City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College

Tel: (773)602-5000
5,860 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 5,860 students (56% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 46:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% 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 31 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 128 teachers has declined by 11% over five years.
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 128 staff
59 staff
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 5,860 teachers has declined by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 46:1 has decreased from 48:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.41 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 41% over five years.
Total Enrollment
5,860 students
1,282 students
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 46:1
22:1
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
3,287 students
810 students
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 2,573 students
1,017 students
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
1%
2%
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
5%
7%
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
89%
12%
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College Black (2006-2013)
% White
2%
57%
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races"
1% 2%
% Unknown races
2%
3%
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College 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. 0.41 0.53
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $5,961 is more than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has declined by 10% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,498 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,961 $5,742
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,498 $10,294
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 87%
89%
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (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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