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City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College

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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.

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In keeping with the broad-based educational mandate that is the governing philosophy of the City Colleges of Chicago, the college offers an open, non-competitive admissions policy. First preference is given to students who can prove proof of residency within the city of Chicago.

Students are admitted on a rolling basis. In order to be admitted, students must provide proof of high school graduation or passing GED results. In addition, students seeking to attend classes must submit to placement tests to ensure appropriate placement in college-level classes. However, proof of adequate performance on the ACT test may be submitted in lieu of some placement tests. Attendance at a prescribed series of student orientation meetings is also required for newly admitted students.

Financial Aid

Like the admissions process, financial aid proceeds on a rolling basis, with few non-negotiable deadlines. However, financial aid administrators urge early action in order to receive the fullest possible consideration.

Commonly awarded types of aid at the school include Federal Pell Grants and Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, state-based programs such as the Illinois Student Assistance Commission, the Monetary Award Program, and the Illinois Incentive for Access, federal work-study jobs, need- and merit-based scholarships, and military veterans’ benefits. All students seeking to apply for financial aid must first submit the FAFSA form.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 5318th for the average student loan amount.
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Although there is no on-campus housing available, the students there enjoy a vibrant campus life. The 18-acre facility is currently undergoing a multi-year renovation. Current amenities two gymnasiums, a childcare center, a theatre, a swimming pool, and an on-campus television studio and radio station. Several hands-on laboratories supplement the school’s technical and vocational training programs.

Student Enrollment Demographics


Athletics are a popular student activity at Kennedy-King. Several of the school’s sports team are nationally competitive in the National Junior College Athletic Association, Region IV Division I. The school’s teams are known as the Statesman and the Lady Statesman. The Statesman fields teams in basketball, soccer, and wrestling.

Information Summary

Ranks 117th in Illinois and 3500th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 19 0.30
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 2 0.03
Robbery 76 1.22
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 26 0.42
Arrest 36 0.58

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 12,408 0.46
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 431 0.02
Forcible Rape N/A N/A
Robbery 13,975 0.52
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 26,420 0.98
Larceny 72,373 2.68
Vehicle theft 19,446 0.72

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Chicago, IL 60621-2709
Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population47,514 (47,514 urban / N/A rural)
Households14,966 (3.12 people per house)
Median Household Income$19,718
Families10,290 (3.79 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Urban-serving Multicampus
Undergraduate PopulationMixed part/full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingMedium 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 District1701

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 3870th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $2,670 $5,561 $7,098
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $400 $400 $400
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $89 $185 $237
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 $5,380 $8,271 $9,808
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $19,204 $22,095 $23,632
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $7,840 $10,731 $12,268

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $3,070(N/C) $5,607 $5,961 $7,311 $7,498
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,856(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $10,464(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $2,720(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $1,984(N/C)

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
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/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 6 818 82 21 2 188 37 1,158
Accounting 27 1 1 29
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects 5 1 1 7
Athletic Training/Trainer
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 7 7
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef 6 34 22 10 122 17 212
Biological and Physical Sciences 7 1 8
Building/Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection, Other 5 5
Business Administration and Management, General 4 4
Carpentry/Carpenter 16 1 3 1 21
Child Care Provider/Assistant 30 1 31
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 56 56
Culinary Arts/Chef Training 108 17 9 3 139
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 2 4 1 5 12
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management
General Studies 103 2 1 1 107
Graphic Communications, General 3 1 4
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 58 5 3 7 74
Information Science/Studies 9 9
Information Technology 5 5
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 135 2 1 1 3 142
Lineworker 18 6 8 32
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mason/Masonry 14 14
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 32 1 1 1 4 39
Parts, Warehousing, and Inventory Management Operations
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist
Pipefitting/Pipefitter and Sprinkler Fitter 26 2 28
Platemaker/Imager 6 1 1 8
Plumbing Technology/Plumber 43 17 1 27 3 91
Radio and Television 2 2
Social Work 4 4
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling 45 1 46
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design 4 1 1 6
Welding Technology/Welder 10 2 1 2 1 16

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 1390th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $69,266 ($72,326 male / $61,357 female)
Number of FT Faculty 73 (33 male / 40 female)
Number of PT Faculty 239
FT Faculty Ratio 0.3 : 1
Total Benefits $6,204,915

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