University Spotlight: Malcolm X College

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Spotlight by Veronica Butron

malcolm-x-college-logoLocated in Chicago, Malcolm X College is a community college with a focus on adult education and continuing education. Malcolm X College was one of the first Chicago City Colleges when it opened as Crane Junior College in 1911. The school was renamed in 1969, and one of Malcolm X’s cars is located on campus.

The main focus of Malcolm X College is healthcare. The college has a partnership with Rush University Medical Center. The partnership allows Rush to help write college curriculum and ensure that students are able to find jobs after they graduate. Malcolm X has nearly 20 other healthcare and industrial partners, such as University of Chicago Medicine, University of Illinois Medical Center, Vanguard, and Walgreens.

Malcolm X College is open admission, meaning they accept all students who apply. Classes are held at the two campuses. The main campus is on Van Buren Street, and the West Side Learning Center is on Madison Street. Students at Malcolm X can choose from a large number of associate degree choices, such as associate in arts, associate in general studies, associate in applied science, and associate in science. Students in the associate in arts degree program may choose from five majors: business administration, English, history, psychology, and theater arts. Students in the general studies program may choose from four different majors: communication and fine arts, biology, natural and behavioral sciences, and mathematics.

Malcolm X College offers sports programs for both men and women. The college has both men’s and women’s basketball teams on the junior college level. The teams are known by the Hawks mascot. Intramural basketball and weightlifting are open to men and women as well.

Quick Facts

Motto: Education that Works
Established: 1911
Type: Community college
Location: Chicago, IL
Campus: Urban
Athletics: Basketball (men and women)
Website: malcolmx.ccc.edu