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.
- The teacher population of 130 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley 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||130 staff||123 staff|
|Total Enrollment||8,914 students||3,999 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||69:1||35:1|
|# Full-Time Students||3,055 students||1,386 students|
|# Part-Time Students||5,859 students||2,613 students|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$31,400||$31,800|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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.
- The nearest community college to City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College is Fox College (1.5 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 360 students | 1.50 Mi6640 S. Cicero
Chicago,  IL  60638
- 743 students | 3.90 Mi7725 South Harlem Avenue
Bridgeview,  IL  60455
- 5,313 students | 4.40 Mi6301 S Halsted St
Chicago,  IL  60621
- 4,653 students | 5.00 Mi3801 S Central Ave
Cicero,  IL  60804
- 14 students | 7.00 Mi6045 S. Kenwood Ave.
Chicago,  IL  60637
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