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About City Colleges

Over the last one hundred years, City Colleges has transformed the lives of more than one million alumni through education.  In that time, the City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) has grown to become the largest community college system in Illinois and one of the largest in the nation, with 5,700 faculty and staff serving more than 115,000 students annually at seven colleges and six satellite sites.    

Conveniently located across the city, the seven colleges include: Richard J. Daley College, Kennedy-King College, Malcolm X College, Olive-Harvey College, Harry S Truman College, Harold Washington College and Wilbur Wright College. City Colleges also oversees: the award-winning Washburne Culinary Institute, the French Pastry School, the Parrot Cage Restaurant at South Shore Cultural Center, the Sikia Banquet Facility, five Child Development Centers, the Center for Distance Learning, the Workforce Institute, the public broadcast station WYCC TV Channel 20 and radio station WKKC FM 89.3.    

Today, under the leadership of Chancellor Cheryl Hyman, the City Colleges of Chicago is in the midst of a Reinvention, a collaborative effort to review and revise CCC programs and practices to ensure students leave CCC college-ready, career-ready and prepared to pursue their life's goals.      

Through Reinvention, City Colleges of Chicago aims to ensure student success and become an economic engine for the City of Chicago.  It all begins with four goals:      

  • To increase the number of students earning college credentials of economic value
  • To increase the rate of transfer to bachelor's degree programs following CCC graduation
  • To dramatically improve outcomes for students requiring remediation, and
  • To increase the number and share of adult basic education/GED/ESL students who advance to and succeed in college-level courses. 

Take advantage of the unprecedented value of a City Colleges education.  Whether your goal is to save tens of thousands towards a college degree or train quickly to enter the workforce, City Colleges has the program for you.  Learn more about City Colleges of Chicago online or by calling (773) COLLEGE.
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​​Chancellor Cheryl Hyman unveils CCC's 5-Year Strategic Plan at the City Club of Chicago on June 24th, 2013