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 Oakton Community College

Oakton Community College - Des Plaines, IL

1600 E Golf Rd., Des Plaines, Illinois 60016-1268

General information:(847)635-1600
Awards offered:Award of less than 1 academic year
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Associate's degree
Campus setting:City: Small
Campus housing:No
Student population:11,175( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:20 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Suburban-serving Multicampus
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $2,510 $2,750 $2,707 2%
Out-of-state $9,314 $9,850 $9,907 -1%
Books and supplies $1,000 $1,200 $1,200 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $8,019 $8,019 $8,019 0%
Other $3,000 $3,000 $3,450 -15%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,000 $3,000 $3,450 -13%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $3,510 $3,950 $3,907 0%
Off Campus $14,529 $14,969 $15,376 -7%
Off Campus with Family $6,510 $6,950 $7,357 -14%
On Campus $10,314 $11,050 $11,107 0%
Off Campus $21,333 $22,069 $22,576 0%
Off Campus with Family $13,314 $14,050 $14,557 0%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $8,061
In-state fees $159
Out-of-state tuition $9,748
Out-of-state fees $159
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 403 48% --
Grant or scholarship aid 401 47% $1,667,580 $4,159
Federal grants 317 37% $1,335,481 $4,213
Pell grants 313 37% $1,263,441 $4,037
Other federal grants 90 11% $72,040 $800
State/local government grant or scholarships 159 19% $199,202 $1,253
Institutional grants or scholarships 178 21% $132,897 $747
Student loan aid 30 4% $95,824 $3,194
Federal student loans 30 4% $95,824 $3,194
Other student loans 0 0% $0 Not applicable
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 2,853 24% $9,483,672 $3,324
Pell grants 2,275 19% $7,070,512 $3,108
Federal student loans 259 2% $861,863 $3,328


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $8,415 $4,656 $4,838
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $6,619 $3,176 $4,169
$30,001 - $48,000 $8,073 $3,932 $4,953
$48,001 - $75,000 $9,587 $6,540 $6,958
$75,001 - $110,000 $12,154 $8,566 $8,855
$110,001 and more $12,021 $4,720 $8,991

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 11,175
Undergraduate enrollment 11,175
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 1,052
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$25

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 28 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


NJCAA Division IIMenWomen
Baseball 25-
Basketball 128
Golf 7-
Soccer 2614
Softball -12
Tennis 124
Track and Field, Indoor 76
Track and Field, Outdoor 96
Track and Field, X-Country 85
Volleyball -10


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission08/01/1980 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission05/16/2011 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/1976 Accredited


American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

Physical Therapy (PTAA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant

05/02/1974 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

11/01/1987 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations00 3
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 041
Burglary 200
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate16%
Number in default9
Number in repayment56

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00989600

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAward of less than 1 academic year Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Associate's degree
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping27226
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General--1
Banking and Financial Support Services1-2
Business Administration and Management, General3--
Construction Management4-1
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary21-
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General2--
Investments and Securities1--
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management1--
Marketing/Marketing Management, General1--
Operations Management and Supervision--3
Real Estate1--
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General1--
Selling Skills and Sales Operations1--
Category total452313
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects-1-
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design11-
Category total12-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Public Relations/Image Management4--
Category total4--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Programming, Vendor/Product Certification7--
Computer Programming/Programmer, General--1
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications21--
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration11--
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician2--
Information Science/Studies24--
Information Technology--2
Network and System Administration/Administrator10--
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design75-
Category total8253
Construction Trades Colleges
Building/Property Maintenance-31
Category total-31
Education Colleges
Early Childhood Education and Teaching--1
Teacher Assistant/Aide--2
Category total--3
Engineering Colleges
Engineering, General--9
Category total--9
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD324
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician19--
Computer Software Technology/Technician1--
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician--3
Electromechanical and Instrumentation and Maintenance Technologies/Technicians,22-1
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician-13
Category total45311
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Child Care Provider/Assistant3332
Category total3332
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician--4
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)-7-
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician--22
Home Health Aide/Home Attendant18--
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder14--
Medical Insurance Specialist/Medical Biller40--
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist4--
Movement and Mind-Body Therapies and Education, Other5--
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide142--
Perioperative/Operating Room and Surgical Nurse/Nursing12--
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant168--
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist17--
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant--25
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse--68
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling2-3
Category total4227122
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Police Science-1130
Fire Science/Fire-fighting627
Category total61337
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies--288
Category total--288
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician145
Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology1--
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/654
Category total899
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Biological and Physical Sciences--3
Category total--3
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Social Work-21
Category total-21
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Fine/Studio Arts, General--1
Graphic Design--3
Music, General--1
Category total--5
Grand total64670507