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Whether your goal is to finish your degree, learn new skills or improve your job prospects for today’s changing landscape, it’s all possible at Oakton College.

Our degree and certificate programs are available online, flexible, affordable, and close to home. And we’re here to help you every step of the way.

Learn at your own pace. With lots of online options and several start dates throughout the year, you can fit your studies into your busy schedule.

Gain valuable skills that local employers are looking for. At Oakton, you'll learn from experienced instructors who teach the specific skills you need to succeed in high-demand jobs.

Don’t break the bank. Earning an Oakton certificate or credential is a cost-effective way to enter a new field or secure a higher-paying job. Oakton graduates earn $610,000 more throughout their careers than individuals who did not attend community college, according to a study by the Illinois Community College Board.

Get college credit for prior learning. You can easily transfer credits from other colleges to Oakton. And, we offer a variety of ways to get college credit for your personal and professional learning experiences.

Learn more about beginning your Oakton College journey by filling out this brief form!


Sheena Benson
"I feel really confident about going to a four-year College after leaving here. It can feel really overwhelming to try to go back to school after a certain age, and my advice would be to just go. Don't worry about being an older, non-traditional student. There's tons of support just waiting for you there. The hardest part is just showing up."

Sheena Benson


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Students who complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) may be eligible for grants, scholarships, Covid-19 relief funds, or federal aid loans to offset tuition costs. 99 percent of Oakton students graduate without debt.

Grants and scholarships are dollars that do not need to be repaid. Last year, Oakton awarded:

$6.9 million in grants
$1+ million in scholarships
to over 2,500 students.

Connect with Financial Aid to learn how to afford your degree.