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So you're from Des Plaines, IL?

Fortunately for you, Des Plaines, IL offers a number of great schools to choose from. It's just a matter of finding the right program and study subject for you!


 

So you want to attend college at home in Des Plaines?

Many Des Plaines natives such as yourself choose to attend Oakton Community College, the only college in the city.

Des Plaines College and University Demographics

It offers 56 degree and certificate programs in fields ranging from Property Management to Information Systems to Property Management for you to choose from. The most popular course of study at Oakton Community College is Liberal Arts.

Tuition

Oakton Community College charges in-state students $2,750 per year in tuition fees.

Financial Aid

In 2008, students at Oakton Community College received an estimated $9,818,706 in financial aid. Of this aid, $9,548,156 was in the form of institutional grants and scholarships.

Des Plaines Student Demographics

In 2010, there were 12,087 students enrolled in Oakton Community College. This is 1.3% of the total number of students enrolled in colleges throughout the state of Illinois.

Graduation and Retention Rates

For every 100 students who enroll in Oakton Community College, 74 return to start their second year of college. Approximately 10% of students eventually graduate.

Student Demographics

The ratio of female to male students enrolled at Oakton Community College is 62 to 100. At Oakton Community College, for every 100 college students, 42 students are over 24 years old. For every 100 Oakton Community College students, 17 students identified themselves as being from a racial or ethnic minority background in 2009.

Des Plaines Faculty Demographics

Oakton Community College had 292 faculty members in 2009. Of these faculty members, 178 were female. 3% identified themselves as belonging to a racial or ethnic minority.

In 2009, the average student to faculty ratio was 119 to 1 for Oakton Community College.

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Need a little help deciding on what to study?

We've ranked the top 50 jobs in Des Plaines, IL to help you find the right study subject
that fits your interest!

Rank Occupation Num of Jobs Avg Salary Avg Salary (Nat'l) Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
1
Retail Salespersons 115,400 $25,310 $25,000 -0.4%
2
Office Clerks, General 80,230 $30,300 $28,240 11.6%
3
Registered Nurses 76,600 $71,010 $67,720 18.2%
4
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 50,600 $65,090 $54,330 7.2%
5
General and Operations Managers 44,560 $120,660 $113,100 4.6%
6
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 39,330 $47,140 $45,860 -19.5%
7
Security Guards 38,410 $25,390 $26,870 7.7%
8
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 36,460 $34,200 $32,000 -20.7%
9
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 34,860 $37,500 $35,340 -30.3%
10
Accountants and Auditors 30,650 $73,990 $68,960 -22.1%
11
Managers, All Other 30,290 $99,430 $102,160 44.1%
12
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 30,170 $55,820 $50,770 -16.6%
13
Construction Laborers 29,790 $41,520 $33,590 56.4%
14
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 29,440 $25,070 $25,140 -4.0%
15
Home Health Aides 27,260 $23,170 $21,760 91.3%
16
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 25,270 $43,570 $39,890 0.8%
17
Lawyers 23,840 $139,450 $129,440 -2.7%
18
Management Analysts 20,900 $91,240 $87,260 50.9%
19
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 20,770 $73,810 $55,620
20
Cooks, Restaurant 20,510 $22,910 $23,260 -5.0%
21
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 19,210 $68,520 $54,880 57.2%
22
Carpenters 17,750 $57,320 $43,890 -28.5%
23
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 16,830 $98,190 $95,130 28.1%
24
Financial Managers 16,450 $120,540 $116,970 7.7%
25
Computer Programmers 15,250 $77,650 $74,900
26
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 15,130 $41,330 $38,200 -11.3%
27
Electricians 14,810 $73,480 $51,810 -4.0%
28
Cooks, Fast Food 14,540 $19,140 $18,540 -20.8%
29
Billing and Posting Clerks 12,450 $34,570 $33,270 9.5%
30
Sales Managers 12,060 $108,960 $114,110 -0.3%
31
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 11,510 $29,250 $26,510 5.1%
32
Chief Executives 11,310 $173,690 $173,350 -13.7%
33
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 11,240 $44,390 $41,360 -11.0%
34
Software Developers, Applications 11,200 $91,270 $90,410
35
Medical Assistants 11,180 $31,670 $29,760 64.7%
36
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 10,700 $29,750 $29,200 29.4%
37
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 10,320 $143,540 $180,870 200.9%
38
Computer and Information Systems Managers 10,270 $116,710 $123,280 0.9%
39
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 9,860 $69,990 $50,360 -15.1%
40
Legal Secretaries 9,810 $45,840 $43,270 0.7%
41
Loan Officers 8,980 $76,800 $65,900 -20.9%
42
Administrative Services Managers 8,920 $69,350 $84,390 4.9%
43
Financial Analysts 8,830 $83,770 $86,040 -0.9%
44
Pharmacy Technicians 8,780 $31,030 $29,330 5.0%
45
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 8,630 $54,790 $43,850 15.2%
46
Social and Human Service Assistants 8,200 $30,310 $30,100 60.5%
47
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 8,080 $35,930 $35,920 37.9%
48
Graphic Designers 7,800 $53,900 $48,140 35.7%
49
Dental Assistants 7,580 $34,180 $34,140 -7.6%
50
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 7,510 $53,740 $49,640 59.1%