Oakton Community College

1600 East Golf Road
Des Plaines, IL 60016

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Main telephone 847-635-1600
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Educational system Illinois Community College Board
Public or private Public
Type of school 2-year college
Date founded 1969
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
Campus size 193 acres
County Cook
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Total number of undergraduate students 7,652
Total enrollment 7,652
American Indian/Alaskan Native Less than 1%
Asian 23%
Black 7%
Hispanic 17%
White 45%
Race/ethnicity unknown 5%
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 25 or older 34%
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Tuition year 2020-2021
In-state tuition $8,808
Out-of-state tuition $13,170
School employees and their children Yes
Senior citizens Yes
Undergraduate costs are for ... (Costs are for the 2020-2021 academic year.)
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Submit these forms FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), school's financial aid form
Application deadline (for fall term) May 1
School year financial aid data is from 2019-2020
Federal PLUS loans (for parents) Yes
Federal Stafford loans (subsidized) Yes
Federal Stafford loans (unsubsidized) Yes
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
Merit-based scholarships and grants
School-sponsored scholarships in academics Yes
School-sponsored scholarships in art Yes
School-sponsored scholarships for special characteristics Yes
Student employment
Work study Yes
Non-proprietary financial aid data are from ... (Financial aid data are for the 2019-2020 academic year.)
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Admissions contact person Rebel Barber
Admissions contact title Admissions Specialist
Admissions contact e-mail Email
Electronic application website www.oakton.edu/admission/applying/index.php
For incoming students Open (virtually all applicants are accepted)
Open admissions policy applies to Except for health care programs
High school education High school diploma required and GED accepted.
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 www.oakton.edu/admission/applying/index.php
Application fee $25
Submit these items:
High school transcript or GED certificate Recommended, but not required
Interview Required for some students
Standardized test scores Not considered
High school class rank Not considered
Recommendations Not considered
Application essay Not considered
Character/personal qualities Not considered
Interview Not considered
Talent or ability Not considered
Extracurricular activities Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment Not considered
Work experience Not considered
Related to a school graduate Not considered
Racial/ethnic group Not considered
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) subject Yes
Age limit on courses to be transferred No limit
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Certificate or diploma Yes
Associate Yes
Academic calendar Semesters
Required number of credits for an associate degree 60 semester hours
All students must meet:
Core curriculum or school-wide requirements Yes
Internship requirement Depends on major
On-line/distance learning Yes
Part time Yes
Summer school Yes
Honors program Yes
Domestic exchange available Yes
Study abroad available Yes
Advanced Placement Yes
Independent study Yes
Internships Yes
Computer lab available to students Yes
Online registration for classes Yes
Main library name Oakton Community College 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
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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
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
Job interviews Yes
Job interview preparation Yes
On campus recruitment by employers Yes
Résumé preparation assistance 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.