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Save up to $50,000 on an engineering degree by starting at CLC

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Apr 09, 2021

The College of Lake County (CLC) engineering transfer department is holding an online information session, April 12 at 7 p.m., for anyone interested in earning a Bachelor of Science in engineering. By attending CLC for the first two years of the degree program, students can save approximately $50,000 in related expenses.

“With the average four-year public university tuition at $15,000-20,000 per year, plus room and board of $10,000-12,000, engineering students can save about $25,000 per year by starting at CLC,” said professor Rob Twardock, engineering transfer department chair. “We offer small classes taught by professors who are professional engineers.”

CLC Student in Fabrication LabThe first two years of any engineering curriculum is common, allowing pre-engineering majors to start at CLC and transfer to any engineering field. The 30-minute sessions will include information about the curriculum and the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC) Engineering Pathways program.  This program offers guaranteed admission after successfully completing two years at CLC.  For students interested in transferring from CLC to UIUC engineering, April 15 is the deadline to apply the pathways program.

Guaranteed admission agreements with University of Illinois-Chicago and Northern Illinois University will also be explained, along with other transfer opportunities. Each session includes a virtual tour of the Baxter Innovation Lab, information on the National Science Foundation Scholarship program, engineering club, academic support services and more.

Prospective students and their parents can attend the virtual event on Zoom at this link.

The final deadline to apply to the UIUC Engineering Pathways program for fall 2021 is April 15.

About College of Lake County:

College of Lake County is a comprehensive community college committed to equitable high-quality education, cultural enrichment and partnerships to advance the diverse communities it serves in northeastern Illinois. Offered at three campuses in Grayslake, Vernon Hills and Waukegan or online, college classes are affordable and accessible to help each student achieve academic, career and personal goals. More than 70,000 students graduated with degrees and certificates since the college opened in 1969. The College of Lake County is the only higher-education institution ranked among the top 15 best places to work in Illinois by Forbes and is a national leader in many areas, including sustainability and conservation.