C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    B-
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Safety
    A
  5. Student Life
    B
  6. Location
    B
City Colleges of Chicago - Richard J. Daley College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division I
Athletic Conference
Address
7500 S Pulaski Rd
Chicago, IL 60652

Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$8,712/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,537/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,479/ year
  • $49-75k
    $11,688/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,808/ year
  • $110k+
    $14,067/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
37:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.29 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.29 responses
71%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.28 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,039Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
47%
Pell Grant
60%
Varsity Athletes
2%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$29,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
22%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
83%
National
83%

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Richard J Daley was a decent experience.
Pros:
-Low Cost
-Very calm relaxed vibe all around
-School is well maintained ( classrooms, gym, hallways)
-Easy to commute to by car or public transportation.
-Majority of the staff are very friendly
Cons:
-Some professors don't challenge you or don't care about the class.
-Many of their books, mainly for philosophy and psychology, must be purchased through the school which is expensive.
-Not a big campus
-Lack of athletic options
-Cafeteria tends to be packed and very unruly during morning and afternoon hours.

It's a decent school but don't expect much to be going on event wise. A very relaxed environment for the most part so it's quiet around the school most of the time. Make sure you review your professors before signing up, I mainly used ratemyprofessor.com, you don't want to get stuck with a lackluster instructor. If you're someone who wants to finish their gen-ed courses for cheap its a great school to focus on.
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Cheap school with cheap people. Something was always wrong. Every semester I found myself running around trying to get help registering because of issues with the school system, so much time wasted over such pointless problems. The staff is not helpful. They don't just know nothing about what happens in the school - they don't even know what is happening in their own department! Some professors really try though, and they made it worth it.

Overall - go there if you are poor and desperate, like me.
I was enrolled for two semesters back in 2014 to this institution. I had two professors that stood out for me due to their connection with the students. Community college is not only beneficial for saving money but they also look out for high quality education. I was glad I took this choice of saving money and getting the good quality education I deserve. For this who are graduating high school or are considering to go back to school in Chicago, this college is the right choice if you truly value education and want to watch your finances.