MacCormac College: Narrative Description

Updated About content Print Article Share Article
views updated


506 South Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605-1667
Tel: (312)922-1884; Admissions: (312)922-1884; Fax: (312)922-3196; Web Site:

Description: Independent, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1904. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 377. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 72% from top half of their high school class. Full-time: 159 students, 86% women, 14% men. Part-time: 218 students, 89% women, 11% men. Students come from 7 states and territories, 8 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 27% Hispanic, 42% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 20% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements: Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, ACT. Recommended: interview, SAT I. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. Tuition: $9960 full-time, $350 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $200 full-time, $10 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Social organizations: 2 open to all. Major annual events: Halloween Party, Christmas Dance, All-College Picnic. Campus security: late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. MacCormac College Library with 11,000 books and 140 serials. 180 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed.

Community Environment: See University of Chicago.