Kankakee Community College: Narrative Description

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PO Box 888
Kankakee, IL 60901-0888
Tel: (815)933-0345; Admissions: (815)802-8520; Fax: (815)933-0217; Web Site: http://www.kankakeecc.org/

Description: State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Illinois Community College Board. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees (also offers continuing education program with significant enrollment not reflected in profile). Founded 1966. Setting: 178-acre small town campus with easy access to Chicago. Total enrollment: 3,475. 0.2% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 13% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Olivet Nazarene University. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for health occupations programs. Option: early admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT ASSET or ACT COMPASS recommended; ACT, ACT ASSET or ACT COMPASS required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to district residents for health occupations programs.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1800 full-time, $60 per semester hour part-time. State resident tuition: $4112 full-time, $137.06 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,224 full-time, $340.80 per semester hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Kankakee Community College Learning Resource Center with 48,239 books, 19,761 microform titles, 245 serials, and 2,308 audiovisual materials. 250 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Kankakee (population 31,000), one of the fastest growing cities of Illinois and the U.S., has beautiful residential sections along the banks of the picturesque Kankakee River. Kankakee is located 60 miles southwest of Chicago and is the seat of Kankakee County. Some of the world's largest gladiolus fields are nearby. The manufacturing plants offer ample opportunity for employment. Nearby Chicago provides the cultural facilities for the outlying area. Kankakee County Fair and Championship Rodeo is an annual event in August.