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Oakton Community College Demographics & Diversity

Des Plaines, Illinois

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Oakton Community College are predominantly White with a smaller Asian population. The school has very high racial diversity. 50% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

The college is an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and is recognized for serving Asian Americans and Native American Pacific Islanders.

Racial demographics of Oakton Community College students
Race Percent of Students
White 50%
Black 6%
Hispanic 17%
Asian 19%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 1%
Two or more races 3%
International 0%
Race Unknown 4%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 6% more female students than male students enrolled at Oakton Community College with a gender ratio of 51% women to 49% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Oakton Community College has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Oakton Community College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 49%
Women 51%
Enrollment by gender for Oakton Community College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 4,104
Women 4,350

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Oakton Community College serves a very low number of students outside of Illinois, with 96 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Oakton Community College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 96%
Out of State 1%
Foreign 4%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$77,067 per year

35% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
8,454
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 38.7%
Part time Undergrads 69.9%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=147800 IPEDS survey data for Oakton Community College.