Kishwaukee College

21193 Malta Rd
Malta, IL 60150-9699
Tel: (815)825-2086
  • 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 4,475 students (45% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 35:1 is lower than the state community college average of 36:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 39%.
  • Kishwaukee College is the only community colleges within Dekalb County, IL.
  • The nearest community college is Madison Media Institute-Rockford Career College (23.20 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 127 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Kishwaukee College(IL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesAssociate of Arts Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty127 staff123 staff
Kishwaukee College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 4,475 has declined by 9% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 35:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.44 is less than the state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has grown by 13% over five years.
Total Enrollment4,475 students3,818 students
Kishwaukee College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio35:136:1
Kishwaukee College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students2,030 students1,205 students
Kishwaukee College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students2,445 students2,613 students
Kishwaukee College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Kishwaukee College Enrollment Breakdown IL All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Kishwaukee College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Kishwaukee College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Kishwaukee College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Kishwaukee College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Kishwaukee College More (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
Kishwaukee College Ethnicity Breakdown IL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.440.58
Kishwaukee College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Kishwaukee College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,400$32,200
Kishwaukee College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $9,240 is more than the state average of $7,937. 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 $10,775. The out-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$9,240$7,937
Kishwaukee College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$14,610$10,775
Kishwaukee College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid75%82%
Kishwaukee College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$7,505$7,862
Kishwaukee College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,750$4,000
Kishwaukee College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) 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.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 434 students | 23.20 Mi1130 South Alpine Road
    Rockford IL  61108
  • Rasmussen College-Illinois
    Private, for profit
    1,580 students | 23.60 Mi6000 East State Street, 4th Floor
    Rockford IL  61108
  • 10,904 students | 23.90 MiRte 47 at Waubonsee Drive
    Sugar Grove IL  60554
  • 7,737 students | 26.20 Mi3301 N Mulford Rd
    Rockford IL  61114
  • 10,929 students | 29.00 Mi1700 Spartan Drive
    Elgin IL  60123
Recent Articles
March 14, 2018
Although California’s real estate may be soft, the state’s community college constructions projects are booming. Learn about where the $1.6 billion is going and how community colleges are improving their facilities.
March 11, 2018
Community colleges face many hurdles, ranging from budget constraints to increased enrollment, but a new study pinpoints some of the largest issues - which may surprise you.
March 11, 2018
Be surprised by the results from the first ever national community college survey, which found that students value their internet connection more than their instructors!
Did You Know?
For Illinois public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,937 per year for in-state students and $10,775 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 0.58, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Illinois is Kendall College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.