City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College

Tel: (773)907-4000
11,800 students
Public institution
Truman College, as one of the seven City colleges of Chicago, is a public institution serving the Chicago community under the Master Plan for Higher Education in Illinois. The Board of Trustees of Community College District No. 508 is governed by the Illinois Public Community College Act and the Rules for the Management and Government of the City Colleges of Chicago with any amendments enacted or adopted thereafter. As a comprehensive educational institution, Truman College is committed to excellence in learning and dedicated to providing opportunities that meet the postsecondary, basic skills, workforce training, continuing education, and cultural needs of the diverse, multiethnic community the college serves.
School Highlights:
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City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College serves 11,800 students (26.02% of students are full-time).
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The college's student:teacher ratio of 63:1 is higher than the community college average of -:1.
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Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 48%.
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City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College is one of 31 community colleges within Cook County, IL.
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The nearest community college is Saint Augustine College (0.49 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 187 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman 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 187 staff
60 staff

Student Body

The student population of 11,800 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 63:1 has decreased from 64:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.74 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 8% over five years.
Total Enrollment 11,800 students 1,282 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 63:1
21:1
# Full-Time Students 3,070 students
810 students
# Part-Time Students 8,730 students
1,017 students
% Asian
12%
2%
% Hispanic
41%
7%
% Black
23%
12%
% White
20%
57%
% Two or more races
1% 2%
% Unknown races
3%
3%
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. 0.74 0.53

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $5,961 is more than the state average of $5,694. 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 $5,694
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,498 $10,252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 71%
89%
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

The origins of Harry S Truman College go back to 1956 when, in response to community interest in a public two-year college for the northeast section of the city, an evening college was opened at Amundsen High School. By 1961, this successful undertaking had moved to a former Chicago elementary school and was renamed Mayfair College, offering both day and evening classes to 4,000 students. Demand for large, more up-to-date quarters resulted in the construction of a new campus in the heart of Chicago's historic Uptown neighborhood, a location that serves the needs of a new population and is convenient to public transportation. The College was named after Harry S Truman, the nation's 33rd president, a lifelong advocate for public higher education. In 1995, more than 4,500 students were enrolled in the college's credit program. Another 30,000 plus students were enrolled in Truman's Adult Education, Continuing Education, Truman Technical Center, Lakeview Learning Center, and Truman Middle College (alternative high school) programs combined. The Truman College Adult Education Program is a comprehensive program of free classes for adult students. Adult Education classes help integrate students more fully into the community and workforce, as well as prepare them for further education. The program serves a population of more than 12,000 students each module at the Truman College campus, about 13 off-campus sites, and Lakeview Learning Center. Truman College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools , Commission on Institutions of Higher Education and approved by the Illinois Community College Board, the Illinois Board of Higher Education and the Illinois State Board of Education.

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Did You Know?
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 78%. 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 0.48. The most diverse community college in Chicago is City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.