Malcolm X College – City Colleges of Chicago

1900 W Van Buren, Chicago, IL

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Malcolm X College (MXC) is the first of the seven City Colleges of Chicago. Founded in 1911 as Crane Junior College, it was renamed in 1968 at the behest of the local community. Today, it is one of the premier institutions in the city providing comprehensive technical and academic education through a variety of associate degree courses and certificate programs.

Through the work of Beacon College for Health Science Education, MXC is a leader in community health and offers one of the most robust portfolios of healthcare-related degrees and certifications. At the junior college level, MXC offers basketball and cross-country, as well as intramural opportunities for weightlifting and basketball. An on-campus library provides literary nourishment to the students, while extracurricular activities organized by the several student clubs afford opportunities to interact with each other as well as the community that the college serves.

Including the strong healthcare portfolio of course, MXC also provides educational opportunities in more than 200 disciplines of study such as Biological Sciences, Child Development, Facilities Management, Information Technology and Mortuary Science, among others.

Tuition begins at $5,207 per year, which makes MXC an affordable education hub for the workforce and student community in Chicago’s West Side. In addition to mainstream degree and certificate courses, MXC also offers an adult education program to those who wish to pursue their education after a break. Credit students enrolling in two-year associate degree programs benefit from City Colleges of Chicago’s transfer agreements with some of the top universities and colleges in the United States.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $10,900. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • State Residents: $3,500-$4,200
    • Out-of-State: $12,000-$14,290
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • In-State: $140-$160 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $550-$660 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid90%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships89%$4,943
Receiving Student Loans45%$3,104

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Malcolm X College – City Colleges of Chicago may offer services to students including:

  • Online course work available
  • Remedial courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Student employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation
  • Day care for children

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Many community colleges are not only a source of technical or career training but also a stepping stone for students to transfer-out to a 4-year college, therefore we have included both graduation and transfer rates below and how this school compares against other community colleges in Cook County and community colleges in Illinois as a whole.

 Malcolm X College – City Colleges of ChicagoCook CountyIllinois
Graduation Rate8.4%14.9%23.9%
Transfer-out Rate25.0%28.7%26.6%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Funeral Service Education Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education, Committee on Accreditation (since 1985)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1997)
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  • Radiology Technician Program
    • Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1972)

Programs Offered

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Computer and Information Sciences

Family and Consumer Sciences

Health and Clinical Professions

Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Personal and Culinary Services

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