Kankakee Community College

Kankakee, IL 60901
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Kankakee Community College (KCC) is located in Kankakee, Illinois. This public community college has a campus that spans 178 acres. It was originally established in 1966 and it offers many great opportunities for students who are looking to further their academic pursuits. This school offers many different programs and is capable of awarding associate’s degrees and certificates. KCC is also a popular school for those who wish to transfer their credits to a four-year university upon the completion of a two-year program. The school also has dual enrollment opportunities for qualifying high school students that will allow them to get a start on their college educations.

KCC students who wish to pursue the nursing program will find that it is quite robust. This school has a renowned two-year registered nursing program that will prepare students to have success in the future. Students at KCC have an exceptionally high success rate when taking the NCLEX-RN licensure exam. The school has a commitment to providing students with a thorough education while giving them all of the necessary resources to succeed. Students can also take advantage of the superb practical nursing program and the nursing assistant program. KCC’s nursing programs consistently rank among the best in the country so students can expect a good experience that will help them to succeed in their nursing careers.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students3,025
Student to Faculty Ratio13:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate67%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 8 45
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 1 13
Certificate 2 16
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 100%
  • NCLEX-RN: 88.7%

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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
10/01/2015 - 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$134/credit
In State Students$315/credit
Out of State Students$701/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 $6,030 $14,175 $31,545
ADN 70 $9,380 $22,050 $49,070
BSN 125 $16,750 $39,375 $87,625
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, 66% of Kankakee Community College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 48% $3,952
Other Federal Grant 2% $495
State Grant & Scholarships 22% $1,187
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 15% $2,183
Federal Student Loans 10% $4,299
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$4,695
$30,001 to $48,000$6,385
$48,001 to $75,000$8,423
$75,001 to $110,000$9,188
Over $110,000$9,728

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

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Illinois state board of nursing.
Kankakee Community College
100 College Drive
Kankakee, IL 60901

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