College of Lake County

19351 W Washington St.
Grayslake, IL 60030-1198
Tel: (847)543-2000
  • 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 lower than the state community college average of 36:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 39%.
  • College of Lake County is the only community colleges within Lake County, IL.
  • The nearest community college is Worsham College of Mortuary Science (15.30 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 437 teachers has grown by 7% 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
College of Lake County Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 15,410 has declined by 11% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 35:1 has decreased from 44:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.62 is more than the state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment15,410 students3,818 students
College of Lake County Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio35:136:1
College of Lake County Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students4,303 students1,205 students
College of Lake County Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students11,107 students2,613 students
College of Lake County Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
College of Lake County Enrollment Breakdown IL All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
College of Lake County Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
College of Lake County Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
College of Lake County Black (2007-2016)
% White
College of Lake County White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
College of Lake County More (2012-2016)
% Non Resident races
College of Lake County Non Resident (2008-2009)
% Unknown races
College of Lake County 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.0.620.58
College of Lake County Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
College of Lake County Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,200$32,200
College of Lake County Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $7,770 is less than the state average of $7,937. 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 $10,775. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$7,770$7,937
College of Lake County In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$10,262$10,775
College of Lake County Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid51%82%
College of Lake County % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$6,250$7,862
College of Lake County Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$4,000
College of Lake County Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
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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Did You Know?
For Illinois public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,937 per year for in-state students and $10,775 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,527 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 82%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Illinois 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 0.58, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Illinois is Kendall College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.