Kishwaukee College

  • 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 same as the state community college average of 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 40%.
  • Kishwaukee College is the only community colleges within Dekalb County, IL.
  • The nearest community college to Kishwaukee College is Madison Media Institute-Rockford Career College (23.2 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 CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty127 staff123 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Kishwaukee College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 35:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Kishwaukee College diversity score of 0.44 is less than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment4,475 students3,999 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio35:135:1
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# Full-Time Students2,030 students1,386 students
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# Part-Time Students2,445 students2,613 students
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% Asian
2%
4%
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% Hispanic
11%
16%
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% Black
11%
14%
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% White
73%
60%
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% Two or more races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
1%
5%
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Diversity Score0.440.59
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College Completion Rate
28%
25%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,400$31,800
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $9,240 is more than the state average of $7,978. 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 $10,454. The out-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$9,240$7,978
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Out-State Tuition Fees$14,610$10,454
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid75%82%
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Median Debt for Graduates$7,505$7,736
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,750$4,000
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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.

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