Morton College

3801 South Central Avenue
Cicero, IL 60804

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Main telephone 708-656-8000
Contact person name Wendy Vega-Huezo
Contact person title Associate Director of Human Resources
Contact person e-mail Email
Contact person phone 708.656.8000 ext.2299
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Educational system Illinois Community College Board
Public or private Public
Type of school 2-year college
Date founded 1924
Degrees offered Certificate or diploma, Associate
School accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Specialized accreditation American Physical Therapy Association and Nursing
Setting Suburban (within commuting distance of a large city)
Closest major metropolitan area Chicago
Population of city the school is in 83,891
Public transportation to campus Yes
Student parking on campus Yes, no annual fee.
Campus size 25 acres
County Cook
Visitor information website Find more information on this website
School visit availability By appointment
Contact to set up school visit Sally Delgado
Enrollment Specialist
708.656.8000 ex: 2325
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Number of full time, freshmen men 181
Number of full time, freshmen women 175
Total number of full time freshmen 356
Number of part time, freshmen men 129
Number of part time, freshmen women 145
Total number of part time freshmen 274
Total number of freshmen men 310
Total number of freshmen women 320
Total number of freshmen 630
Number of full time, undergraduate men 556
Number of full time, undergraduate women 606
Total number of full time undergraduates 1,162
Number of part time, undergraduate men 1,301
Number of part time, undergraduate women 1,976
Total number of part time undergraduates 3,277
Total number of undergraduate males 1,857
Total number of undergraduate females 2,582
Total number of undergraduate students 4,439
Total number of male undergraduate and graduate students 1,807
Total number of female undergraduate and graduate students 2,544
Total enrollment 95,439
American Indian/Alaskan Native Less than 1%
Asian Less than 1%
Black 95%
Hispanic 3%
White Less than 1%
Race/ethnicity unknown Less than 1%
These figures reflect responses of people who chose to indicate their racial-ethnic background. All categories except Hispanic represent non-Hispanic students. International students are not included in these figures so they may not add up to 100 percent.
Percentage of students from out of state 1%
Number of states and territories represented 8
Percentage of students from outside the US Less than 1%
Number of countries represented 7
Percentage of students 25 or older 28%
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Tuition year 2019-2020
Full time costs are based on x units per year 24 credits
In-state tuition $5,568
Out-of-state tuition $7,104
Fees $980
Books and supplies $1,600
Other required expenses $1,600
Explanation of required expenses Registration Fee, Comprehensive Fee, Technology Fee, Repair/Renovation Fee
Other UG cost information $96 per credit hour (In-District)
$224 per credit hour (Out-of-District)
$288 per credit hour (Out-of-State)
In-district, full-time tuition and fees $3,504
In-district, part-time tuition and fees $2,336
In-district, hourly tuition and fees $146 per credit hour
Out-of-district, full-time tuition and fees $6,576
Out-of-district, part-time tuition and fees $4,384
Out-of-district, hourly tuition and fees $274 per credit hour
Academic program/major Yes
Class load (number of credits taken) Yes
Tuition refund policy Find more information on this website
Installment plan (you can pay tuition in several payments over the course of the term) Yes
School employees and their children Yes
Senior citizens Yes
Other tuition waiver information Alumni offered waiver for spring/fall semester.
Undergraduate costs are for ... (Costs are for the 2019-2020 academic year. Full-time costs are based on 24 credits per year.)
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Financial aid contact person Carissa Davis
Financial aid contact title Director
Financial aid contact e-mail Email
Financial aid phone 708-656-8000 Ext 2227
Financial aid office website Find more information on this website
Scholarship list website Find more information on this website
Submit these forms FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), school's financial aid form
Application deadline (for fall term) June 1
Letters about aid sent to applicants continuous
School year financial aid data is from 2018-2019
Average financial aid package awarded to freshmen $4,994
Average amount of financial aid awarded to freshmen
Loan $3,804
Scholarship or grant $4,667
Average financial aid package awarded to undergraduates (including freshmen) $4,425
Average amount of financial aid awarded to undergraduates
Loan $4,476
Scholarship or grant $4,425
* "Need" as defined for financial aid results from a formula based on a student's situation. The formula considers family and student income, family size, unusual expenses, and the school's costs.
School year financial aid data is from 2015-2016
Number of freshmen who applied for aid 214
Number of freshmen who received aid 171
Number of undergraduates who applied for aid 963
Number of undergraduates who received aid 781
Percentage of students who took out loans to pay for school 5%
Average student loan debt for last graduating class $11,740
Federal PLUS loans (for parents) Yes
Federal Stafford loans (subsidized) Yes
Federal Stafford loans (unsubsidized) Yes
Institution loans (from the school) Yes
State loans Yes
Need-based scholarships and grants
Federal Pell Grants Yes
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Yes
Privately-sponsored scholarships and grants Yes
State-sponsored scholarships and grants Yes
Merit-based scholarships and grants
HOPE (Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally) scholarships Yes
School-sponsored scholarships in academics Yes
School-sponsored scholarships in art Yes
School-sponsored scholarships in special achievements Yes
School-sponsored scholarships for special characteristics Yes
Student employment
Work study Yes
Veteran's benefits
Veteran's benefits, such as the GI Bill, are honored Yes
Non-proprietary financial aid data are from ... (Financial aid data are for the 2018-2019 academic year.)
