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2000 5th Ave
River Grove, IL 60171-1995
p. 708-456-0300
w. www.triton.edu

Triton College

Triton College Rating: 4.7/5 (3 votes)

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Academics

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Triton College offers over 130 degree and certificate programs. Students can earn Associate in Science (AS) degrees; Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degrees; Associate in Arts degrees (AA); and an Associate in Arts Teaching (AAT) degree, as well as over 100 certificates.

Triton College also offers continuing education, adult education courses, flexible learning, a scholars program, as well as a high school program. Continuing education is designed for professional development and for personal enrichment. Certificate programs offered through continuing education include real estate, industrial training, business, and healthcare courses. To provide a flexible learning option, some classes are available online. Flexible learning courses are designed for working professionals with busy schedules. Therefore, classes are available on weekends, online, as telecourses, as well as accelerated programs.

The scholars program is a two-year program for highly motivated students seeking an academically challenging learning environment, who want to earn an associate of arts or sciences degree. In addition, Triton College has a dual credit program designed especially for high school students which are broken down into three options: (1) articulated credit—students earn Triton college credit for specific high school classes; (2) dual credit high school campus—students earn high school and college credit taking classes at their high school; and, (3) dual credit Triton campus—students take classes at Triton College and earn high school and college credit. This program is a cooperative with Des Plaines Valley Region high schools.

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Admissions

Triton College is open to all students with a high school diploma or equivalent, wanting to further their education in an enriching environment.

To be considered for admission, prospective students should:

  • Fill out and submit an application for admission
  • Provide transcripts from all high schools and colleges
  • Submit ACT/SAT test scores
  • Apply for financial aid
  • Attend student orientation

Students can apply to Triton College online, by mail, or in person. Campus tours are available for students interested in visiting the campus prior to applying every first Tuesday of the month; reservations are required.

International students should contact the Office of Admission and Records for instructions and admission requirements.

Financial Aid

Triton College offers financial assistance to qualifying students through the following options: grants, loans, work study programs, and local scholarships. All qualifying students must fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for financial aid.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 5634th for the average student loan amount.
Secrets to getting the best scholarships and financial aid in Illinois.

Students

Located near the western suburbs of Chicago, IL, Triton College is a commuter campus which serves a variety of students, including high school graduates, international students, transfer students, continuing education students, and working professionals.

Students have many opportunities to be involved in campus life. There are over 30 student clubs and organizations, leadership programs, intercollegiate sports, and a floral shop that is both a retail store and a training facility for students. The campus houses the Cernan Earth and Space Center, as well as a performing arts center, and every spring entertains the community with the Triton Troupers Circus.

In addition, Triton College provides many services to its students including, counseling services, a library, career services, a bookstore, health services, child care services which include a variety of programs for children 15 months old and up, and their own campus police department.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Athletics

Triton College supports several intercollegiate sports teams including men’s basketball, soccer, baseball, and wrestling, as well as women’s basketball, soccer, volleyball, and softball.

The Triton Trojans compete in the North Central Community College Conference (N4C) and are part of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), Region IV.

In 2009, the Trojans took the title in men’s baseball, winning the Region IV Championship.

Information Summary

Ranks 127th in Illinois and 3695th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

Ranks 0th in Illinois and 37th overall on StateUniversity.com‘s Safe School Index
  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 3 0.02
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 1 0.01
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 1 0.01
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 1 0.01
Arrest 6 0.04

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 4 0.04
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Forcible Rape 2 0.02
Robbery 4 0.04
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 40 0.39
Larceny 172 1.68
Vehicle theft 14 0.14

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near River Grove, IL 60171-1995
Surrounding communityLarge suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population10,681 (10,681 urban / N/A rural)
Households4,361 (2.44 people per house)
Median Household Income$40,783
Families2,774 (3.10 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Suburban-serving Single Campus
UndergraduateAssociates
GraduateN/A
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingLarge two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District1705

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 3493rd for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $3,090 $8,070 $10,110
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $362 $362 $362
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $103 $269 $337
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $4,712 $9,692 $11,732
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $13,097 $18,077 $20,117
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $7,694 $12,674 $14,714

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $3,112 $3,302 $7,636 $8,042 $9,495 $9,994
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,154 $1,218
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $5,258 $5,328
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,058 $2,953
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,058 $2,953

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
RecommendationsN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
TOEFLN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NJCAA

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 271 368 42 581 53 1,363
Accounting 1 7 2 1 11
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 4 4 2 4 15
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General 1 4 6
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General 1 1
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD 5 6 11
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 3 8 20 1 35
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef 3 7 6 1 18
Biological and Physical Sciences 22 49 7 90 9 181
Business Administration and Management, General 8 4 2 1 17
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Child Care Provider/Assistant 8 6 3 4 1 23
Commercial Photography 4 4
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other 1 2 3
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 1 1 2 4
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology 1 2 2 5
Construction Management 3 3
Construction Trades, General 8 8
Corrections Administration 1 1 1 3
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration 4 13 19 36
Culinary Arts/Chef Training 7 4 1 7 1 21
Design and Visual Communications, General 1 2 4 9
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 1 3 1 31 36
Electrician
Electromechanical and Instrumentation and Maintenance Technologies/Technicians, Other 1 1
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 2 6 1 24 1 37
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies 1 1 2
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary
Fashion Merchandising
Fire Science/Fire-fighting 3 6 9
General Studies 45 34 6 39 3 134
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 4 1 4 11
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 1 1 1 3
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management 2 2 4
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General 4 4 3 11
Information Science/Studies 5 2 5 13
Interior Design 1 2 3
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 1 2 7 10
Landscaping and Groundskeeping 7 7
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 58 93 2 101 14 272
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 1 2 2 3 9
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians, Other 2 7 9 1 19
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD 4 3 7
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician 1 1 3 6
Medical/Clinical Assistant 1 1
Network and System Administration/Administrator 5 1 1 7
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist 1 6 1 9 1 19
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 49 37 6 52 6 158
Ophthalmic Technician/Technologist 2 7 2 13 2 26
Ornamental Horticulture 4 4
Platemaker/Imager 1 1
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 7 13 2 26 5 54
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 8 9 4 27 4 55
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Restaurant/Food Services Management 3 2 1 6
Security and Loss Prevention Services
Selling Skills and Sales Operations 2 2
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
Surgical Technology/Technologist 4 9 1 6 20
Teacher Assistant/Aide
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design 1 1
Welding Technology/Welder 1 1

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 1571st for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $67,266 ($69,205 male / $67,171 female)
Number of FT Faculty 101 (40 male / 61 female)
Number of PT Faculty 768
FT Faculty Ratio 0.1 : 1
Total Benefits $7,683,804

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