About Wilbur Wright College

About Wilbur Wright CollegeWright College is a learning-centered, multi-campus institution of higher education, offering students of diverse backgrounds, talents, and abilities a quality education leading to baccalaureate transfer, career advancement, and/or personal development.
A dynamic institution focused on student learning and completion
Recognized as one of the top 150 community colleges in the nation by the Aspen Institute, Wilbur Wright College is a dynamic institution with a rich history and community, focused on student learning and completion. Wright College grants certificates and associate degrees, with its credit courses transferable to most four-year colleges and universities. Wright College is the City Colleges of Chicago Center of Excellence in Engineering and Computer Science.
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Wright students are transferring to local institutions such as DePaul University, the Illinois Institute of Technology, Loyola University, Northeastern Illinois University, the School of the Art Institute, and the University of Illinois at Chicago; outside of Chicagoland, destinations include Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, Stanford University, the University of Illinois, and the University of Toronto, among many others.
Wright’s main campus is in the Dunning neighborhood of Chicago at 4300 North Narragansett Avenue. Wright’s satellite campus is Wilbur Wright – Humboldt Park (Humboldt Park Vocational Education Center, 1645 North California Avenue in Chicago).

Take the first two years of a degree program at Wright College, then transfer to a four-year college or university and save thousands of dollars on your bachelor’s degree. For a list of programs, click here.

Specialized courses are available for students who intend to enter immediate employment or upgrade their professional and technical skills. For a list of programs, click here.

Restart your education with free ESL (English as a second language), High School Equivalency(GED) test preparation in English or Spanish, Computer Skills, or Citizenship test preparation courses. We are here to help you on your path to improved education and economic opportunities. Registration is ongoing and you can start the process at applynow.ccc.edu.For more information, click here.

Tu futuro empieza aquí-City Colleges of Chicago ofrece clases gratuitas de Inglés como Segundo Idioma (ESL), Educación Básica para Adultos (ABE) y clases de Educación Secundaria para Adultos (ASE) para ayudar a personas obtener las herramientas necesarias para obtener su diploma de educación secundaria (GED®) o HiSET y poder hacer la transición a cursos de crédito universitario. Para más información en español, click aquí
Professional and Personal Development (formerly Continuing Education)
Professional and Personal Development programs are designed to provide students with lifelong learning opportunities. For more information, click here.

Student Resources
Wright College students have access to a host of resources to support them on their path to success, including: Wellness Center, Tutoring Center, Math Center, Writing Center, Online Bookstore, Transfer Center, Career Planning and Placement Center, Veterans Services Center, Disability Access Center, Student Center, and Loaner Laptops, as well workshops, events and activities to help improve your organizational and leadership skills. You’ll also find an active student life, including student government, athletics and clubs.

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Accreditations and Approvals
  • AQIP: Wright’s extensive work with the Higher Learning Commission’s Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) supports City College’s goals and works to build a community centered on student completion.
Addictions Studies: Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association (IAODAPCA)/

Illinois Certification Board, Inc.

Accounting, CIS, Management/Marketing: Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)Occupational Therapy Assistant: Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)
Paralegal: American Bar Association (ABA) Approval
Radiography: Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
Staying Connected
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Wright College was named one of the best community colleges in Illinois for 2024.