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21193 Malta Rd
Malta, IL 60150-9699
p. 815-825-2086
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Kishwaukee College

Kishwaukee College Rating: 4.7/5 (3 votes)

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A school that provides equal opportunity for those students whose goal includes a four-year degree and those students who want concrete skills to enter the workforce, Kishwaukee College has been serving the community of Malta and DeKalb Illinois for over 40 years. A school known for its fine athletics as well as its cutting edge approach to hands-on training, Kishwaukee is a perfect balance of different life skills.

With a student body of almost 11,000 and over 200 faculty members, the student to teacher ratio at Kishwaukee College is ideal for those who are in search of personal attention and an optimal class size. Accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities, Kishwaukee College ensures that its credits are easily transferrable for those students who plan to go on to earning their four-year bachelor’s degrees. Over 50% of the student body continues their education.

For those students who are interested in pursuing career or occupational programs, there are a number of different options. All of them ensure that students will be prepared sufficiently to enter the workforce at the level of competenence required to land a job. Some of the programs offered in this area have the potential to transfer into four-year university Capstone Programs. The most popular courses of study and training include Automotive, Equine Science, Electricity, Aviation Flight, Horticulture, Computer-Aided Design Technology, and Diesel Power Technology. These programs allow students to earn both certificates as well as associate degrees in applied sciences. For added real-world experience, a number of apprenticeships are also available.

Students interested in earning four-year degrees in less technical-oriented subjects also have a large number of courses to choose from. A number of programs at the college are designed to transfer to a four-year institution, including those in History, Business, Art, Accounting, Journalism, Philosophy, Psychology, Speech, Sociology, and Theatre. Students can earn Associate in Arts, Associates in Science, and Associate in Fine Arts degrees.

Most Popular Fields of Study


Registering to attend Kishwaukee College is an easy to figure out process since the school has an open door policy, meaning that anyone who meets their requirements is eligible to attend. First, students must either pick up on campus or download the Student Information Form, fill it out, and mail or return it to the Admissions Registration and Records Office. After that, students must provide their transcript from high school or their GED. For those students who have previously attended college, college transcripts are also required. After these two steps are complete, students can schedule meetings with counselors on campus to determine what course of study is best for them.

When applying to attend school, it is important to remember to fill out the FAFSA to make the process of getting financial aid quick and straightforward. After all of the paperwork is completed, students must take placement tests to determine what level of classes they should begin in. Placement tests are often not required in Math or English if students have a grade on their transcript in those classes that is higher than a C, or if they have taken the ACT and earned at least a 23 in English and at least a 25 in Math.

Financial Aid

The first step in receiving financial aid is filling out the FAFSA, which determines a student’s eligibility. Most of those attending Kishwaukee College qualify for at least some form of financial aid, and a number of federal and state grants are a popular way of helping to offset the costs of college. The on-campus Office of Financial Aid has a number of counselors who can assist in the process of filling out forms, as well as determine what grants and loans a student is eligible to apply for.

In addition to need-based financial aid, there are a number of opportunities to earn scholarships from the community for reasons of merit. In addition to local scholarships, a number of private scholarships are kept listed in the Office of Financial Aid and students can receive guidance in which will match their strengths.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 5039th for the average student loan amount.
Secrets to getting the best scholarships and financial aid in Illinois.


Outside of the classroom, Kishwaukee College has even more to offer. Students can participate in the very popular athletic program, known for bringing home state championships, or join or form a club. With over 30 clubs on campus, it’s possible to find one that meets any area of interest, from art to the newspaper to student government. There are a growing number of clubs based on causes and charity, and many of the clubs are deeply rooted in helping out the local community.

A traditional suburban college campus, Kishwaukee College is known in its community for the Conference Center, meaning that a lot of local business and cultural events take place on campus and allow students a unique perspective on the organization of major events.

For those students who are already raising children, the college offers a child care center that makes going back to school or going to school for the first time a lot easier than it would be were there not some form of childcare in place.

Student Enrollment Demographics


Athletics are a large part of life for the Kishwaukee College community. The Kishwaukee Cougars have brought home state championships a few times over the years, including ones in volleyball and baseball. The baseball program is particularly strong, with over 70 students drafted as Major League players. Students have a choice between a number of teams to try out for. Men’s sports include baseball, basketball, and soccer, and women’s sports include volleyball, basketball, and softball.

Information Summary

Ranks 108th in Illinois and 3157th 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 6 0.12
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest 1 0.02

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Malta, IL 60150-9699
Surrounding communityFringe rural area (less than 5 mi. from an urban area)
Total Population1,677 (N/A urban / 1,677 rural)
Households631 (2.66 people per house)
Median Household Income$48,681
Families455 (3.11 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Suburban-serving Single Campus
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 District1716

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 3150th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $3,030 $8,910 $11,940
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $390 $390 $390
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $101 $297 $398
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 $4,620 $10,500 $13,530
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $16,350 $22,230 $25,260
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $8,320 $14,200 $17,230

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $3,000 $3,060 $9,540 $9,600 $12,900 $12,960
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,100 $1,150
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $7,000 $7,200
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,400(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,400(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 88 80 16 3 659 14 869
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General 1 11 12
Agricultural Power Machinery Operation 1 39 2 42
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician 4 7 11
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 1 6 29 36
Biological and Physical Sciences 27 21 3 2 174 4 234
Business Administration and Management, General 1 3 4
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician 9 9
Child Care Provider/Assistant 1 2 5 8
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 1 1
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 6 1 4 11
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician 1 10 1 12
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 2 2
Electrician 1 1 2
Electromechanical and Instrumentation and Maintenance Technologies/Technicians, Other 1 1
Emergency Care Attendant (EMT Ambulance) 6 4 1 42 53
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 1 2 3
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician 1 2 3
Equestrian/Equine Studies 7 2 9
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Floriculture/Floristry Operations and Management 1 1
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services 1 2 3
Greenhouse Operations and Management 1 1
Information Technology 1 1
Landscaping and Groundskeeping 8 8
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 12 5 2 1 70 1 92
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 2 1 1 4
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage 12 12
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD 2 2
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder 2 5 7
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist 3 3
Network and System Administration/Administrator 1 1 10 12
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 20 23 7 111 1 166
Ornamental Horticulture 1 9 10
Plant Nursery Operations and Management 5 5
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 1 1 11 13
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 3 6 2 55 2 69
Retailing and Retail Operations 1 1
Teacher Assistant/Aide 1 1 2
Turf and Turfgrass Management
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster 1 1
Welding Technology/Welder 1 2 3

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 2589th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $57,354 ($57,264 male / $56,163 female)
Number of FT Faculty 70 (33 male / 37 female)
Number of PT Faculty 250
FT Faculty Ratio 0.3 : 1
Total Benefits $3,777,884

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