City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College

7500 S Pulaski Rd
Chicago, IL 60652-1299
Tel: (773)838-7500
  • 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 8,914 students (34% of students are full-time).
  • Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 39%.
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College is one of 28 community colleges within Cook County, IL.
  • The nearest community college is Fox College (1.50 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 130 teachers has grown by 8% over five years.
City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College(IL) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty130 staff123 staff
City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 8,914 has grown by 8% over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.68 is more than the state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has grown by 38% over five years.
Total Enrollment8,914 students3,818 students
City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio69:136:1
City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students3,055 students1,205 students
City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students5,859 students2,613 students
City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College Enrollment Breakdown IL All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
2%
4%
City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
41%
15%
City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
30%
14%
City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College Black (2007-2016)
% White
24%
61%
City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College White (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
3%
5%
City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College Ethnicity Breakdown IL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.0.680.58
City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
13%
25%
City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,400$32,200
City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $6,460 is less than the state average of $7,937. 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 $10,775. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$6,460$7,937
City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$7,891$10,775
City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid82%82%
City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$4,600$7,862
City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$3,059$4,000
City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (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

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Fox College
    Private, for profit
    360 students | 1.50 Mi6640 S. Cicero
    Chicago IL  60638
    (708)444-4500
    1.50360
  • 743 students | 3.90 Mi7725 South Harlem Avenue
    Bridgeview IL  60455
    (708)237-5050
    3.90743
  • 5,313 students | 4.40 Mi6301 S Halsted St
    Chicago IL  60621
    (773)602-5000
    4.405,313
  • 4,653 students | 5.00 Mi3801 S Central Ave
    Cicero IL  60804
    (708)656-8000
    5.004,653
  • 14 students | 7.00 Mi6045 S. Kenwood Ave.
    Chicago IL  60637
    (773)834-2500
    7.0014
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Did You Know?
For Chicago public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,721 per year for in-state students and $8,973 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,602 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Chicago is 73%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Chicago community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.57, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Chicago is Kendall College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.