B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Safety
    A+
  5. Student Experience
    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

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
$6,030/ 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
    $5,502/ year
  • $30-48k
    $5,944/ year
  • $49-75k
    $7,556/ year
  • $76-110k
    $9,722/ year
  • $110k+
    $9,996/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.55 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.47 responses
79%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.47 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,947Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
4%
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After Oakton Community College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
28%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
83%
National
83%

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Oakton Community College is a great College, from their free parking, to their two very diverse campuses, their variety of work study jobs, great tasting food, and lets not forget their reasonable tuition prices. The college has two campuses, one located in Skokie, and the other, in Des Plaines. Having these two campuses is great, because a majority of the classes are offered at both campuses. To top it off, the teachers I have had experiences during my attendance there have been great. For one, they are very professional and are always willing to help outside of class time. And secondly, It seems as though they go above and beyond to make sure their students succeed. For example, I have had one Chemistry teacher that taught evening classes until 10:00pm, and despite class being over, he offered to review for a test at Dunkin Donuts after class since the campus itself closed at 10:00pm. This is a prime example of the desire the teachers at OCC have for their students to succeed.
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This place prepares you wonderfully for the major you are going into. Plus, it has two campuses (one in Skokie and one is Des Plaines) so it's easy to get to from a variety of towns and cities. All my teachers here have been tough, but fair and I've learned more than I could ever imagine from them. The administration is great as well and they really care about you, wanting to help you along and make sure you reach your academic and professional goals.
Professors are willing to help out if you don't understand what's going on. They aren't going to let you slack off, but they will be understanding of personal problems if they get in the way of schoolwork. Although I have learning disabilities, I have had no problems at Oakton. Professors have been very understanding and willing to help me, knowing that I do my best and work hard. I've been able to choose courses that challenge me to improve and to learn how I learn, without overwhelming me. There is enough flexibility for students to find a path that both is achievable for them and challenges them to meet their potential.