1900 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL 60612
Top Ranked (2022-23): View Rankings
  • Malcolm X College , a learning and assessment-centered community college, empowers students of diverse backgrounds and abilities to achieve academic, career, and personal success.

School Highlights

City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College serves 6,997 students (44% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 92% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 52%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 6,997 students
  • In-state tuition: $6,460
  • Out-state tuition: $7,891
  • Student:teacher ratio: 17:1
  • Minority enrollment: 92%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 419 teachers has grown by 227% over five years.
City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College
(IL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Institution Level
Less than 2 yrs
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
419 staff
239 staff
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Student Body

The student population of City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College has grown by 12% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 45:1 over five years.
The City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College diversity score of 0.62 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
6,997 students
3,107 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
14:1
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# Full-Time Students
3,111 students
1,099 students
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# Part-Time Students
3,886 students
2,008 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
136 students
% Asian
4%
5%
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% Hispanic
50%
27%
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% Black
35%
13%
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% White
8%
48%
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% Two or more races
2%
3%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
n/a
3%
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Diversity Score
0.62
0.68
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College Completion Rate
24%
33%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$28,000
$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 $8,158. 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 $10,899. The out-state tuition has declined by 33% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$6,460
$8,158
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$7,891
$10,899
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
82%
76%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in IL by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$7,837
$7,963
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in IL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$3,602
$4,549
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in IL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
100%
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: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

School Notes

  • Malcolm X College , a learning and assessment-centered community college, empowers students of diverse backgrounds and abilities to achieve academic, career, and personal success. In addition to our commitment to academic excellence, we are a learning and assessment centered community college committed to extending learning experiences beyond the classroom setting to the global community through a wealth of cultural programs, extracurricular activities and socially relevant symposia. Annually the College hosts over 1,000 meetings and community events serving in excess of 150,000 individuals. In partnership with the Shule Ya Watoto (School for Children), Malcolm X College has the distinction of hosting one of the nation's only seven day Kwanzaa observances in the country, open to the public. In addition, the College addresses the needs of a multi-cultural student body and its surrounding community through events celebrating African American History Month, Asian American Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, Women's History Month and Veterans' Day, to name a few. Malcolm X College is embarking on a 35 million dollar renovation project to improve the mechanical and electrical infrastructure; replace the roof; upgrade public restrooms and the gymnasium; replace classroom furniture and install new lighting at Malcolm X College and the West Side Learning Center . These physical upgrades are certain to have a positive, lasting impact upon the learning environment of the institution, ensuring better educational experiences for all of our constituents.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 6,997 students
  • In-state tuition: $6,460
  • Out-state tuition: $7,891
  • Student:teacher ratio: 17:1
  • Minority enrollment: 92%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Did You Know?

For Cook County, IL public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $8,662 per year for in-state students and $10,145 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,825 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Cook County, IL is 83%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Cook County, IL community colleges have a diversity score of 0.60, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Cook County, IL is Robert Morris University Illinois. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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