Kishwaukee College

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School Overview

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.

Kishwaukee College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (815) 825-2086
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 21193 Malta Rd, Malta, IL 60150-9699
Setting: Rural: Fringe
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 3,060
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 17 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 1,901 (62% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $9,210
Out-of-state Tuition: $13,530
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 73%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $6,143

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Kishwaukee College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Kishwaukee College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 84
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 32
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 62
Construction Trades 1
Education 1
Engineering 1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 63
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 73
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 22
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 53
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Personal and Culinary Services 1
Precision Production 2
Transportation and Materials Moving 11
Visual and Performing Arts 1
Grand total 4226

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Kishwaukee College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $9,210
Out-of-state $13,530
Books and supplies $1,250

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 297 73%
Grant or scholarship aid 235 58% $6,143
Student loan aid 60 15% $5,625

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,373 42% $5,753
Federal student loans 393 12% $5,433

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Kishwaukee College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Kishwaukee College students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Kishwaukee College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 3,060
Undergraduate enrollment 3,060
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Kishwaukee College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
  • Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation
    • Massage
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does 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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