College Information

Richard J. Daley College

Richard J. Daley College’s main campus and its satellite campus Arturo Velasquez Institute serve Chicago’s Southwest Side. The college prepares students to head directly into careers and to transfer to four-year universities, offering associate degrees, shorter-term certificate programs, free adult education classes, and special interest courses. Daley College is the center of excellence in engineering and advanced manufacturing. In 2019, it unveiled a state-of-the-art Manufacturing Technology and Engineering Center (MTEC), enabling students to participate in a hands-on curriculum that prepares them for the technological advancements in the engineering and manufacturing industries. With more than 75% percent of its student population identifying as Hispanic, the college has earned the designation of an Hispanic Serving Institution.

7500 South Pulaski Road
Chicago, Illinois 60652

Center of Excellence:
Advanced Manufacturing

Arturo Velasquez Institute

2800 South Western Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60608

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Harold Washington College

Harold Washington College is located in the Chicago Loop area and serves students from throughout the city. The college is located in an area considered to have the largest higher education footprint in Illinois with several colleges and universities nearby. Many students start at Harold Washington to jumpstart their college career and transfer on to complete a bachelor’s degree at institutions across the nation. Harold Washington College is the center of excellence in business and professional services. The college is also home to the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, and hosts an array of arts programs, including a partnership with the Joffrey Ballet that provides students with the opportunity to earn an Associate Degree in Art with a focus on dance. Starting in Fall 2019, the DePaul Harold Washington Academy, a first-of-its kind partnership, will provide Star Scholar students with an affordable pathway to a bachelor’s degree. Harold Washington College was recently recognized for institutional excellence and reaccredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

30 East Lake Street
Chicago, Illinois 60601

Center of Excellence:
Business and Professional Services

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Kennedy-King College

Kennedy-King College embodies the commitment to academic excellence and civic responsibility espoused by its namesakes, civil and human rights activists Robert F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. KKC’s main campus is in Englewood on the south side of Chicago and includes the Washburne Culinary & Hospitality Institute; and the Dawson Technical Institute (the college’s satellite campus in Bronzeville). KKC serves is a comprehensive community college, offering credit classes in a wide range of subjects, as well as continuing education classes, and free high school equivalency and ESL courses. It is City Colleges’ center of excellence in culinary and hospitality, as well as construction technology education, and works with industry experts to ensure students are prepared for careers in those fields.

Culinary and hospitality courses are offered at Washburne Culinary & Hospitality Institute—where students receive hands-on training at restaurants serving the public, including on-campus restaurant Sikia. Dawson Technical Institute offers career opportunities in construction technology at companies, such as ComEd and Peoples Gas, and through major trade unions representing workers in the field.

6301 South Halsted Street
Chicago, Illinois 60621

Centers of Excellence:
Culinary Arts and Hospitality
Construction Technology

Dawson Technical Institute

3901 South State Street
Chicago, Illinois 60609

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Malcolm X College

Malcolm X College (MXC) enrolls both credit and non-credit students. Located near the Illinois Medical District, Malcolm X is City Colleges’ center of excellence in health sciences education. Malcolm X College’s state-of-the-art campus includes the School of Health Sciences and School of Nursing, featuring a virtual hospital. In Spring 2019, Malcolm X College was named by the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education (an academic publication) as one of the Most Promising Places to Work in Higher Education. MXC was recognized for its best-in-class student and staff recruitment and retention practices, inclusive learning and working environments, and meaningful community service and engagement opportunities.                 

1900 West Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, Illinois 60612

Center of Excellence:

West Side Learning Center

4624 West Madison Street
Chicago, Illinois 60644

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Olive-Harvey College

Olive-Harvey College is located on the southeast side of Chicago. Situated on 67 acres, Olive-Harvey College is the largest physical campus within the District. Olive-Harvey also includes the South Chicago Learning Center (the college’s satellite campus). Associate degree, certificate and short-term training programs are offered to prepare students to transfer to bachelor’s degree programs or to move directly into the workforce. ESL courses help students master the English language while adult education courses prepare students to earn their high school equivalency. Non-credit classes range from short-term job training/career skills courses to personal development courses in a wide variety of areas.

Olive-Harvey College is the center for excellence in transportation, distribution, and logistics, and opened a state-of-the art Transportation, Distribution and Logistics Training Center in 2019, supporting students as they pursue degrees and certificate programs in several fields, including: supply chain management and logistics; commercial driving; forklift operation; and automotive, diesel and aviation maintenance and technology.

10001 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60628

Center of Excellence:
Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics

South Chicago Learning Center

3055 East 92nd Street
Chicago, Illinois 60617

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Harry S Truman College

Harry S Truman College is located on the northeast side of Chicago in the Uptown neighborhood. Truman College is a vibrant and vital part of delivering high-quality, innovative, affordable and accessible educational opportunities and services. A comprehensive community college, Truman College offers credit class, continuing education classes, and free high school equivalency and ESL classes, supporting students on their way to their educational and career goals. It is City Colleges’ center for excellence in education, human, and natural sciences, giving students the opportunity to become the best teachers by learning from the best teachers. Truman College offers a combination of certificates and associate degrees in those fields tailored for those first entering the education profession as well as for professionals in need of continuing education.

1145 West Wilson Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60640

Center of Excellence:
Human Sciences (Liberal Arts) and Natural Sciences

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Wilbur Wright College

Wilbur Wright College is located on the northwest side of Chicago and serves college credit, adult education, and continuing education students every semester. The main campus, designed by Chicago’s own award-winning architect Bertrand Goldberg, is at Montrose and Narragansett and offers an integrated environment for learning and support services. The college’s satellite site, Wright College Humboldt Park, offers career and vocational training, including a NIMS-certified Computerized Numerical Control program, general education courses, adult education and continuing education courses.

Wright is a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) with Illinois’ second largest enrollment of Hispanic college students. The college is active in the community with four-year partners and many area high schools.

4300 North Narragansett Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60634

Center of Excellence:
Engineering and Computer Science

Humboldt Park Vocational Education Center

1645 North California Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60647

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