• 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 11,854 students (33% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 47%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 11,854 students
  • In-state tuition: $7,770
  • Out-state tuition: $10,262
  • Student:teacher ratio: 13:1
  • Minority enrollment: 54%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

College of Lake County ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Completion Rates

School Overview

The teacher population of 942 teachers has grown by 115% over five years.
College of Lake County
(IL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
942 staff
239 staff
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Student Body

The student population of College of Lake County has declined by 18% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five years.
The College of Lake County diversity score of 0.65 is more than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
11,854 students
2,413 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
3,966 students
898 students
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# Part-Time Students
7,888 students
1,683 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
880 students
40 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
3,966 students
944 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
22 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
7,888 students
1,844 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
19 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
132 students
% Asian
5%
5%
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% Hispanic
36%
24%
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% Black
5%
12%
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% White
46%
53%
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
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% Unknown races
4%
2%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score
0.65
0.64
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
8.06%
2.73%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.54%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$35,200
$32,200
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $7,770 is less than the state average of $7,972. The in-state tuition has declined by 13% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $10,262 is less than the state average of $10,688. The out-state tuition has declined by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$7,770
$7,972
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$10,262
$10,688
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
50%
81%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$7,939
$8,029
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in College of Lake County and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in IL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$4,379
$4,600
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
89%
SAT Reading
n/a
390
SAT Math
n/a
360
SAT Writing
n/a
355
ACT Composite
n/a
17
ACT English
n/a
17
ACT Math
n/a
17
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does College of Lake County cost?

College of Lake County's tuition is approximately $7,770 for In-State students and $10,262 for Out-State students.

What is College of Lake County's ranking?

College of Lake County ranks among the top 20% of community college in Illinois for: Largest student body and Highest completion rates.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 11,854 students
  • In-state tuition: $7,770
  • Out-state tuition: $10,262
  • Student:teacher ratio: 13:1
  • Minority enrollment: 54%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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For Illinois public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,972 per year for in-state students and $10,688 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,695 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 84%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Illinois community colleges have a diversity score of 0.64, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Illinois is Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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