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Kendall College

Kendall College is college with 1659 students located in Chicago, IL.

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Offers Baccalaureate Degrees, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions

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Overview

Overview

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For more than 75 years, Kendall College has been offering engaging, specialized fields of study with a strong emphasis on immersive learning that is geared to your academic, personal, and professional success.

Whether you choose Kendall's acclaimed School of Culinary Arts, world-renowned School of Hospitality Management, innovative School of Business, or well-established School of Education, you are encouraged to explore your talents, interests, and passions-and to discover a wealth of exciting opportunities.

Our students are part of an international, academic community that spans 29 countries throughout North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. Through this partnership, we are able to offer you unprecedented access to global education, internships and professional opportunities.

Mission Statement

Kendall College cultivates students’ passions into rewarding professions through exemplary service and rigorous learning experiences in the classroom, local communities, and the world.

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Student Life

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 1,659
Gender 23% Male / 77% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 57% Full Time / 43% Part Time
Geography 79% In State / 21% Out of State / 7% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 41% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 52%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Multi-racial 1%
International 8%
Hispanic/Latino 11%
Ethnicity Unknown 9%
Black or African American 16%
Asian 2%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

Activities

  • Honor Society
  • Government or Political Activity
  • International Student Organization
  • Book Club
  • Community Service

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: reduced course load remedial instruction tutoring learning center study skills assistance writing center
  • Computer Services: computer center, libraries, student center dorms wired for access to campus-wide network dorms wired for high speed internet connections wireless network available
  • Counseling Services: career counseling employment services for undergraduates financial aid counseling personal counseling placement services for graduates adult (re-entering) student services/programs
  • Facilities: Our $60 million Chicago Goose Island Campus features 12 professional grade commercial kitchens, specialized chocolate/sugar and garde manger kitchens and an outdoor bread oven. We also operate our own sustainable garden where students grow and harvest produce.
  • Libraries
  • Special Needs Services: wheelchair accessibility partial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): accelerated program internships teacher certification
  • Study Abroad
  • Transfer In Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Early Childhood Education and Teaching (37%), Hospitality Administration/Management (26%), Culinary Arts/Chef Training (15%), Business/Commerce (8%), Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef (6%), Culinary Arts/Chef Training (5%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on the general study of business, including the processes of interchanging goods and services (buying, selling and producing), business organization, and accounting as used in profit-making and nonprofit public and private institutions and agencies. The programs may prepare individuals to apply business principles and techniques in various occupational settings.

Job Opportunities:

Chief Executives
Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.
General and Operations Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.
Sales Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to the customer. Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives. Analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor the preferences of customers.
Administrative Services Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate one or more administrative services of an organization, such as records and information management, mail distribution, facilities planning and maintenance, custodial operations, and other office support services.
Industrial Production Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate transportation, storage, or distribution activities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable government laws or regulations. Includes logistics managers.
Construction Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.
Social and Community Service Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization's budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors, or probation officers.
Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Cost Estimators
Prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service. May specialize according to particular service performed or type of product manufactured.
Management Analysts
Conduct organizational studies and evaluations, design systems and procedures, conduct work simplification and measurement studies, and prepare operations and procedures manuals to assist management in operating more efficiently and effectively. Includes program analysts and management consultants.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that prepares individuals to serve as general managers and directors of hospitality operations on a system-wide basis, including both travel arrangements and promotion and the provision of traveler facilities. Includes instruction in principles of operations in the travel and tourism, hotel and lodging facilities, food services, and recreation facilities industries; hospitality marketing strategies; hospitality planning; management and coordination of franchise and unit operations; business management; accounting and financial management; hospitality transportation and logistics; and hospitality industry policies and regulations.

Job Opportunities:

Food Service Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization or department that serves food and beverages.
Lodging Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization or department that provides lodging and other accommodations.

A program that prepares individuals to plan, manage, and market restaurants, food services in hospitality establishments, food service chains and franchise networks, and restaurant supply operations. Includes instruction in hospitality administration, food services management, wholesale logistics and distribution, franchise operations, business networking, personnel management, culinary arts, business planning and capitalization, food industry operations, marketing and retailing, business law and regulations, finance, and professional standards and ethics.

Job Opportunities:

Food Service Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization or department that serves food and beverages.
Lodging Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization or department that provides lodging and other accommodations.

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals to teach students ranging in age from infancy through eight years (grade three), depending on the school system or state regulations. Includes preparation to teach all relevant subject matter.

Job Opportunities:

Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
Instruct preschool-aged children in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth needed for primary school in preschool, day care center, or other child development facility. May be required to hold State certification.
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
Teach elemental natural and social science, personal hygiene, music, art, and literature to kindergarten students. Promote physical, mental, and social development. May be required to hold State certification.

