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Prospective students invited to open house at City Colleges of Chicago

City Colleges of Chicago will hold an Open House for prospective students on Thursday, October 27 from 1:00 to 7:00 p.m.

The free event will include:

  • Information on academic programs, including the College to Careers initiative which partners industry-leading companies with faculty and staff to prepare Chicagoans for careers in growing fields.
  • Details on how students can save up to $40,000 by attending City Colleges before transferring to a four-year college or university.
  • Financial aid overview providing details on how to pay for college, including details on the Chicago Star Scholarship that will cover the cost of tuition, fees and books for qualifying CPS high school graduates.
  • Dual Enrollment program information: High school juniors and seniors can begin earning a college degree right now by taking free CCC courses through this program.
  • Campus tours.

   The seven City Colleges of Chicago are:

  • Harold Washington College

– 30 E. Lake St.;

  • Harry S Truman College

– 1145 W. Wilson Ave.;

  • Kennedy-King College

– 6301 S. Halsted St.;

  • Malcolm X College

– 1900 W. Jackson Boulevard;

  • Olive-Harvey College

– 10001 S. Woodlawn Ave.;

  • Richard J. Daley College

– 7500 S. Pulaski Rd.; and

  • Wilbur Wright College

– 4300 N. Narragansett Ave.

About City Colleges of Chicago

The City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) is the largest community college system in Illinois and one of the largest in the nation, with 5,500 faculty and staff serving 100,000 students annually at seven colleges and six satellite sites city-wide. CCC is in the midst of a Reinvention, a collaborative effort to review and revise programs and practices to ensure students leave CCC college- and career-ready. CCC’s College to Careers initiative partners with industry-leading companies to prepare Chicagoans for careers in growing fields.

The system also oversees the Washburne Culinary Institute, the French Pastry School, two restaurants, two cafes, a banquet facility, five Child Development Centers, the Center for Distance Learning, the Workforce Academy, the public broadcast station WYCC-TV Channel 20 and radio station WKKC-FM 89.3.  For more information about City Colleges of Chicago, call (773) COLLEGE or visit

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