At Harry S Truman College, we believe that the path to success begins with an education. Under City Colleges of Chicago’s Reinvention plan, whether a student’s goal is to move immediately into the workforce or transfer to a four-year college, our faculty, staff and administration work to provide students with the support and tools necessary to succeed.
In its first Five-Year Plan Scorecard under City College’s Reinvention initiative, Truman College met or exceeded 11 of the 12 targets in fiscal year 2013. These included advances in the number of awards granted, enrollment, retention and transitions into college-level courses. Truman exceeded the college’s target graduation rate by 2 percentage points, due partly to the fact that the college exceeded the overall awards (degrees and certificates) target by nearly 42 percent, reaching a total of 1,370 – an increase of 205 percent since the launch of Reinvention.
Truman College’s efforts at student retention met or exceeded targets, with the number of students who transitioned from remedial work to college-level courses in one year exceeding the target by 9.5 percent. More than 450 students transitioned from adult education programs into college-level course work.
Harry S Truman College is one the largest of the City Colleges of Chicago with an enrollment of 23,000 students offering credit classes towards an Associate’s degree; adult education programs; English as a Second Language (ESL) curriculum; a General Educational Development program (GED) towards the high school diploma equivalency; and occupational certificate programs and continuing education courses for professionals.
COLLEGE TO CAREER FOCUS ON EDUCATION, HUMAN & NATURAL SCIENCES
With our College to Careers emphasis on education, human and natural sciences, students have the opportunity to become the best teachers by learning from the best teachers. Truman College now offers a combination of certificates and associate’s degrees in those fields tailored for those first entering the education profession as well as for professionals in need of continuing education.
SUPPORTING THE TRANSITION TO COLLEGE
Truman College offers the largest English as a Second Language and GED programs in Illinois with more than 12,000 students annually.
In addition to our main campus, Truman College’s satellite campus, the Lakeview Learning Center on Clark Street in Wrigleyville, offers adult education courses as well as college credit courses.
Additionally, Truman offers a variety of courses and programs at satellite locations that include Our Lady of Mercy Convent, Ismaili Community Center, Concordia Place, and The Center on Halsted among others.
PUTTING STUDENTS ON THE PATH TO SUCCESS
Breaking new ground with innovative and original offerings such as our tutoring centers, learning communities and Student GPS (Guided Pathway to Success), Truman College fosters a supportive environment where students can address and overcome their challenges, achieve their goals quickly and economically, and grow personally as well as academically.
The Larry McKeon Student Services Building consolidates all our student services – registration, advising, testing, financial aid, veteran’s center – under one roof.
TRUMAN MIDDLE COLLEGE
Aspiring to empower students to become successful college and career-ready individuals, Truman Middle College (TMC) resides in the heart of Harry S Truman College. Open to 17 to 21 year old students who dropped out of high school but wish to earn a high school diploma, TMC is an alternative high school served under the Truant’s Alternative and Operational Education Program (TAOEP) and dedicated to students’ individual success and accountability. TMC students have the opportunity to earn dual credit – high school and college credit – in addition to taking college courses within Truman.
All of this on a campus that celebrates originality, individuality and diversity. Our students come from 160 different countries speaking more than 90 different languages.