City Colleges of Chicago, Kennedy-King College: Narrative Description

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CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO, KENNEDY-KING COLLEGE C-14

6800 South Wentworth Ave.
Chicago, IL 60621-3733
Tel: (773)602-5000; Admissions: (773)602-5080; Web Site: http://www.ccc.edu/kennedyking/

Description: State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of City Colleges of Chicago. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1935. Setting: 18-acre urban campus. Endowment: $14.1 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $2645 per student. Total enrollment: 3,054. Students come from 51 states and territories, 0% from out-of-state, 48% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Option: electronic application. Required: high school transcript. Placement: SAT I or ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Preference given to city residents.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1560 full-time, $52 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $5235 full-time, $174.50 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7416 full-time, $247.20 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $150 full-time, $52 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 12 open to all; national fraternities; 1% of men are members. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, Phi Beta Lambda, Herman Bryant Auto Club, Communication Art Guild, POP (print club). Major annual events: Freshmen Reception, Honors Convocation, Career Week. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Harold Washington College Library with 45,000 books, 200 serials, 2,500 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 700 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: See University of Chicago.

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