C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    B
  2. Value
    C-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Safety
    A-
  5. Student Life
    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
$4,735/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $4,506/ year
  • $30-48k
    $5,135/ year
  • $49-75k
    $6,436/ year
  • $76-110k
    $7,702/ year
  • $110k+
    $9,579/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
31:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.70 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.65 responses
79%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.63 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,487Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
68%
Varsity Athletes
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$24,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
21%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
81%
National
83%

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Location is perfect for city-slickers. I really enjoy the social/club life at HWC, as well as the available resources they have onhand. The tutoring center, writing center, and library are truly priceless resources that helped me immensely as a student going to junior college to improve my GPA and figure out my passion/trade. In terms of teachers/academics, it is a mixed bag. At my two years at HWC, I have had many professors that offer very diversive and planned courses, as well as a good number of professors that probably could have done without going into the teaching profession. Despite that, there are plenty of reasons to succeed at the school, and CCC's GAT program is a huge one. Happy hunting!
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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
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.