City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College
- Wilbur Wright College was established in 1934 by the Chicago Board of Education as one of the system of three city junior colleges designed to serve the post-secondary educational needs of Chicago citizens. Except for a three-year period during World War II, when the U.S. Navy took it over for training purposes, the college remained at 3400 N. Austin until the recent move to the new campus in 1993. In 1966, Wright and the other city colleges were reorganized into a new community college district, named the City Colleges of Chicago, with its own Board of Trustees and taxing authority.
City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College serves 8,762 students (35% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 47%.
- Enrollment: 8,762 students
- In-state tuition: $6,460
- Out-state tuition: $7,891
- Student:teacher ratio: 23:1
- Minority enrollment: 79%
- Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
The teacher population of 377 teachers has grown by 80% over five years.
City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College
(IL) Community College Avg.
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Nontraditional
Less than 2 yrs
At least 2 but less than 4 years
The student population of City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College has declined by 14% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College diversity score of 0.54 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Student : Teacher Ratio
# Full-Time Students
# Part-Time Students
# Enrollment Undergraduate
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
# Full-Time Graduate Students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
Total Dormitory Capacity
% Two or more races
% Non Resident races
% Unknown races
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
The public in-state tuition of $6,460 is less than the state average of $7,972. 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 $10,688. The out-state tuition has declined by 33% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
Median Debt for Graduates
Median Debt for Dropouts
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
- The Humboldt Park Vocational Education Center (HPVEC) of Wilbur Wright College is located at 1645 North California on Chicago's near northwest side. The center opened its doors in 1995, and serves as an education and training resource for the Humboldt Park/West Town Community. The Center provides community residents with occupational skills training in areas with high employment potential. Wright College education programs lead to Associate Degrees of 60 to 64 semester credit hours and Certificates for programs of less than 60 hours. Six types of Associate Degrees are offered. They are the Associate in Arts (A.A.), Associate of Fine Arts(A.F.A.), Associate in Science (A.S.), Associate of Engineering Science(A.E.S.), Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.), Associate of General Studies (A.G.S.) and other Certificates & Programs. The Wright College Library provides the student with a variety of books, periodicals, and electronic material for study, course-related research, and personal growth. Our library resources are available online to assist our students in meeting their educational objectives. More resources consists of quality faculty devoted to student learning, a campus culture that promotes the free exchange and sharing of ideas and allows for innovation, opportunities for professional development, facilities, technology, and staff that promote and support student learning, extracurricular activities and cultural events that enhance the learning community, counseling and other advisory services.
Profile last updated: 08/08/2022
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College cost?
City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College's tuition is approximately $6,460 for In-State students and $7,891 for Out-State students.
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