Community Colleges in Illinois
Where to Find the Top Community Colleges in IllinoisIllinois community colleges can range from small to large with students ranging from under a thousand to over ten thousand given the college. Locating the best community college in Illinois is incumbent upon you to find. A cross-section of schools you can find below include City College of Illinois, Harper College, South Suburban College, Elgin Community College, College of DuPage, Morton College, Lewis and Clark Community College, Parkland College, Spoon River College, and Illinois Central College to list a few examples.
Best Illinois Community College DegreesThe best degree program for you will wholly depend on your aspirations, skills, and talents. Many students will work to earn an associate’s degree while others will leverage the curriculum to earn a certificate. In either case, the work you put into building your academic resume can set you up for success in the workplace and create a platform to continue learning at a 4-year college in Illinois after earning your undergraduate degree. The process starts by committing to yourself, your education, and your professional growth in a chosen field of study.
The following links may provide helpful information about community colleges in Illinois:
Metro Area Links for Community Colleges in Illinois
Community Colleges in Chicago, Naperville, Joliet
We have ranked the community colleges in the Chicago, Naperville, and Joliet area by the percent of students who either completed their degree or transferred to a 4-year institution. South Suburban College in South Holland, IL ranked as the #1 community college in this area. Visit their official website at http://www.ssc.edu/
South Suburban College Highlights
- Serving students from South Holland and surrounding areas
- 58% of students either graduated or transferred to a 4-year college/university
- Tuition & fees are about $11,300 per year for state residents ($12,800 for out of state)
Top Community Colleges in Chicago, Naperville, and Joliet
Community Colleges in St. Louis
We have ranked the community colleges in the St. Louis area by the percent of students who either completed their degree or transferred to a 4-year institution. Kaskaskia College in Centralia, IL ranked as the #1 community college in this area. Visit their official website at http://www.kaskaskia.edu
Kaskaskia College Highlights
- Serving students from Centralia and surrounding areas
- 62% of students either graduated or transferred to a 4-year college/university
- Tuition & fees are about $7,800 per year for state residents ($13,800 for out of state)
Other Community Colleges in Illinois
The table below lists all the other community colleges in Illinois that do not belong to any large metropolitan or urban concentrated area. The table also displays the "Rate" column, which is the percent of students completing course work.
Notes: Tuition & fee amounts are for both Illinois in-state residents and out of state students, unless noted otherwise. The tuition information displayed is an estimate, which we calculated based on historical data and should be solely used for informational purposes only. Please contact the respective school for information about the current school year.
Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.