Oakton Community College in Des Plaines
Des Plaines, IL
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Average Annual Cost
Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).
The Oakton Community College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.
By Family Income
Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Oakton Community College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.
|Family Income||Average cost|
|$0 - $30,000||$5,502|
|$30,001 - $48,000||$5,944|
|$48,001 - $75,000||$7,556|
|$75,001 - $110,000||$9,722|
Typical room charge for academic year: -
Typical board charge for academic year: -
Combined charge for room and board: -
Percent of students with financial aid
Types of financial aids
2604 of Oakton Community College undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 25 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Oakton Community College number 87 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Illinois.
Students at Oakton Community College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.
|Family Income||Number awarded grant and scholarship aid||Average amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded|
|$0 - $30,000||100%||$4,616|
|$30,001 - $48,000||98.61%||$4,010|
|$48,001 - $75,000||100%||$2,205|
|$75,001 - $110,000||40%||$510|
Salary After Attending
According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Living & meal
Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus
Institution provide on-campus housing
Institution provides board or meal plan
Veteran Services Available
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities
Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education
Alternative tuition plans
Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution
Tuition payment plan
Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.
Special learning opportunities
Here are the learning opportunities available in Oakton Community College.
Study abroad - programs and arrangements offering students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.
Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.
- Member of National Athletic Association
- Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)
Oakton Community College graduation rate is below the national average.
16% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Oakton Community College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.
The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.
Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.
The student-to-faculty ratio at Oakton Community College is 17:1, that means that for every 17 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.
Students enrollment in distance education
In Oakton Community College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.
Distance education location breakdown
Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Oakton Community College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Illinois.
The percentage of crimes on Main Campus
The campus located by 1600 E Golf Rd address in Des Plaines, Illinois.
Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of Oakton Community College with 0.05% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are aggravated assault, forcible sex offense, and robbery.
The percentage of crimes on Ray Hartstein Skokie Campus
The campus located by 7701 Lincloln Avenue address in Skokie, Illinois.
Ray Hartstein Skokie Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of Oakton Community College with 0.01% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on Ray Hartstein Skokie Campus is robbery.
Number of degree programs offered
This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 134 universities in Cook county, with one of the highest number of Associate's degree , less than 1-year certificate and 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs offered.
Total credit/contact hours
Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Illinois state average data to help you compare.
Oakton Community College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.
In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 6766 students with 202987 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.
TOP 5 Popular Majors
The most popular majors counted as percentage breakdown of degrees awarded in every single discipline in Oakton Community College
- 14% — Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
- 14% — Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
- 11% — Health Professions and Related Programs
- 3% — Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursin
- 2% — Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants
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Student Reviews and Ratings for Oakton Community College
I don’t quite understand how ? HOW CAN COLLEGE AT THIS LEVEL HAVE POOR WIFI CONNECTION? I was born in Ukraine, and even though we had 1G internet in 2006, it worked better than Oakton”s internet in 2018!!Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™
I graduated here in May 2017 with a degree in Law Enforcement. I must say I preferred the Des Plaines campus a bit more. Overall I enjoyed all the class experiences from early morning classes to evening classes. I love Oakton and miss everyday of it. Met some cool people and teachers. I'm grateful to finally have a college education.Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™
This school is very nice. Plenty of computer labs and tables to study. It can be a bit loud. The tuition is very high for a community college even if you are in district. Most teachers are great. The financial aid office is frustrating though I can't even count the amount of times i have had to go in and tell them I am in-district student then show id and proof of residence.Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™
I went here for my first semester. This is the best campus! The teachers are amazing and the students are super friendly and nice. I had a class at Skokie and so many people would withdraw because the teachers were so bad. Also, people weren't as friendly at Skokie.Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™
The worst college that I have ever seen. Waste of time and money. The people are rude and mean, and complicate everything ten times more. Take classes anywhere else and you'll be good. The enrollment center is not at all helpful. They don't care about your struggles at all. The teachers are not good and most of them are racist.Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™
Location & Website
Address: 1600 E Golf Rd.
Religious affiliation: Not applicable
Calendar system: Semester
General Phone Number: +8476351600
Institution is active in current year: 1
Institution's internet website address: oakton.edu
Financial aid office: Go to the page
Admissions office: Go to the page
Online application: Go to the page
Net price calculator: Go to the page
Veterans and Military Service members tuition policies: Go to the page
Student-Right-to-Know student athlete graduation rate: Go to the page
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