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
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

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
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio47:135:1
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,959 students1,386 students
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students2,613 students2,613 students
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College Enrollment Breakdown IL All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
22%
4%
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College Asian (2008-2016)
% Hispanic
6%
16%
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
37%
14%
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College Black (2007-2016)
% White
27%
60%
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College White (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
7%
5%
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College Ethnicity Breakdown IL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.730.59
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
9%
25%
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$27,700$31,800
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2010-2013)

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
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$7,891$10,454
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid92%83%
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$8,899$7,736
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College Median debt for students who have completed (2012-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$4,000
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College Median debt for students who have not completed (2011-2015)
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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Chicago community colleges have a diversity score of 0.57, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Chicago is Kendall College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.