Oakton Community College

Oakton Community College

Oakton Community College was established in 1969 and is located in Illinois. The campuses of this university are in Skokie and Des Plaines. Oakton Community College sprawls across 147 acres of woodlands and prairie, surrounded by the Des Plaines River. It offers education in technology, communication, art, nursing, music, business studies and computer science. The campuses include the following:

  • Des Plaines Campus
  • Ray Hartstein Campus

The athletics teams in Oakton Community College are called the Raiders. They participate in the sports of cross-country, women's tennis, men's soccer, volleyball and golf.

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Contacting Oakton Community College

Oakton Community College
1600 E Golf Rd.
Des Plaines , IL 60016-1268
General Phone: (847) 635-1600

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Oakton Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts265liberal arts and sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine253EMT paramedic, registered nursing, surgical nurse, nursing assistant
Medical Support and Technology128medical coding, pharmacy tech, medical lab tech, phlebotomy
Family and Social Work63child care provider, public administration, social work
Business and Management53business management, purchasing and contract management, operations management, accounting technology, banking, investments and securities, human resources, international marketing, sales and marketing ...
Computer Science and Engineering40information technology, computer programming, computer product certification, data processing tech, information science, web design, database administration, computer networking, system administration, ...
Medical Administration36medical records tech, medical transcription, medical office assistant, medical billing
Mechanics and Repair35HVAC, automobile mechanics
Engineering Technician34electronics tech, manufacturing tech, mechanical engineering tech, computer systems tech, software tech, CAD and design, architectural drafting
Security and Law Enforcement29criminal justice and police, fire-fighting
Real Estate and Construction Management8real estate, construction management
Therapy and Counseling8substance abuse counseling
Science8biological and physical sciences
Design8graphic design
Office and Administration5administrative assistant, executive secretary
Photography and Commercial Art4commercial photography
Production Trades2machinist
Fine Arts1fine arts
Hospitality1hotel management

Number of programs and degrees for Oakton Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree47427
Award of less than 1 academic year46038
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years5012

Oakton Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Oakton Community College had a total enrollment of 10,805 students (7,693 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 81%
Black 3%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 10%
American Indian 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 22%
20-21 17%
22-24 15%
25-29 13%
30-34 6%
35-39 5%
40-49 9%
50-64 7%
65+ 2%

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

(International Students)5%

Oakton Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 67 %
Part-Time 37 %

Oakton Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Des Plaines, 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.

Oakton Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 7,449
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 9,012
Books and supplies $ 1,000

Financial Aid:
Oakton Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 989600)

Oakton Community College Faculty

Oakton Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track710
Non-tenured and not on tenure track20

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year32$90,31049$93,246
Associate professoracademic year16$63,82726$63,142
Assistant professoracademic year5$58,3127$55,431
Instructoracademic year0*1*
No academic rankacademic year1*0*
All faculty totalacademic year54$78,64383$80,084

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

Oakton Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Banking and Financial Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Marketing
Investments and Securities
Operations Management and Supervision
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming, Vendor/Product Certification
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
Information Science/Studies
Information Technology
System Administration/Administrator
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

Graphic Design

Engineering, General

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

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Public Administration
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Medical Insurance Specialist/Medical Biller
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant

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

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial Photography

Production Trades
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist

Real Estate And Construction Management
Construction Management
Real Estate

Biological and Physical Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Science/Fire-fighting

Therapy And Counseling
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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Oakton Community College Highlights

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What Sets Oakton Community College Apart:

% of degrees in therapy and counseling
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 5%Oakton Community College % of degrees in therapy and counseling
% of degrees in medical administration
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Top 5%Oakton Community College % of degrees in medical administration
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% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
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Top 7%Oakton Community College % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
Number of students
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Top 7%Oakton Community College Number of students
Number of degree programs
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Top 8%Oakton Community College Number of degree programs
Female % of student body
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Top 11%Oakton Community College Female % of student body
% of degrees in family and social work
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Top 12%Oakton Community College % of degrees in family and social work
% students 40 years or older
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%Oakton Community College % students 40 years or older

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

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