Triton College

River Grove, IL 60171
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Triton College is located in River Grove, Illinois. This public community college was originally established in 1964. It offers students a great educational experience and allows them to pursue many different degrees and certificates. This school serves over 12,000 students and takes pride in giving all of them the chance to pursue their academic dreams. Triton College has even been recognized for its excellence in many areas. In 2016, this school was ranked #1 in Illinois in for being the top community colleges according to the salary of its graduates and it finished #25 Countrywide. Graduates of this school go on to have great success as professionals so it is obvious that students are receiving a fantastic education at this institution.

The nursing program at Triton College is also held in very high regard. Students will be able to pursue the nursing assistant program, the associate degree in nursing program, and the LPN to ADN bridge program. All nursing programs are designed to provide nursing students with all of the basic knowledge that they need to succeed. Everything from nursing theories and practice to social sciences will be covered in this program. Students will learn in both classroom and simulation environments. Clinical experiences will also be provided at a variety of different locations. 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students10,672
Student to Faculty Ratio19:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate63%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 9 69
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0 0
Certificate 23 121
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 83.2%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1972 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
01/01/1980 - 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$118/credit
In State Students$308/credit
Out of State Students$387/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 $5,310 $13,860 $17,415
ADN 70 $8,260 $21,560 $27,090
BSN 125 $14,750 $38,500 $48,375
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, 61% of Triton 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 49% $4,355
Other Federal Grant 7% $519
State Grant & Scholarships 24% $1,247
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 11% $3,176
Federal Student Loans 5% $4,623
Private Loans 1% $4,757


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$4,497
$30,001 to $48,000$4,678
$48,001 to $75,000$7,394
$75,001 to $110,000$8,561
Over $110,000$8,168

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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.
Triton College
2000 5th Ave
River Grove, IL 60171

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