Kennedy-King College, one of the seven City Colleges of Chicago embodies the commitment to academic excellence and civic responsibility espoused by its namesakes, slain civil and human rights activists Robert F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The newly constructed state-of-the-art main campus located at 6301 South Halsted Street and its affiliated satellite campuses serve more than 14,000 students annually.
Average Class Size: 25 students per class
Student Profile: The majority of full-time students are recent high school graduates; however, many adults also attend classes. The average student age is 28 years old.
Location: Kennedy-King College is an urban campus located at the “gateway” to Chicago’s burgeoning Southside Englewood community. The campus is accessible via public transportation:
- CTA Bus lines: Halsted Street (north/south) and 63rd street (east/west) buses
- L-Trains: The CTA Green Line train to Ashland stops in the heart of the campus at Halsted Street and the Red Line is two bus stops east of the campus.
Kennedy-King College offers:
- Associate Degree Transfer:
Take the first two years of a degree program and transfer to a senior college or university to pursue a Baccalaureate Degree. Students can earn an Associate of Arts (with areas of concentration in communications, social sciences, humanities and pre professional fields), Associate in Science, Associate in Fine Arts Music, or Associate in General Studies Degree.
- Career Certificate Programs
Specialized courses are available for students who intend to enter immediate employment or upgrade their professional and technical skills. Courses are offered in business, computer technology, culinary arts, broadcasting, theater, air conditioning and refrigeration, automotive technology, electronics, graphic communications, dental hygiene, child development, and mental health. Students can earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree or a Certificate of Completion.
- Adult Education: Literacy, GED test preparation, and ESL (English as a second language)
- Continuing Education: The programs are designed to provide students with lifelong learning opportunities
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $12,500. 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||92%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||91%||$4,825|
|Receiving Student Loans||58%||$3,678|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To support students and graduates, City Colleges of Chicago – Kennedy – King College may offer services to students including:
- Online classes
- Weekend and night classes available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Counseling assistance
- Student employment
- Assistance to find work
- Child 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 this school compares against other community colleges in Cook County and the community colleges in Illinois as a whole.
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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 – Kennedy – King 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
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Public Administration and Social Services
Security and Protective Services
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to City Colleges of Chicago – Kennedy – King College.
- City Colleges of Chicago - Richard J Daley College in Chicago, IL (4 miles away)
- City Colleges of Chicago - Olive - Harvey College in Chicago, IL (5 miles away)
- Morton College in Cicero, IL (7 miles away)
- Malcolm X College - City Colleges of Chicago in Chicago, IL (7 miles away)
- City Colleges of Chicago - Harold Washington College in Chicago, IL (7 miles away)