Public 2 Year

Oakton Community College

Des Plaines, Illinois

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Oakton Community College overview
Location Des Plaines, Illinois
Online oakton.edu
School Type Public 2 Year
Setting Small City
Oakton Community College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing No
Level of Study Undergrad
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Oakton Community College, located in Des Plaines, Illinois, is a public two-year institution established in 1969 that serves the diverse educational needs of the suburban Cook County area, near Chicago. The campus features a modern architectural style with facilities that support a comprehensive curriculum focused on both academic transfer programs and career-ready degrees and certificates. Oakton offers a broad range of academic programs with particular strengths in health careers, computer information systems, and environmental studies. While Oakton Community College maintains an open admissions policy, certain programs may have additional requirements. The college does not provide on-campus housing, placing an emphasis on serving commuter students. Oakton's student body has access to a variety of support services aimed at enhancing their educational experience, though the college is not particularly noted for its athletics program.

Oakton Community College has an open admission policy which permits enrollment by any high school graduate or GED holding student.  2,042 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 5,603 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $10,276 plus fees of $170.


Admission Requirements

Open Admission

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Annual Cost to Attend

In District Resident Tuition

In District Costs for Oakton Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,410
Other Fees$170
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $8,019
Other Expenses Budget$3,739
Total One Year Cost$17,153

Illinois Resident Tuition

In State Costs for Oakton Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,410
Other Fees$170
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $8,019
Budget for Other Expenses$3,739
Total One Year Cost$23,614

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$42,100 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Oakton Community College students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 45%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 24%
Computer and Information Sciences 7%
Business 7%
Engineering Technology 5%

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