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals to provide professional chef and related cooking services in restaurants and other commercial food establishments. Includes instruction in recipe and menu planning, preparing and cooking of foods, supervising and training kitchen assistants, the management of food supplies and kitchen resources, aesthetics of food presentation, and familiarity or mastery of a wide variety of cuisines and culinary techniques.

Job Opportunities:

Chefs and Head Cooks
Direct and may participate in the preparation, seasoning, and cooking of salads, soups, fish, meats, vegetables, desserts, or other foods. May plan and price menu items, order supplies, and keep records and accounts.
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
Directly supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in preparing and serving food.
Cooks, Private Household
Prepare meals in private homes. Includes personal chefs.
Cooks, Restaurant
Prepare, season, and cook dishes such as soups, meats, vegetables, or desserts in restaurants. May order supplies, keep records and accounts, price items on menu, or plan menu.
Cooks, All Other
All cooks not listed separately.

Associates

A program that prepares individuals to serve as professional bakers and pastry specialists in restaurants or other commercial baking establishments. Includes instruction in bread and pastry making, bread and pastry handling and storage, cake and pastry decorating, baking industry operations, product packaging and marketing operations, and counter display and service.

Job Opportunities:

Chefs and Head Cooks
Direct and may participate in the preparation, seasoning, and cooking of salads, soups, fish, meats, vegetables, desserts, or other foods. May plan and price menu items, order supplies, and keep records and accounts.
Bakers
Mix and bake ingredients to produce breads, rolls, cookies, cakes, pies, pastries, or other baked goods.

A program that prepares individuals to provide professional chef and related cooking services in restaurants and other commercial food establishments. Includes instruction in recipe and menu planning, preparing and cooking of foods, supervising and training kitchen assistants, the management of food supplies and kitchen resources, aesthetics of food presentation, and familiarity or mastery of a wide variety of cuisines and culinary techniques.

Job Opportunities:

Chefs and Head Cooks
Direct and may participate in the preparation, seasoning, and cooking of salads, soups, fish, meats, vegetables, desserts, or other foods. May plan and price menu items, order supplies, and keep records and accounts.
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
Directly supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in preparing and serving food.
Cooks, Private Household
Prepare meals in private homes. Includes personal chefs.
Cooks, Restaurant
Prepare, season, and cook dishes such as soups, meats, vegetables, or desserts in restaurants. May order supplies, keep records and accounts, price items on menu, or plan menu.
Cooks, All Other
All cooks not listed separately.

Administration & Faculty

President Kim Shambrook
Accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Full-time Faculty 40
Student : Faculty Ratio 10 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 57 : 42
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Selectivity Score: 44/100
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Selectivity

Acceptance Rate: 87.7% accepted of 269 applications

Admission Considerations

Important: Standardized Test Scores, Academic GPA

Also Considered: Interview, Recommendations, Work Experience, Application Essay, Level Of Applicants Interest

High School Curriculum (years of study):
Required Recommended
English 0 4
Math 0 2
Science 0 2
Social Studies 0 2
Foreign Language 0 2

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Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $35,955 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $34,102
$30K-$48K $32,985
$48K-$75K $36,969
$75K-$110K $38,271
$110K+ $39,638

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $23,421, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $17,385 Same as On-Campus
Fees $863 Same as On-Campus
Housing $11,700 $11,700
Books $1,800 $1,800
Total (before financial aid) $31,748 $31,748

Students Receiving Aid

82% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 73% $5,042
Federal Scholarships/Grants 41% $3,706
Institutional Grants 75% $2,580
Other Federal Grants 38% $420
Other Loans 11% $14,131
Pell Grants 41% $3,309
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 27% $3,562
Student Loans 73% $7,183

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.kendall.edu/tuition-and-aid/.

Estimate the net price for you at http://www.kendall.edu/tuition-and-aid/net-price-calculator/.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

16% of students graduated on time.

36% of students graduated in six years.

56% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

Rankings

WalletHub

#162 The Best and Worst College Cities and Towns in America

Washington Monthly

#59 Baccalaureate Colleges - Research Expenditures Rank
#98 Baccalaureate Colleges - Service Staff, Courses, and Financial Aid Rank
#100 Baccalaureate Colleges - Community Service Participation Rank
#101 Baccalaureate Colleges - Federal Work-Study Funds Spent on Service Rank
#138 Baccalaureate Colleges - ROTC Rank
#145 Baccalaureate Colleges - Peace Corps Rank
#205 Baccalaureate Colleges - Bachelor's to PhD rank
#250 Baccalaureate Colleges - Graduation Rate Rank
#253 Baccalaureate Colleges - Overall Rank
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