C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    B+
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Safety
    B-
  5. Student Experience
    C-
  6. Location
    B
City Colleges of Chicago - Harold Washington College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
30 E Lake St
Chicago, IL 60601

Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$6,073/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $5,611/ year
  • $30-48k
    $6,228/ year
  • $49-75k
    $8,626/ year
  • $76-110k
    $10,761/ year
  • $110k+
    $10,999/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
33:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.70 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.63 responses
80%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.61 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,828Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
19%
Pell Grant
73%
Varsity Athletes
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After City Colleges of Chicago - Harold Washington College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$24,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
16%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
81%
National
83%

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I would like to see more text alerts regarding meditation. I would like to get positive affirmations regarding life, books, community and friendship. I request receiving less texts about campus alerts and negative news. To create a community of positive people co-existing together, we must eliminate the illusion of fear. Ethnicities work well together in environments that foster together.

I would like to see Harold Washington College have more color schemes throughout the campus. Take a look at Columbia College-Chicago's campus and you will see various colors, reds, blue, orange, yellow, green, brown, purple and so forth not just the dull white colors throughout the hallways.

We as students would study better and retain information if there were color energies.

I would also like to receive one full financial aid refund reimbursement instead of two installments
Review City Colleges of Chicago - Harold Washington College
Harold Washington has such a wide range of quality depending on the class. For the most part, it has been an engaging environment where I can get my pre-nursing classes out of the way. I enjoy the quality of most teachers as they are professional, thorough, and strict - they truly expect the student to take full responsibility of their progress, and I really like that. One thing to point out, however, is their school budget problem. I've heard that teachers have to share markers for their classrooms and that there are no department secretaries. All in all, I do like this school, but it could definitely be better.
My experience with Harold Washington has given me mixed feelings about the school that is mostly positive. At first, I could tell that the staff needed major improvement based on the negative way I was treated during my first year there. I was mostly pleased with the positive treatment I received when I returned to register for my second year because the people that replaced the first group very much more respectful and knowledgeable. I admit that I still had to deal with slight rudeness from some workers, but that issue was fixed the next year. I am now finished with my third year at the school, and I have noticed that the people in charge of the school are still doing their best to make changes that will have a positive impact on the students.