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Wilbur Wright College

Wilbur Wright College, formerly known as Wright Junior College, is a public community college in Chicago.

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Location

Address
4300 N Narragansett Ave
City
Chicago
State
IL
Zip/Post Code
60634

Stats

In State Tuition Fees
18,735
Grade Point Average(GPA)
2.50
Male Female Ratio
41:59
Acceptance Rate
100%
Student Faculty Ratio
23:01

Additional Information

College Type
Public
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
No
Application Deadline
June, 30
Mascot
Rams
Colors
Brown Grey
Conference
N4C

College History

History

Wilbur Wright College was established in 1934 by the Chicago Board of Education as one of the system of three city junior colleges designed to serve the post-secondary educational needs of Chicago residents. For a three-year period during World War II, the U.S. Navy leased the facilities and trained thousands of men as part of the Electronics Training Program. The college remained in its initial location at 3400 N. Austin Ave. until moving to a new campus in 1993. In 1966, Wright and the other city colleges were reorganized into a new community college district, named the City Colleges of Chicago, with its own Board of Trustees and taxing authority. This system includes colleges which, in turn, are a part of the State system comprising 40 public community college districts and 49 individual colleges. Under the City Colleges of Chicago's new Reinvention initiative, Wright is the center for Information Technology learning throughout the CCC system.

College Specialty

Specialty

Wilbur Wright College is a learning-centered, multi-campus institution of higher education offering students of diverse backgrounds, talents, and abilities a quality education leading to baccalaureate transfer, career advancement, and/or personal development

Alumni

Alumni

Jerry G. Bishop - Emmy Award winning television personality Oscar Brashear - Jazz trumpeter Dennis Franz - Emmy Award winning actor Isaac Guillory - Folk guitarist Sally Insul - Actor M. Larry Lawrence - Hotelier and Ambassador to Switzerland Eric Morris - Actor, acting teacher Chuck Nergard - Member of Florida House of Representatives Kim Novak - Actress Ron Offen - Pulitzer Prize nominated poet, playwright, critic, and editor Julius Pasculado - Basketball player for the Alaska Aces J.F. Powers - Novelist and short story author Mike Royko - Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Al Schwartz (producer) - Emmy nominated producer Bernard Stone - Alderman, mayoral candidate Lily Venson - Pulitzer Prize nominated journalist

Campus

Campus

Large City

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