University description (as per official university website)
Kishwaukee College began forty years ago on 120 acres of rich farmland and has grown into a dynamic campus that promotes lifelong learning for nearly 11,000 students each academic year—students for whom Kish is a stepping stone to a university education, a firm foundation for an occupation, an answer to realigning real life with opportunity, and an enrichment of self.
Kishwaukee College offers transfer degrees that are the highest quality, affordable, and allow all students an access to a university education. In addition, the college has over 60 certificate and degree options for students who want to prepare for a career directly after graduating from Kishwaukee College.It also has a wide array of special programs designed to assist community members in whatever stage of life or career they find themselves: wanting to upgrade current job skills, receive the training needed to change career, earn a GED or learn English.
Quick Facts About Kishwaukee College
Kishwaukee College is a comprehensive, two-year college offering five transfer degrees and 64 occupational degrees and certificates. The main campus is located in a rural setting six miles west of Northern Illinois University.
* District number: 523
* Founded in 1968
* Number of students: 10,500
* Median student age (credit): 23
* Median student age (non-credit): 43
* Class size range: 10-40
* Total faculty: 253
* Total staff: 206
* Facilities: 500,000 square feet
* Campus size: 120 acres
* District population: 100,000
In a typical year, Kishwaukee College has the honor of having approximately 25 to 35 students from other countries attend. Most of these students are attending under an F-1 Student Visa while others study under some other type of Visa.
Recent International Students Have Come From:
* Central and South American Countries
* The Ivory Coast
* The Philippines
* Saudi Arabia
* South Korea
Housing and Transportation
As a community college, Kishwaukee College does not have any on-campus housing for students. Most international students live in DeKalb, Illinois in apartments located around the Northern Illinois University campus. The DeKalb community offers a variety of restaurants, cultures, and activities, many of which are centered around the university.
Students who do not own a car travel to Kishwaukee College by bus. A bus schedule and bus pass will be available at the time of registration.