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2022 Best trade schools in the Chicago Area

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  1. Harper College

    2 Year,

    PALATINE, IL,

    969 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Graduate Student says Not only did I save money going to a two year, but I felt like I got the experience of a four year. The facilities are almost all brand new, the campus is beautiful. There is a lake on the campus...Harper has a cafeteria that is pretty good for a two year. They have a lot of variety for cheap. I was a Track athlete at Harper College so I would stay on campus from 8am to 10pm everyday. This...The teachers were always very helpful! With medium sized classes, I was able to form connections with my teachers that helped me throughout the semester but also hide if I wanted. As an athlete I spent most of my time in the Health and Recreation Center, by far one of the best gyms I ever worked out at! I'm still trying to find a gym like this one at other places. They had all...I would recommend this school to anyone!.

    Read 969 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 100%,

    Net Price: $8,874,

  2. Elgin Community College

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    2 Year,

    ELGIN, IL,

    685 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Elgin Community College is well known for its second name (Easy, Close, and Cheap). It's a quality school filled with motivated students and teachers who work together to make a lively and easy...While it's on the cheaper side, that doesn't mean that they aren't a quality school. Even though many have moved on from this 2-year institution, I, along with them, agree that it's one of, if not...The school provides many programs of study and will be able to prepare you for a 4-year college. While completing my General Education classes, I was able to take programming classes along with art...Overall, it's a wonderful school filled with equally wonderful people. Keep an eye on the Arts building (building H) because they not only have delicious food created by aspiring chefs and cooks, but....

    Read 685 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 100%,

    Net Price: $4,159,

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  4. College of Lake County

    2 Year,

    GRAYSLAKE, IL,

    1009 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says I graduated 2019 and was going to go to a university, but once I seen the cost I realized that's something I can't afford nor did I even know what I wanted in a career. Instead I got a job and....

    Read 1009 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 100%,

    Net Price: $3,940,

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  6. Morton College

    2 Year,

    CICERO, IL,

    218 Niche users give it an average review of 3.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says Overall I think morton college was amazing. The school itself is big and spacious. There’s a good mix of students to teacher ratio. The classes themselves are structured well in terms of getting...Before morton I was at Depaul University but left due to little time on assignments, and the awkwardness I had with professors.Depaul University goes by trimesters meaning you have a short amount of time to grasp concepts and do good. I had other responsibilities outside of school so I always felt rushed with my work and did...Morton College and it’s staff helped me so that I could succeed and for that I’m grateful..

    Read 218 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: C+,

    Acceptance Rate: 100%,

    Net Price: $6,579,

  7. Prairie State College

    2 Year,

    CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL,

    446 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Glad to have spent my first two years of higher education here at PSC. This school offers excellent value for students looking to transfer to other institutions like I will but also heavily depends...The overall atmosphere of this school is pretty laidback and quiet, with most students coming to class and heading back home. That being said, I didn't really get a sense of a generic "college...Since I started in early 2020 and just now graduated, half of my school year was online and half of it was in person. Like everyone else, I much rather prefer an in-class learning experience but...Overall, I would definitely recommend this school to anyone looking for an affordable yet great learning experience..

    Read 446 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: C+,

    Acceptance Rate: 100%,

    Net Price: $8,032,

  8. City Colleges of Chicago - Richard J. Daley College

    2 Year,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    255 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says This school helps me and other students, the college advisor at daley College help you out & choose the classes they recommend to take as a requirement. the fact it's a 2 year school, you can save....

    Read 255 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: C,

    Acceptance Rate: 100%,

    Net Price: $2,950,

  9. Lincoln College of Technology - Melrose Park

    2 Year,

    MELROSE PARK, IL,

    23 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Graduate Student says I lOVED that I was able to graduate as a Medical Assistant in a short period of time. I gained so much knowledge, so I can be prepared for my career. I was able to get the help I needed from teachers...You get a certificate for having good attendance, good grades, and looking professional. At the end of every class you finish you get rewarded with pins you can place in your gown at graduation. They....

    Read 23 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: C+,

    Acceptance Rate: 100%,

    Net Price: $14,160,

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