College of Lake County

  • The College of Lake County is a comprehensive community college offering a wide range of academic program choices to meet students' educational needs at different points in their lives.
School Highlights
  • College of Lake County serves 15,410 students (28% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 35:1 is same as the state community college average of 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 40%.
  • College of Lake County is the only community colleges within Lake County, IL.
  • The nearest community college to College of Lake County is Worsham College of Mortuary Science (15.3 miles away).

Top Placements

College of Lake County places among the top 20% of community colleges in Illinois for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 437 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
College of Lake County(IL) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty437 staff123 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of College of Lake County has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 35:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The College of Lake County diversity score of 0.62 is more than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment15,410 students3,999 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio35:135:1
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# Full-Time Students4,303 students1,386 students
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# Part-Time Students11,107 students2,613 students
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% Asian
5%
4%
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% Hispanic
21%
16%
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% Black
7%
14%
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% White
57%
60%
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% Two or more races
2%
1%
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% Unknown races
7%
5%
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Diversity Score0.620.59
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College Completion Rate
21%
25%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,200$31,800
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $7,770 is less than the state average of $7,978. The in-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $10,262 is less than the state average of $10,454. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$7,770$7,978
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Out-State Tuition Fees$10,262$10,454
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid51%83%
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Median Debt for Graduates$6,250$7,736
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Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$4,000
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Our major program areas include credit programs to prepare students for transfer or career entry, GED and adult basic education, non-credit offerings for personal or career development, and contract training and specialized services for businesses. Regardless of their focus, our programs emphasize academic excellence and concern with the individual student's goals. Each semester we serve nearly 16,000 credit students, with more than 80 percent enrolled in transfer or career preparation programs. By far the largest College of Lake County site, the Grayslake Campus consists of 226.1 acres. About one-third of the campus is currently devoted to buildings and parking areas, and another 20 percent is allocated for future building. Natural beauty is a distinct feature of the campus, and about one-third of the acreage will be permanently preserved as natural areas. From its central Lake County location on the Grayslake Campus, the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts offers many programs that offer audiences Downtown-caliber entertainment and cultural experiences.

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Illinois community colleges have a diversity score of 0.59, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Illinois is Kendall College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.