Top 10 of 2016: Oakton Awards (9)

Oakton Community College garnered numerous awards and received national recognition for excellence in 2016. Oakton's talented faculty educate and inspire students at campuses in Des Plaines, Skokie and online, providing students with knowledge and skills needed to launch or continue successful careers.

During the calendar year, the college was recognized as the No. 33 value college in the nation from among 1,700 colleges ranked by Oakton also received top 15 recognition from Washington Monthly for its excellence and service to adult learners. The college was selected as a Military Friendly School once again, an elite designation for institutions going above and beyond for those who serve or have served in the U.S. armed forces. Additionally, Oakton was among the top five community colleges in the state of Illinois as ranked by Niche.