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City Colleges of Chicago Sustainability Mission Statement


City Colleges of Chicago looks to provide a sustainable education by:      

  • accepting students of all academic backgrounds, whether pursuing degrees, obtaining certificates or taking noncredit courses for career advancement or personal enrichment                   

  • providing quality, affordable education to students                      

  • pursuing best environmental practice in student engagement and facilities management, to do our part today and teach the stewards of tomorrow                        

green hand.jpg   City Colleges of Chicago aims to provide a model for inclusive education that meets students where they are academically to accomplish their unique scholastic aims. Our commitment is to create an institution that ensures both student access and success, with goals that include:             

  • increasing the number of students earning college credentials of economic value                      
  • increasing the rate of transfer to bachelor’s degree programs following CCC graduation                      
  • drastically improving outcomes for students requiring remediation                      
  • increasing the number and share of Adult Basic Education, GED and ESL students who advance to and succeed in college‐level courses.                              

green world.jpg    City Colleges of Chicago pursues best environmental practice in student engagement and facilities management. The goal is to provide myriad opportunities for students to learn sustainable business practices and become environmental leaders through classes, clubs and enrichment activities. Our facilities staff leads by example with energy and water efficient operations, recycling, environmentally friendly procurement, healthy transportation options and innovative sustainable design.          


City Colleges of Chicago has provided quality, affordable education to students for more than 100 years. Looking to make college affordable with cost‐effective tuition and fees, City Colleges of Chicago offers flexible payment plans, financial aid eligible programing and scholarship resources.    Through the College to Careers​ initiative, City Colleges of Chicago faculty and staff members work with our industry partners to train students for careers in high‐demand and high‐growth fields, providing meaningful certificate and associates degree programs to help  students secure jobs after graduation.​