Kaplan College-Hammond

  • Sawyer College is an institution of higher learning dedicated to providing quality programs that integrate the curriculum with professional skill development, empowering students to achieve their lifelong personal and professional goals.
School Highlights
  • Kaplan College-Hammond serves 299 students (100% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 43:1 is higher than the state community college average of 34:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 53%.
  • Kaplan College-Hammond is one of 4 community colleges within Lake County, IN.
  • The nearest community college to Kaplan College-Hammond is South Suburban College (7.7 miles away).

Top Placements

Kaplan College-Hammond places among the top 20% of community colleges in Indiana for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 7 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Kaplan College-Hammond(IN) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsLess than 2 yrs
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPublic
Total Faculty7 staff28 staff
Number of Programs Offered48

Student Body

  • The student population of Kaplan College-Hammond has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 43:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Kaplan College-Hammond diversity score of 0.68 is more than the state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment299 students1,806 students
Student:Teacher Ratio43:134:1
# Full-Time Students299 students507 students
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Unknown races
Diversity Score0.680.58
College Completion Rate (Year 2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$26,200$30,600

Finances and Admission

    % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (Year 2015)91%91%
    Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2015)$9,489$20,000
    Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2015)$4,394$6,334
    Acceptance Rate (Year 2007)100%85%
    Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

    School Notes

    • Since its establishment in 1916, Sawyer College has been known as being an Indiana college providing quality education and giving students the skills they need for success in their careers. Respected industry leaders looking for graduates of an Indiana technical school seek our students because they know they have the abilities and training required in today's fast-paced world. Our years of training experience, combined with a positive attitude and hard work, produce successful results. Sawyer College offers a number of rewarding Associate of Applied Science Programs and valuable Certificate Programs in such diverse fields as medical, information technology or office administration. So, whether you're interested in attending an information technology school, taking a massage therapy course or learning about medical assisting, Sawyer College is the Indiana technical school to choose! Successful program graduates are eligible for career services, not just immediately following graduation, but even after graduating from Sawyer College. Sawyer College believes that education should promote the development of positive self-esteem and, for that purpose, provides services supportive of student efforts in succeeding academically, vocationally and personally. These services include individual advising, academic tutoring and assistance in locating needed social services. Sawyer College strives to provide excellence in education by hiring well-prepared, experienced faculty and staff; by maintaining an updated facility that fosters educational growth in a pleasant and safe environment with current classroom equipment, library facilities with Internet access and computer labs; and by providing tutoring and advising services to help students successfully complete their programs of study. Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to award Associate of Applied Science degrees and certificates.

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