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About the College

At Harry S Truman College, we believe that the path to success begins with an education.  Under City Colleges of Chicago’s Reinvention plan, whether a student’s goal is to move immediately into the workforce or transfer to a four-year college, our faculty, staff and administration work to provide students with the support and tools necessary to succeed.
EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS                          
Under City Colleges of Chicago's strategic Reinvention initative, Harry S Truman College continues to grow and evolve, again proving itself in FY2015 - our most recently completed fiscal year - as a premiere urban college and a generator of educations of economic value for its students. In bringing together CCC's resources to create a College to Careers (C2C) hub for Education, Human and Natural Sciences on our campus, we continue to proudly state that Truman College is an institution of higher education where the best teachers are teaching the teachers of tomorrow how to be the best.

Our success is the success of our students experience, much of which is reflected in our most recent Five Year Plan Scorecard. In FY2015, Truman College met or exceeded 11 of the 18 ambitious targets set for it, coming within 95% of a 12th goal. These included exceeding the college's target graduation rate that has grown by an even wider margin than before; exceeding the target for the total number of degrees and certificates awarded; remediation efforts that led to a signficantly greater number of students advancing to college-level courses than projected; a continued rise in the number of student transfering to four year-insitutions; and exceeding the target goal for C2C program enrollment.                   
Harry S Truman College is one the largest of the City Colleges of Chicago with an enrollment of 23,000 students offering credit classes toward an associate degree; adult education programs; English as a Second Language (ESL) curriculum; a General Educational Development program (GED) toward the high school diploma equivalency; and occupational certificate programs and continuing education courses for professionals.                         
With our College to Careers emphasis on education, human and natural sciences, students have the opportunity to become the best teachers by learning from the best teachers.  Truman College now offers a combination of certificates and associate​ degrees in those fields tailored for those first entering the education profession as well as for professionals in need of continuing education.                         
Truman College offers the largest English as a Second Language and GED programs in Illinois with more than 12,000 students annually.                          
Additionally, Truman offers a variety of courses and programs at satellite locations that include Our Lady of Mercy Convent, Ismaili Community Center, Concordia Place, and The Center on Halsted among others.             
Breaking new ground with innovative and original offerings such as our tutoring centers, learning communities and Student GPS (Guided Pathway to Success), Truman College fosters a supportive environment where students can address and overcome their challenges, achieve their goals quickly and economically, and grow personally as well as academically.                          
The Larry McKeon Student Services Building consolidates all our student services – registration, advising, testing, financial aid, veteran’s center – under one roof.                            
TRUMAN MIDDLE COLLEGE                          
Aspiring to empower students to become successful college and career-ready individuals, Truman Middle College (TMC) resides in the heart of Harry S Truman College. Open to 17 to 21 year old students who dropped out of high school but wish to earn a high school diploma, TMC is an alternative high school served under the Truant’s Alternative and Operational Education Program (TAOEP) and dedicated to students’ individual success and accountability. TMC students have the opportunity to earn dual credit – high school and college credit – in addition to taking college courses within Truman.                          
CELEBRATING DIVERSITY                          
All of this on a campus that celebrates originality, individuality and diversity.  Our students come from 160 different countries speaking more than 90 different languages.