East-West University

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879 students
Private not-for-profit

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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 879 students (99% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 38%.
East-West University is one of 32 community colleges within Cook County, IL.
The nearest community college is Robert Morris University Illinois (0.4 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% 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

Student Body

The student population of 879 teachers has declined by 30% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has decreased from 45:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.56 is more than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has grown by 64% over five years.
Total Enrollment
879 students
1,303 students
East-West University Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
869 students
834 students
East-West University Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 10 students
1,040 students
East-West University Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
East-West University sch enrollment East-West University sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1% 1%
% Asian
10%
2%
East-West University Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
1%
1%
% Hispanic
15%
7%
East-West University Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
63%
11%
East-West University Black (2006-2012)
% White
11%
66%
East-West University White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
East-West University More (2009-2012)
East-West University sch ethnicity East-West University sta ethnicity
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 0.44
East-West University Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $17,595 is more than the state average of $5,890. The in-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $17,595 is more than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $17,595 $5,890
East-West University In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $17,595 $10,047
East-West University Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

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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 $17,105 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Chicago is 69%. 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 0.44. The most diverse community college in Chicago is Lexington College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.