City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College

  • The mission of Olive-Harvey College is to provide students with a quality education.
School Highlights
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College serves 4,572 students (43% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 47:1 is higher than the state community college average of 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 40%.
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College is one of 28 community colleges within Cook County, IL.
  • The nearest community college to City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College is Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago (4.9 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 97 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College(IL) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty97 staff123 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 47:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College diversity score of 0.73 is more than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment4,572 students3,999 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio47:135:1
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# Full-Time Students1,959 students1,386 students
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# Part-Time Students2,613 students2,613 students
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This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College.This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of IL.
% Asian
22%
4%
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% Hispanic
6%
16%
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% Black
37%
14%
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% White
27%
60%
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% Unknown races
7%
5%
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Diversity Score0.730.59
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College Completion Rate
9%
25%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$27,700$31,800
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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
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Out-State Tuition Fees$7,891$10,454
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid92%83%
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Median Debt for Graduates$8,899$7,736
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 2014-15 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$4,000
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) 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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