Triton College


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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Information Summary

Ranks 114th in Illinois and 3252nd overall. See the entire top 2,000 colleges and universities list
Overall Score (about) 47.4
Total Cost On-Campus Attendance $5,610
Admission Success rate N/A
Student Ratio Students-to-Faculty 31 : 1
Retention (full-time / part-time) 64% / 41%
Enrollment Total (all students) 10,529


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.


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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.

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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.

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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.

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