About Oakton

Our Values and Mission

Our mission and our purpose is to be there for you every step of the way and to give you the skills, knowledge, and critical thinking ability to thrive in whatever challenges you take on.

Our Community

Oakton students talk and smile on the Oakton campus
17 Communities in our district, home to 450,000 residents
100 + Company partnerships for internships, job placement and corporate training.

Our Programs

An Oakton student poses for the camera.
150 + Academic degree and certificate programs, with more than 100 options you can complete in a year or less
$ 609,833 Increased lifetime career earnings from Oakton program completers

Our Students

Two Oakton students look at a computer.
55 % Students of color. We are a federally designated Minority Serving Institution
$ 12 million Awarded in grants and scholarships each year

Our System

A student wearing a black hat and sweatshirt looks at a computer at Oakton College.
# 3 The Illinois community college system is the nation's third biggest. Oakton is one of 48 colleges serving more than 600,000 students yearly.
9 of 10 Illinois community college graduates stay in the state, bolstering the local workforce and contributing to their communities.