College of Lake County

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,584
2.4% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$5,169
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.52%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
11,651
32.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
34%
454 Graduates

About

College of Lake County is a higher education institution located in Lake County, IL. In 2022, the most popular 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentrations at College of Lake County were Liberal Arts & Sciences (897 degrees awarded), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic) (50 degrees), and Child Care Provider (38 degrees).

In 2022, 4,149 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at College of Lake County. 54.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,810 degrees), 1.18 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1,540 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at College of Lake County is $3,584, which is $−4,528 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at College of Lake County is $3,584, which is $−4,528 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,169.

In 2022, 43% of undergraduate students attending College of Lake County received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 1% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$3,584
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at College of Lake County was $3,584. The cost of tuition at College of Lake County is $−4,528 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$5,169
2022 Value
5.78%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 College of Lake County had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,169. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of College of Lake County grew by 5.78%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,556
Room and Board
$1,260
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at College of Lake County was of $10,556 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,260. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

43%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
1%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

43% of undergraduate students at College of Lake County received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 22.9% with respect to 2021, when 35% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
1.52%
2019 Default Rate
6
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at College of Lake County was 1.52%, which represents 6 out of the 395 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

College of Lake County had a total enrollment of 11,651 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at College of Lake County is 3,745 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,906. This means that 32.1% of students enrolled at College of Lake County are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at College of Lake County, both undergraduate and graduate, is 45.7% Hispanic or Latino, 33% White, 6.6% Black or African American, 5.72% Asian, 2.78% Two or More Races, 0.112% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.103% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at College of Lake County in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (22.6%), followed by White Male (20.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (18.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

32.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at College of Lake County in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 11,651 students. The full-time enrollment at College of Lake County is 3,745 and the part-time enrollment is 7,906. This means that 32.1% of students enrolled at College of Lake County are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at College of Lake County was 71%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), College of Lake County had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    5,328 enrolled students
  2. White
    3,844 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    769 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at College of Lake County is 45.7% Hispanic or Latino, 33% White, 6.6% Black or African American, 5.72% Asian, 2.78% Two or More Races, 0.112% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.103% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 440 students (3.78%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 407 more women than men received degrees from College of Lake County. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at College of Lake County is white (1,810 degrees awarded). There were 1.18 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1540 degrees).

The most common 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentration at College of Lake County is Liberal Arts & Sciences (897 degrees awarded), followed by Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic) (50 degrees) and Child Care Provider (38 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at College of Lake County, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Mechanical Technologies (486 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,893 degrees), and Human Sciences (105 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at College of Lake County are Elementary & middle school teachers (135,966 people), Other managers (95,384 people), Software developers (53,782 people), Registered nurses (42,598 people), and Physicians (39,524 people).

The most specialized majors at College of Lake County in 2022 are Mechanical Technologies (486 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,893 degrees), Human Sciences (105 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (166 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (110 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at College of Lake County are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at College of Lake County are Mechanical Technologies (486 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,893 degrees), Human Sciences (105 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (166 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (110 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at College of Lake County are Elementary & secondary schools (282,002 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (130,758 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (94,877 people), Computer Systems Design (94,542 people), and Construction (62,104 people).

The most specialized majors at College of Lake County are Mechanical Technologies (486 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,893 degrees), Human Sciences (105 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (166 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (110 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by College of Lake County.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 890 degrees awarded
  2. 166 degrees awarded
  3. 106 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at College of Lake County was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 890 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,871
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
2,278
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,871 degrees were awarded to men at College of Lake County, which is 0.821 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,278).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 733 degrees were awarded to men at College of Lake County in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.695 times less than the 1054 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 1054 degrees were awarded to men at College of Lake County in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.44 times more than the 733 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

16%
100% Completion Time
29%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 16% of students graduating from College of Lake County completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 29% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 34% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at College of Lake County is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.42% of graduates (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,810 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,540 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    234 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at College of Lake County is white (1,810 degrees awarded). There were 1.18 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1540 degrees).

4.17% of degree recipients (173 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    935 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    875 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    868 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at College of Lake County is white female (935 degrees awarded). There were 1.07 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (875 degrees).

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Operations

College of Lake County has an endowment valued at nearly $2.87M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−36.3%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, College of Lake County had a total salary expenditure of 201M. College of Lake County employs 216 Instructors. Most academics at College of Lake County are Female Instructor (116), and Male Instructor (100).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at College of Lake County are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 107 employees, Service, with 103 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 69 employees.

Endowment

$2.87M
2022 Endowment
7.76%
growth from 2021

College of Lake County has an endowment valued at about $2.87M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of College of Lake County grew 7.76% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.34M lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Career & Technical-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$77.8M
2022 Salaries
8.24%
growth from 2021

In 2022, College of Lake County paid a median of $77.8M in salaries, which represents 38.6% of their overall expenditure ($201M) and a 8.24% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$22.4M
Instructional Salaries
216
Number of Employees

In 2022, College of Lake County paid a total of $22.4M to 216 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
216 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
107 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at College of Lake County was Instructor with 216 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at College of Lake County were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 107 employees, Service with 103 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 69 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at College of Lake County was Female Instructor with 116 employees, and Male Instructor with 100 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at College of Lake County.

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