Triton College

Triton College

Triton College is a two-year community college located in River Grove, Illinois, United States. It offers education as well as career-oriented learning opportunities. Triton College was founded in 1965 and held its initial classes at West Leyden High School. It enrolls over 17,000 students each semester. The main campus of Triton College is spread across an area of 100 acres. It features electronic classrooms, labs, sports facilities, a library, a bookstore, an art gallery and performing arts center, and the Cernan Earth and Space Center, a public planetarium. The campus is also home to the Triton Troupers Circus.

The athletic department of Triton College fields more than seven intercollegiate sports teams. They are nicknamed The Trojans.

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Contacting Triton College

Triton College
2000 5th Ave
River Grove , IL 60171-1995
General Phone: (708) 456-0300

Triton College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts294liberal arts and sciences, general studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine273EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Science130biological and physical sciences
Medical Support and Technology122nuclear medical tech, respiratory care tech, surgical tech, sonography and ultrasound tech, radiographer, ophthalmic tech
Mechanics and Repair75computer repair, HVAC, automobile mechanics, mechanic and repair
Security and Law Enforcement56criminal justice and administration, security and loss prevention, fire-fighting
Business and Management51business management, accounting, accounting technology, human resources, sales, fashion merchandising
Family and Social Work29child care provider
Design18design and visual communication, interior design
Engineering Technician17electronics tech, construction engineering tech, computer systems tech, CAD and design, architectural drafting
Cooking and Culinary Arts14pastry, chef training
Hospitality13hotel management, restaurant and food services management
Computer Science and Engineering11information science, web design, database administration, computer networking, system administration
Landscaping and Horticulture9applied horticulture, ornamental horticulture, landscaping
Office and Administration7administrative assistant
Therapy and Counseling6substance abuse counseling
Real Estate and Construction Management5construction management
Medical Administration3medical records tech
Education and Teaching2teacher aide
Construction Trades1electrician
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy1exercise science
Production Trades1welding

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years10921
Associate's degree78836
Award of less than 1 academic year24220

Triton College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Triton College had a total enrollment of 15,658 students (8,655 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 51%
Black 16%
Hispanic 29%
Asian 4%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 17%
20-21 13%
22-24 13%
25-29 14%
30-34 9%
35-39 7%
40-49 10%
50-64 6%
65+ 1%

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

(International Students)1%

Triton College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 56 %
Part-Time 40 %

Triton College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of River Grove, 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.

Triton College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 5,734
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 7,160
Books and supplies $ 1,120

Financial Aid:
Triton College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 177300)

Triton College Faculty

Triton College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1822

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year54$67,75667$63,339
All faculty totalacademic year54$67,75667$63,339

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

Triton College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports044

Triton College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Fashion Merchandising
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Selling Skills and Sales Operations

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration
Information Science/Studies
System Administration/Administrator
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Construction Trades

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef
Culinary Arts/Chef Training

Design and Visual Communications, General
Interior Design

Education And Teaching
Teacher Assistant/Aide

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

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
Restaurant/Food Services Management

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
Landscaping and Groundskeeping
Ornamental Horticulture

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians, Other


Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician

Medical Support And Technology
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Ophthalmic Technician/Technologist
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
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)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Real Estate And Construction Management
Construction Management

Biological and Physical Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
Security and Loss Prevention Services

Therapy And Counseling
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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Triton College Highlights

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What Sets Triton College Apart:

% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
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Number of students
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Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 8%Triton College Number of degree programs
Salaries of full-time faculty
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 12%Triton College Salaries of full-time faculty
% of degrees in science
(vs. all colleges)
Top 12%Triton College % of degrees in science
% students 40 years or older
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 13%Triton College % students 40 years or older
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%Triton College % of full-time faculty on tenure track
% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 17%Triton College % of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy

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 Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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