Triton College

Tel: (7.0)845-6030
11,225 students
Public institution
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 11,225 students (31.71% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 35:1 is lower than the community college average of 36:1.
Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 47%.
Triton College is one of 31 community colleges within Cook County, IL.
The nearest community college is Lincoln College of Technology-Melrose Park (0.80 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 323 teachers has grown by 31% over five years.
College Triton 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 323 staff
61 staff
Triton College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 11,225 teachers has declined by 27% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 35:1 has decreased from 64:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.67 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 11,225 students 1,296 students
Triton College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 35:1
Triton College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 3,559 students
810 students
Triton College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 7,666 students
1,036 students
Triton College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Triton College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Triton College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Triton College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Triton College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Triton College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Triton College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
Triton College Unknown (2006-2013)
Triton College 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. 0.67 0.53
Triton College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $8,432 is more than the state average of $5,650. The in-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $10,472 is more than the state average of $10,201. The out-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $8,432 $5,694
Triton College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $10,472 $10,252
Triton College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 62%
Triton College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (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 County, IL public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $9,657 per year for in-state students and $10,927 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,912 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Cook County, IL is 78%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Cook County, 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 0.52. The most diverse community college in Cook County, IL is City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.