Oakton Community College

Des Plaines, IL, USA
2.86 Average Rating

Oakton Community College is a two-year college with two locations near Chicago’s North Shore, in Des Plaines and Skokie, Illinois. Offering 80 associate’s degrees and certificates, Oakton Community College offers facilities in the arts, health care, engineering, and the sciences. Since Oakton participates in the Illinois Articulation Initiative, the college has signed transfer partnerships with dozens of private and public colleges so students can seamlessly transition to earning their bachelor’s degree. Outside of academics, the 147-acre Des Plaines campus hosts athletic fields, a gymnasium, and fitness center, maintaining intramural sports and 12 intercollegiate teams.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
2 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
100%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision August 1, 2019
Spring Regular Decision January 2, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
94%
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Associate's
Total Number of Students
8,907
Total Number of Undergrads
8,907
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

Student:Faculty Ratio
16:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$6,910
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Tuition
Additional Costs
Books and Supplies
$1410

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
47%
Average Aid Per Year
$4,162
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
47%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,433
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$1,359

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
1%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,776
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$4,500
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$48
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
48%
52%
Student Organizations
43
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Owls
School Colors
White/Forest Green
Varsity Athletics Association
NJCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
No
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Chicago
Phoenix
Los Angeles
Washington
San Francisco
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$38,500
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What Students Are Saying

2.86 Average Rating
Get a fantastic head start. Oakton Community College is an inexpensive way to find your direction. You will leave with a solid foundation.
Chloe from Evanston, IL
Oakton is a college that is great for someone who is both undecided and looking to explore their options or just get their general education classes out of the way. You'll always be welcomed inside to a nice, quiet atmosphere but that doesn't mean it's hard to make friends at all. The best thing though is how so many professors are always willing to help you when you need it and show how they really enjoy working at Oakton.
John from Des Plaines, IL

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