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Study at City Colleges of Chicago Harold Washington College

Harold Washington College, or HWC, is a 2-year community college founded in 1962. The college was later dedicated to the memory of the Chicago mayor Harold Washington, following his death in 1987. HWC offers associate degrees and certificates in arts and humanities, architecture, sciences, music and theater. Students can utilize transfer assistance facilities to local 4-year colleges and universities.

Harold Washington College boasts of state-of-the-art buildings including a library and multi-media center, expanded computer laboratories and laboratories for the arts and sciences. There are also rooms where meeting and conferences as well as concerts and other events can be hosted.

Profile of City Colleges of Chicago Harold Washington College

Chicago, IL is home to Harold Washington College. Chicago is a large city. The school is a public institution. Degrees at Harold Washington College go up to the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The school has a tighter focus on specific Course Topics than most colleges its size. Students commonly pursue studies in transportation and family and social work.

Harold Washington College Selectivity

Prospective students are drawn to the school's open admissions. Since a large share of students are from out-of-state, you can assume Harold Washington College has broad appeal.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at Harold Washington College is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

The school has 8, 633 enrolled students . Harold Washington College has a large minority student population.

Harold Washington College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Transportation2, 357truck and bus driver
Family and Social Work1, 105foodservice management, child care provider, social work
Liberal Arts242liberal arts and sciences, general studies
Therapy and Counselling44substance abuse Counselling
Nursing and Emergency Medicine44nursing assistant
Business and Management40accounting, business management, marketing
Science23biological and physical sciences
Security and Law Enforcement15criminal justice and safety, fire-fighting
Media10animation and special effects
Computer Science and Engineering8information technology, information science
Engineering Technician6architectural drafting

Contact: Harold Washington College

City Colleges of Chicago Harold Washington College

30 E Lake St

Chicago, IL 60601-2449

General Phone: (312) 553-5600

http://hwashington. ccc.edu/

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