City Colleges Of Chicago Harold Washington College

City Colleges Of Chicago Harold Washington College

Harold Washington College, or HWC, is a 2-year community college founded in 1962. The college was later dedicated to the memory of the Chicago mayor Harold Washington, following his death in 1987. HWC offers associate degrees and certificates in arts and humanities, architecture, sciences, music and theater. Students can utilize transfer assistance facilities to local 4-year colleges and universities.

Harold Washington College boasts of state-of-the-art buildings including a library and multi-media center, expanded computer laboratories and laboratories for the arts and sciences. There are also rooms where meeting and conferences as well as concerts and other events can be hosted.

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City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College
30 E Lake St
Chicago , IL 60601-2449
General Phone: (312) 553-5600

Harold Washington College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Transportation3,183truck and bus driver
Family and Social Work1,051foodservice management, child care provider, social work
Liberal Arts194liberal arts and sciences, general studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine61nursing assistant
Therapy and Counseling32substance abuse counseling
Business and Management23business management, accounting, marketing
Science21biological and physical sciences
Media8animation and special effects
Computer Science and Engineering6information technology, information science
Art Studies4art studies
Security and Law Enforcement4criminal justice and safety, fire-fighting
Engineering Technician3architectural drafting
Education and Teaching1early childhood education
Photography and Commercial Art1commercial art

Number of programs and degrees for Harold Washington College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year4,29810
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years358
Associate's degree26316

Harold Washington College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Harold Washington College had a total enrollment of 8,633 students (5,934 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 27%
Black 37%
Hispanic 20%
Asian 16%
American Indian 1%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 17%
20-21 18%
22-24 17%
25-29 17%
30-34 9%
35-39 7%
40-49 8%
50-64 5%
65+ 1%

Harold Washington College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 43 %
Part-Time 19 %

Harold Washington College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Chicago, Illinois for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Illinois Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Harold Washington College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 8,120
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 9,557
Books and supplies $ 1,248

Financial Aid:
Harold Washington College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 165200)

Harold Washington College Faculty

Harold Washington College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1926

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year4$97,2573$96,099
Associate professoracademic year2*3$76,709
Assistant professoracademic year18$63,22920$57,130
Instructoracademic year25$58,87337$54,217
All faculty totalacademic year49$64,86463$58,207

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Harold Washington College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Information Science/Studies
Information Technology

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management
Social Work

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Animation, Interactive Tech, Video Graphics and Special Effects

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Biological and Physical Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Fire Science/Fire-fighting

Therapy And Counseling
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operation

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Harold Washington College Highlights

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What Sets Harold Washington College Apart:

% of degrees in family and social work
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Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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Top 7%Harold Washington College Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
% of degrees in transportation
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% of full-time faculty on tenure track
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Top 11%Harold Washington College % of full-time faculty on tenure track
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Top 18%Harold Washington College Salaries of full-time faculty
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Top 19%Harold Washington College Minority % of student body
Male % of student body
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Top 19%Harold Washington College Male % of student body

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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