Kankakee Community College

Tel: (815)802-8500
3,913 students
Public institution

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Kankakee Community College is committed to one mission: Enhancing quality of life through learning. KCC is dedicated to providing quality, comprehensive educational programs and services in a fiscally responsible manner. KCC offers a supportive environment for lifelong learning for the development of the individual and the community. KCC provides leadership in identifying the future educational needs of our district as related to the seven general educational and community service goals prescribed by the Illinois Community College Board.
School Highlights:
Kankakee Community College serves 3,913 students (41% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 38%.
Kankakee Community College is the only community colleges within Kankakee County, IL.
The nearest community college is ITT Technical Institute-Orland Park (31.6 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Kankakee Community 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 3,913 teachers has grown by 8% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has decreased from 31:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.38 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,913 students
1,303 students
Kankakee Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
1,613 students
836 students
Kankakee Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 2,300 students
1,046 students
Kankakee Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Kankakee Community College sch enrollment Kankakee Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
1%
2%
Kankakee Community College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
7%
7%
Kankakee Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
14%
12%
Kankakee Community College Black (2006-2012)
% White
77%
67%
Kankakee Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races"
- 2%
Kankakee Community College sch ethnicity Kankakee Community 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. 0.38 0.45
Kankakee Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $5,050 is less than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $14,533 is more than the state average of $10,072. The out-state tuition has grown by 19% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,050 $5,940
Kankakee Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $14,533 $10,072
Kankakee Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Founded in 1966, Kankakee Community College is one of 48 community colleges in Illinois and is an accredited, public, two-year, degree-granting institution. More than 5,000 people take credit and noncredit classes each year. The day student population is more traditional—recent high school graduates. Many working adults with family, perhaps like you, take classes at night, on weekends, or through non-traditional formats such as the Fast Track Degree, online courses, telecourses or independent study. KCC offers more than 46 academic and continuing education programs. The campus has been on River Road in Kankakee, south of the Kankakee River, since 1968 when the first classes were offered. In addition, there is an Iroquois County Satellite Center in Watseka which opened in 2002. Kankakee Community College was organized in October 1966 by a group of citizens concerned with providing a post-secondary educational resource for the people of the Kankakee area. The college offered its first classes in September 1968. Since that date, it has served as an educational, vocational and recreational center for residents of Community College District 520, an area encompassing all or part of Kankakee, Iroquois, Ford, Grundy, Livingston and Will counties and serving a population in excess of 130,000. KCC's main campus is located on 178 scenic acres on the southern edge of the city of Kankakee, about 60 miles south of Chicago. It is on River Road, about a half-mile east of U.S. 45/52 and is easily accessible from both Interstate 57 (Exit 308) and U.S. 45/52. Situated on the tree-lined banks of the Kankakee River and surrounded by the Kankakee Conservation Area and rich farmland, the KCC campus provides an ideal environment for learning. In its College Credit Division, KCC awards associate degrees in more than 50 areas of study and certificates of completion in 17 areas. Students attend KCC both to prepare to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a bachelor's degree and to prepare to enter the job market directly from KCC. KCC also offers non-degree programs to meet a variety of community needs, including workforce development and remedial development, through its Office of Corporate and Continuing Education and its Division of Adult and Community Education. Kankakee Community College is a two-year college, accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and officially recognized by the Illinois Community College Board.

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Did You Know?
For Illinois public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,882 per year for in-state students and $9,815 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,672 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 74%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Illinois 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 0.57, which is higher than the national average of 0.45. The most diverse community college in Illinois is City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.