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
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Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$3,695/ 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
    $3,478/ year
  • $30-48k
    $3,948/ year
  • $49-75k
    $4,856/ year
  • $76-110k
    $1,558/ 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
51%
Varsity Athletes
2%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$29,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
26%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
83%
National
83%

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Richard J. Daley College has outstanding professors and tutors. It is extremely affordable to attend and a great investment for a students education. Most classes are transferable to four year institutions, however you have to make sure before choosing courses.

I've heard many student complain about counselors not responding in a timely manner, but for the most part the staff is very friendly and helpful. The school is building a new facility that will offer engineering and Manufacturing programs so parking is hectic at the moment, but all in all the school is a good option.
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The only thing I like about this school is the teachers. Most of them are very good at their job and can be very reasonable when working with students. What needs to change in this school is; the food; some of the academic advisors need to become more informed when helping students (i.e. making sure students are registering for classes that are NEEDED); and 99% of the financial aid staff NEEDS to be replaced. Every time I have a question for financial aid, I get so upset and anxious before I even make the appointment. I hesitate to go every time. Many of the staff at this school look like they dread working there. I understand there are my students who goof around, but there are also many who mean business and need helpful information. Overall, I can't wait to be finished with this school.
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.