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
East-West University serves 815 students (99% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is lower than the state community college average of 36:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 47%.
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 34 teachers has grown by 21% 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 34 staff
61 staff
East-West University Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 815 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 0.50 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 16% over five years.
Total Enrollment 815 students 1,315 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
1,061 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. 0.50 0.70
East-West University Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $18,795 is more than the state average of $5,590. 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 $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 19% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $18,795 $5,590
East-West University In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $18,795 $10,086
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

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Robert Morris University Illinois
    Private not-for-profit
    3,231 students | 0.40 Mi401 S State Street
    Chicago, IL 60605
  • MacCormac College
    Private not-for-profit
    215 students | 0.70 Mi29 E. Madison
    Chicago, IL 60602
  • Taylor Business Institute
    Private for-profit
    255 students | 0.80 Mi318 West Adams Street Suite 500
    Chicago, IL 60606
  • 9,036 students | 1.00 Mi30 E Lake St
    Chicago, IL 60601
  • 59 students | 1.40 Mi310 South Peoria 5th Fl
    Chicago, IL 60607
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 0.64, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Chicago is Taylor Business Institute. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.