What is a typical City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College student like? Describe the type of person that should attend City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College.

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Anonymous, Student, City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College, Class of 2015

They are hardworking and friendly the type of person that should attend Truman is someone trying to focus on there work and trying to take it to the next level.

Anonymous, Student, City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College, Class of 2018

A typical Harry S Truman student is someone who is motivated and determined to make something out of their lives. A student at Truman does not have a certain race, ethnicity, gender, political views or anything else for that matter. As long as that student has the willing to get an education and take the next step to establishing a career then they can be part of Truman College. Truman College helps those that cannot afford to attend universities and still gives those students the best teachers possible and the ability to learn and move forward. Many might look down upon community colleges but other praise community colleges for being more affordable than universities and still have the similar benefits when it comes to fulfilling a career that interests the students.

Anonymous, Student, City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College, Class of 2017

That's the special thing, there is not one specific type. Attending there you come across people of all shapes, colors, and sizes.

Anonymous, Student, City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College, Class of 2016

Any person should be able to attend. If one has a passion to improve their life and a love a learning then you are the "typical" CCC student!

Anonymous, Student, City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College, Class of 2017

Harry S Truman is a community college in Chicago. It's an interesting amalgamation of demographics. There are first time college students fresh out of high school getting their initial collegiate experience. There are students from foreign countries using Truman as a stepping stone during their transition to the USA. There are also those like myself, older adults that have decided to return to college to change careers or finish a long overdue degree. I think anyone self aware enough to realize they're in need of an academic foundation should attend Truman. Individuals who perhaps are not prepared to commit to a major yet could obviously benefit for the City Colleges various programs. Taking the opportunity to experience different fields of studies in an affordable and temporary environment empowers students to choose a path their passionate about, rather than just what they were recommended.
Those who perhaps need to master the English language better before translating their existing knowledge or skill sets can greatly benefit from City Colleges various ESL programs. I myself am an older adult, a single parent with a full time job. I'm returning to school to switch careers and I've met plenty of others in my exact situation. Truman's advising, admissions and financial aid staff are genuinely committed to making sure you attain your goal. Someone like myself, someone who values flexibility, efficiency and variety should consider Harry S Truman or any of the City Colleges of Chicago.

Anonymous, Student, City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College, Class of 2017

A typical student at the City Colleges of Chicago is very busy and active. They are hard working people who juggle full time jobs while attending school and still maintaining a personal life.

Anonymous, Student, City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College, Class of 2017

Tough question! There really is not a typical Truman college student. Truman college is a very diverse, all walks of life type school. The students range from high school graduates, to young mothers and fathers wanting to improve their lives for themselves and their children, to people that already have degrees but need to renew some science courses or take additional courses in order to meet requirements for another degree. I would say out of all the city colleges of Chicago, Truman is a melting pot of schools. You can meet someone from Cameroon or an African American born and raised in Chicago, to your typical California boy who just moved in to be free from the California lifestyle, to variations of hispanics, from Mexican to Honduran to Ecuadorian! Its typical not to be typical at Truman! Anyone who is looking to better their career, esentially their lives, is the type of person who should attend Truman college. The rates are not expensive, so if someone doesn't have a college fund - which most of us don't, education is reasonably priced.

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