Oakton Community College

Des Plaines, IL
University Website: www.oakton.edu
Apply Online: www.oakton.edu/admission/applying/index.php
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Oakton Community College is a two-year community college with campuses in Des Plaines, Illinois and Skokie, Illinois. District 535 serves 450,000 residents in northeast Cook County, Illinois. The school serves Chicago's North Shore suburbs of Des Plaines, Evanston, Glencoe, Glenview, Golf, Kenilworth, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles, Northbrook, Northfield, Park Ridge, Rosemont, Skokie, Wilmette, Winnetka, Illinois. It also serves a smaller portion of Mount Prospect. Residents of Des Plaines, Mount Prospect, and Rosemont need to contact that office of admission for exact in-district addresses. The college offers both credit and non-credit classes. Oakton Community College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and the North Central Association.

Oakton Community College opened in 1969 in former industrial buildings at Oakton and Nagle in Morton Grove, which was closed when the Des Plaines and Skokie campuses opened. The Skokie campus opened in 1980 at the site of the former Niles East High School, an example of art deco architecture that was used in the films Sixteen Candles and Risky Business. The Des Plaines campus also opened in 1980. Classes are held at both campuses.

Oakton's main campus in Des Plaines is located on 147 acres (59.5 ha) of woodlands and prairie, bordered on the west by the Des Plaines River. The College, a modern, red-brick building with 435,000 square feet (40,400 m2), houses 65 classrooms and 46 educational laboratories, as well as student services, administrative and faculty offices. Special facilities include 19 computer classrooms; a Performing Arts Center; the Business Institute; the Koehnline Visual Arts Center; a Child Care Center; and a teleconferencing center, gym, fitness center, library and bookstore.

The Ray Hartstein Campus adjoins a residential area in Skokie. The state-of-the-art building was dedicated in 1995 and is set on a spacious lawn with mature trees as well as new plantings. The building provides almost 165,000 square feet (15,300 m2) of space for 31 classrooms, 12 laboratories and other educational and administrative offices. Special facilities include a teleconferencing and distance learning center; a Child Care Center; and offices for student activities, the Emeritus Program, Alliance for Lifelong Learning (ALL) and English as a Second Language (ESL)/Literacy.

Dr. Margaret B. Lee is the President of Oakton Community College. Dr. Lee stated in the April 22, 2007, New York Times article "For Achievers, a New Destination," "You don't prepare someone in this time of rapid change for a single job. You prepare them for a working life. The old academic skills are the new vocational skills."

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Fast Facts

  • Public, At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • students
  • $9,748.00 avg tuition

1600 E Golf Rd.
Des Plaines, IL 60016-1268
(847) 635-1600

Apply online Admissions:
www.oakton.edu/admiss/index.htm
Financial Aid:
www.oakton.edu/admission/costs_fi..

Areas of Study:

  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Construction Trades
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Technologies And Engineering Related Fields
  • Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mechanic And Repair Technologies/Technicians
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Visual And Performing Arts
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Oakton Community College

Statistics:
Applied 0
Admitted 0 NaN%
Enrolled total 0
Full Time: 0
Part Time 0
Standards:
Test 25th % 75th %
SAT EBRW 0 0
SAT Math 0 0
SAT Written (2006-2015) Optional 0 0
ACT Composite 0 0
ACT English 0 0
ACT Math 0 0
ACT Writing 0 0
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 72%
4-year graduation rate
6-year graduation rate
Application Deadlines:
Regular Application Deadline
Early Admission Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Financial Aid Deadline
Student Response Deadline
Transfer Student Application Deadline
Requirements:
Open Admissions Policy Yes
Secondary School GPA Not applicable
Secondary School Rank Not applicable
Secondary School Record Not applicable
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Not applicable
Admission Test Scores Not applicable
TOEFL Not applicable
Other Tests Not applicable
Credit:
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Oakton Community College

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $2,548.00 $8,061.00 $9,748.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $159.00 $159.00 $159.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $91.00 $288.00 $348.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
Off-Campus
(with family)
Room and Board $0.00 $8,019.00 $3,450.00
Other Expenses $0.00 $3,450.00 $3,450.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $25.00
Graduate Application Fee $0.00
Books and Supplies $1,200.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 48%
Percent receiving grant aid 47%
Avg amount of grant aid $4,159.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 4%
Avg amount of student loan aid $3,194.00

Oakton Community College

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping X
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General X
Banking and Financial Support Services X
Construction Management X
Operations Management and Supervision X
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES
Computer Programming/Programmer, General X
Information Technology X
CONSTRUCTION TRADES
Building/Property Maintenance X
EDUCATION
Early Childhood Education and Teaching X
Teacher Assistant/Aide X
ENGINEERING
Engineering, General X
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD X
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician X
Electromechanical and Instrumentation and Maintenance Technologies/Technicians, Other X
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician X
FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES
Child Care Provider/Assistant X
HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician X
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician X
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant X
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse X
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling X
HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES
Criminal Justice/Police Science X
Fire Science/Fire-fighting X
LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies X
MECHANIC AND REPAIR TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNICIANS
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician X
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician X
MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
Biological and Physical Sciences X
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS
Social Work X
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
Fine/Studio Arts, General X
Graphic Design X
Music, General X

Scholarships for Students in Illinois

Name Amount Deadline
UAS7 International Study and Internship Program in Germany Varies October 01, 2016

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