Cook County Community Colleges

  • There are 28 community colleges in Cook County, Illinois, serving 134,513 students.
  • The average tuition is approximately $8,147 per year for in-state students and $9,660 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,648 per year (view national tuition costs).
  • The average community college acceptance rate in Cook County, IL is 76% (view national acceptance rates).
  • Cook County, IL community colleges have a diversity score of 0.57, which is lower than the national average of 0.67 (view national diversity statistics).
  • Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), and the student:teacher ratio is 39:1.

Cook County Community Colleges

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.
December 21, 2017
Learn about the research that shows how participation in community college boosts student performance and success.
December 21, 2017
Learn about the controversy surrounding community colleges' admission policies regarding undocumented immigrants.