Top Chicago Community Colleges

  • For the 2018-19 school year, there are 18 top community colleges in Chicago, Illinois, serving 66,876 students.
  • For Chicago community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,721 per year for in-state students and $8,973 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,602 per year (view national tuition costs).
  • The average community college acceptance rate in Chicago is 73% (view national acceptance rates).
  • Chicago community colleges have a diversity score of 0.57, which is lower than the national average of 0.65 (view national diversity statistics).
  • Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), and the student:teacher ratio is 41:1.

Top Chicago, IL Community Colleges (2018-19)

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