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Why City Colleges

Why City Colleges


Academic Options

Select a wide variety of academic programs – more than 200 in all – including:
  • Associate degrees to prepare you for transfer to a four-year college or university
  • Associate degrees and certificates to prepare you for an in-demand, high paying career
  • A free GED program to earn a high school equivalency
  • Free ESL classes to learn English... and more



Classes are available seven days a week, evenings and weekends at a location convenient to where you live and work. Classes are also available 24/7 online.

Competitive Tuition and Financial Aid Options

Affordable tuition and fees make the City Colleges of Chicago one of the best values in higher education. In addition, we offer financial aid and scholarships to help you pay for college.


Comprehensive Student Support

Need help setting your goals? Looking for the right academic path for you? Will you need tutoring support or one-on-one attention? Not to worry...advisors, faculty, and staff will be with you every step of the way to ensure you get the help you need, when you need it.

Full College Experience

Each college offers a vibrant, well-rounded campus experience with many opportunities to get involved. From student government to athletics, clubs to special interest organizations, student mentorship to student newspapers, we provide a wide variety of ways to broaden your educational journey.