College of Lake County

19351 West Washington Street
Grayslake, IL 60030

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Main telephone 847-543-2000
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Educational system Illinois Community College Board
Public or private Public
Type of school 2-year college
Date founded 1967
Degrees offered Certificate or diploma, Associate
School accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Setting Suburban (within commuting distance of a large city)
Closest major metropolitan area Chicago, Milwaukee
Campus size 226 acres
County Lake
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Number of full time, freshmen men 594
Number of full time, freshmen women 479
Total number of full time freshmen 1,073
Number of part time, freshmen men 451
Number of part time, freshmen women 336
Total number of part time freshmen 787
Total number of freshmen men 1,045
Total number of freshmen women 815
Total number of freshmen 1,860
Number of full time, undergraduate men 2,513
Number of full time, undergraduate women 2,432
Total number of full time undergraduates 4,945
Number of part time, undergraduate men 5,357
Number of part time, undergraduate women 7,275
Total number of part time undergraduates 12,632
Total number of undergraduate males 7,870
Total number of undergraduate females 9,707
Total number of undergraduate students 17,577
Total enrollment 14,203
American Indian/Alaskan Native Less than 1%
Asian 5%
Black 5%
Hispanic 42%
White 38%
Race/ethnicity unknown 3%
These figures reflect responses of people who chose to indicate their racial-ethnic background. All categories except Hispanic represent non-Hispanic students. International students are not included in these figures so they may not add up to 100 percent.
Percentage of students from out of state 1%
Percentage of students from outside the US 1%
Number of countries represented 42
Percentage of students 25 or older 43%
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Submit these forms FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Need-based scholarships and grants
Federal Pell Grants Yes
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Yes
Privately-sponsored scholarships and grants Yes
State-sponsored scholarships and grants Yes
Student employment
Work study Yes
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Admissions contact title Director, Student Recruitment
Admissions contact e-mail Email
Electronic application website Find more information on this website
For incoming students Open (virtually all applicants are accepted)
Open admissions policy applies to Except for health programs
Groups or programs with a different entrance difficulty level Health programs
Entrance difficulty level for these groups Moderately difficult (about 85% of all applicants accepted)
Groups receiving preferential admission (first or special consideration) District residents
Number of male applicants who enrolled 1,045
Number of female applicants who enrolled 815
Total number of applicants who enrolled 1,860
High school education High school diploma or equivalent not required.
Fall* application deadline Continuous
Notification date for fall admission applicants Continuous
Fall transfer application deadline Continuous
Notification date for fall transfer applicants Continuous
* Application dates for winter, spring, or summer term admission are likely to be different.
Online application available Find more information on this website
Submit these items:
High school transcript or GED certificate Required for some students
Interview Required for some students
Accepted students can defer admission for a period of time Yes
Early admissions (select high school students can enroll for college credit) Yes
American Council on Education (ACE) recommendations Yes
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) subject Yes
Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) Yes
Age limit on courses to be transferred No limit
Percentage of freshmen who returned for their sophomore year 70%
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Certificate or diploma Yes
Associate Yes
Academic calendar Semesters
Number of faculty on campus 1,032
Student faculty ratio 17:1
Required number of credits for an associate degree 60 credits
All students must meet:
Core curriculum or school-wide requirements Yes
Math or science requirement Yes
Evenings Yes
On-line/distance learning Yes
Part time Yes
Summer school Yes
Weekends Yes
Double major Yes
Honors program Yes
Student-designed major Yes
Domestic exchange available Yes
At these US schools or through this program McHenry County College, Gateway Technical College, Oakton Community College, William Rainey Harper College, Elgin Community College, College of DuPage
Study abroad available Yes
Advanced Placement Yes
Cooperative education Yes
Independent study Yes
Internships Yes
Computers on campus for student use Yes (1500)
Computer lab available to students Yes
Computer network can be accessed from off campus Yes
Online registration for classes Yes
Main library name College of Lake County Library
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National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Yes
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Choral groups Yes
Drama or theater groups Yes
Newspaper Yes
Radio station Yes
Number of student clubs and associations with open membership 40
Largest clubs and organizations on campus Latino Alliance, Men of Vision, Asian Student Alliance, Student Government Association, Anime
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English as a Second Language (ESL) program Yes
Remedial education courses Yes
Health clinic Yes
Psychological counseling Yes
Orientation Yes
Services for students with learning disabilities Yes
Women's center Yes
24-hour emergency phone and alarms on campus Yes
Campus patrolled by trained security personnel Yes
Late night transport service Yes
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Career counseling Yes
Career interest testing Yes
Career library Yes
Job bank Yes
Job fairs Yes
Job interviews Yes
Job interview preparation Yes
On campus recruitment by employers Yes
Placement assistance Yes
Résumé preparation assistance Yes
Résumé referral to employers Yes
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security. If you have questions or concerns about the information displaying please contact Illinois Career Information System.