South Suburban College

15800 South State Street
South Holland, IL 60473

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Main telephone 708-596-2000
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Educational system Illinois Community College Board
Public or private Public
Type of school 2-year college
Date founded 1927
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 5 acres
County Cook
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Number of full time, undergraduate men 392
Number of full time, undergraduate women 649
Total number of full time undergraduates 1,041
Number of part time, undergraduate men 1,130
Number of part time, undergraduate women 1,902
Total number of part time undergraduates 3,032
Total number of undergraduate males 1,522
Total number of undergraduate females 2,551
Total number of undergraduate students 4,073
Total enrollment 4,073
American Indian/Alaskan Native Less than 1%
Asian 1%
Black 53%
Hispanic 20%
White 18%
Race/ethnicity unknown 2%
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 3%
Percentage of students from outside the US Less than 1%
Percentage of students 25 or older 52%
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Tuition year 2020-2021
Full time costs are based on x units per year 30 credits
In-state tuition $10,500
Out-of-state tuition $12,150
Fees $558
Books and supplies $1,200
School employees and their children Yes
Undergraduate costs are for ... (Costs are for the 2020-2021 academic year. Full-time costs are based on 30 credits per year.)
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Financial aid contact person John Semple
Financial aid contact title Director of Financial Aid
Financial aid phone 708-596-2000 Ext 2438
Financial aid office 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 17
School year financial aid data is from 2019-2020
Average financial aid package awarded to freshmen $3,504
For freshmen, percentage of need* met by aid package 60%
* "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.
Number of freshmen who applied for aid 491
Number of freshmen who received aid 448
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
School-sponsored scholarships in academics Yes
School-sponsored scholarships in art Yes
Student employment
Work study Yes
Non-proprietary financial aid data are from ... (Financial aid data are for the 2019-2020 academic year.)
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Admissions contact person Tiffane Jones
Admissions contact title Director of Enrollment Services
Admissions contact e-mail Email
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, occupational therapy, court reporting, practical nursing, radiological technology programs
Groups or programs with a different entrance difficulty level Nursing, occupational therapy, court reporting, practical nursing, radiological technology 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 program
High school education High school diploma required and GED accepted.
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
Submit these items:
High school GPA (minimum) 2.0
High school GPA Recommended, but not required
High school transcript or GED certificate Required for all students
Written essay or personal statement Recommended, but not required
High school GPA Not considered
Difficulty of high school courses Not considered
Standardized test scores Considered
High school class rank Not considered
Recommendations Not considered
Application essay Not considered
Character/personal qualities Not considered
Interview Not considered
Talent or ability Not considered
Extracurricular activities Not considered
Level of applicant's interest Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment Not considered
Work experience Not considered
Related to a school graduate Not considered
First generation college student Not considered
Racial/ethnic group Not considered
Accepted students can defer admission for a period of time Yes
Early admissions (select high school students can enroll for college credit) Yes
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) general Yes
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) subject Yes
Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) Yes
Average GPA (on 4.0 scale) 2.33
Percentage in top 25% 29%
Percentage in top 10% 15%
Percentage of freshmen who returned for their sophomore year 20%
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Certificate or diploma Yes
Associate Yes
Academic calendar Semesters
Number of faculty on campus 237
Student faculty ratio 14:1
Required number of credits for an associate degree 60 semester hours
All students must meet:
Core curriculum or school-wide requirements Yes
Internship requirement Depends on major
Evenings Yes
On-line/distance learning Yes
Part time Yes
Summer school Yes
Weekends Yes
Honors program Yes
Domestic exchange available Yes
At these US schools or through this program Other colleges of the Illinois Community College System
Study abroad available Yes
Advanced Placement Yes
Cooperative education Yes
Internships Yes
Computers on campus for student use Yes (137)
Computer lab available to students Yes
Online registration for classes Yes
Main library name South Suburban College Library
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National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Yes
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Choral groups Yes
Drama or theater groups Yes
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English as a Second Language (ESL) program Yes
Remedial education courses Yes
Services for students with learning disabilities Yes
24-hour emergency phone and alarms on campus Yes
Campus patrolled by trained security personnel Yes
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Career counseling Yes
Job fairs Yes
On campus recruitment by 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.