Lexington College is a private, all-female, Catholic-inspired learning institution located in Chicago, Illinois. Founded in 1977, the college has close affiliations with the Roman Catholic organization, Opus Dei and is therefore guided by Catholic traditions.
Lexington College is unique in that it is the only women’s hospitality college in the U.S. that aims to provide education and training to women who want to “achieve excellence in the different hospitality services.”
The college offers its students a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) or an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. For their major, they can choose from such fields of study as Hospitality Management with concentration in Culinary Arts, Hotel/Restaurant Management, Event Planning, or Health Care and Wellness.
As a pre-requisite to getting their degrees at Lexington College, students are required to complete one AAS or two BAS internships.
Cost of attendance at Lexington College for academic year 2009-2010 is US$11,400 per semester for fulltime students and US$760 per credit hour for part-time students. Mandatory fees include student fees of US$300 per semester and, when applicable, culinary lab fees of US$200 per semester, graduation fee of US$50 for a student’s last semester, one-time new student file set-up fee of US$50 and U-PASS for US$175. Financial aid is extended in the form of loans, grants and scholarships to help students pay for their cost of attendance.
Housing within the campus is not available mainly because Lexington is a commuter college and most of its students live with their families within the area. For out-of-state or international students, however, the college can help locate suitable housing facilities within Chicago, and if the student so wishes, choose a suitable Lexington student roommate.
For more information about admissions, financial aid or online learning opportunities such as distance education degree programs and online classes, please contact Lexington College.