The College of Office Technology (Closed 2013)

1520 West Division Street
Chicago, IL 60642
  • The College of Office Technology is a private post secondary educational institution which offers quality technical programs. These programs prepare students for careers in Computer Operations, Computer Network Technology, Administrative Medical Assisting and phlebotomy and assists students in developing their abilities to function effectively in today’s changing business environment.

School Highlights

The College of Office Technology serves 115 students (100% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 52%.

School Overview

The teacher population of 24 teachers has declined by 29% over five years.
The College of Office Technology(IL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociates CollegesAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPublic
Total Faculty24 staff124 staff
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Number of Programs Offered87

Student Body

The student population of The College of Office Technology has declined by 68% over five years.
The The College of Office Technology diversity score of 0.00 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has declined by 100% over five years.
Total Enrollment115 students3,099 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio0:129:1
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# Full-Time Students115 students1,095 students
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% Asian
2%
5%
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% Hispanic
22%
24%
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% Black
72%
13%
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% White
4%
48%
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Diversity Score0.000.69
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College Completion Rate
75%
24%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$22,000$31,900
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid54%80%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,500$6,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$3,167$3,500
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Source: 2015 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The College's learning environment features the latest in office equipment. Included in the education department are eight computer labs, four keyboarding labs, six lecture rooms, one computer repair lab, one medical classroom, a library, and a conference room. The educational programs we offer prepare students for employment success through extensive hands-on training and comprehensive curriculum. The faculty of The College of Office Technology consists of academic specialists who have significant experience in the business world. Faculty members have achieved at least the Bachelor's Degree, with many reaching the Master's or Doctor's level. The faculty understands that job readiness requires basic academic skills and personal development in addition to technical skills. In December 1985, the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), an accrediting agency nationally recognized by the United States Department of Education, accredited ACTI. This accreditation led to approval by the U.S. Department of Education for the use of Title IV Financial Aid Programs. In October 1996, the College established a computer technology program to train individuals to meet the challenges of the computer industry. In October 1997, the College established the Medical Office Assistant program to provide graduates with the skills and knowledge to qualify for various medical office careers. These programs have been accredited and approved by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) and by the Illinois State Board of Education.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to The College of Office Technology is Kendall College (0.9 miles away).
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