Triton College

13,897 students
Public institution

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Responsive to diverse educational needs, Triton College is committed to a supportive lifelong learning environment empowering individuals personally, professionally and culturally to contribute to a global community.
School Highlights:
Triton College serves 13,897 students (29% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 38%.
Triton College is one of 32 community colleges within Cook County, IL.
The nearest community college is Lincoln College of Technology-Melrose Park (0.8 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Triton 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 13,897 teachers has declined by 11% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 72:1 has increased from 64:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.67 is more than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
13,897 students
1,303 students
Triton College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
4,070 students
834 students
Triton College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 9,827 students
1,040 students
Triton College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Triton College sch enrollment Triton College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
Triton College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
1% 1%
% Hispanic
Triton College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
Triton College Black (2006-2012)
% White
Triton College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
Triton College More (2010-2012)
Triton College sch ethnicity Triton 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. 0.67 0.44
Triton College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $8,042 is more than the state average of $5,890. The in-state tuition has grown by 34% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,994 is less than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 35% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $8,042 $5,890
Triton College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,994 $10,047
Triton College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Triton College is one of the nation's premier two-year institutions of higher education. Located just 14 miles from downtown Chicago, the school offers outstanding educational value in a dynamic environment, rich in academic and cultural resources as well as career-oriented learning opportunities. Triton's attractive 100-acre campus features state-of-the art facilities, thriving arts and athletics programs, and a comfortable, friendly atmosphere. Our community is culturally diverse, with students, faculty, and staff cooperating to promote the values of integrity, open dialog, teamwork, and mutual respect, while striving for excellence in all that we do. The campus also features state-of-the art facilities, including electronic classrooms, labs, sports facilities, a well-stocked library and bookstore, an art gallery and performing arts center, and the renowned Cernan Earth and Space Center. In addition, many of Chicago's world-class cultural attractions are just minutes away. Our programs are some of the most innovative in the nation, emphasizing community involvement and personal attention while maintaining high academic standards. Over 17,000 students enroll at Triton each semester, yet our average class size is only 20.4 students. Our faculty is highly qualified, combining distinguished academic credentials with valuable real-world experience. At just $56 per credit hour, plus the money you save by commuting from home, Triton is a truly exceptional value. Triton College is committed to developing leaders and generating ideas that change the world. Students, faculty, and staff cooperate to create a positive learning environment where integrity, open dialog, teamwork, and mutual respect are the rule. We strive to promote critical thinking skills, and to instill a standard of excellence that translates directly into our students' practice and performance. Our personal focus and affordable tuition makes us an outstanding educational value, exceeding most students' expectations.

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Did You Know?
For Cook, IL public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $8,329 per year for in-state students and $9,679 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,824 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Cook, IL is 71%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Cook, IL 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 0.54, which is higher than the national average of 0.44. The most diverse community college in Cook, IL is Lexington College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.