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Admissions contact person Marlena Avalos-Thompson
Admissions contact title Registrar
Admissions contact e-mail Email
Admissions phone (local) 708.656.8000 ext. 2245
Admissions office website Find more information on this website
Electronic application website Find more information on this website
For incoming students Open (virtually all applicants are accepted)
Open admissions policy applies to Except for nursing and physical therapy assistant
Groups or programs with a different entrance difficulty level Nursing, physical therapy assistant programs
Entrance difficulty level for these groups Moderately difficult (about 85% of all applicants accepted)
Groups receiving preferential admission (first or special consideration) District residents for nursing and physical therapy assistant programs
Other information about entrance difficulty Nursing - 65% of all eligible applicants accepted, physical therapy assistant - 70% accepted, and therapeutic massage - 95% accepted
Number of male applicants who enrolled 310
Number of female applicants who enrolled 320
Total number of applicants who enrolled 630
High school education High school diploma required and GED accepted.
Required high school courses 4 yrs. of English, 2 yrs of Math, 2 yrs of Social Studies, 2 yrs of Science, 2 electives, 3 additional units from any of the above.
Postsecondary education N/A
Fall* application deadline Continuous
Notification date for fall admission applicants continuous
Fall transfer application deadline Continuous
Notification date for fall transfer applicants Continuous
* Application dates for winter, spring, or summer term admission are likely to be different.
Online application available Find more information on this website
Application fee $10
Application fee waived N/A
Submit these items:
Application Required for all students
College transcript Required for some students
High school transcript or GED certificate Required for all students
Recommended exams SAT, ACT
Other information about exams AP,CLEP
Standardized test scores Considered
Admission requirements HLC accredited institution official university transcript
American Council on Education (ACE) recommendations Yes
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) general Yes
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) subject Yes
Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) Yes
Life long learning Yes
Military service Yes
Age limit on courses to be transferred No limit
Percentage of freshmen who returned for their sophomore year 64%
Admission is available Fall semester, Spring semester, Summer semester
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Certificate or diploma Yes
Associate Yes
School catalog website Find more information on this website
To get a catalog Marlena Avalos-Thompson
708.656.8000 X:2245
Academic calendar Semesters
Grading system Letter grades and pass/fail
Number of faculty on campus 208
Student faculty ratio 19:1
Average class size
Lecture 25
Discussion 25
Required number of credits for an associate degree 62 semester hours
All students must meet:
Core curriculum or school-wide requirements Yes
Internship requirement Depends on major
Math or science requirement Yes
Senior project requirement Depends on major
Evenings Yes
On-line/distance learning Yes
Part time Yes
Short-term courses Yes
Summer school Yes
Weekends Yes
Double major Yes
Honors program Yes
Student-designed major Yes
Study abroad available Yes
In these countries Berlin, China, England, Ireland, India, Austria, Costa Rica, France, Spain
Advanced Placement Yes
Challenge Level Examination Program (CLEP) Yes
External degree program (earn credits through options that require little or no classroom attendance) Yes
Independent study Yes
International Baccalaureate Yes
Internships Yes
Postsecondary enrollment options (high school students can enroll for credit) Yes
Computers on campus for student use Yes (250)
Computer lab available to students Yes
Discount computer purchase plan available Yes
Online registration for classes Yes
Main library name Learning Resource Center
Number of books and documents in libraries 36470
Number of subscriptions (periodicals, newspapers) 297
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National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Yes
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Choral groups Yes
Drama or theater groups Yes
Radio station Yes
Student government Yes
Number of student clubs and associations with open membership 14
Largest clubs and organizations on campus Student Government Association, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Nursing Student Association, Physical Therapy Assistants Club, National Society of Leadership and Success
Student clubs and associations website Find more information on this website
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Academic advising Yes
English as a Second Language (ESL) program Yes
Reading and study skills courses Yes
Remedial education courses Yes
Tutoring Yes
Psychological counseling Yes
Orientation Yes
Placement testing Yes
Student lounge Yes
Disabilities contact person Jennifer Iniquez
Disabilities contact title Counselor
Disabilities contact e-mail Email
Disabilities contact phone 708.656.8000 ext. 2297
Disabilities services website Find more information on this website
Number of students with a disability served in a recent year 195
Designated parking Yes
Interpreters for the deaf Yes
Learning aids Yes
Readers for the blind Yes
Registration assistance Yes
Services for students with learning disabilities Yes
Tutors Yes
Daycare contact person Tsonka Pencheva
Daycare contact title Coordinator, Child Care Learning Center
Daycare contact e-mail Email
Daycare contact phone 708.656.8000 X:2284
Child daycare available on campus Yes
Daycare cost $15 daily or $3.75 per hour
Veterans Yes
24-hour emergency phone and alarms on campus Yes
Campus patrolled by trained security personnel Yes
Late night transport service Yes
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Career contact person Marisol Velazquez
Career contact title Director of Student Development
Career contact e-mail address Email
Career contact phone 708.656.8000 ext. 2439
Alumni networking and mentoring Yes
Career counseling Yes
Career interest testing Yes
Career library Yes
Job bank Yes
Job fairs Yes
Job interviews Yes
Job interview preparation Yes
On campus recruitment by employers Yes
Placement assistance Yes
Résumé preparation assistance Yes
Résumé referral to employers Yes
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security. If you have questions or concerns about the information displaying please contact Illinois Career Information System.