Kishwaukee College

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Kishwaukee College is an accredited, two-year community college located in the city of Malta, in the state of Illinois. It was established in 1968 and is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The college has a total annual enrollment of roughly 11,000 students.

Kishwaukee College is recognized for producing the award winning Kamelian a literary arts magazine–which has won more awards than any other publication of it its type.

Degrees at Kishwaukee include Associate in Arts (A.A.); Associate in Science (A.S.); Associate in Engineering Science (A.E.S.); Associate in Fine Arts (A.F.A.), Fine Arts Emphasis; Associate in Fine Arts (A.F.A); Art Education Emphasis; and Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.). Several certificate programs are also available. Two-year associate degrees are offered in various fields of study including accounting, art, biology, engineering, education, computer science, journalism, musci, psychology, and sociology, among many others. Career-oriented fields of study include aviation, automotive technology, engineering technology, criminal justice, electronics, landscaping, floral design, marketing, business, nursing, radiology, massage therapy, welding and truck driver training.

In addition to a superb academic program, Kishwaukee also offers students the opportunity to get involved in several athletic events. Sport teams and student athletes at Kishwaukee compete at the Kougars and the college is recognized for having won several national championships in various sports, including volleyball and baseball.

General Information

Admission Office

21193 Malta Road

Malta, IL 60150-9699

(815) 825-2086

Fax: (815) 825-2306

Contact: Jill Bier

Director of Admissions, Registration and Records
Main Address

21193 Malta Road

Malta, IL 60150-9699

(815) 825-2086

Degree-seeking undergrads: 3,083


Rural setting

Rural community (under 2,500)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Special requirements, including interview, for nursing, radiologic technology and therapeutic massage programs.

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agribusiness Operations A
Agricultural Business A,C
Agricultural Supplies A
Animal Breeding A,C
Greenhouse Management A,C
Horticultural Services A,C
Horticulture Science A
Horticulture, Ornamental A,C
Landscaping A,C
Plant/Nursery Operations A,C
Turf Management C

Architecture & Related Programs

Landscape Architecture A

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General A
Arts – General A
Drama/Theater Arts A
Music – General A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A,C
Business – General A
Entrepreneurial Studies C
Human Resources Management A
Information Processing/Data Entry C
Logistics/Materials Management C
Management Information Systems A
Office Clerical Services A,C
Office Management A
Operations Management A,C
Real Estate C
Sales and Distribution C

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric A
Journalism A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Programming – Specific Applications A
Data Processing Technology C

Construction Trades

Power/Electric Transmission C


Early Childhood Education A
Education – General A
Elementary Education A
Physical Education A
Secondary Education A
Special Education A


Engineering – General A

Engineering Technologies

Drafting and Design Technology A
Electrical Engineering Technologies A,C
Manufacturing Technologies A,C

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General A

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Management A
Family/Consumer Sciences – General A

Foreign Language & Literature

Foreign Language & Literature – General A
French A
Spanish A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Massage Therapy C
Medical Radiologic Technology A
Medical Transcription C
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical C
Nursing Assistance C
Predentistry A
Premedicine A
Prenursing A
Prepharmacy A
Preveterinary Medicine A


History – General A

Law & Legal Studies

Legal Administrative Assistance C
Prelaw A

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A


Mathematics – General A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Auto Body Repair A,C
Automotive Technology A,C
Diesel Mechanics A,C

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Biological/Physical Sciences A

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness A

Physical Sciences

Astronomy A
Chemistry A
Physics A


Psychology – General A

Public Administration & Services

Social Work A

Security & Protective Services

Fire Protection/Safety Technology A,C
Fire Science/Firefighting A,C
Police Science A,C

Social Sciences

Criminology A
Economics A
Political Science/Government A
Social Sciences – General A
Sociology A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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