City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College

Tel: (773)838-7500
9,311 students
Public institution
As one of the City Colleges of Chicago, Richard J. Daley College shares in the vision and mission of the District. In addressing the diverse community of the southwest side of Chicago, Daley College provides opportunities for higher education, professional growth and cultural enrichment. Daley College is committed to high quality, affordable programs which are responsive to the educational and career needs of the community.
School Highlights:
City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College serves 9,311 students (40% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 71:1 is higher than the community college average of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 38%.
City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College is one of 31 community colleges within Cook County, IL.
The nearest community college is Fox College (1.5 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 132 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley 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 132 staff
60 staff
City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 9,311 teachers has declined by 12% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 71:1 has decreased from 84:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.60 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 30% over five years.
Total Enrollment
9,311 students
1,266 students
City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 71:1
21:1
City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
3,689 students
810 students
City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 5,622 students
1,017 students
City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College sch enrollment City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College sta enrollment
% Asian
2%
2%
City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
71%
7%
City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
19%
12%
City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College Black (2006-2013)
% White
7%
57%
City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races"
1% 2%
% Unknown races
2%
3%
City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College sch ethnicity City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley 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. 0.60 0.53
City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $5,961 is more than the state average of $5,740. 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 $10,260. The out-state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,961 $5,740
City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,498 $10,260
City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 76%
89%
City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

The man who laid the plans and broke the ground was Chicago's six-term mayor, Richard J. Daley. It was his commitment to the residents of the Southwest community that made the college a reality, and so it was fitting that a week after his death, the school was renamed Richard J. Daley College. Mayor Daley did not live to dedicate the new building when its doors opened in 1981, but his ideals and aspirations for the people of Chicago are embedded in its walls. With a full-time faculty of 81 members and a student body of 4,500, Daley College continues the unbroken tradition which began at Lane and Crane in 1911, of offering university-bound students a solid liberal arts education in their own neighborhoods at a cost working people can afford. Moreover, it continues to respond to the changing needs of Chicago and its people by augmenting traditional studies with the technical, career and occupational curricula for our times, and everything from accounting to telecommunication technology. Daley College also provides an important community service by offering free literacy and bilingual English classes to more than 5,000 students in its Adult Education Program. Typical of institutions of higher learning, Daley College has a broad offering of courses in liberal arts and science. In addition to transfer and pre-professional programs the college offers vocational, technical, and occupational programs for entry level or career advancement. Pre-credit programs to bring skill levels up to college standards are afforded along with Continuing Education, Adult Basic Education, the GED program, and English as a Second Language courses to serve the needs of people who have deficiencies in background which hamper the pursuit of their academic and career goals. A wide array of special events at the college and the offerings of the Cultural Arts Committee provide enrichment activities and to a large degree provide affordable cultural experiences for the community. Daley's students study, work, and play in a facility equipped with a 60,000 volume library; laboratories for accounting, chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics, languages, microcomputer programming, electronics and word processing; ample classroom space; a gymnasium, pool, cafeteria and student activities center; and complete student services from advising to financial aid. Daley's graduates transfer to colleges and universities all over Illinois where they are welcomed as most desirable juniors, or join the work force of Chicago where they are among its most productive and enlightened citizens. Many of the promises implicit in the name of our community college have been fulfilled at Daley, and, if the past is precedent, many more will be.

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Did You Know?
For Chicago public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,961 per year for in-state students and $7,498 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $17,006 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 equal to the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Chicago is Lexington College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.