Prairie State College

202 South Halsted Street
Chicago Heights, IL 60411

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Main telephone 708-709-3500
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Educational system Illinois Community College Board
Public or private Public
Type of school 2-year college
Date founded 1958
Degrees offered Certificate or diploma, Associate
School accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Setting Suburban (within commuting distance of a large city)
Closest major metropolitan area Chicago
Campus size 68 acres
County Cook
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Total number of undergraduate students 5,854
Total enrollment 5,854
Percentage of students from out of state 5%
Percentage of students 25 or older 45%
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Tuition year 2018-2019
In-state tuition $8,610
Out-of-state tuition $10,332
Fees $732
Undergraduate costs are for ... (Costs are for the 2018-2019 academic year.)
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Submit these forms FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), school's financial aid form
Application deadline (for fall term) July 1
Need-based scholarships and grants
Federal Pell Grants Yes
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Yes
State-sponsored scholarships and grants Yes
Student employment
Work study Yes
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Admissions contact person Jaime Miller
Admissions contact title Director of Admissions
Admissions contact e-mail Email
For incoming students Open (virtually all applicants are accepted)
Open admissions policy applies to Except for nursing, dental hygiene programs
Groups or programs with a different entrance difficulty level Nursing program; very difficult for dental hygiene program
Entrance difficulty level for these groups Moderately difficult (about 85% of all applicants accepted)
High school education High school diploma or equivalent not required.
Fall* application deadline Continuous
Fall transfer application deadline Continuous
* Application dates for winter, spring, or summer term admission are likely to be different.
Submit these items:
High school transcript or GED certificate Required for all students
Accepted students can defer admission for a period of time Yes
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) subject Yes
Life long learning Yes
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Certificate or diploma Yes
Associate Yes
Academic calendar Semesters
Student faculty ratio 17:1
Required number of credits for an associate degree 62 credit hours
All students must meet:
Core curriculum or school-wide requirements Yes
Internship requirement Depends on major
Math or science requirement Yes
Evenings Yes
On-line/distance learning Yes
Part time Yes
Summer school Yes
Weekends Yes
Honors program Yes
Student-designed major Yes
Advanced Placement Yes
Internships Yes
Computer lab available to students Yes
Main library name Learning Resource Center
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National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Yes
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Choral groups Yes
Drama or theater groups Yes
Newspaper Yes
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English as a Second Language (ESL) program Yes
Remedial education courses Yes
Psychological counseling Yes
Orientation Yes
Services for students with learning disabilities 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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Alumni networking and mentoring Yes
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