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Kankakee Community College

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Kankakee Community College (KCC) is a two-year institution of higher learning, founded in October 1966 by a group of citizens wanting to provide a post-secondary educational resource for the citizens of the Kankakee region. The college offered its first classes in September 1968. Since its inception, KCC has served as an educational, vocational, and recreational center for the residents of Community College District encompassing Kankakee, Iroquois, Ford, Grundy, Livingston, and Will counties.


KCC is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), which is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). The institute offers a variety of degree programs, transfer programs, and occupational certificates. The academic programs are offered in diverse areas of study such as arts and sciences; agricultural science; business and information technology; education; health careers; human and public service; and industry and technology.

The certificates of completion require up to one year of full-time study. The duration of each course depends on the program. The programs are offered in the business, health and technology areas. Some of the certificate programs are air conditioning and refrigeration, accounting, automotive technology, business, child development—education option, coding specialist, computer-aided drafting, electrical technology, emergency medical technician, global supply chain, industrial maintenance, and welding technology.

Kankakee Community College’s occupational programs in areas of business, health and technology offer students educational and technological opportunities in a variety of occupational fields. Anyone who wishes to enter a specific workforce or wishes to get a promotion in their department can opt for this occupational program. The programs provide career preparation, skills upgrading, and job retraining.

KCC Online:

The online education programs provide the ultimate in convenience for students. The online programs use the Internet for course delivery. Course materials and references can be easily accessed from anywhere with a computer and Internet access. IVCC online programs include professional development (non-degree) courses, credit courses, and bachelor’s degree completion programs.

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KCC has an open admission policy. The institute accepts students who have earned their high school diplomas or GEDs. Applicants must send the completed application form along with the official transcripts, and SAT/ ACT score to KCC. Getting a transfer to the institute is easy, and applicant must send official transcripts from all previously attended institutes. International students are encouraged to apply for admission to KCC. Applicants from non-English speaking countries must provide a proof of proficiency in English language.

Financial Aid

Kankakee Community College believes in providing equal educational opportunities for all. Hence, it offers financial assistance to the needy and deserving students. There are three types of financial aid offered by the federal government and the state of Illinois: scholarships and grants, loans, and work study assistance. All applicants must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Some of the scholarships offered at KCC are Baccalaureate Scholars Programs, Century Club Scholarship, Divisional Scholarship, High Potential Scholarship, KCC Faculty Association Scholarship, Transfer Student Scholarship, and Alumni Association Scholarship.

Kankakee Community College also provides federal work-study programs through which students can take up part time jobs to pay for college. KCC helps students find a suitable job in their fields of interest.

KCC provides full educational and training benefits for qualified veterans and the children of deceased or disabled veterans. Some of the federal and state-affiliated educational programs include Illinois Veterans Grant, Illinois National Guard Grant, MIA/POW Scholarship, Post 9/11 GI Bill, Montgomery GI Bill, VA Vocational-Rehabilitation, and Dependents’ Education.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 5742nd for the average student loan amount.
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Kankakee Community College boasts a vibrant and active student life. The students are encouraged to get involved in the various on campus clubs, events, and activities. Some of the active student organizations include Brother 2 Brother, Horticulture Club, Lambda Epsilion Chi, Latino Heritage Club, Phi Theta Kappa, Philosophy & Film, Prairie Fire, Rainbow Alliance, Rotaract, Sister Circle, Student Activities Board, Student Advisory Council, Student Nurses’ Association, The Image Makers, Ventilator Society, and Veterans Club.

The Student Advisory Council provides an imperative insight into what KCC students want and need. The team is motivated, creative, enthusiastic, friendly, and most notably, able to communicate student issues to administration. The council members display leadership and aptitude while working in a team environment, and are enthusiastic to go the extra mile to get things completed at KCC.

Media and Publications:

WKCC 91.1 FM is the student operated radio station of the Kankakee Community College.

Campus Facilities:

Kankakee Community College’s on-campus library houses a collection of books, magazines, journals, newspapers and reference materials. The library also offers a variety of video clips, articles, dictionaries, and inter-library loan. The students can also access the library resources online.

