City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College
- 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 Level||At least 2 but less than 4 years||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Total Faculty||97 staff||123 staff|
|Total Enrollment||4,572 students||3,999 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||47:1||35:1|
|# Full-Time Students||1,959 students||1,386 students|
|# Part-Time Students||2,613 students||2,613 students|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$27,700||$31,800|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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.
- The nearest community college to City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College is Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago (4.9 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 14 students | 4.90 Mi6045 S. Kenwood Ave.
Chicago,  IL  60637
- 5,313 students | 5.30 Mi6301 S Halsted St
Chicago,  IL  60621
- 8,914 students | 7.50 Mi7500 S Pulaski Rd
Chicago,  IL  60652
- 4,329 students | 7.60 Mi15800 South State Street
South Holland,  IL  60473
- 360 students | 8.90 Mi6640 S. Cicero
Chicago,  IL  60638
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