City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College

  • 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 5,313 students (50% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 40:1 is higher than the state community college average of 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 40%.
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College is one of 28 community colleges within Cook County, IL.
  • The nearest community college to City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College is Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago (2.7 miles away).

Top Placements

City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Illinois for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 133 teachers has declined by 12% over five years.
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College(IL) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty133 staff123 staff
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College has declined by 14% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 40:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College diversity score of 0.46 is less than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has grown by 12% over five years.
Total Enrollment5,313 students3,999 students
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio40:135:1
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students2,632 students1,386 students
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students2,681 students2,613 students
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College Enrollment Breakdown IL All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
2%
4%
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
8%
16%
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
72%
14%
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College Black (2007-2016)
% White
11%
60%
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
1%
1%
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College More (2014-2016)
% Non Resident races
2%
-
% Unknown races
3%
5%
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College Ethnicity Breakdown IL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.460.59
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
23%
25%
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$27,100$32,200
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King 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-Kennedy-King College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$7,891$10,454
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid92%83%
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$6,000$7,862
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$3,875$4,000
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) 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.

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For Chicago public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,721 per year for in-state students and $8,973 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,602 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

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Chicago community colleges have a diversity score of 0.57, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Chicago is Kendall College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.