Kankakee Community College

Tel: (815)802-8100
  • Kankakee Community College is committed to one mission: Enhancing quality of life through learning. KCC is dedicated to providing quality, comprehensive educational programs and services in a fiscally responsible manner. KCC offers a supportive environment for lifelong learning for the development of the individual and the community. KCC provides leadership in identifying the future educational needs of our district as related to the seven general educational and community service goals prescribed by the Illinois Community College Board.
School Highlights
  • Kankakee Community College serves 3,378 students (41% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is lower than the state community college average of 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 40%.
  • Kankakee Community College is the only community colleges within Kankakee County, IL.
  • The nearest community college to Kankakee Community College is Prairie State College (30.8 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 141 teachers has grown by 5% over five years.
Kankakee Community College(IL) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty141 staff123 staff
Kankakee Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Kankakee Community College has declined by 13% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Kankakee Community College diversity score of 0.37 is less than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment3,378 students3,999 students
Kankakee Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio24:135:1
Kankakee Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,386 students1,386 students
Kankakee Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,992 students2,613 students
Kankakee Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Kankakee Community College Enrollment Breakdown IL All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Kankakee Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Kankakee Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Kankakee Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Kankakee Community College White (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Kankakee Community College Ethnicity Breakdown IL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.370.59
Kankakee Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Kankakee Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$30,600$32,200
Kankakee Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $7,707 is less than the state average of $7,978. The in-state tuition has grown by 58% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $16,136 is more than the state average of $10,454. The out-state tuition has grown by 22% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$7,707$7,978
Kankakee Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$16,136$10,454
Kankakee Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid67%83%
Kankakee Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$8,500$7,862
Kankakee Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,500$4,000
Kankakee Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Founded in 1966, Kankakee Community College is one of 48 community colleges in Illinois and is an accredited, public, two-year, degree-granting institution. More than 5,000 people take credit and noncredit classes each year. The day student population is more traditional—recent high school graduates. Many working adults with family, perhaps like you, take classes at night, on weekends, or through non-traditional formats such as the Fast Track Degree, online courses, telecourses or independent study. KCC offers more than 46 academic and continuing education programs. The campus has been on River Road in Kankakee, south of the Kankakee River, since 1968 when the first classes were offered. In addition, there is an Iroquois County Satellite Center in Watseka which opened in 2002. Kankakee Community College was organized in October 1966 by a group of citizens concerned with providing a post-secondary educational resource for the people of the Kankakee area. The college offered its first classes in September 1968. Since that date, it has served as an educational, vocational and recreational center for residents of Community College District 520, an area encompassing all or part of Kankakee, Iroquois, Ford, Grundy, Livingston and Will counties and serving a population in excess of 130,000. KCC's main campus is located on 178 scenic acres on the southern edge of the city of Kankakee, about 60 miles south of Chicago. It is on River Road, about a half-mile east of U.S. 45/52 and is easily accessible from both Interstate 57 (Exit 308) and U.S. 45/52. Situated on the tree-lined banks of the Kankakee River and surrounded by the Kankakee Conservation Area and rich farmland, the KCC campus provides an ideal environment for learning. In its College Credit Division, KCC awards associate degrees in more than 50 areas of study and certificates of completion in 17 areas. Students attend KCC both to prepare to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a bachelor's degree and to prepare to enter the job market directly from KCC. KCC also offers non-degree programs to meet a variety of community needs, including workforce development and remedial development, through its Office of Corporate and Continuing Education and its Division of Adult and Community Education. Kankakee Community College is a two-year college, accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and officially recognized by the Illinois Community College Board.

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For Illinois public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,978 per year for in-state students and $10,454 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,527 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 82%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Illinois community colleges have a diversity score of 0.59, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Illinois is Kendall College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.