City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College

  • 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 10,601 students (25% of students are full-time).
  • Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 40%.
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College is one of 28 community colleges within Cook County, IL.
  • The nearest community college to City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College is Saint Augustine College (0.5 miles away).

Top Placements

City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Illinois for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 181 teachers has declined by 6% over five years.
City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College(IL) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty181 staff123 staff
City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College has declined by 11% over five years.
  • The City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College diversity score of 0.76 is more than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment10,601 students3,999 students
City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio59:135:1
City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students2,623 students1,386 students
City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students7,978 students2,613 students
City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College Enrollment Breakdown IL All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
14%
4%
City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
23%
16%
City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
29%
14%
City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College Black (2007-2016)
% White
29%
60%
City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
1%
1%
City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College More (2014-2016)
% Unknown races
4%
5%
City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College Ethnicity Breakdown IL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.760.59
City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
14%
25%
City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,000$31,800
City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $6,460 is less than the state average of $7,978. The in-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $7,891 is less than the state average of $10,454. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$6,460$7,978
City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$7,891$10,454
City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid76%83%
City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$9,252$7,736
City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College Median debt for students who have completed (2012-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$4,000
City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College Median debt for students who have not completed (2011-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) 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.

Nearby Schools

  • The nearest community college to City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College is Saint Augustine College (0.5 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Saint Augustine College
    Private, non-profit
    1,529 students | 0.50 Mi1333-45 W. Argyle St.
    Chicago IL  60640
    (773)878-8756
    0.501,529
  • Kendall College
    Private, for profit
    1,516 students | 4.60 Mi900 N. North Branch St.
    Chicago IL  60642
    (312)752-2000
    4.601,516
  • 1,086 students | 4.80 Mi361 W Chestnut
    Chicago IL  60610
    (312)944-0882
    4.801,086
  • 425 students | 5.20 Mi4829 North Lipps Avenue
    Chicago IL  60630
    (773)777-4220
    5.20425
  • Coyne College
    Private, for profit
    611 students | 5.40 Mi330 North Green Street
    Chicago IL  60607
    (773)577-8100
    5.40611
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