• 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 7,273 students (38% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 47%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 7,273 students
  • In-state tuition: $6,460
  • Out-state tuition: $7,891
  • Student:teacher ratio: 17:1
  • Minority enrollment: 90%
  • 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 201% over five years.
City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X 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
419 staff
239 staff
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Student Body

The student population of City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College has grown by 8% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College diversity score of 0.63 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
7,273 students
2,581 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
2,785 students
898 students
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# Part-Time Students
4,488 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-Malcolm X College.
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
518 students
40 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
2,785 students
944 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
22 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
4,488 students
1,844 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
19 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
132 students
% Asian
5%
5%
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% Hispanic
51%
24%
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% Black
31%
12%
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% White
10%
53%
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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
2%
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Diversity Score
0.63
0.64
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
23%
36%
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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)
$28,000
$31,800
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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
86%
81%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$8,000
$8,029
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$4,250
$4,600
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 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 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College cost?

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

What is City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College's ranking?

City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Illinois for: Least expensive tuition, Average community college minority breakdown and Largest student body.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 7,273 students
  • In-state tuition: $6,460
  • Out-state tuition: $7,891
  • Student:teacher ratio: 17:1
  • Minority enrollment: 90%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Did You Know?

For Cook County, IL public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $8,645 per year for in-state students and $9,960 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,659 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

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 lower than the national average of 0.70. 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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