Kish Fast Facts

Who we are. What we do.

Kish Fast Facts

Kishwaukee College is a two-year community college, located in rural DeKalb County Illinois. Founded in 1968, for over 50 years Kish has been providing educational opportunities to the local community. The Kish district encompasses 31 communities with a population estimated just over 100,000, with six public high schools.

Our Students

Kishwaukee College embraces and supports a diverse student population. We strive to create and continually improve a campus environment that both ensures respect for these differences and encourages their expression.
Source: 2023 Annual Data Book

Student Outcomes

Build skills for a career or prepare for a seamless transfer to a four-year institution. With more than 70 degree or certificate programs — along with short-term training, continuing education, personal enrichment and dual credit courses — there is something at Kish for everyone.
Source: 2023 Annual Data Book


Our mission is to improve lives through a quality, affordable education. Kish prides itself on being good stewards of tax-payer support and student tuition.
Source: 2023 Annual Data Book

Workforce Development & Community Education

We work to meet the needs of the local community by training job seekers for in-demand careers.
Source: 2023 Annual Data Book

Our Staff

With hundreds of full- and part-time employees, Kishwaukee College is one of the top ten largest employers in DeKalb County, according to the DeKalb County Economic Development Corporation.
Source: 2023 Annual Data Book

AACC Fast FActs

See how Kishwaukee College compares to fellow community colleges across the United States through information and data provided by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). 

AACC Fast Facts 2023


Kishwaukee College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and officially recognized by the Illinois Community College Board and Illinois Board of Higher Education. Nine other institutions offer additional accreditation or recognitions of specific programs at Kish.

Kishwaukee College Accreditation

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