City Colleges of Chicago, Malcolm X College: Narrative Description

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1900 West Van Buren St.
Chicago, IL 60612-3145
Tel: (312)850-7000; Admissions: (312)850-7120; Fax: (312)850-7092; 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 1911. Setting: 20-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 8,024. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 22:1. 861 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 4,069 students, 66% women, 34% men. Part-time: 3,955 students, 66% women, 34% men. 1% Native American, 12% Hispanic, 79% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 55% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for allied health programs. Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Required for some: essay, interview. Placement: SAT I and SAT II or ACT required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1860 full-time, $62 per credit part-time. State resident tuition: $6876 full-time, $229.21 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $9449 full-time, $314.95 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $375 full-time, $75 per term part-time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 11 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Phi Beta Lambda business organization, Chess Club, Latino Leadership Council. Major annual events: Homecoming Parade, African-American History Month, Hispanic Heritage Month. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. The Carter G. Woodson Library with 50,000 books, 250 serials, 300 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $69,081. 275 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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