Triton College

2000 5th Avenue
River Grove, IL 60171

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Main telephone 708-456-0300
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Educational system Illinois Community College Board
Public or private Public
Type of school 2-year college
Date founded 1964
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 100 acres
County Cook
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Number of full time, freshmen men 636
Number of full time, freshmen women 509
Total number of full time freshmen 1,145
Number of part time, freshmen men 488
Number of part time, freshmen women 597
Total number of part time freshmen 1,085
Total number of freshmen men 1,124
Total number of freshmen women 1,106
Total number of freshmen 2,230
Number of full time, undergraduate men 1,890
Number of full time, undergraduate women 2,003
Total number of full time undergraduates 3,893
Number of part time, undergraduate men 5,160
Number of part time, undergraduate women 6,605
Total number of part time undergraduates 11,765
Total number of undergraduate males 7,050
Total number of undergraduate females 8,608
Total number of undergraduate students 15,658
Total enrollment 15,658
Percentage of students 25 or older 40%
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Tuition year 2020-2021
Full time costs are based on x units per year 27 credits
In-state tuition $347
Out-of-state tuition $418
Fees $480
Academic program/major Yes
Installment plan (you can pay tuition in several payments over the course of the term) Yes
School employees and their children Yes
Senior citizens Yes
Undergraduate costs are for ... (Costs are for the 2020-2021 academic year. Full-time costs are based on 27 credits per year.)
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Submit these forms FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), school's financial aid form
Need-based scholarships and grants
Federal Pell Grants Yes
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Yes
State-sponsored scholarships and grants Yes
Student employment
Work study Yes
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Admissions contact person Mary-Rita Moore
Admissions contact title Dean of Admissions
Admissions contact e-mail Email
Electronic application website
For incoming students Open (virtually all applicants are accepted)
Open admissions policy applies to Except for some allied health programs
Groups or programs with a different entrance difficulty level Allied 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 1,124
Number of female applicants who enrolled 1,106
Total number of applicants who enrolled 2,230
High school education High school diploma required and GED accepted.
Fall* application deadline Continuous
Fall transfer application deadline Continuous
* Application dates for winter, spring, or summer term admission are likely to be different.
Online application available
Application fee $10
Submit these items:
High school transcript or GED certificate Required for all students
Accepted students can defer admission for a period of time Yes
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) general Yes
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) subject Yes
Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) Yes
Life long learning Yes
Percentage of freshmen who returned for their sophomore year 56%
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Certificate or diploma Yes
Associate Yes
Academic calendar Semesters
Number of faculty on campus 644
Student faculty ratio 24:1
Required number of credits for an associate degree 64 credit hours
All students must meet:
Core curriculum or school-wide requirements Yes
Evenings Yes
On-line/distance learning Yes
Part time Yes
Summer school Yes
Weekends Yes
Freshman honors college Yes
Honors program Yes
Student-designed major Yes
Advanced Placement Yes
Cooperative education Yes
Internships Yes
Computers on campus for student use Yes (500)
Computer lab available to students Yes
Online registration for classes Yes
Main library name Learning Resource Center
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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 34
Largest clubs and organizations on campus Student Government, Program Board
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English as a Second Language (ESL) program Yes
Remedial education courses Yes
Health clinic Yes
Psychological counseling Yes
Orientation Yes
24-hour emergency phone and alarms on campus Yes
Campus patrolled by trained security personnel Yes
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Career counseling Yes
Career library Yes
Job bank Yes
Job fairs Yes
Job interview preparation Yes
On campus recruitment by employers Yes
Placement assistance Yes
Résumé preparation assistance Yes
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