Community College Earnings in Illinois

Community college graduates in Illinois (10 years post graduation) earn approximately $31,800 per year (2021-22).
The community colleges in Illinois with the highest earning graduates are listed below (where sufficient data available).

Community College Earnings in Illinois (2021-22)

  • College Student Earnings Location
  • Rank: #11.
    Worsham College of Mortuary Science
    Private for-profit
    $45,300
    495 Northgate Pkwy
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (847) 808-8444
  • Rank: #22.
    Morrison Institute of Technology
    Morrison Institute of Technology Photo
    Private, non-profit
    $44,300
    701 Portland Ave
    Morrison, IL 61270
    (815) 772-7218
  • Rank: #33.
    Lincoln College of Technology-Melrose Park
    Private for-profit
    $43,400
    8317 W North Avenue
    Melrose Park, IL 60160
    (708) 344-4700
  • Rank: #44.
    Kendall College
    Private, for profit
    $41,600
    900 N. North Branch St.
    Chicago, IL 60642
    (312) 752-2000
  • Rank: #55.
    Oakton Community College
    Public
    $41,000
    1600 E Golf Rd.
    Des Plaines, IL 60016
    (847) 635-1600
  • Rank: #66.
    William Rainey Harper College
    Public
    $39,400
    1200 W Algonquin Rd
    Palatine, IL 60067
    (847) 925-6000
  • Rank: #77.
    College of DuPage
    Public
    $39,100
    425 Fawell Blvd.
    Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
    (630) 942-2800
  • Rank: #88.
    Coyne College
    Private for-profit
    $38,600
    1 North State Street
    Chicago, IL 60602
    (773) 577-8100
  • Rank: #99.
    Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Chicago
    Private, for profit
    $37,600
    361 W Chestnut
    Chicago, IL 60610
    (312) 944-0882
  • Rank: #1010.
    Triton College
    Public
    $36,200
    2000 5th Ave
    River Grove, IL 60171
    (708) 456-0300
  • Rank: #1111.$36,100
    9000 W. College Parkway
    Palos Hills, IL 60465
    (708) 974-4300
  • Rank: #1212.
    Wabash Valley College
    Public
    $35,800
    2200 College Drive
    Mount Carmel, IL 62863
    (618) 393-2982
  • Rank: #1313.
    Lincoln Trail College
    Public
    $35,600
    11220 State Hwy 1
    Robinson, IL 62454
    (618) 393-2982
  • Rank: #1414.
    Springfield College in Illinois
    Private, non-profit
    $35,500
    1500 North Fifth Street
    Springfield, IL 62702
    (217) 525-1420
  • Rank: #1515.
    Kishwaukee College
    Public
    $35,400
    21193 Malta Rd
    Malta, IL 60150
    (815) 825-2086
  • Rank: #1616.$35,300
    4300 N Narragansett
    Chicago, IL 60634
    (773) 777-7900
  • Rank: #1717.
    College of Lake County
    Public
    $35,200
    19351 W Washington St.
    Grayslake, IL 60030
    (847) 543-2000
  • Rank: #1818.$35,100
    401 S State Street
    Chicago, IL 60605
    (312) 935-6800
  • Rank: #1919.
    Joliet Junior College
    Public
    $35,000
    1215 Houbolt Rd
    Joliet, IL 60431
    (815) 729-9020
  • Rank: #2020.
    Morton College
    Public
    $34,500
    3801 S Central Ave
    Cicero, IL 60804
    (708) 656-8000
  • Rank: #2121.
    Fox College
    Private for-profit
    $34,400
    6640 S. Cicero
    Bedford Park, IL 60638
    (708) 444-4500
  • Rank: #2222.
    Rock Valley College
    Public
    $34,300
    3301 N Mulford Rd
    Rockford, IL 61114
    (815) 921-7821
  • Rank: #23-2423.- 24.$34,000
    1145 W Wilson Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60640
    (773) 907-4000
  • Rank: #23-2423.- 24.
    Elgin Community College
    Public
    $34,000
    1700 Spartan Drive
    Elgin, IL 60123
    (847) 697-1000
  • Rank: #2525.
    Illinois Central College
    Public
    $33,700
    1 College Drive
    East Peoria, IL 61635
    (309) 694-5422
  • Rank: #2626.
    Parkland College
    Parkland College Photo - Parkland College
    Public
    $33,500
    2400 W Bradley Ave
    Champaign, IL 61821
    (217) 351-2200
  • Rank: #2727.
    Waubonsee Community College
    Public
    $33,300
    Rte 47 at Waubonsee Drive
    Sugar Grove, IL 60554
    (630) 466-7900
  • Rank: #2828.
    Rasmussen College-Illinois
    Private for-profit
    $33,100
    6000 East State Street, 4th Floor
    Rockford, IL 61108
    (815) 316-4800
  • Rank: #2929.$32,800
    815 N Orlando Smith Road
    Oglesby, IL 61348
    (815) 224-2720
  • Rank: #30-3130.- 31.
    Lincoln College
    Private not-for-profit
    $32,500
    300 Keokuk St
    Lincoln, IL 62656
    (217) 732-3155
  • Rank: #30-3130.- 31.
    Sauk Valley Community College
    Public
    $32,500
    173 Illinois Rt 2
    Dixon, IL 61021
    (815) 288-5511
  • Rank: #32-3332.- 33.
    McHenry County College
    McHenry County College Photo - McHenry County College, Liebman Science Center
    Public
    $32,400
    8900 US Hwy 14
    Crystal Lake, IL 60012
    (815) 455-3700
  • Rank: #32-3332.- 33.
    Prairie State College
    Public
    $32,400
    202 South Halsted Street
    Chicago Heights, IL 60411
    (708) 709-3500
  • Rank: #3434.
    Southeastern Illinois College
    Public
    $32,300
    3575 College Road
    Harrisburg, IL 62946
    (618) 252-5400
  • Rank: #3535.
    Black Hawk College
    Public
    $32,200
    6600-34th Avenue
    Moline, IL 61265
    (309) 796-5000
  • Show 32 more community colleges in Illinois (out of 67 total colleges)
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