Best Illinois Community Colleges (2023)

For the 2023 school year, there are 65 community colleges serving 244,863 students in Illinois (50 public colleges and 15 private colleges).
For Illinois 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 (view national tuition costs).
The best top ranked community colleges in California include Fox College, College of Lake County and Coyne College.
The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 84% (view national acceptance rates).
Minority enrollment is 47% (majority Hispanic) and the student:teacher ratio is 12:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(IL) School Average
Asian
5%
Hispanic
24%
Black
12%
White
53%
Two or more races
3%
Non Resident
1%
Unknown
2%
IL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown

Top Ranked Illinois Community Colleges (2023)

College
Location
Students
Blessing Rieman College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Private not-for-profit
3609 North Marx Drive
Quincy, IL 62305
(217) 224-0600
| 177 students
30 E Lake St
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 553-5600
| 6,479 students
College of DuPage
Public
425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 942-2800
| 21,010 students
College of Lake County
Public
19351 W Washington St.
Grayslake, IL 60030
(847) 543-2000
| 11,854 students
Coyne College
Private for-profit
1 North State Street, Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60602
(773) 577-8100
| 531 students
Fox College
Private for-profit
6640 S. Cicero
Bedford Park, IL 60638
(708) 444-4500
| 404 students
Illinois Central College
Public
1 College Drive
East Peoria, IL 61635
(309) 694-5422
| 8,749 students
Joliet Junior College
Public
1215 Houbolt Rd
Joliet, IL 60431
(815) 729-9020
| 10,267 students
Kishwaukee College
Public
21193 Malta Rd
Malta, IL 60150
(815) 825-2086
| 2,626 students
Lincoln College of Technology-Melrose Park
Private for-profit
8317 W North Avenue
Melrose Park, IL 60160
(708) 344-4700
| 944 students
Lincoln Trail College
Public
11220 State Hwy 1
Robinson, IL 62454
(618) 393-2982
| 723 students
9000 W. College Parkway
Palos Hills, IL 60465
(708) 974-4300
| 10,578 students
Morrison Institute of Technology
Morrison Institute of Technology Photo
Private not-for-profit
701 Portland Ave
Morrison, IL 61270
(815) 772-7218
| 79 students
Northwestern College
Public
9400 South Cicero Avenue
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
(708) 237-5050
| 618 students
Oakton Community College
Public
1600 E Golf Rd.
Des Plaines, IL 60016
(847) 635-1600
| 6,278 students
Rasmussen University-Illinois
Private for-profit
6000 East State Street, 4th Floor
Rockford, IL 61108
(815) 316-4800
| 2,438 students
401 S State Street
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 935-6800
| 1,693 students
Stautzenberger College-Rockford Career College
Private for-profit
1130 South Alpine Road Suite 100
Rockford, IL 61108
(815) 965-8616
| 578 students
Triton College
Public
2000 5th Ave
River Grove, IL 60171
(708) 456-0300
| 8,819 students
Wabash Valley College
Public
2200 College Drive
Mount Carmel, IL 62863
(618) 393-2982
| 2,646 students
William Rainey Harper College
Public
1200 W Algonquin Rd
Palatine, IL 60067
(847) 925-6000
| 12,199 students
Worsham College of Mortuary Science
Private for-profit
495 Northgate Pkwy
Wheeling, IL 60090
(847) 808-8444
| 171 students
Black Hawk College
Public
6600-34th Avenue
Moline, IL 61265
(309) 796-5000
| 3,743 students
Carl Sandburg College
Carl Sandburg College Photo
Public
2400 Tom L. Wilson Boulevard
Galesburg, IL 61401
(309) 344-2518
| 1,755 students
1145 W Wilson Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 907-4000
| 5,186 students
6301 S Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60621
(773) 602-5000
| 1,878 students
1900 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 850-7000
| 7,273 students
10001 S Woodlawn Ave
Chicago, IL 60628
(773) 291-6100
| 1,955 students
7500 S Pulaski Rd
Chicago, IL 60652
(773) 838-7500
| 4,929 students
4300 N Narragansett
Chicago, IL 60634
(773) 777-7900
| 8,762 students
2000 E Main St
Danville, IL 61832
(217) 443-3222
| 2,171 students
East-West University
Private not-for-profit
816 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 939-0111
| 419 students
Elgin Community College
Public
1700 Spartan Drive
Elgin, IL 60123
(847) 697-1000
| 7,882 students
Frontier Community College
Public
2 Frontier Drive
Fairfield, IL 62837
(618) 393-2982
| 1,262 students
Gem City College
Private for-profit
700 State St
Quincy, IL 62301
(217) 222-0391
| 27 students
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Community Colleges in Illinois (Closed)

School
Location
Students
11 E Adams Street, 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 895-6300
| n/a students
5440 Fargo Avenue
Skokie, IL 60077
(847) 324-5588
| 433 students
1520 West Division Street
Chicago, IL 60642
(773) 278-0043
| 115 students
800 Jorie Boulevard, Suite 100
Oak Brook, IL 60523
(630) 472-7000
| 307 students
11551 184th Place
Orland Park, IL 60467
(708) 326-3200
| 524 students
361 W Chestnut
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 944-0882
| 1,086 students
4829 North Lipps Avenue
Chicago, IL 60630
(773) 777-4220
| 425 students
4550 n winchester ave
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 878-4300
| n/a students
1500 North Fifth Street
Springfield, IL 62702
(217) 525-1420
| 142 students

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