City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,380
2022 Average Net Price
$3,897
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.95%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
5,559
35.6% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
22.9%
258 Graduates

About

City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College is a higher education institution located in Cook County, IL. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (745 degrees awarded), Biological & Physical Sciences (214 degrees), and General Studies (136 degrees).

In 2022, 1,914 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College. 65.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (944 degrees), 2.01 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (470 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College is $4,380, which is $−3,732 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College is $4,380, which is $−3,732 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $3,897.

In 2022, 45% of undergraduate students attending City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 2% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$4,380
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College was $4,380. The cost of tuition at City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College is $−3,732 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$3,897
2022 Value
4.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $3,897. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College grew by 4.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,128
Room and Board
$1,920
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College was of $8,128 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,920. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

45%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
2%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

45% of undergraduate students at City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2021, when 45% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
3.95%
2019 Default Rate
14
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College was 3.95%, which represents 14 out of the 354 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College had a total enrollment of 5,559 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College is 1,978 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,581. This means that 35.6% of students enrolled at City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 43.8% Hispanic or Latino, 32.8% Black or African American, 9.59% White, 6.84% Asian, 3.42% Two or More Races, 0.126% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0899% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (28.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (23.5%) and Black or African American Female (14.9%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

35.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,559 students. The full-time enrollment at City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College is 1,978 and the part-time enrollment is 3,581. This means that 35.6% of students enrolled at City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

62%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College was 62%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    2,436 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    1,822 enrolled students
  3. White
    533 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College is 43.8% Hispanic or Latino, 32.8% Black or African American, 9.59% White, 6.84% Asian, 3.42% Two or More Races, 0.126% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0899% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 41 students (0.738%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 602 more women than men received degrees from City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College is hispanic or latino (944 degrees awarded). There were 2.01 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (470 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (745 degrees awarded), followed by Biological & Physical Sciences (214 degrees) and General Studies (136 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,381 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (33 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (214 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College are Elementary & middle school teachers (136,581 people), Other managers (98,651 people), Software developers (56,180 people), Registered nurses (42,936 people), and Secondary school teachers (40,255 people).

The most specialized majors at City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College in 2022 are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,381 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (33 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (214 degrees), Human Sciences (76 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (57 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,381 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (33 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (214 degrees), Human Sciences (76 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (57 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College are Elementary & secondary schools (284,364 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (132,067 people), Computer Systems Design (99,865 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (97,238 people), and Construction (61,923 people).

The most specialized majors at City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,381 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (33 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (214 degrees), Human Sciences (76 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (57 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 745 degrees awarded
  2. 214 degrees awarded
  3. 136 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 745 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

656
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,258
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 656 degrees were awarded to men at City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College, which is 0.521 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,258).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 418 degrees were awarded to men at City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.505 times less than the 827 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 827 degrees were awarded to men at City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.98 times more than the 418 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

9%
100% Completion Time
24%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 9% of students graduating from City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 24% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 27% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Associates Colleges Carnegie Classification group.

Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (30.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College is Female and Two or More Races (30.8% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.16% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    944 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    470 degrees awarded
  3. White
    260 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College is hispanic or latino (944 degrees awarded). There were 2.01 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (470 degrees).

0.366% of degree recipients (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    608 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    338 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    336 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College is hispanic or latino female (608 degrees awarded). There were 1.8 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (338 degrees).

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Operations

City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College employs 34 Assistant professors, 28 Associate professors and 19 Instructors. Most academics at City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College are Female Associate professor (19), Female Assistant professor (18), and Male Assistant professor (16).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 33 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 26 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 24 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$25.7M
2022 Salaries
0.826%
growth from 2021

In 2022, City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College paid a median of $25.7M in salaries, a 0.826% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9.24M
Instructional Salaries
98
Number of Employees

In 2022, City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College paid a total of $9.24M to 98 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
34 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
33 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College were Assistant professor with 34 employees, Associate professor with 28 employees, and Instructor with 19 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 33 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 26 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 24 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Associate professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College was Female Associate professor with 19 employees, Female Assistant professor with 18 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 16 employees.

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