10001 S Woodlawn Ave
Chicago, IL 60628
Top Ranked (2023): View Rankings
  • The mission of Olive-Harvey College is to provide students with a quality education.

School Highlights

City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College serves 1,955 students (38% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 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: 1,955 students
  • In-state tuition: $6,460
  • Out-state tuition: $7,891
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 96%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 255 teachers has grown by 162% over five years.
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey 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
255 staff
239 staff
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Student Body

The student population of City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College has declined by 32% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has decreased from 9:1 over five years.
The City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College diversity score of 0.42 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,955 students
2,413 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
749 students
898 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,206 students
1,683 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
161 students
40 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
749 students
944 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
22 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
1,206 students
1,844 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
19 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
132 students
% Asian
n/a
5%
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% Hispanic
17%
24%
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% Black
74%
12%
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% White
4%
53%
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
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% Unknown races
2%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.42
0.64
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
0.87%
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)
$27,700
$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
86%
81%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey 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
$7,059
$8,029
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey 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
$4,500
$4,600
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey 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

  • Olive-Harvey College was formed in the fall of 1970 as a result of the merger of two City Colleges of Chicago: the Southeast College, founded in 1957, and Fenger, founded in 1958. These two Colleges had been operating separately, with different faculties, administrations, student populations, educational philosophies, and purpose. Olive-Harvey College has been located at its present 67-acre campus since its inception. Initially, it was housed in a set of nine prefabricated, steel structures. In 1981 the College moved most of its operations to a newly constructed main building, with ample space, equipment, laboratories and other facilities. In the Spring of 1988, the physical facilities expanded with construction a satellite facility, the South Chicago Campus on 92nd Street between Baltimore and Houston, in the far east of the College's service area. Olive-Harvey College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools , Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College cost?

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

What is City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College's ranking?

City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Illinois for: Least expensive tuition and Average community college minority breakdown.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,955 students
  • In-state tuition: $6,460
  • Out-state tuition: $7,891
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • 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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