Illinois Community Colleges

  • There are 74 community colleges located throughout Illinois (50 public colleges and 24 private colleges), serving 365,228 students.
  • For Illinois community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,963 per year for in-state students and $10,732 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,479 per year (view national tuition costs).
  • The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 78% (view national acceptance rates).
  • Illinois community colleges have a diversity score of 0.58, which is lower than the national average of 0.66 (view national diversity statistics).
  • Minority enrollment is 39% (majority Hispanic and Black) and the student:teacher ratio is 36:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(IL) School Average
Asian
4%
Hispanic
15%
Black
14%
White
61%
Two or more races
1%
Unknown
5%
IL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown

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May 20, 2017
A recent report revealed that many California community college students take twice as long to get an associate’s degree as is normally required. While community college is less expensive than attending a four-year institution, students who drag out their degree programs lose much of that savings in additional tuition, fees, textbooks, and lost wages. In this article, we examine the reasons why some students take so long to graduate.
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