City Colleges of Chicago, Harold Washington College: Narrative Description

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30 East Lake St.
Chicago, IL 60601-2449
Tel: (312)553-5600; Admissions: (312)553-6006; Fax: (312)553-6077; Web Site:

Description: State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of City Colleges of Chicago. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1962. Setting: 1-acre urban campus. Research spending 2002-03: $85,131. Educational spending 2002-03: $4080 per student. Total enrollment: 8,434. Full-time: 2,608 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 5,826 students, 59% women, 41% men. Students come from 3 states and territories, 1% Native American, 19% Hispanic, 47% black, 11% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 57% 25 or older, 6% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Governors State University, Roosevelt University.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Placement: DTLS, DTMS required. Entrance: non-competitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1560 full-time. State resident tuition: $3675 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $6069 full-time. Mandatory fees: $250 full-time.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 22 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, Organization of Latin American Students, Black Student Union, Student Government Association, Global Friendship. Major annual events: Black History Month activities, Hispanic-American History Month, Women's History Month. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. Harold Washington College Library plus 1 other with 65,926 books, 8,980 microform titles, 360 serials, and 2,695 audiovisual materials. Operations spending 2002-03: $818,867. 360 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: See University of Chicago.

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