The Career Development Center at KCC works to facilitate career decision making. Through a variety of activities and career counseling services, it helps students discover personal characteristics that influence career decisions. The Career Development Center is dedicated to supporting the student’s personal and professional development throughout their college years at KCC.

The Office of Disability Services (ODS) at KCC works directly with students and instructors to accommodate individual student education needs. The supportive services are provided to practically accommodate the needs of students with documented disabilities. The students must provide documentation of their disability. Some of the supportive services offered by ODS are alternate testing area, academic skills center, exam readers, textbooks in alternate format, note takers, sign interpreters, tutors, and modified equipment.

The Fitness Center at KCC offers total body fitness to members of the community as well as college students. The total Fitness includes flexibility, strength, and endurance. KCC’s Food Service provides catering and dining services. Hammes Cafe is a popular hangout zone that provides a meeting space for teachers, students, and community groups.

Student Enrollment Demographics


Kankakee Community College’s athletic department sponsors men’s and women’s teams that participate in diverse intercollegiate sports such as basketball, baseball, softball, soccer and volleyball. The sports teams are nicknamed the Cavaliers. They compete in Region IV of the NJCAA, which also includes colleges in Wisconsin, Illinois and Michigan.

Additional School Information

Kankakee Community College offers continuing education programs and career services for the students. Some of the courses include Driver Improvement Program, CDL Training, Small Business Development, Microsoft Office Specialist, and Highway Construction Careers.


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Ranks 75th in Illinois and 2370th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 108 0.39
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 4 0.01
Forcible Rape 31 0.11
Robbery 110 0.40
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 391 1.42
Larceny 859 3.11
Vehicle theft 53 0.19

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Kankakee, IL 60901
Surrounding communitySmall city (inside urban area, pop. under 100,000)
Total Population37,224 (32,382 urban / 4,842 rural)
Households13,665 (2.61 people per house)
Median Household Income$36,153
Families9,112 (3.19 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Rural-serving Large
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 District1702

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 2780th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $3,120 $5,800 $13,720
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $390 $390 $390
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $104 $193 $457
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 $4,600 $7,280 $15,200
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $14,900 $17,580 $25,500
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $10,500 $13,180 $21,100

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $3,210 $3,390 $4,848 $5,050 $13,170 $14,533
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,090(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 $6,000(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $4,350 $4,300
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,150 $3,100

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 83 57 17 5 722 6 902
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 4 4
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General 5 10 15
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General 5 5
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD 3 3
Art/Art Studies, General 2 2
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 1 6 16 23
Biological and Physical Sciences 2 3 29 34
Business Administration and Management, General 3 3 25 2 37
Business/Commerce, General 1 1
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry 3 4 8
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician 5 5
Child Care Provider/Assistant 4 3 5 12
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Assistant 2 1 6 9
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician 1 11 12
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance 1 1
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician 4 8 12
Criminal Justice/Police Science 6 14 58 3 81
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General 5 5
Emergency Care Attendant (EMT Ambulance)
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 3 7 2 69 81
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician 5 5
Engineering, General 3 3
Fine/Studio Arts, General 4 4
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 1 9 10
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician 3 47 51
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology 7 8
Legal Assistant/Paralegal 11 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 17 12 2 2 172 1 211
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 7 4 3 23 37
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist 2 2
Mathematics Teacher Education 2 2
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD 1 4 5
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder 2 3 5
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist 2 1 17 20
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 8 2 23 33
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist 1 1 2
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant 3 1 1 14 19
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design 1 5 6
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 2 1 11 14
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 3 3 32 38
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist 1 1 2 10 14
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Assistant/Aide 4 4
Welding Technology/Welder 1 1 46 48

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 2269th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $60,116 ($62,939 male / $55,086 female)
Number of FT Faculty 74 (22 male / 52 female)
Number of PT Faculty 285
FT Faculty Ratio 0.3 : 1
Total Benefits $3,195,588

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