Austin Career Education Center opened its doors in September 1977 to men and women who left high school before graduation.
They realized their need for a high school diploma and all of the opportunities that graduation provides.
More than 16,000 students have enrolled in classes at the Center to date.
During the 2006 - 2007 school year, diplomas were awarded to 160 young men and women.
More than 60% of those students are now enrolled in college or vocational training.
The school provides a student-centered curriculum, career counselor, special education support, and dedicated staff of teachers that work with students to achieve success.
At the center, students benefit from a range of academic and counseling services.
We provide student-centered classes, ACT preparation, and college counseling to help students approach challenges in the future with confidence.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Alternative School
  • Grades: 10-12
  • Enrollment: 146 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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Austin Career Education Center ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for:

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 10-12

Student Body

Total Students
146 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
100%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
Austin Career Education Center Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
29:1
National avg.: 13:1

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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When is the application deadline for Austin Career Education Center?

The application deadline for Austin Career Education Center is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Alternative School
  • Grades: 10-12
  • Enrollment: 146 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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The average private school tuition in Chicago, IL is $10,536 for elementary schools and $17,857 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Chicago, IL is 86% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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