Oakton Community College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,815
2022 Average Net Price
$6,854
After Financial Aid
2022 Enrolled Students
7,645
26.7% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
27.8%
132 Graduates

About

Oakton Community College is a higher education institution located in Cook County, IL. In 2022, the most popular 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentrations at Oakton Community College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (467 degrees awarded), Accounting Technology & Bookkeeping (25 degrees), and Child Care Provider (10 degrees).

In 2022, 1,875 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Oakton Community College. 55.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (826 degrees), 1.92 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (430 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Oakton Community College is $3,815, which is $−4,297 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Oakton Community College is $3,815, which is $−4,297 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,854.

In 2022, 37% of undergraduate students attending Oakton Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 1% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$3,815
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Oakton Community College was $3,815. The cost of tuition at Oakton Community College is $−4,297 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$6,854
2022 Value
11.6%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Oakton Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,854. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Oakton Community College grew by 11.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,019
Room and Board
$1,410
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Oakton Community College was of $8,019 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,410. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

37%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
1%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

37% of undergraduate students at Oakton Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 27.6% with respect to 2021, when 29% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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0%
2019 Default Rate
0
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Oakton Community College was 0%, which represents 0 out of the 68 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

Oakton Community College had a total enrollment of 7,645 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Oakton Community College is 2,042 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,603. This means that 26.7% of students enrolled at Oakton Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Oakton Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 41.1% White, 23% Asian, 20.2% Hispanic or Latino, 6.81% Black or African American, 3.26% Two or More Races, 0.262% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.17% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Oakton Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (24.6%), followed by White Female (15.3%) and Asian Male (13.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

26.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Oakton Community College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,645 students. The full-time enrollment at Oakton Community College is 2,042 and the part-time enrollment is 5,603. This means that 26.7% of students enrolled at Oakton Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Oakton Community College was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Oakton Community College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    3,143 enrolled students
  2. Asian
    1,760 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,544 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Oakton Community College is 41.1% White, 23% Asian, 20.2% Hispanic or Latino, 6.81% Black or African American, 3.26% Two or More Races, 0.262% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.17% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 209 more women than men received degrees from Oakton Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Oakton Community College is white (826 degrees awarded). There were 1.92 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (430 degrees).

The most common 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentration at Oakton Community College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (467 degrees awarded), followed by Accounting Technology & Bookkeeping (25 degrees) and Child Care Provider (10 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Oakton Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (950 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (62 degrees), and Human Sciences (36 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Oakton Community College are Registered nurses (1,419,799 people), Medical & health services managers (166,128 people), Other managers (166,117 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (165,750 people), and Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (142,752 people).

The most specialized majors at Oakton Community College in 2022 are Liberal Arts & Humanities (950 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (62 degrees), Human Sciences (36 degrees), Health (508 degrees), and Protective Services (48 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Oakton Community College are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Skincare specialists, and Photographic process workers & processing machine operators

The most specialized majors at Oakton Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (950 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (62 degrees), Human Sciences (36 degrees), Health (508 degrees), and Protective Services (48 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Oakton Community College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,558,002 people), Elementary & secondary schools (460,754 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (354,064 people), Outpatient care centers (272,190 people), and Offices of physicians (217,425 people).

The most specialized majors at Oakton Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (950 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (62 degrees), Human Sciences (36 degrees), Health (508 degrees), and Protective Services (48 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Oakton Community College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 459 degrees awarded
  2. 47 degrees awarded
  3. 39 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Oakton Community College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 459 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

833
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,042
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 833 degrees were awarded to men at Oakton Community College, which is 0.799 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,042).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 416 degrees were awarded to men at Oakton Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.816 times less than the 510 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 510 degrees were awarded to men at Oakton Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.23 times more than the 416 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

16%
100% Completion Time
29%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 16% of students graduating from Oakton Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 29% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 32% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Oakton Community College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    826 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    430 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    335 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Oakton Community College is white (826 degrees awarded). There were 1.92 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (430 degrees).

3.09% of degree recipients (58 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    432 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    394 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    251 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Oakton Community College is white female (432 degrees awarded). There were 1.1 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (394 degrees).

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Operations

Oakton Community College employs 79 Professors, 33 Associate professors and 19 No academic ranks. Most academics at Oakton Community College are Female Professor (44), Male Professor (35), and Female Associate professor (21).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Oakton Community College are: Service, with 68 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 61 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 59 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$46.3M
2022 Salaries
1.27%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Oakton Community College paid a median of $46.3M in salaries, a 1.27% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$13.2M
Instructional Salaries
147
Number of Employees

In 2022, Oakton Community College paid a total of $13.2M to 147 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
79 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
68 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Oakton Community College were Professor with 79 employees, Associate professor with 33 employees, and No academic rank with 19 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Oakton Community College were Service with 68 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 61 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 59 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Oakton Community College was Female Professor with 44 employees, Male Professor with 35 employees, and Female Associate professor with 21 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Oakton Community College.

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