City Colleges Of Chicago Wilbur Wright College

City Colleges Of Chicago Wilbur Wright College

Wilbur Wright College is a public community college established in 1934 by the Chicago Board of Education. The college offers associate's degrees in arts, science, engineering science, fine arts and general studies. Apart from this, there are several distance learning, adult education, continuing education, and credit programs available. Wilbur Wright College also offers occupational training in manufacturing, medical, and business fields.

Wilbur Wright College enrolls over 10,000 students every year, and has two campuses where the classes are held:

  • Wright College Main Campus
  • Humboldt Park Vocational Education Center

The athletics teams of Wilbur Wright College are called The Rams. The college has men's basketball and wrestling teams and a women's basketball team.

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City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College
4300 N Narragansett
Chicago , IL 60634-1500
General Phone: (773) 777-7900

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Wilbur Wright College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts269liberal arts and sciences, general studies, library assistant
Nursing and Emergency Medicine194EMT paramedic, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Medical Support and Technology103dental assistant, medical coding, pharmacy tech, radiographer, phlebotomy, mental health services tech
Science49biological and physical sciences
Engineering Technician34energy systems tech, environmental engineering tech, architectural drafting, mechanical drafting
Business and Management25business management, accounting, marketing
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy13occupational therapist assistant
Mechanics and Repair13computer repair, industrial mechanics
Computer Science and Engineering10information technology, information science
Security and Law Enforcement10criminal justice and safety, criminal science
Therapy and Counseling6substance abuse counseling
Office and Administration5office data entry
Medical Administration1health care facilities management

Number of programs and degrees for Wilbur Wright College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree38711
Award of less than 1 academic year28319
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years697

Wilbur Wright College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Wilbur Wright College had a total enrollment of 10,993 students (6,800 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 33%
Black 9%
Hispanic 50%
Asian 8%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 18%
20-21 16%
22-24 16%
25-29 16%
30-34 9%
35-39 7%
40-49 10%
50-64 6%
65+ 1%

Wilbur Wright College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 56 %
Part-Time 39 %

Wilbur Wright 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.

Wilbur Wright 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:
Wilbur Wright College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 165500)

Wilbur Wright College Faculty

Wilbur Wright College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1214
Non-tenured and not on tenure track11

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankcalendar year1*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*1*

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year10$97,7656$86,877
Associate professoracademic year3$78,8715$78,300
Assistant professoracademic year13$70,34413$67,628
Instructoracademic year25$59,21730$58,476
All faculty totalacademic year51$70,76854$65,671

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

Wilbur Wright College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports101

Wilbur Wright College Degree Programs (2007)

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

Computer Science And Engineering
Information Science/Studies
Information Technology

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Library Assistant/Technician

Mechanics And Repair
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology

Medical Administration
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Occupational Therapist Assistant

Office And Administration
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry

Biological and Physical Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Criminalistics and Criminal Science

Therapy And Counseling
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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What Sets Wilbur Wright College Apart:

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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 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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