Kishwaukee College: Narrative Description

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21193 Malta Rd.
Malta, IL 60150-9699
Tel: (815)825-2086; Admissions: (815)825-2086; Fax: (815)825-2306; Web Site:

Description: State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Illinois Community College Board. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 120-acre rural campus with easy access to Chicago. Endowment: $1.3 million. Total enrollment: 4,076. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 417 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 577 students, 45% women, 55% men. Part-time: 3,499 students, 58% women, 42% men. Students come from 25 states and territories, 14 other countries, 0.03% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 11% Hispanic, 11% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 33% 25 or older, 15% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at 6 other Illinois community colleges. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for nursing, radiological technology programs. Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, transcripts from all other colleges or universities previously attended. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Required for some: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Placement: ACT, SAT I, or in-house placement test required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1624 full-time, $58 per credit part-time. State resident tuition: $5,808 full-time, $207.44 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7,010 full-time, $250.34 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $244 full-time, $7 per credit part-time, $30 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 14 open to all. Most popular organizations: student association, Black Student Union, Horticulture Club, Student Nurses Association, International Club. Major annual events: Awards and Recognition Ceremony, Black History Month/Soul Food Buffet, Women's History Month. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center with 52,075 books, 13,003 microform titles, 248 serials, 3,500 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $435,355. 565 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: See Northern Illinois University.