Illinois Community Colleges

There are 76 community colleges located throughout Illinois (52 public colleges and 24 private colleges), serving 367,158 students.
Minority enrollment is 48% (majority Hispanic), which is more than the national average of 43%. The student:teacher ratio of 37:1 is more than the 21:1 national average.

Student by Ethnicity

(IL) School Average
American Indian
n/a
Asian
4%
Hispanic
21%
Black
16%
White
52%
Unknown
7%

Illinois Community Colleges by Town:

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Did You Know?
For Illinois public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $8,129 per year for in-state students and $10,062 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,816 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 79%. 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 0.66, which is higher than the national average of 0.48. The most diverse community college in Illinois is City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.