City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College

  • As one of the City Colleges of Chicago, Richard J. Daley College shares in the vision and mission of the District. In addressing the diverse community of the southwest side of Chicago, Daley College provides opportunities for higher education, professional growth and cultural enrichment. Daley College is committed to high quality, affordable programs which are responsive to the educational and career needs of the community.

School Highlights

City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College serves 6,521 students (31% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 52%.

Top Rankings

City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Illinois for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 302 teachers has grown by 151% over five years.
City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College(IL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty302 staff239 staff
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Student Body

The student population of City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College has declined by 26% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has decreased from 69:1 over five years.
The City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College diversity score of 0.39 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment6,521 students3,107 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio22:114:1
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# Full-Time Students2,048 students1,099 students
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# Part-Time Students4,473 students2,008 students
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% Asian
1%
5%
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% Hispanic
77%
27%
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% Black
11%
13%
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% White
9%
48%
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% Two or more races
1%
3%
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% Unknown races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score0.390.68
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College Completion Rate
35%
33%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,400$32,200
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Tuition Cost 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
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid60%76%
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Median Debt for Graduates$4,500$7,963
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Median Debt for Dropouts$3,352$4,549
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The man who laid the plans and broke the ground was Chicago's six-term mayor, Richard J. Daley. It was his commitment to the residents of the Southwest community that made the college a reality, and so it was fitting that a week after his death, the school was renamed Richard J. Daley College. Mayor Daley did not live to dedicate the new building when its doors opened in 1981, but his ideals and aspirations for the people of Chicago are embedded in its walls. With a full-time faculty of 81 members and a student body of 4,500, Daley College continues the unbroken tradition which began at Lane and Crane in 1911, of offering university-bound students a solid liberal arts education in their own neighborhoods at a cost working people can afford. Moreover, it continues to respond to the changing needs of Chicago and its people by augmenting traditional studies with the technical, career and occupational curricula for our times, and everything from accounting to telecommunication technology. Daley College also provides an important community service by offering free literacy and bilingual English classes to more than 5,000 students in its Adult Education Program. Typical of institutions of higher learning, Daley College has a broad offering of courses in liberal arts and science. In addition to transfer and pre-professional programs the college offers vocational, technical, and occupational programs for entry level or career advancement. Pre-credit programs to bring skill levels up to college standards are afforded along with Continuing Education, Adult Basic Education, the GED program, and English as a Second Language courses to serve the needs of people who have deficiencies in background which hamper the pursuit of their academic and career goals. A wide array of special events at the college and the offerings of the Cultural Arts Committee provide enrichment activities and to a large degree provide affordable cultural experiences for the community. Daley's students study, work, and play in a facility equipped with a 60,000 volume library; laboratories for accounting, chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics, languages, microcomputer programming, electronics and word processing; ample classroom space; a gymnasium, pool, cafeteria and student activities center; and complete student services from advising to financial aid. Daley's graduates transfer to colleges and universities all over Illinois where they are welcomed as most desirable juniors, or join the work force of Chicago where they are among its most productive and enlightened citizens. Many of the promises implicit in the name of our community college have been fulfilled at Daley, and, if the past is precedent, many more will be.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College is Northwestern College (4.0 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Northwestern College
    Private for-profit
    618 students | 4.00 Mi7725 South Harlem Avenue
    Bridgeview, IL 60455
    (708) 237-5050
    4.00618
  • 2,410 students | 4.30 Mi6301 S Halsted St
    Chicago, IL 60621
    (773) 602-5000
    4.302,410
  • 4,439 students | 5.00 Mi3801 S Central Ave
    Cicero, IL 60804
    (708) 656-8000
    5.004,439
  • 13,032 students | 6.40 Mi9000 W. College Parkway
    Palos Hills, IL 60465
    (708) 974-4300
    6.4013,032
  • 43 students | 7.00 Mi6045 S. Kenwood Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60637
    (773) 834-2500
    7.0043
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