City Colleges of Chicago, Richard J. Daley College: Narrative Description

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7500 South Pulaski Rd.
Chicago, IL 60652-1242
Tel: (773)838-7500; Fax: (773)838-7524; 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 1960. Setting: 25-acre urban campus. Research spending 2002-03: $50,000. Educational spending 2002-03: $3469 per student. Total enrollment: 10,654. Full-time: 3,545 students, 64% women, 36% men. Part-time: 7,109 students, 62% women, 38% men. Students come from 29 states and territories, 71 other countries, 0.3% Native American, 42% Hispanic, 37% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 47% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs. Off campus study at Governors State University, Chicago State University. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for nursing program. Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: interview. Required for some: essay, recommendations. Placement: ACT recommended; ACT required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Preference given to city residents.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1560 full-time. State resident tuition: $5235 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $7628 full-time. Mandatory fees: $250 full-time.

Collegiate Environment: Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: Latin Student Organization, Student Government Association, African-American Culture Club. Major annual event: Annual Ethnic Festival. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center plus 1 other with 53,201 books, 275 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2002-03: $550,000. 325 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed.

Community Environment: See University of Chicago.

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