• Kennedy King College is dedicated to providing high quality, comprehensive, accessible education and training opportunities that respond to changing community needs and that enables individuals to reach their full potential and successfully compete in the global marketplace.

School Highlights

City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College serves 1,878 students (42% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 6:1 is lower than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 47%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,878 students
  • In-state tuition: $6,460
  • Out-state tuition: $7,891
  • Student:teacher ratio: 6:1
  • Minority enrollment: 96%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 303 teachers has grown by 127% over five years.
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King 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
303 staff
239 staff
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Student Body

The student population of City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College has declined by 44% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 6:1 has decreased from 8:1 over five years.
The City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College diversity score of 0.48 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,878 students
2,413 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
782 students
898 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,096 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-Kennedy-King College.
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
192 students
40 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
782 students
944 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
22 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
1,096 students
1,844 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
19 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
132 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
% Asian
1%
5%
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% Hispanic
21%
24%
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% Black
69%
12%
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% White
4%
53%
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% Two or more races
2%
3%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
% Unknown races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.48
0.64
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
2.68%
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)
$27,100
$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
90%
81%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in IL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$6,093
$8,029
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in IL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$4,104
$4,600
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King 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

  • Kennedy-King College, formerly known as Woodrow Wilson Junior College, was established in the fall of 1935 at 6800 South Stewart Street as one of three colleges in the Junior College System of the City of Chicago operated by the Chicago Board of Education. In July 1969, the name of the college was officially changed from Woodrow Wilson Junior College to Kennedy-King College in honor of Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. Kennedy King College is dedicated to providing high quality, comprehensive, accessible education and training opportunities that respond to changing community needs and that enables individuals to reach their full potential and successfully compete in the global marketplace. Kennedy-King College is situated on an eighteen acre campus. The multi level educational complex spanning Wentworth Avenue was completed in 1972. In addition to classrooms; our facility has two gymnasiums, a day care center: a theatre, swimming pool, television studio and radio station WKKC FM. There is also a library with over 50,000 books and micro films, a spacious Academic Support Center; food service areas, and numerous laboratories such as the ones used by the automotive technology and photo offset printing departments. Some of the services that students may find helpful in planning their futures include orientation programs, financial aid, placement testing, academic advising, admissions, career guidance, college credit through examination, services for disabled students, veterans affairs, child care, and student organizations. If these services interest you, come to Kennedy-King College and take advantage of a college dedicated to serving your needs. Kennedy King College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and approved by the Illinois Community College Board and the Illinois Office of Education, Department of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College cost?

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

What schools are City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College often compared to?

City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King Collegeis often viewed alongside schools like City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College by visitors of our site.

What is City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College's ranking?

City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Illinois for: Least expensive tuition, Average community college minority breakdown and Least debt for graduating students.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,878 students
  • In-state tuition: $6,460
  • Out-state tuition: $7,891
  • Student:teacher ratio: 6:1
  • Minority enrollment: 96%
  • 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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