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 13,743 students (30% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 52%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 942 teachers has grown by 132% over five years.
College of Lake County(IL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty942 staff239 staff
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School CalendarLink to School Calendar

Student Body

The student population of College of Lake County has declined by 10% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 35:1 over five years.
The College of Lake County diversity score of 0.67 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment13,743 students3,107 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:114:1
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# Full-Time Students4,140 students1,099 students
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# Part-Time Students9,603 students2,008 students
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% Asian
5%
5%
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% Hispanic
43%
27%
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% Black
6%
13%
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% White
37%
48%
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Non Resident races
2%
1%
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% Unknown races
4%
3%
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Diversity Score0.670.68
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College Completion Rate
29%
33%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,200$32,200
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $7,770 is less than the state average of $8,158. The in-state tuition has declined by 11% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $10,262 is less than the state average of $10,899. The out-state tuition has declined by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$7,770$8,158
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Out-State Tuition Fees$10,262$10,899
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid46%76%
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Median Debt for Graduates$8,500$7,963
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,549$4,549
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Source: 2020 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to College of Lake County is Worsham College of Mortuary Science (14.9 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 118 students | 14.90 Mi495 Northgate Pkwy
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (847) 808-8444
    14.90118
  • Herzing University Kenosha
    Private, for profit
    n/a students | 18.90 Mi5800 7th Ave
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    (800) 596-0724
    18.90n/a
  • 7,473 students | 19.00 Mi8900 US Hwy 14
    Crystal Lake, IL 60012
    (815) 455-3700
    19.007,473
  • 13,477 students | 19.10 Mi1200 W Algonquin Rd
    Palatine, IL 60067
    (847) 925-6000
    19.1013,477
  • 10,050 students | 19.40 Mi3520 30th Ave
    Kenosha, WI 53144
    (262) 564-2200
    19.4010,050
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Did You Know?
For Illinois public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $8,158 per year for in-state students and $10,899 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,031 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 89%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Illinois community colleges have a diversity score of 0.68, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Illinois is Kendall College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.