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Oakton Community College Rankings
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.55 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.48 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.48 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities503 Graduates
Nursing Assistant155 Graduates
Child Care Provider52 Graduates
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic)48 Graduates
Accounting Technician and Bookkeeping43 Graduates
Pharmacy Technician42 Graduates
Automotive Mechanics35 Graduates
Instrumentation Technician34 Graduates
Business Support Services27 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
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Oakton Community College Reviews
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.
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.