The College of Office Technology

1520 West Division Street
Chicago, IL 60642-3312
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115 students
Private for-profit
The College of Office Technology is a private post secondary educational institution which offers quality technical programs. These programs prepare students for careers in Computer Operations, Computer Network Technology, Administrative Medical Assisting and phlebotomy and assists students in developing their abilities to function effectively in today’s changing business environment.
School Highlights:
The College of Office Technology serves 115 students (100% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 38%.
The College of Office Technology is one of 32 community colleges within Cook County, IL.
The nearest community college is Coyne College (1.4 miles away).

School Overview

The College of Office Technology Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private for-profit Public

Student Body

The student population of 115 teachers has declined by 68% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has increased from 11:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.43 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 13% over five years.
Total Enrollment
115 students
1,303 students
The College of Office Technology Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
115 students
836 students
The College of Office Technology Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
The College of Office Technology sch enrollment The College of Office Technology sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
2%
2%
The College of Office Technology Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
22%
7%
The College of Office Technology Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
72%
12%
The College of Office Technology Black (2006-2012)
% White
4%
67%
The College of Office Technology White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races"
- 2%
The College of Office Technology sch ethnicity The College of Office Technology 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. 0.43 0.45
The College of Office Technology Diversity Score (2006-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

The College's learning environment features the latest in office equipment. Included in the education department are eight computer labs, four keyboarding labs, six lecture rooms, one computer repair lab, one medical classroom, a library, and a conference room. The educational programs we offer prepare students for employment success through extensive hands-on training and comprehensive curriculum. The faculty of The College of Office Technology consists of academic specialists who have significant experience in the business world. Faculty members have achieved at least the Bachelor's Degree, with many reaching the Master's or Doctor's level. The faculty understands that job readiness requires basic academic skills and personal development in addition to technical skills. In December 1985, the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), an accrediting agency nationally recognized by the United States Department of Education, accredited ACTI. This accreditation led to approval by the U.S. Department of Education for the use of Title IV Financial Aid Programs. In October 1996, the College established a computer technology program to train individuals to meet the challenges of the computer industry. In October 1997, the College established the Medical Office Assistant program to provide graduates with the skills and knowledge to qualify for various medical office careers. These programs have been accredited and approved by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) and by the Illinois State Board of Education.

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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 0.45. The most diverse community college in Chicago is Lexington College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.