City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College

6301 S Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60621-2709
Tel: (773)602-5000
6,235 students
Public institution
Kennedy King College is dedicated to providing high quality, comprehensive, accessible education and training opportunities that respond to changing community needs and that enables individuals to reach their full potential and successfully compete in the global marketplace.
School Highlights:
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College serves 6,235 students (55% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 85% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 38%.
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College is one of 32 community colleges within Cook County, IL.
The nearest community college is Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago (2.7 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 6,235 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of -:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.41 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has grown by 41% over five years.
Total Enrollment
6,235 students
1,303 students
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
3,455 students
835 students
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 2,780 students
1,046 students
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College sch enrollment City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
3%
2%
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
6%
7%
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
75%
11%
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College Black (2006-2012)
% White
15%
66%
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races"
- 2%
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College sch ethnicity City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College 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. 0.41 0.44
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $5,961 is more than the state average of $5,890. The in-state tuition has declined by 26% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,498 is less than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has declined by 21% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,961 $5,890
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,498 $10,047
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Kennedy-King College, formerly known as Woodrow Wilson Junior College, was established in the fall of 1935 at 6800 South Stewart Street as one of three colleges in the Junior College System of the City of Chicago operated by the Chicago Board of Education. In July 1969, the name of the college was officially changed from Woodrow Wilson Junior College to Kennedy-King College in honor of Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. Kennedy King College is dedicated to providing high quality, comprehensive, accessible education and training opportunities that respond to changing community needs and that enables individuals to reach their full potential and successfully compete in the global marketplace. Kennedy-King College is situated on an eighteen acre campus. The multi level educational complex spanning Wentworth Avenue was completed in 1972. In addition to classrooms; our facility has two gymnasiums, a day care center: a theatre, swimming pool, television studio and radio station WKKC FM. There is also a library with over 50,000 books and micro films, a spacious Academic Support Center; food service areas, and numerous laboratories such as the ones used by the automotive technology and photo offset printing departments. Some of the services that students may find helpful in planning their futures include orientation programs, financial aid, placement testing, academic advising, admissions, career guidance, college credit through examination, services for disabled students, veterans affairs, child care, and student organizations. If these services interest you, come to Kennedy-King College and take advantage of a college dedicated to serving your needs. Kennedy King College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and approved by the Illinois Community College Board and the Illinois Office of Education, Department of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education.

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