Great Paragon Health Services

2640 West Touhy Avenue
Suite 206
Chicago, IL 60645

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Main telephone 773.274.7694
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Contact person name Rita Obaseki
Contact person title President
Contact person e-mail
Contact person phone 773.274.7694
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Public or private Private
Type of school Allied Health
Date founded 2003
Degrees offered Certificates
School accreditation Approved by Illinois Board of Higher Education; Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
Specialized licensure Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act eligible training provider Certified Nursing Assistant
Licensed Practical Nursing
Setting Urban (in a large city)
Population of city the school is in 2,853,114
County Cook
School visit availability Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9 AM -5 PM; Friday and Saturday 9 AM-5 PM
Contact to set up school visit Rita Obaseki
773.274.7694 or 773.230.7636
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Total number of students 90 students
Asian 1%
Black 95%
Hispanic 3%
White 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 25 or older 60%
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Costs (for proprietary schools) Included in tuition: Fees, textbook, uniforms, CPR card, stethoscope, state board exam, and criminal background check
Certified Nursing Assistant Program (CNA): $1200
Licensed Practical Nursing Program (LPN): $16000
English Composition or Higher (ENG 101): $600
Mathematics Elementary Algebra or Higher: $600
Medical Terminology: $600
Pharmacology: $600
Academic program/major Yes
Tuition refund policy Enrollment agreement available at school upon request
Installment plan (you can pay tuition in several payments over the course of the term) Yes
Other tuition payment plan information WIA
Minorities Yes
School employees and their children Yes
Senior citizens Yes
Veterans Yes
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Financial aid contact title Administrator
Financial aid phone 773.274.7694
Percentage of students who received financial aid 50%
Average amount of financial aid awarded
Grant from state government $8,000
Percentage of students awarded each type of financial aid
Grant from state government 100%
Need-based scholarships and grants
State-sponsored scholarships and grants Yes
Veteran's benefits
Veteran's benefits, such as the GI Bill, are honored Yes
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Admissions contact person Rita Obaseki
Admissions contact title President
Admissions contact e-mail Email
Admissions phone (local) 773.274.7694 or 773.230.7636
For incoming students Minimally difficult (about 95% of applicants accepted)
Total number of applicants 60
Total number of applicants accepted 50
Total number of applicants who enrolled 45
High school education High school diploma required and GED accepted.
Admission is available fall term, winter term, summer term, spring term
Application deadline Continuous
Application fee $100
Submit these items:
Application Required for all students
College transcript Required for all students
High school transcript or GED certificate Required for all students
Interview Required for all students
Letters of recommendation Required for all students
Written essay or personal statement Required for all students
Required exams TEAS
Average GPA (on 4.0 scale) 2.0
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Certificate or diploma Yes
Academic calendar CNA - Weeks
LPN - Quarters
Grading system letter grades
Number of faculty on campus One per program
Student faculty ratio 12 :1
Evenings Yes
Weekends Yes
Video tape Yes
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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
Basic job skills Yes
Orientation Yes
Placement testing Yes
Student lounge Yes
Barrier-free campus Yes
Learning aids Yes
Registration assistance Yes
Tutors Yes
Minorities Yes
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Had a full-time job offer within six months of graduation 100%
Was counseled by the career services office 100%
Alumni networking and mentoring Yes
Career counseling Yes
Career library Yes
Job fairs Yes
Job interview preparation Yes
Placement 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.