Kishwaukee College

Kishwaukee College

Kishwaukee College, also known as KC or Kish, is a community college in Malta, Illinois. It was established in 1968 and is situated on a 120 acre campus. KC offers programs at the associate's degree and certificate levels. It confers both occupational and transfer associate's degrees. Occupational degrees are offered in fields which include technology, criminal justice, nursing, and horticulture. Transfer degrees are given in areas like humanities, agriculture, art, education, and fashion merchandising.

KC, which is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association, participates in sports like baseball, basketball, soccer, softball and volleyball. The nickname of the KC athletics teams is the Kougars. Students can choose from over 25 clubs and organizations including the Phi Theta Kappa Society, the Tae Kwon Do club, and the Mudslingers club. Eligible students have financial aid options which include scholarships, grants and work study programs.

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Contacting Kishwaukee

Kishwaukee College
21193 Malta Rd
Malta , IL 60150-9699
General Phone: (815) 825-2086

Kishwaukee Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine262EMT ambulance attendant, EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Science227biological and physical sciences
Liberal Arts102liberal arts and sciences
Medical Support and Technology37medical coding, radiographer
Agricultural Science and Management37agricultural machine operation, agricultural machine tech
Therapy and Counseling22massage therapy
Mechanics and Repair14computer repair, autobody repair, automobile mechanics
Office and Administration12administrative assistant, general office occupations
Landscaping and Horticulture11ornamental horticulture, greenhouse operations, landscaping, floristry
Engineering Technician8electronics tech, manufacturing tech, CAD and design, mechanical drafting
Business and Management5business management
Construction Trades5carpentry, electrician
Family and Social Work5child care provider
Computer Science and Engineering4information technology, computer networking, system administration
Security and Law Enforcement4criminal justice and safety
Medical Administration3medical transcription
Transportation2commercial pilot and flight crew
Production Trades1welding

Number of programs and degrees for Kishwaukee in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years778
Associate's degree44320
Award of less than 1 academic year24315

Kishwaukee Student Body

In 2007-2008, Kishwaukee had a total enrollment of 4,466 students (3,055 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 68%
Black 13%
Hispanic 16%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 0%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 32%
20-21 22%
22-24 14%
25-29 10%
30-34 6%
35-39 4%
40-49 6%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Kishwaukee Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 54 %
Part-Time 39 %

Kishwaukee Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Malta, 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.

Kishwaukee Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 7,410
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 8,340
Books and supplies $ 1,070

Financial Aid:
Kishwaukee participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 768400)

Kishwaukee Faculty

Kishwaukee has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track35
Non-tenured and not on tenure track62

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year30$50,59933$50,186
All faculty totalacademic year30$50,59933$50,186

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

Kishwaukee Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports336

Kishwaukee Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Mechanics and Equipment/Machine Technology
Agricultural Power Machinery Operation

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Information Technology
System Administration/Administrator

Construction Trades

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant

Landscaping And Horticulture
Floriculture/Floristry Operations and Management
Greenhouse Operations and Management
Landscaping and Groundskeeping
Ornamental Horticulture

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer

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

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Biological and Physical Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage

Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew

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What Sets Kishwaukee Apart:

% of degrees in science
(vs. all colleges)
Top 1%$pretty_college $award_cats{$char}
% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 11%Kishwaukee % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
% of degrees in landscaping and horticulture
(vs. all colleges)
Top 12%Kishwaukee % of degrees in landscaping and horticulture
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%Kishwaukee Number of students
% of degrees in agricultural science and management
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%Kishwaukee % of degrees in agricultural science and management
Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 18%Kishwaukee Number of degree programs
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%Kishwaukee % of full-time faculty on tenure track
Male % of student body
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 20%Kishwaukee 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 Offers weekend classes
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 Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army)
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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