Harry S. Truman College, located in Chicago, Illinois, is a public two year community college founded in 1956 and is one of the seven colleges that comprise the City Colleges of Chicago. Originally established as a nameless night school, by 1961 the school had outgrown its facilities at Amundsen High School, moving to a new location once occupied by an elementary school and being given the name Mayfair College. By 1976 the school had once again outgrown its facilities, moving to a new uptown location and being renamed Northeast Community College. At the suggestion of Mayor John Daly's assistant, Frank Sullivan, the school was instead named after Harry S. Truman who had been a lifelong proponent of education. The school currently serves nearly 23,000 students a year, both internationally and locally, and is dedicated to providing all students an equal education.
Harry S. Truman College offers a large number of programs, allowing students to choose the one that best suits their academic or professional goals. Academic transfer allows students to complete the first two years of a four year education at low monetary cost, followed by transfer to a four year college or university to complete one bachelor's degree. The school has transfer agreements in place with several public illinois institutions, allowing for ease of transfer if the agreed upon requirements are met. School lacking an agreement with Harry S. Truman College may have different criterion for admission and it is advised students meet with a counselor to develop a curriculum best suited for the student's desired school or schools.
Career programs take between one and two years to complete, and result in a certificate or associate degree that demonstrates competency in one's area of study. Through such a program students will learn the skills and abilities necessary to enter the workforce as professionals. Courses will provide classroom and practical education, emulating real world scenarios and providing valuable experience. Graduates are qualified for entry level positions immediately after graduation.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
As an open enrollment institution, any students who meet the minimum requirements for admission will be admitted upon submission of the application for admission. Students should provide transcripts and standardized test scores and may be required to take a placement exam prior to enrollment. Students are also encouraged to participate in orientation and meet with a counselor to determine program enrollment. Registration for classes takes place shortly before the start of each semester.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships. Students in need of financial assistance must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which will be used to determine financial need, program eligibility, and monetary awards. Students may be required to provide additional financial documentation prior to the disbursement of funds to ensure the accuracy of the FAFSA. Financial aid should be applied for prior to posted deadlines, and must be reapplied for every academic year.
Harry S. Truman college offers a small number of intercollegiate athletic programs through the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). Intercollegiate athletics are part of the collegiate experience, offering a forum for healthy competition allowing students to experience camaraderie through the successes and failures that come with pursuing a unified goal. Such programs provide growth academically, personally, athletically and socially, as well as enhance the college experience for the student body and community. Students interested in participating in an intercollegiate athletic program should contact the athletic department to obtain tryout dates.
Athletic programs at Harry S. Truman:
- Men's Basketball
- Men's Soccer
- Women's Soccer
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $10,200. 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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||76%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||74%||$5,176|
|Receiving Student Loans||38%||$3,706|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and recent graduates, City Colleges of Chicago – Harry S Truman College may offer student services like those listed below:
- Distance learning
- Night and weekend classes available
- Remedial courses
- Counseling assistance
- Student employment
- Assistance to find work
- Day care
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 City Colleges of Chicago – Harry S Truman College compares against other community colleges in Cook County and community colleges in Illinois as a whole.
|City Colleges of Chicago – Harry S Truman College||Cook County||Illinois|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1996)
- See a list of all associate's degree in nursing (ADN) programs in Illinois
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by City Colleges of Chicago – Harry S Truman College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to City Colleges of Chicago – Harry S Truman College.
- City Colleges of Chicago - Harold Washington College in Chicago, IL (6 miles away)
- Malcolm X College - City Colleges of Chicago in Chicago, IL (6 miles away)
- City Colleges of Chicago - Wilbur Wright College in Chicago, IL (7 miles away)
- Morton College in Cicero, IL (11 miles away)
- City Colleges of Chicago - Kennedy - King College in Chicago, IL (13 miles away)