Kankakee Community College

  • 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 2,822 students (35% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the state community college average of 29:1.
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 52%.

School Overview

The teacher population of 141 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Kankakee Community College(IL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-High NontraditionalBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty141 staff124 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Kankakee Community College has declined by 16% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 30:1 over five years.
The Kankakee Community College diversity score of 0.61 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has grown by 62% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,822 students3,099 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:129:1
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# Full-Time Students995 students1,095 students
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# Part-Time Students1,827 students2,004 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
1%
5%
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% Hispanic
13%
24%
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% Black
11%
13%
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% White
59%
48%
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% Two or more races
3%
2%
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% Non Resident races
3%
2%
% Unknown races
9%
6%
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Diversity Score0.610.69
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College Completion Rate
31%
30%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$30,600$31,800
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Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $7,707 is less than the state average of $7,932. The in-state tuition has declined by 15% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $16,136 is more than the state average of $10,666. The out-state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$7,707$7,932
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Out-State Tuition Fees$16,136$10,666
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid64%80%
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Median Debt for Graduates$10,975$7,618
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$4,500
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Source: 2019 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Kankakee Community College is Prairie State College (31.1 miles away).
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