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Forbes rates college as 15th best among 100 Illinois employers

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Jun 18, 2019

The College of Lake County has been rated as the 15th best place to work in a list of 100 Illinois organizations, as reported in a June 10 article by Forbes magazine online.

Forbes said it worked with market research company Statistica to come up with the rankings. To determine the list, Statista surveyed 80,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 500 employees. All the surveys were anonymous, allowing participants to openly share their opinions. The respondents were asked to rate, on a scale of zero to 10, how likely they’d be to recommend their employer to others. To view the article, which contains the list and survey methods, visit

“We are very pleased to receive this recognition from Forbes in this, our 50th year of serving the Lake County community,” said Sue Fay, executive director of human resources. “To be the only higher-education institution in the top 15 and the highest ranked college or university on this list is a true testament to our students, employees and community—particularly the members of our Board of Trustees, who all contribute to our reputation as an employer of choice. We are proud to join the other Lake County-based employers and partners of the College of Lake County on this inaugural list of top employers in our state.”


About College of Lake County:

College of Lake County is an innovative community college in Lake County, Ill. that transforms lives with its variety of accessible, quality education options. Offered at three campuses in Grayslake, Vernon Hills and Waukegan or online, College of Lake County provides affordable options in a state-of-the-art setting close to home. A large student network, with small class sizes,provides advantages to our students on a career-related program or a path toward a transfer degree. We’re proud to serve the diverse needs of our community and student body. Connect to your future today at College of Lake County.