Kishwaukee College

Malta, IL

Brief Description

Nestled in the rich agricultural fields on a rural campus west of Malta that serves most of DeKalb, Lee, Ogle, Sycamore, and Rochelle counties within the Illinois Community College District 523, Kishwaukee College is a two-year vocational institution that provides quality career-driven education. With a student-faculty ratio of 20:1, Kishwaukee offers a personal atmosphere where real learning can take place to its more than 11,000 students. With a strong belief in success and visions of excellence, Kishwaukee College is fully accredited by the highest standards of the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association (NCA).

First opening its doors in 1968 to offer educational opportunities to the surrounding small rural communities, Kishwaukee College provided academic degrees, occupational degrees, GED preparation courses, and English classes for non-native speakers. Over the past four decades, Kishwaukee has become an integral part of the community in preparing local students with the specialized training programs needed to remain competitive in the global economy. With the recent addition of the Conference Center to give local organizations a state-of-the-art meeting facility, Kishwaukee has developed into a constant cornerstone for the communities it serves.

Offering Associate in Art and Associate in Science degrees, Kishwaukee College is comprised of seven academic divisions for Adult Education and Transition Programs, Arts and Social Sciences, Career Technologies, Business Development, Health and Education, and Mathematics and Science. Among the most popular academic options available at Kishwaukee are accounting, agriculture, business, criminal justice, education, engineering, journalism, psychology, radiology, and sociology. For students whose goals include a four-year university degree, all of the associate's degrees offered are fully transferable to fulfill general education requirements for any public institution within Illinois.

For all students on campus, Kishwaukee College provides opportunities to challenge themselves outside the classroom with over 30 student club organizations. First published in 1968, the Kishwaukee Kamelian is the only literary arts magazine in Illinois that has won three awards in the Community College Humanities Association National Literary Magazine Competition since 2000. Nicknamed the Kougars, the college offers varsity teams in baseball, basketball, soccer, softball, and volleyball for competition in the Arrowhead Conference. Former Kougars include professional baseball players Lou Collier, Rick Helling, and Lou Pote.

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At A Glance

Total undergraduate enrollment: 3663

Total institution enrollment: 3663

School type: 2-year public

School classification: Associate's Colleges: These institutions offer associate's degree and certificate programs but, with few exceptions, award no baccalaureate degrees.

Campus Location

Main Address

Kishwaukee College
21193 Malta Rd
Malta, IL 60150


(815) 825-2086


Undergraduate Demographics

Male undergraduate population: 46%

Female undergraduate population: 54%

Undergrad visible minorities: No Data

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered: Less than one year, One but less than two years, Associate's

Accounting Technician
Agricultural Mechanization General
Agricultural Production Workers And Management
Auto / Automotive Body Repairer
Automotive Mechanic / Technician
Biological And Physical Sciences
Building / Property Maintenance And Management
Business Administration And Management
Child Care Provider / Assistant
Electrical Electronic / Communications Engineer
Electromechanical Instrumentation / Maintenance
Fire Protection And Safety Technology / Technician
General Office / Clerical And Typing Services
General Retailing Operations
Greenhouse Operations And Management
Horticulture Services Operations And Management
Information Processing / Data Entry Technician
Landscaping Operations And Management
Law Enforcement / Police Science
Legal Administrative Assistant / Secretary
Liberal Arts And Sciences / Liberal Studies
Machine Shop Assistant
Massage Therapy
Mechanical Engineering / Mechanical Technician
Medical Radiologic Technology / Technician
Medical Transcription
Nurse Assistant / Aide
Nursery Operations And Management
Nursing Rn Training
Ornamental Horticulture Operations And Management
Practical Nurse L P N Training
Quality Control Technology / Technician
Tool And Die Maker / Technologist
Turf Management
Welder / Welding Technologist