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ACCEPTANCE RATE

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FINANCIAL AID RATE

76%

STUDENT TEACHER RATIO

29:1

DEGREE OFFERED ONLINE

2

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.

$4,486

Average Grants + Scholarship Aid Awarded to Undergraduate Students

Percent of Full-Time Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid

Percent of Students Paying In-State Tuition vs Out-of-State Tuition

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City Colleges of Chicago – Harold Washington College

7500 S Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL

City Colleges of Chicago Harold Washington College (HWC) is located in downtown Chicago in the Loop area, and serves the urban higher education needs of its community. With about 9,000 students enrolled per year, HWC offers associate degree credit courses and other certification programs at affordable rates. The college offers 10 associate degree programs and numerous certificate courses, apart from continuing and retraining education opportunities.

Founded as Loop Junior College in 1962, HWC is named after Chicago’s first African-American Mayor. The college was renamed mere weeks after the untimely death of the Mayor, who was a strong advocate of the City Colleges of Chicago. The new facilities were occupied in 1982, two years prior to the renaming.

HWC offers courses in several areas of study, some of which are designed for vocational education and others as a foundation for further study at a four-year college. Offering an A to Z of courses from Afro-American Studies to Zoology, HWC provides for the needs of the community at an affordable price, making it accessible to a large percentage of the Chicago population.

Apart from its core curriculum of general education programs, HWC also has several extracurricular activity options through its many student clubs and organizations. Its focus on diversity can be seen from its ethnicity profile, which shows a near-equal racial distribution across several ethnic groups.

Their safety record, along with their focus on diversity and inclusion, makes it an ideal campus for full-and part-time students to pursue higher education and take advantage of higher paying jobs and better career opportunities.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may provide a better idea of the students City Colleges of Chicago – Harold Washington College accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits
$3,400

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $3,400. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • State Residents: $3,500-$4,200
    • Out-of-State: $12,000-$13,850
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • State Residents: $150-$180 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $480-$580 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid76%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships76%$5,613
Receiving Student Loans2%$3,458
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, City Colleges of Chicago – Harold Washington College may offer services to students like:

  • Online course work available
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Student employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation
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Programs Offered

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  • Public Administration and Social Services

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