10001 S Woodlawn Ave
Chicago, IL 60628
Top Ranked (2022-23): 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 2,177 students (44% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 52%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 2,177 students
  • In-state tuition: $6,460
  • Out-state tuition: $7,891
  • Student:teacher ratio: 9:1
  • Minority enrollment: 99%
  • 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 136% over five years.
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College
(IL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-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
255 staff
239 staff
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Student Body

The student population of City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College has declined by 52% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has decreased from 47:1 over five years.
The City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College diversity score of 0.47 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,177 students
3,107 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
14:1
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# Full-Time Students
951 students
1,099 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,226 students
2,008 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
136 students
% Asian
n/a
5%
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% Hispanic
25%
27%
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% Black
68%
13%
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% White
1%
48%
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
2%
3%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score
0.47
0.68
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College Completion Rate
24%
33%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$27,700
$32,200
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of IL by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

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
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of IL by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
87%
76%
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 2019-20 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$6,245
$7,963
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 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$4,500
$4,549
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 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 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.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 2,177 students
  • In-state tuition: $6,460
  • Out-state tuition: $7,891
  • Student:teacher ratio: 9:1
  • Minority enrollment: 99%
  • 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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