College of Lake County

19351 W Washington St.
Grayslake, IL 60030
Tel: (847)543-2000
17,685 students
Public institution
The College of Lake County is a comprehensive community college offering a wide range of academic program choices to meet students' educational needs at different points in their lives.
School Highlights:
College of Lake County serves 17,685 students (27% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 38:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 38%.
College of Lake County is the only community colleges within Lake County, IL.
The nearest community college is Worsham College of Mortuary Science (15.3 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 462 teachers has grown by 20% over five years.
College of Lake County 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 462 staff
59 staff
College of Lake County Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 17,685 teachers has grown by 34% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 38:1 has decreased from 43:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.48 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 14% over five years.
Total Enrollment
17,685 students
1,282 students
College of Lake County Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 38:1
22:1
College of Lake County student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
4,764 students
810 students
College of Lake County Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 12,921 students
1,017 students
College of Lake County Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
College of Lake County Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
6%
2%
College of Lake County Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
32%
7%
College of Lake County Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
8%
12%
College of Lake County Black (2006-2013)
% White
45%
57%
College of Lake County White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
College of Lake County More (2011-2013)
% Unknown races
6%
3%
College of Lake County Unknown (2009-2013)
College of Lake County 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. 0.48 0.53
College of Lake County Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $7,252 is more than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,590 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $7,252 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,590 $10,294
College of Lake County Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 43%
89%
College of Lake County % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Our major program areas include credit programs to prepare students for transfer or career entry, GED and adult basic education, non-credit offerings for personal or career development, and contract training and specialized services for businesses. Regardless of their focus, our programs emphasize academic excellence and concern with the individual student's goals. Each semester we serve nearly 16,000 credit students, with more than 80 percent enrolled in transfer or career preparation programs. By far the largest College of Lake County site, the Grayslake Campus consists of 226.1 acres. About one-third of the campus is currently devoted to buildings and parking areas, and another 20 percent is allocated for future building. Natural beauty is a distinct feature of the campus, and about one-third of the acreage will be permanently preserved as natural areas. From its central Lake County location on the Grayslake Campus, the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts offers many programs that offer audiences Downtown-caliber entertainment and cultural experiences.

Nearby Schools:

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Wheeling Worsham College of Mortuary Science
    Private for-profit
    495 Northgate Pkwy
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (847)808-8444
    15.3  Mi  |  106  students
  • Kenosha Herzing University Kenosha
    Public
    4006 Washington Road
    Kenosha, WI 53144
    1-866-724-9144
    18.5  Mi  |  0  students
  • Kenosha Gateway Technical College
    Public
    3520 30th Ave
    Kenosha, WI 53144
    (262)564-2200
    19  Mi  |  8388  students
  • Crystal Lake McHenry County College
    Public
    8900 US Hwy 14
    Crystal Lake, IL 60012
    (815)455-3700
    19.6  Mi  |  6513  students
  • Palatine Harper College
    Public
    1200 W Algonquin Rd
    Palatine, IL 60067
    (847)925-6000
    19.6  Mi  |  14830  students
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For Illinois public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,269 per year for in-state students and $9,320 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,043 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 79%. 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 0.53. 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.