Best Cook County Community Colleges (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 24 community colleges serving 104,049 students in Cook County, Illinois.
The average tuition is approximately $8,662 per year for in-state students and $10,145 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,825 per year (view national tuition costs).
The average community college acceptance rate in Cook County, IL is 83% (view national acceptance rates).
Cook County, IL community colleges have a diversity score of 0.60, which is lower than the national average of 0.71 (view national diversity statistics).
Minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Hispanic), and the student:teacher ratio is 14:1.

Top Ranked Cook County Community Colleges (2022)

  • College Location Students
  • 30 E Lake St
    Chicago, IL 60601
    (312) 553-5600

    7,276 students
  • Coyne College
    Private for-profit
    1 North State Street
    Chicago, IL 60602
    (773) 577-8100

    530 students
  • Kendall College
    Private, for profit
    900 N. North Branch St.
    Chicago, IL 60642
    (312) 752-2000

    1,516 students
  • 8317 W North Avenue
    Melrose Park, IL 60160
    (708) 344-4700

    830 students
  • 9000 W. College Parkway
    Palos Hills, IL 60465
    (708) 974-4300

    13,032 students
  • Northwestern College
    Private for-profit
    7725 South Harlem Avenue
    Bridgeview, IL 60455
    (708) 237-5050

    618 students
  • 1600 E Golf Rd.
    Des Plaines, IL 60016
    (847) 635-1600

    8,083 students
  • 401 S State Street
    Chicago, IL 60605
    (312) 935-6800

    1,693 students
  • 2000 5th Ave
    River Grove, IL 60171
    (708) 456-0300

    9,571 students
  • 1200 W Algonquin Rd
    Palatine, IL 60067
    (847) 925-6000

    13,477 students
  • 495 Northgate Pkwy
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (847) 808-8444

    118 students
  • 1145 W Wilson Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60640
    (773) 907-4000

    6,365 students
  • 6301 S Halsted St
    Chicago, IL 60621
    (773) 602-5000

    2,410 students
  • 1900 W Jackson Blvd
    Chicago, IL 60612
    (312) 850-7000

    6,997 students
  • 10001 S Woodlawn Ave
    Chicago, IL 60628
    (773) 291-6100

    2,177 students
  • 7500 S Pulaski Rd
    Chicago, IL 60652
    (773) 838-7500

    6,521 students
  • 4300 N Narragansett
    Chicago, IL 60634
    (773) 777-7900

    8,762 students
  • East-West University
    Private not-for-profit
    816 S Michigan Ave
    Chicago, IL 60605
    (312) 939-0111

    447 students
  • MacCormac College
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    Private not-for-profit
    29 E. Madison
    Chicago, IL 60602
    (312) 922-1884

    276 students
  • 3801 S Central Ave
    Cicero, IL 60804
    (708) 656-8000

    4,439 students
  • 202 South Halsted Street
    Chicago Heights, IL 60411
    (708) 709-3500

    3,843 students
  • Saint Augustine College
    Private not-for-profit
    1345 W. Argyle St.
    Chicago, IL 60640
    (773) 878-8756

    959 students
  • 15800 South State Street
    South Holland, IL 60473
    (708) 596-2000

    4,066 students
  • 6045 S. Kenwood Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60637
    (773) 834-2500

    43 students
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