A Place to Get Ahead

We take pride in turning your dreams into success

About Kishwaukee College

Kishwaukee College serves students of the Northern Illinois region. Kish is located approximately 60 miles from the heart of Chicago and a five-minute drive from our partner in education, Northern Illinois University.

Mission

Kishwaukee College improves lives through quality, affordable education.

Vision

Kishwaukee College will be a leader in providing innovative education in the local community.

Values

Learner Focused

Cultivate an environment that encourages life-long learning.

Quality

Provide an education to our students with a focus on excellence and continuous improvement.

Respect

Strive to build positive and trusting relationships through thoughtful communication and teamwork.

Honesty

Support an environment of transparency, fairness and straightforwardness.

Integrity

Adhere to a high standard of institutional ethics.

Inclusion

Support and embrace a diverse campus community.

Accessibility

Provide varied and accessible educational opportunities to meet changing learner needs.

Service to Community

Promote involvement through leadership, collaborative partnerships and volunteerism.

Strategic Thinking

Take calculated, data-driven risks and act with a sense of urgency to meet community needs.

At Kishwaukee College, we are passionate about enhancing lives and fulfilling dreams.

Beyond offering academic and career oriented courses, programs and services, Kishwaukee College is an integral part of our community at large.

 

Kishwaukee College first opened its doors in 1968, offering educational opportunities to students in DeKalb, Sycamore, Rochelle and the many small communities that surround them. 

We are excited about the future of Kishwaukee College and hope you’ll join us to play an integral role in helping us get there.

Athletic excellence has been a common occurrence at Kish, with six National Championships and multiple appearances in the NJCAA Top 25 polls by our collegiate teams.