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Study at City Colleges of Chicago Harry S Truman College

Harry S Truman College, also referred to as the Truman College, began in 1956 as an unnamed "evening college". It was only in 1976 that the college moved its location, and was christened the Harry S. Truman College. With a yearly Enrolment of more than 23, 000 students, it is currently the largest of the City Colleges of Chicago.

Truman College offers Associate's degrees in arts, science, applied science, teaching and fine arts. The college also has one of the most successful 2-year nursing programs as well as a biotechnology program. Additionally, there are several adult education, child development and continuing education programs that are offered by this college.

Profile of City Colleges of Chicago Harry S Truman College

Truman College is in a large city, in Chicago, IL. The school is classified as a public college. Students at Truman College earn degrees up to the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The most common major fields study at the school include science, computer science and engineering, and beauty and cosmetology.

Truman College Selectivity

All qualified applicants are admitted as Truman College offers open admission. The school attracts a fair number of students from out of state.


Some professors at Truman College are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members. Faculty salaries at the school are higher than most.

Student Enrolment

Truman College, in 2007, had 11, 354 students (5, 449 full-time equivalent). A larger than average share of the students at the school are minorities. Adults changing careers are relatively common at Truman College.

Truman College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Nursing and Emergency Medicine91registered nursing
Liberal Arts84liberal arts and sciences, general studies
Medical Support and Technology82phlebotomy, pharmacy tech
Beauty and Cosmetology46cosmetology
Mechanics and Repair46automobile mechanics, appliance repair
Computer Science and Engineering37information science, web design, information technology, computer networking
Science32biological and physical sciences
Family and Social Work28child care provider
Business and Management17accounting, marketing, business management
Security and Law Enforcement3criminal justice and safety
Science and Laboratory Technician1biology tech
Engineering Technician1mechanical drafting

Contact: Truman College

City Colleges of Chicago Harry S Truman College

1145 W Wilson Ave.

Chicago, IL 60640-6063

General Phone: (773) 907-4700


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