City Colleges Of Chicago Malcolm X College

City Colleges Of Chicago Malcolm X College

Founded as the Crane Junior College in 1911, the college was rechristened the Malcolm X College in 1969. This renaming was in honor of the civil rights advocate and orator Malcolm X. The college offers associate's degrees in applied science, arts, science, and general studies. Apart from this, there are several distance learning, adult education and continuing education programs. Malcolm X College also has a special nursing program for students.

Malcolm X College has men's basketball and cross-country teams and a women's basketball team. The weightlifting team is open to both men and women. For the most part, these teams play at the junior college level.

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Contacting Malcolm X College

City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College
1900 W Van Buren
Chicago , IL 60612-3197
General Phone: (312) 850-7000

Malcolm X College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine272EMT ambulance attendant, EMT paramedic, registered nursing, nursing assistant
Medical Support and Technology140pharmacy tech, respiratory care tech, surgical tech, radiographer, physician assistant, medical lab tech, phlebotomy, dialysis tech
Liberal Arts88liberal arts and sciences, general studies
Family and Social Work26child care provider
Science17biological and physical sciences
Funeral and Mortuary Science15embalming

Number of programs and degrees for Malcolm X College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree23313
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years454
Award of less than 1 academic year2804

Malcolm X College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Malcolm X College had a total enrollment of 6,031 students (4,896 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 7%
Black 54%
Hispanic 34%
Asian 4%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 13%
20-21 12%
22-24 13%
25-29 17%
30-34 11%
35-39 9%
40-49 13%
50-64 8%
65+ 1%

Malcolm X College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 47 %
Part-Time 28 %

Malcolm X 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.

Malcolm X 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:
Malcolm X College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 165000)

Malcolm X College Faculty

Malcolm X College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1521

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year2*0*
Associate professoracademic year0*3$84,443
Assistant professoracademic year2*2*
Instructoracademic year27$57,31131$55,668
All faculty totalacademic year31$61,60536$58,704

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

Malcolm X College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):


Malcolm X College Degree Programs (2007)

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant

Funeral And Mortuary Science
Mortuary Science and Embalming/Embalmer

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Physician Assistant
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Renal/Dialysis Technologist/Technician
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Care Attendant (EMT Ambulance)
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Biological and Physical Sciences

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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 On-campus day care
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
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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