Triton College in River Grove, Illinois, is one of the country’s premier two-year colleges. Located a mere 14 miles from downtown Chicago, Triton’s sprawling 100-acre campus enrolls more than 17,000 students every year. Their student body is diverse and inclusive – a feat they have achieved by promoting active, open dialog and mutual respect.
Triton College is dedicated to providing a lifelong learning environment for its students, and the diverse communities that it serves. Using small class sizes, Triton engages its students in hands-on training that bring value to real-world opportunities. Not only can graduating students enter the workforce with a strong foundation in their field of study, but those opting for transfer programs can easily fit into the curriculums of nearly any four-year college in the United States.
Triton also runs a comprehensive athletics program, fielding no less than 10 sports activities supported by high-quality equipment and facilities. They also operate a robust performing arts program that includes an art gallery, musical and theatrical performances, family activities and much more.
Triton showcases itself as a financially viable alternative to expensive college education. In addition to full-time students, the college also caters to the needs of local businesses and companies looking to upgrade their employees’ skills and certifications. Continuing and adult education programs cover the needs of the larger community in which Triton operates.
In short, Triton is an affordable institution that offering cutting-edge, hands-on training and a rich extracurricular experience that is critically relevant to real-world needs.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $5,300. 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
- Tuition estimates per year:
- State Residents: $3,400-$4,100
- Out-of-State: $11,000-$13,380
- Charges per unit:
- State Residents: $110-$140 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $370-$450 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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||64%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||61%||$4,664|
|Receiving Student Loans||9%||$4,239|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and recent graduates, Triton College may provide student services including:
- Distance learning
- Classes offered on nights and weekends
- Remedial instructional courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Student employment
- Employment search assistance
- 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.
|Triton 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 1980)
- Compare all associate's degree in nursing (ADN) programs in Illinois
- Radiology Technician Program
- Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1968)
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 Triton 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
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
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 Triton College.
- City Colleges of Chicago - Wilbur Wright College in Chicago, IL (4 miles away)
- Morton College in Cicero, IL (7 miles away)
- Malcolm X College - City Colleges of Chicago in Chicago, IL (9 miles away)
- Oakton Community College in Des Plaines, IL (10 miles away)
- City Colleges of Chicago - Harry S Truman College in Chicago, IL (10 miles away)