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City Colleges of Chicago – Wilbur Wright College

4300 N Narragansett, Chicago, IL

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City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) Wilbur Wright College (also known as Wright College) is part of a group that offers more than 200 different courses and academic programs, a free GED program and free ESL classes for non-English-speaking students. Wright College offers academic curriculums that encompass a wide range of specialty training from Business Management and Information Technology to Humanities and Healthcare.

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Wright College is one of seven member colleges of the City Colleges of Chicago, and serves over 12,000 enrolled students every year. With annual tuition fees of $5,207, it is one of the most affordable options in the state. Students as well as working professionals can take advantage of the several academic programs that the college offers, and local companies also benefit from the many workforce education solutions provided by them. The college also offers credit-based programs that can be transferred to regular four-year colleges across the state of Illinois.

Wright College boasts a faculty that is almost completely made up of post graduates and PhDs who are friendly and attentive to the needs of the student community. The student body comprises of a largely Hispanic population (>50%). A unique feature of the college is its safety record: there have been no arrests to date for liquor, illegal weapons and drug law violations, and personal crime is also absent.

Wright comes highly recommended as an affordable city college for aspiring students wishing to pursue higher education or equip themselves for profitable vocations.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $7,500. 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 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 Aid73%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships67%$4,990
Receiving Student Loans47%$3,182
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Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, City Colleges of Chicago – Wilbur Wright College may provide services like those listed below:

  • Online classes
  • Remedial courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Helping students find work after graduation

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 City Colleges of Chicago – Wilbur Wright College compares for both graduation and transfer rates against other community colleges in Cook County and community colleges in Illinois in total.

 City Colleges of Chicago – Wilbur Wright CollegeCook CountyIllinois
Graduation Rate13.9%14.9%23.9%
Transfer-out Rate24.0%28.7%26.6%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program
    • Accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (since 1977)
  • Radiology Technician Program
    • Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1972)
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Programs Offered

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 – Wilbur Wright 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

Engineering

Engineering Technology

Health and Clinical Professions

Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Library Science

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Public Administration and Social Services

Security and Protective Services

Visual and Performing Arts

Other Community Colleges Nearby

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Contact Information

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
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FINANCIAL AID RATE
73%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
29:1

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$3,858