-West University In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $18,795 $10,252
East-West University Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 100%
East-West University % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

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Did You Know?
For Chicago public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $10,689 per year for in-state students and $11,765 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,650 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

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

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 0.53, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Chicago is City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.