Triton College

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  • 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 11,577 students (29% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 41:1 is higher than the state community college average of 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 40%.
  • Triton College is one of 28 community colleges within Cook County, IL.
  • The nearest community college to Triton College is Lincoln College of Technology-Melrose Park (0.8 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 279 teachers has grown by 21% over five years.
Triton College(IL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty279 staff123 staff
Triton College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Triton College has declined by 16% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 41:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Triton College diversity score of 0.69 is more than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment11,577 students3,999 students
Triton College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio41:135:1
Triton College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students3,404 students1,386 students
Triton College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students8,173 students2,613 students
Triton College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Triton College Enrollment Breakdown IL All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
2%
4%
Triton College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
28%
16%
Triton College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
19%
14%
Triton College Black (2007-2016)
% White
44%
60%
Triton College White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
1%
-
% Two or more races
1%
1%
Triton College More (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
5%
5%
Triton College Ethnicity Breakdown IL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.690.59
Triton College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
12%
25%
Triton College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$36,200$32,200
Triton College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $8,858 is more than the state average of $7,978. The in-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $11,018 is more than the state average of $10,454. The out-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$8,858$7,978
Triton College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$11,018$10,454
Triton College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid65%82%
Triton College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$6,500$7,862
Triton College Median debt for students who have completed (2008-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$3,906$4,000
Triton College Median debt for students who have not completed (2008-2015)
Source: 2016 (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.

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Did You Know?
For Cook County, IL public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $8,185 per year for in-state students and $9,668 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,648 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Cook County, IL is 76%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Cook County, IL community colleges have a diversity score of 0.57, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Cook County, IL is Kendall College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.