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City Colleges of Chicago - Richard J Daley College

Also known as Daley College

7500 S Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL

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Richard J Daley College (Daley College) is home to about 11,000 enrolled students pursuing higher education in the form of associate degrees, certificate programs and other education options. The college is located on the Southwest side the Chicago, Illinois, and offers top-notch facilities and student activity options that can be enjoyed at affordable rates. As a unique offering, Daley College has transfer agreements with several top four-year colleges in the United States, and students may take credit courses towards that goal.

Daley College was originally founded as William J Bogan Junior College in 1960 and operated out of the local high school premises until 1970, when it moved to interim campus containing pre-fabricated buildings, on Pulaski Road. The present campus was inaugurated in 1981 at the same address.

Daley College is a public two-year college offering a host of vocational and academic programs serving the education and employment needs of the Chicago community. Tuition is charged at a standard $5,207 per year – in line with six other institutions that come under the City Colleges of Chicago umbrella. Scholarships and other forms of financial aid are plentiful, and students can opt for any of more than 200 different course programs.

Student activity on the extracurricular front is vibrant and inclusive, with people from diverse backgrounds participating equally in various artistic, literary and athletic endeavors. Daley College is considered to be an affordable place of higher education catering to the residents of the city.

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Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $4,700. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. 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 range:
    • State Residents: $2,700-$3,200
    • Out-of-State: $7,100-$8,518
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • State Residents: $89-$110 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $240-$280 per credit 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 Aid79%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships77%$4,761
Receiving Student Loans3%$3,180

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 14%.

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Student Services

To help students and alumni, City Colleges of Chicago - Richard J Daley College may provide services including:

  • Online classes
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Assistance to find work
  • Child care

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Community colleges often times offer both career training courses and curriculum to help students transfer out to a 4-year college or university, that is why we include how this school compares for both graduation and transfer rates against other community colleges in Cook County and community colleges in Illinois in total.

 Daley CollegeCook CountyIllinois
Graduation Rate8.0%12.9%23.3%
Transfer-out Rate22.9%29.8%26.0%

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The following 4-year colleges are popular destinations for many students of City Colleges of Chicago - Richard J Daley College to transfer out to. You can click on the school profiles below to get additional admissions information:

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Programs Offered

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

Agriculture Operations

  • Floriculture, Floristry Operations and Management (C)

Business and Marketing Studies

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades

Engineering

Family and Consumer Sciences

  • Child Care Provider (A, C)
  • Foodservice Administration and Management (C)

Health and Clinical Professions

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Biological and Physical Sciences (A)

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mechanic and Repair Technology

  • Computer Installation and Repair Technology (C)
  • Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance (C)

Security and Protective Services

Transportation and Materials Moving

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