City Colleges of Chicago Partnerships

President Alan Cramb signs an agreement paper

Illinois Tech has a strong relationship with City Colleges of Chicago, enrolling students from many of its programs and participating in the Chicago Star Scholarship program, which offers $25,000 scholarships to CCC students who enroll at Illinois Tech. Learn more about the Chicago Star Scholarship program.

Outstanding students who meet Illinois Tech’s admission requirements are fully supported by a full range of academic services, guidance, and opportunities, including special days to visit campus, generous merit-scholarships starting at $10,000 per year, and scholarships starting at $5,000 per year for community college students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa and show proof of membership at the time of application.

Participating City Colleges of Chicago

  • Harold Washington College
  • Harry S. Truman College
  • Kennedy King College
  • Malcolm X College
  • Olive Harvey College
  • Richard J. Daley College
  • Wilbur Wright College

Illinois Tech (IIT)-Wright College B.S. and M.S. Engineering Degree Programs

Illinois Tech offers guaranteed admission for students pursuing an associate in engineering science degree from City Colleges of Chicago-Wright College to advance their education at Illinois Tech’s Armour College of Engineering.

Our joint partnership is a highly selective program that provides students with a seamless transition to continue their studies and obtain a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Illinois Tech—with the option of working toward a graduate degree.

Benefits of this program include:

  • Individualized support from an Illinois Tech transfer admission counselor who will guide you through the transfer process and help you plan out your course selection at Wright College and Illinois Tech, plus access to near-peer, academic, and career mentoring at both Illinois Tech and Wright.
  • You may be enrolled in both institutions concurrently and take “gateway” courses while enrolled at Wright College prior to transfer. These courses will be offered to Wright students who have enrolled in the Fast Forward to Illinois Tech Program at a discounted rate of $100 per credit hour.
  • Illinois Tech will guarantee a special transfer scholarship of $25,000 (prorated for part-time students) to students who are successfully admitted to Illinois Tech through the IIT-Wright College program.
  • Complete your engineering degree at Illinois Tech, a nationally ranked research university.