General Information About Kankakee Community College
KCC vision statement KCC is a flexible organization where teamwork is the expectation and student/client success the driving force. Our shared vision is to be a leader in creatively and rapidly responding to our community's educational needs, emphasizing quality, affordability and effective partnerships. Core values In fall 2008, KCC faculty and staff voted on the core values that best represent the college and describe how they expect themselves and others to behave, set standards, and drive the organization's priorities. The following list emerged as our campus' top 5 core values. The core values represent shared beliefs about the qualities that reflect KCC’s essential characteristics. * Respect * Excellence * Learning * Integrity * Collaboration Philosophy and mission Kankakee Community College is committed to one mission: Enhancing quality of life through learning. KCC is dedicated to providing quality, comprehensive educational programs and services in a fiscally responsible manner. KCC offers a supportive environment for lifelong learning for the development of the individual and the community. KCC provides leadership in identifying the future educational needs of our district as related to the seven general educational and community service goals prescribed by the Illinois Community College Board and listed below: To provide pre-baccalaureate education consisting of liberal arts, sciences, and pre-professional courses designed to prepare students to transfer to four-year colleges and universities and/or designed to meet individual educational goals. To provide career education including occupational, vocational, technical and semi-technical training for employment, advancement, or career change, and in so doing meet individual, local and state workforce needs. To provide general studies including preparatory or developmental instruction, adult basic education, and general education designed to meet individual educational goals. To provide community education including non-credit, continuing education classes designed to meet individual educational goals. To provide public service activities of an educational nature, which may include workshops, seminars, forums, studies for cultural enrichment, community needs assessments and use of classroom space for seminars, meetings, etc. To provide student services which reflect the programmatic development of the institution including, but not limited to, admissions, counseling, testing, tutoring, placement and special assistance for educationally and economically disadvantaged students. To provide leadership for workforce training and work cooperatively with economic development agencies in the college district. The college is dedicated to providing learning experiences for living as well as for earning, resulting in a comprehensive academic program designed to give students the personalized attention they need to lead fulfilling lives and have successful careers. Kankakee Community College continuously seeks, collects, and assembles information to aid in identifying District 520 educational needs and searches for ways and means to physically and financially provide programs which will address identified needs. The college believes in general education as well as specialized studies. The purposes of general education courses in degree curricula are to assist students in becoming contributing members of society, to enhance career goals, and to provide appropriate backgrounds to baccalaureate-oriented students. Through completion of general education requirements, students are expected to synthesize, develop, and internalize personal values; increase awareness and develop a more global perspective of the human condition and one's adaptation to the total human environment; strengthen basic skills in communications and computation; and integrate general and career specific learning.
Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.
- 2-year, Public
Special Learning Opportunities
- Distance learning opportunities
- Study abroad
- Remedial services
- Academic/career counseling service
- Employment services for students
- Placement services for completers
- On-campus day care for students' children
- Dual credit
- The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
- Not applicable
- Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
- Less than 1 year certificate
- 1-2 years certificate
- Associate's degree
- City: Small
Disability Services Student
- 3% or Less
Admission Total Applicants Full Time Retention Rate 62%
Student Demographics Total Enrolled 9,386 Native American 40.0 Asian 92.0 African American 1,510.0 Hispanic 823.0 Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 1,976 Enrolled FullTime Graduates