Triton College

  • Responsive to diverse educational needs, Triton College is committed to a supportive lifelong learning environment empowering individuals personally, professionally and culturally to contribute to a global community.

School Highlights

Triton College serves 9,571 students (30% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 52%.

Top Rankings

Triton College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Illinois for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 659 teachers has grown by 219% over five years.
Triton College(IL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High NontraditionalAssociate'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 ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty659 staff239 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Triton College has declined by 17% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 41:1 over five years.
The Triton College diversity score of 0.68 is equal to the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment9,571 students3,107 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:114:1
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# Full-Time Students2,915 students1,099 students
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# Part-Time Students6,656 students2,008 students
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% Asian
3%
5%
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% Hispanic
46%
27%
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% Black
14%
13%
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% White
30%
48%
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% Two or more races
2%
3%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
4%
3%
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Diversity Score0.680.68
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College Completion Rate
19%
33%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$36,200$32,200
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $8,858 is more than the state average of $8,158. The in-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $11,018 is more than the state average of $10,899. The out-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$8,858$8,158
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Out-State Tuition Fees$11,018$10,899
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid63%76%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,500$7,963
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,750$4,549
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Triton College is one of the nation's premier two-year institutions of higher education. Located just 14 miles from downtown Chicago, the school offers outstanding educational value in a dynamic environment, rich in academic and cultural resources as well as career-oriented learning opportunities. Triton's attractive 100-acre campus features state-of-the art facilities, thriving arts and athletics programs, and a comfortable, friendly atmosphere. Our community is culturally diverse, with students, faculty, and staff cooperating to promote the values of integrity, open dialog, teamwork, and mutual respect, while striving for excellence in all that we do. The campus also features state-of-the art facilities, including electronic classrooms, labs, sports facilities, a well-stocked library and bookstore, an art gallery and performing arts center, and the renowned Cernan Earth and Space Center. In addition, many of Chicago's world-class cultural attractions are just minutes away. Our programs are some of the most innovative in the nation, emphasizing community involvement and personal attention while maintaining high academic standards. Over 17,000 students enroll at Triton each semester, yet our average class size is only 20.4 students. Our faculty is highly qualified, combining distinguished academic credentials with valuable real-world experience. At just $56 per credit hour, plus the money you save by commuting from home, Triton is a truly exceptional value. Triton College is committed to developing leaders and generating ideas that change the world. Students, faculty, and staff cooperate to create a positive learning environment where integrity, open dialog, teamwork, and mutual respect are the rule. We strive to promote critical thinking skills, and to instill a standard of excellence that translates directly into our students' practice and performance. Our personal focus and affordable tuition makes us an outstanding educational value, exceeding most students' expectations.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Triton College is Lincoln College of Technology-Melrose Park (0.8 miles away).
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Did You Know?
For Cook County, IL public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $8,662 per year for in-state students and $10,145 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,825 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Cook County, IL is 83%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Cook County, IL community colleges have a diversity score of 0.60, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Cook County, IL is Kendall College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.