Kishwaukee College

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Kishwaukee College
Established 1968
President Thomas L. Choice
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Students 10,500
Location Malta, Illinois, United States
Nickname Kougars

Kishwaukee College, located west of Malta, Illinois, is the community college for Illinois Community College district 523. It serves most of DeKalb County, much of Lee and Ogle Counties, and small parts of other adjoining counties.[1][2]


The college was founded in 1968.


The campus is rural in nature, and is surrounded on all four sides by corn fields.

Organization and administration[edit]

The college president is Thomas L. Choice.

Academic profile[edit]

The college is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The student population is approximately 11,000.

Student life[edit]

Kishwaukee College publishes the Kamelian, a literary and arts magazine, each spring. The Kamelian, first published in 1968, is the only Illinois literary arts magazine to have won three awards in the Community College Humanities Association National Literary Magazine Competition since 2000.


The Kishwaukee College sports teams compete as the Kougars. The Kougars have won national championships in baseball (1999) and volleyball (2001,2002,2006,2007,2008).

Notable people[edit]

For a more comprehensive list, see Category:Kishwaukee College alumni.

Lou Collier played baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates among others.


  1. ^ "Illinois Community College Districts" (PDF). Illinois Community College Board. Retrieved 2013-09-01. 
  2. ^ "Kishwaukee College Board of Trustees". Retrieved 2013-09-01. 

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