Kendall College

900 N. North Branch St.
Chicago, IL 60642-0000
Tel: (312)752-2000
  • The Kendall experience is unparalleled. We are globally networked with partner schools around the world through the Laureate International network; we are located in one of the most vibrant, service-oriented and entrepreneurial cities in the United States where students get first-hand experience throughout their programs of study; we provide each student with an intimate, personal college experience.
School Highlights
  • Kendall College serves 1,516 students (60% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the state community college average of 36:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 39%.
  • Kendall College is one of 28 community colleges within Cook County, IL.
  • The nearest community college is Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Chicago (0.60 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 112 teachers has grown by 24% over five years.
Kendall College(IL) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPublic
Total Faculty112 staff123 staff
Kendall College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,516 has declined by 28% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 27:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.76 is more than the state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has grown by 24% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,516 students3,818 students
Kendall College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio14:136:1
Kendall College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students904 students1,205 students
Kendall College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students612 students2,613 students
Kendall College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Kendall College Enrollment Breakdown IL All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
Kendall College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% Asian
Kendall College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Kendall College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Kendall College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Kendall College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Kendall College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Kendall College Non Resident (2008-2013)
% Unknown races
Kendall College Ethnicity Breakdown IL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.0.760.58
Kendall College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$41,600$32,200
Kendall College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $25,173 is more than the state average of $15,527. The private state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$25,173$15,527
Kendall College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid83%82%
Kendall College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$25,500$7,862
Kendall College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$10,500$4,000
Kendall College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate84%89%
Kendall College Percent Admitted (2007-2016)
SAT Total Avg.1,5491,105
SAT Reading550390
Kendall College SAT Reading (2007-2008)
SAT Math485360
Kendall College SAT Math (2007-2008)
SAT Writing514355
ACT Total Avg.6051
ACT Composite2017
Kendall College ACT Composite (2007-2008)
ACT English2117
Kendall College ACT English (2007-2008)
ACT Math1917
Kendall College ACT Math (2007-2008)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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Did You Know?
For Chicago public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,721 per year for in-state students and $8,973 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,602 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Chicago is 73%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Chicago community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.57, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Chicago is Kendall College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.