B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    B
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Safety
    A+
  5. Student Life
    B+
  6. Location
    B
Oakton Community College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division II
Athletic Conference
Address
1600 E Golf Rd.
Des Plaines, IL 60016
Website
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Oakton Community College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$6,606/ 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
    $5,524/ year
  • $30-48k
    $5,883/ year
  • $49-75k
    $8,105/ year
  • $76-110k
    $9,625/ year
  • $110k+
    $8,367/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.55 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.49 responses
78%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.49 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,793Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
4%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
28%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
85%
National
83%

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There were many facets to Oakton that were of immense benefit to me as a student. There are two campuses located about 9 miles from each other, both of which provide students with all of the necessary facilities required for success. In the 61 credit hours taken there, I have utilized both in-school and online classes, both of which were presented in a way that created ample room for learning and growth. I personally never felt like Oakton was anything less than a stellar learning environment that provided me with the ability to springboard into a bachelor's degree at a four-year university. Prospective students should know that student resources at Oakton were plentiful and expertly run. If I were to lodge any complaints with the school, it would be that there were fewer classes at the smaller Skokie campus, although this is unsurprising given the size of the Des Plaines campus is much larger and therefore more accommodating.
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I have been studying at the Oakton community college for 2 years. Teachers are really great, knowledgeable. The small size of class 10-25 students in the class. Some of the professors are teaching at the Oakton over 10 years. Students easy to ask questions and welcome to visit their office, get advices for study or more. Many school activities student will be able to choose to meet new people. The computer lab is open until 10 pm. Students relax space is brand new. Fitness center and sports gym inside the campus. Credits class for junior, and noncredit class such as certificate levels, improve skills courses, and hobby classes. Brand new building for science and nursing course campus is opened in 2016.
The cafeteria is big size, learning center and library is a good size.
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