Community College Earnings in Illinois

  • Community college graduates in Illinois (10 years post graduation) earn approximately $32,200 per year (2019-20).
  • The community colleges in Illinois with the highest earning graduates are listed below (where sufficient data available).

Community College Earnings in Illinois (2019-20)

  • 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
    330 North Green Street
    Chicago IL  60607
    (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.
    Robert Morris University Illinois
    Private, non-profit
    $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
    Chicago 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 Ave
    Oglesby IL  61348
    (815)224-2720
  • Rank: #30-3130.-31.
    Lincoln College
    Private, non-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)479-7732
  • 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
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