- Oakton Community College, a two-year community college was established in 1969 and is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and the North Central Association. The College is recognized by the Illinois Community College Board and is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges, as well as numerous professional organizations.
Oakton Community College serves 6,278 students (32% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 47%.
Quick Stats (2023)
- Enrollment: 6,278 students
- In-state tuition: $8,808
- Out-state tuition: $10,536
- Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
- Minority enrollment: 56%
- Source: Verified school update
Oakton Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:
Debt For Students
The teacher population of 644 teachers has grown by 107% over five years.
Oakton Community College
(IL) Community College Avg.
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Less than 2 yrs
At least 2 but less than 4 years
The student population of Oakton Community College has declined by 29% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five years.
The Oakton Community College diversity score of 0.72 is more than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Student : Teacher Ratio
# Full-Time Students
# Part-Time Students
# Enrollment Undergraduate
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
# Full-Time Graduate Students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
Total Dormitory Capacity
% Two or more races
% Non Resident races
% Unknown races
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
The public in-state tuition of $8,808 is more than the state average of $7,972. The in-state tuition has declined by 9% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $10,536 is less than the state average of $10,688. The out-state tuition has declined by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
In-district tuition: $3270
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
Median Debt for Graduates
Median Debt for Dropouts
Total Sports Offered
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators
- Oakton Community College District 535 serves 450,000 residents in the communities of Des Plaines, Evanston, Glencoe, Glenview, Golf, Kenilworth, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Mount Prospect, Niles, Northbrook, Northfield, Park Ridge, Rosemont, Skokie, Wilmette, and Winnetka. Oakton's main campus in Des Plaines is located on 147 acres of woodlands and prairie, bordered on the west by the Des Plaines River. The College,a modern, red-brick building with 435,000 square feet, houses 65 classrooms and 46 educational laboratories, as well as student services, administrative and faculty offices. Special facilities include 19 computer classrooms; a Performing Arts Center; the Business Institute; the Koehnline Visual Arts Center; a Child Care Center; and a teleconferencing center, gym, fitness center, library and bookstore. Oakton's faculty and staff are committed to excellence; our students are achievers, enthusiastic about learning; and our facilities are state-of-the-art. College life at Oakton includes a wide variety of extracurricular activities and student services, designed to provide a well-rounded experience. The Business Institute at Oakton was established in 1982 to help companies improve their technical, operational and leadership skills. Through consulting services and customized training programs, companies have defined new goals, refined existing procedures and developed new strategies for success. Thousands of people have acquired new skills in order to meet higher standards of efficiency, productivity and quality.
Profile last updated: 07/14/2022
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Oakton Community College cost?
Oakton Community College's tuition is approximately $8,808 for In-State students and $10,536 for Out-State students.
What sports does Oakton Community College offer?
Oakton Community College offers 9 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball.
What is Oakton Community College's ranking?
Oakton Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Illinois for: Diversity in US community colleges, Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation) and Least debt for graduating students.
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