Name: Triton College
President/CEO: Patricia Granados
City: River Grove
Campus Setting: Suburban-Urban
Year Established: 1964
Governing Board Website
Student Characteristics Based on Fall 2010 IPEDS Data
2010 Fall Credit Enrollment
Total Enrollment: 15,253
Part Time: 69.0%
Asian/Pacific Islander: 3.0%
Native American: 0.3%
Quote from President
“Triton College is committed to cultivating a meaningful learning environment through innovative programs, services and continuous campus and community engagement. Through strategic partnerships, Triton succeeds in establishing opportunities for students to realize their goals. We serve diverse communities with excellence and foster the success of students now and with positive impact for the future.”
- Triton's new student support services program, which provides academic assistance to a targeted student demographic in need, has recorded that out of 160 participants, 97.5 percent continued their education at Triton from fall 2010 to fall 2011 or graduated and/or transferred to a four-year institution. This exceeded expectations by more than 12 percentage points.
- As a participating institution, the student success rates of Triton’s first Achieving the Dream cohort increased 5 percent for transfer and completion.
- Triton’s University Center expands transfer opportunities for students to earn their bachelor’s and master’s degrees on Triton’s campus from one of five partner four-year universities: Eastern Illinois University, Governors State University, Southern Illinois University–Carbondale, Benedictine University and National Louis University.
- Community partnerships are embraced to support veterans through participation in the White House initiative Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge and through collaborative educational projects in district communities to provide students with real-world experience.
- Triton College has developed a new Sustainable Landscape Practices certificate, a precursor to a Sustainable Agriculture Technology degree.