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About the College

About 8,700 credit and non-credit students     

Average Class Size        
25 students per class        

Student Profile        
The majority of full-time students are recent high school graduates; however, many adults also attend classes.  The average student age is 28 years old.        

Olive-Harvey College is located on the southeast side of Chicago. The College is the largest campus of any of the City Colleges, providing an atmosphere conducive to personal, social, and academic growth and success. The location of the college provides public transportation connections with all areas of the city.        

Associate degree, certificate and short-term training programs are offered to prepare students to transfer to bachelor's degree programs or to move directly into the workforce. English as a Second Language (ESL) courses help students master the English language while Adult Education courses prepare students to pass the GED examination. Non-credit classes range from short-term job training/career skills courses to personal development and leisure courses in a wide variety of areas.        

University Transfer Advantages        
Located near many outstanding colleges and universities, Olive-Harvey College established transfer agreements with some of the best universities in the United States. These agreements allow students to transfer with ease to four-year colleges and universities. Students who successfully complete the university transfer degree program (Associate in Arts, Associate in Science or Associate in Applied Sciences) will find it easy to transfer two full years of courses and credits to complete a four-year degree.