• Kishwaukee College provides quality, accessible, and cost effective educational opportunities through a learning-centered environment. The College is committed to the holistic development of the individual through a broad range of educational programs and services. Providing students the opportunity to enhance their abilities and promoting dignity and respect for individuals are of the utmost importance. Kishwaukee College challenges students to become increasingly aware of their personal and community responsibilities and to develop community and global awareness.

School Highlights

Kishwaukee College serves 2,626 students (37% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 47%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 2,626 students
  • In-state tuition: $9,240
  • Out-state tuition: $14,610
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 32%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Kishwaukee College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 249 teachers has grown by 96% over five years.
Kishwaukee College
(IL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
249 staff
239 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Kishwaukee College has declined by 23% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 12:1 over five years.
The Kishwaukee College diversity score of 0.50 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,626 students
2,413 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
970 students
898 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,656 students
1,683 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
196 students
40 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
970 students
944 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
22 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
1,656 students
1,844 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
19 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
132 students
% Asian
1%
5%
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% Hispanic
18%
24%
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% Black
8%
12%
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% White
68%
53%
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
% Unknown races
2%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.50
0.64
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
2.73%
2.73%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.54%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$35,400
$32,200
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $9,240 is more than the state average of $7,972. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $14,610 is more than the state average of $10,688. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$9,240
$7,972
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$14,610
$10,688
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
93%
81%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$9,395
$8,029
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$4,600
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
89%
SAT Reading
n/a
390
SAT Math
n/a
360
SAT Writing
n/a
355
ACT Composite
n/a
17
ACT English
n/a
17
ACT Math
n/a
17
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • Kishwaukee College is a comprehensive, two-year college offering five transfer degrees and 64 occupational degrees and certificates. The main campus is located in a rural setting six miles west of Northern Illinois University. We offer two-year degrees in 37 areas, 64 career/occupational degrees and certificates, and customized training. A wide variety of course offerings are available through our community and adult basic education programs, and support services such as counseling, employment services, and financial assistance are also available. Kishwaukee College puts you at the center of a vast network of resources that extend far beyond the classroom. We offer opportunities in a variety of student organizations such as athletics, Phi Theta Kappa honor society, and student government; resources for student success such as a writing center and student help line; a wellness/fitness center; a library, bookstore, and cafeteria; and job search assistance. Kishwaukee College is fully accredited by the North Central Association and belongs to the American Association of Community Colleges. It is one of 49 public community colleges in the state of Illinois.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Kishwaukee College cost?

Kishwaukee College's tuition is approximately $9,240 for In-State students and $14,610 for Out-State students.

What is Kishwaukee College's ranking?

Kishwaukee College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Illinois for: Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation).

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 2,626 students
  • In-state tuition: $9,240
  • Out-state tuition: $14,610
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 32%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Illinois public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,972 per year for in-state students and $10,688 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,695 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 84%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Illinois community colleges have a diversity score of 0.64, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Illinois is Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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