• Truman College, as one of the seven City colleges of Chicago, is a public institution serving the Chicago community under the Master Plan for Higher Education in Illinois. The Board of Trustees of Community College District No. 508 is governed by the Illinois Public Community College Act and the Rules for the Management and Government of the City Colleges of Chicago with any amendments enacted or adopted thereafter. As a comprehensive educational institution, Truman College is committed to excellence in learning and dedicated to providing opportunities that meet the postsecondary, basic skills, workforce training, continuing education, and cultural needs of the diverse, multiethnic community the college serves.

School Highlights

City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College serves 5,186 students (23% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 83% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 47%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 5,186 students
  • In-state tuition: $6,460
  • Out-state tuition: $7,891
  • Student:teacher ratio: 14:1
  • Minority enrollment: 83%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 379 teachers has grown by 109% over five years.
City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College
(IL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
379 staff
239 staff
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Student Body

The student population of City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College has declined by 36% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five years.
The City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College diversity score of 0.74 is more than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
5,186 students
2,413 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,201 students
898 students
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# Part-Time Students
3,985 students
1,683 students
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This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College.
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
486 students
40 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,201 students
944 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
22 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
3,985 students
1,844 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
19 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
132 students
% Asian
12%
5%
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% Hispanic
35%
24%
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% Black
30%
12%
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% White
17%
53%
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Non Resident races
3%
1%
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% Unknown races
n/a
2%
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Diversity Score
0.74
0.64
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
2.61%
2.73%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.54%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$34,000
$32,200
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $6,460 is less than the state average of $7,972. The in-state tuition has declined by 20% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,891 is less than the state average of $10,688. The out-state tuition has declined by 33% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$6,460
$7,972
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$7,891
$10,688
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
81%
81%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$6,250
$8,029
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$4,875
$4,600
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in IL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
89%
SAT Reading
n/a
390
SAT Math
n/a
360
SAT Writing
n/a
355
ACT Composite
n/a
17
ACT English
n/a
17
ACT Math
n/a
17
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • The origins of Harry S Truman College go back to 1956 when, in response to community interest in a public two-year college for the northeast section of the city, an evening college was opened at Amundsen High School. By 1961, this successful undertaking had moved to a former Chicago elementary school and was renamed Mayfair College, offering both day and evening classes to 4,000 students. Demand for large, more up-to-date quarters resulted in the construction of a new campus in the heart of Chicago's historic Uptown neighborhood, a location that serves the needs of a new population and is convenient to public transportation. The College was named after Harry S Truman, the nation's 33rd president, a lifelong advocate for public higher education. In 1995, more than 4,500 students were enrolled in the college's credit program. Another 30,000 plus students were enrolled in Truman's Adult Education, Continuing Education, Truman Technical Center, Lakeview Learning Center, and Truman Middle College (alternative high school) programs combined. The Truman College Adult Education Program is a comprehensive program of free classes for adult students. Adult Education classes help integrate students more fully into the community and workforce, as well as prepare them for further education. The program serves a population of more than 12,000 students each module at the Truman College campus, about 13 off-campus sites, and Lakeview Learning Center. Truman College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools , Commission on Institutions of Higher Education and approved by the Illinois Community College Board, the Illinois Board of Higher Education and the Illinois State Board of Education.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College cost?

City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College's tuition is approximately $6,460 for In-State students and $7,891 for Out-State students.

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City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman Collegeis often viewed alongside schools like City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College by visitors of our site.

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City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Illinois for: Least expensive tuition, Diversity in US community colleges and Average community college minority breakdown.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 5,186 students
  • In-state tuition: $6,460
  • Out-state tuition: $7,891
  • Student:teacher ratio: 14:1
  • Minority enrollment: 83%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Did You Know?

The average community college acceptance rate in Cook County, IL is 75%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Cook County, IL community colleges have a diversity score of 0.64, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Cook County, IL is Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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