Kennedy-King College is part of the system of two-year colleges known as the City Colleges of Chicago. One of the oldest two-year college systems in the United States, the schools first began granting degrees in 1911.
There are six core degree programs that comprise the two-year curricula, including Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science, Associate in General Studies, and Associate in Fine Arts. In addition to these two-year programs, the school offers professional and technical certificates, continuing education classes, and non-credit professional and personal development courses.
Major departments include The Department of Business and Industry Services, Dawson Technical Institute, and the Washburne Culinary Institute.
Accreditation is granted by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The school’s certification and accreditation efforts are overseen by the Illinois Community College Board and the Illinois Office of Education, Department of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education.