Chicago Community Colleges

  • There are 18 community colleges in Chicago, Illinois, serving 66,980 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.

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Recent Articles
June 20, 2018
Explore a trend seen this year, where enrollment rates are stabilizing or even falling at many community colleges around the country.
June 20, 2018
Community college graduation rates may appear to be in dire straits, but what are the real numbers? Could it be that the “successful” students who transfer to four-year universities are considered community college “drop outs” statistically?
June 18, 2018
Community Colleges have existed for more than 100 years and they have changed significantly in that amount of time. Keep reading to learn more about the history of community colleges and how they've changed the face of American public education.