Illinois Community Colleges

  • There are 70 community colleges located throughout Illinois (49 public colleges and 21 private colleges), serving 357,809 students.
  • For Illinois 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 (view national tuition costs).
  • The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 82% (view national acceptance rates).
  • Illinois community colleges have a diversity score of 0.58, which is lower than the national average of 0.67 (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

Illinois Community Colleges by Town:

Recent Articles
December 21, 2017
Many students start their academic careers at a community college, hoping to transfer to a four-year university, but find themselves missing the mark. Thankfully, a new report surveying university leaders provides ideas on how to help students make the transfer successfully.
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Learn about the research that shows how participation in community college boosts student performance and success.
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Learn about the controversy surrounding community colleges' admission policies regarding undocumented immigrants.