Community Colleges in Illinois

For the academic year 2019-2020, 50 community colleges are active in Illinois. University of Chicago has ranked first in Illinois community college ranking and Northwestern University and Principia College ranked second and third in the ranking. You can view more ranked community college ranking at Illinois community college ranking page.
  • The 2020 average tuition & fees of community colleges in Illinois is $9,295 for Illinois residents and $11,780 for out-of-state students.
  • Total 283,415 students have enrolled in community colleges in Illinois and, of that, 21,032 students enrolled online exclusively.
  • The average students to faculty ratio of Illinois community colleges is 19.15 to 1.
  • The average financial aid amount received at community colleges in Illinois is $4,217.
  • The average graduation rate is 34.00% and the average transfer-out rate is 20.17% at community colleges in Illinois.

50 Community Colleges in Illinois Comparison Table

College NameIllinois Residents Tuition & FeesOut-of-State Tuition & FeesStudent PopulationOnline Student PopulationGraduation RateTransfer-out RateFinancial Aid AmountStudents to Faculty Ratio
Southwestern Illinois College
Belleville, IL
$6,390$5,9408,84159428%20%$4,78418 to 1
Black Hawk College
Moline, IL
$7,500$7,6504,33338433%21%$5,39418 to 1
Carl Sandburg College
Galesburg, IL
$7,190$8,0021,86030042%15%$7,27114 to 1
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College
Chicago, IL
$11,520$14,4303,1368727%12%$3,99920 to 1
City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College
Chicago, IL
$11,520$14,4307,10421024%13%$4,27725 to 1
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College
Chicago, IL
$11,520$14,4302,6637521%17%$4,06222 to 1
City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College
Chicago, IL
$11,520$14,4307,67319327%17%$3,79330 to 1
City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College
Chicago, IL
$11,520$14,4306,94214126%14%$3,86036 to 1
City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College
Chicago, IL
$11,520$14,4308,64347219%15%$4,48629 to 1
City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College
Chicago, IL
$11,520$14,4309,77733426%14%$4,03531 to 1
City Colleges of Chicago-District Office
Chicago, IL
Danville Area Community College
Danville, IL
$8,325$8,3252,62031243%16%$4,39916 to 1
College of DuPage
Glen Ellyn, IL
$9,750$11,85024,9002,38225%27%$5,17321 to 1
Elgin Community College
Elgin, IL
$7,140$9,5169,56755435%25%$3,62920 to 1
Highland Community College
Freeport, IL
$6,846$6,8461,5969436%17%$4,17914 to 1
Illinois Central College
East Peoria, IL
$9,240$11,3108,87580638%23%$3,60817 to 1
Olney Central College
Olney, IL
$10,056$12,0821,1129564%23%$3,49013 to 1
Illinois Valley Community College
Oglesby, IL
$13,232$14,2322,95815130%18%$4,25514 to 1
John A Logan College
Carterville, IL
$5,506$6,5864,04047633%22%$4,48322 to 1
John Wood Community College
Quincy, IL
$8,190$8,1901,92433939%21%$5,26813 to 1
Joliet Junior College
Joliet, IL
$4,440$4,44014,7261,05917%25%$3,69722 to 1
Kankakee Community College
Kankakee, IL
$13,200$25,5602,82215033%19%$4,27413 to 1
Kaskaskia College
Centralia, IL
$7,530$12,3303,16438435%13%$5,13418 to 1
Kishwaukee College
Malta, IL
$9,390$13,8003,30731135%22%$5,52718 to 1
College of Lake County
Grayslake, IL
$9,632$12,82414,1931,15128%22%$3,66817 to 1
Lake Land College
Mattoon, IL
$8,104$13,9054,58354452%15%$4,27019 to 1
Lewis and Clark Community College
Godfrey, IL
$9,552$12,5526,69825042%16%$3,73719 to 1
Lincoln Land Community College
Springfield, IL
$6,648$9,8405,56576035%17%$5,09719 to 1
McHenry County College
Crystal Lake, IL
$11,862$14,6217,03156428%24%$4,60320 to 1
Moraine Valley Community College
Palos Hills, IL
$8,095$9,39113,76259328%23%$4,42321 to 1
Morton College
Cicero, IL
$8,852$10,9004,35111019%16%$4,58418 to 1
Oakton Community College
Des Plaines, IL
$10,446$12,4628,45498922%38%$3,58816 to 1
Parkland College
Champaign, IL
$11,580$15,9307,07493626%23%$4,38817 to 1
Prairie State College
Chicago Heights, IL
$9,342$11,0643,94623017%31%$6,07613 to 1
Rend Lake College
Ina, IL
$6,000$6,7502,4869353%15%$3,16319 to 1
Richland Community College
Decatur, IL
$6,210$14,3702,47623646%15%$3,65115 to 1
Rock Valley College
Rockford, IL
$9,314$16,9946,24434330%17%$4,97817 to 1
Sauk Valley Community College
Dixon, IL
$12,368$12,9981,62820743%20%$3,22714 to 1
Shawnee Community College
Ullin, IL
$6,090$6,7201,12510238%21%$5,28115 to 1
Southeastern Illinois College
Harrisburg, IL
$6,060$6,3001,65033442%17%$4,79718 to 1
Spoon River College
Canton, IL
$10,590$11,6701,43637930%33%$4,40117 to 1
South Suburban College
South Holland, IL
$11,033$12,6834,23214319%29%$3,45014 to 1
Triton College
River Grove, IL
$10,890$13,53010,52990420%20%$4,22319 to 1
Waubonsee Community College
Sugar Grove, IL
$9,271$10,0769,17696535%19%$3,57522 to 1
William Rainey Harper College
Palatine, IL
$9,942$11,75413,53086534%24%$4,08319 to 1
Heartland Community College
Normal, IL
$9,540$14,1905,06330135%18%$3,76118 to 1
Frontier Community College
Fairfield, IL
$10,056$12,0821,9316863%16%$1,68424 to 1
Lincoln Trail College
Robinson, IL
$10,056$12,0828923259%23%$3,36918 to 1
Wabash Valley College
Mount Carmel, IL
$10,056$12,0822,7773052%27%$1,24227 to 1
Illinois Eastern Community College-System Office
Olney, IL
Average$9,295$11,780283,41521,03234%20%$4,21719 to 1