College of Lake County

Grayslake, IL 60030
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The College of Lake County (CLC) is located in Grayslake, Illinois. This community college serves around 15,000 students and is an important part of the community. It has many career programs, non-credit career development programs, and associate’s degree programs for students to choose from. CLC is a community college that always does its best to provide the best educational opportunities for its students. Students at this college can expect a good learning environment that will give them the best tools to succeed in all of their academic endeavors. Whether students are pursuing associate’s degrees or they are looking into career-focused certificate opportunities, this school will be a great choice.

CLC has a renowned nursing program that has been helping prospective nurses to realize their dreams for many years. There are three nursing program options for students to consider. Students can choose from pursuing the Certified Nurse Assisting, Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN), and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) transfer programs. The BSN program will allow students to transfer to a different college to finish getting their bachelor’s degrees. CLC’s nursing program is thorough and will always give nurses the skills that they need in order to succeed. The program is approved by the Illinois Board of Nursing. It is also fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students14,590
Student to Faculty Ratio18:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate70%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 11 59
Certificate 53 336
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 84.7%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1974 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1979 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$115/credit
In State Students$297/credit
Out of State Students$401/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $5,175 $13,365 $18,045
ADN 70 $8,050 $20,790 $28,070
BSN 125 $14,375 $37,125 $50,125
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 44% of College of Lake County's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 32% $4,140
Other Federal Grant 10% $539
State Grant & Scholarships 19% $1,094
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 8% $2,418
Federal Student Loans 6% $4,458
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$2,914
$30,001 to $48,000$3,899
$48,001 to $75,000$6,063
$75,001 to $110,000$8,226
Over $110,000$8,453

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Illinois state board of nursing.
College of Lake County
19351 W Washington St.
Grayslake, IL 60030

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