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 7,673 students (27% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 42:1 is higher than the state community college average of 29:1.
Minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 52%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 181 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College(IL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty181 staff124 staff
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Student Body

The student population of City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College has declined by 27% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 42:1 has decreased from 69:1 over five years.
The City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College diversity score of 0.75 is more than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment7,673 students3,099 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio42:129:1
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# Full-Time Students2,064 students1,095 students
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# Part-Time Students5,609 students2,004 students
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% Asian
16%
5%
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% Hispanic
39%
24%
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% Black
19%
13%
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% White
18%
48%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Non Resident races
2%
2%
% Unknown races
4%
6%
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Diversity Score0.750.69
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College Completion Rate
17%
30%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,000$31,800
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $6,460 is less than the state average of $7,932. 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 $10,666. The out-state tuition has declined by 33% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$6,460$7,932
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Out-State Tuition Fees$7,891$10,666
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid78%80%
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Median Debt for Graduates$7,618$7,618
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in IL by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,500$4,500
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Source: 2019 (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 not-for-profit
    1,098 students | 0.50 Mi1333-45 W. Argyle St.
    Chicago, IL 60640
    (773) 878-8756
    0.501,098
  • 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 | 4.70 Mi361 W Chestnut
    Chicago, IL 60610
    (312) 944-0882
    4.701,086
  • 425 students | 5.20 Mi4829 North Lipps Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60630
    (773) 777-4220
    5.20425
  • Coyne College
    Private for-profit
    555 students | 5.30 Mi1 North State Street
    Chicago, IL 60602
    (773) 577-8100
    5.30555
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