Prairie State College

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office

202 South Halsted Street

Chicago Heights, IL 60411

(708) 709-3516

Contact: Marietta Turner

Coordinator of Admissions and Records
Main Address

202 South Halsted Street

Chicago Heights, IL 60411

(708) 709-3500

www.prairiestate.edu
Size

Degree-seeking undergrads: 4,709

Setting

Suburban setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Associate

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $10
Admissions Policies/Requirements

Admission to nursing and dental hygiene programs based on GPA in required courses and test scores.


College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Commercial Photography A,C
Design/Visual Communications A
Interior Design A
Photography A,C

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting C
Administrative/Secretarial Services A,C
Banking/Financial Services C
Entrepreneurial Studies C
Information Processing/Data Entry C
Logistics/Materials Management C
Operations Management A,C
Real Estate C

Communications Technologies

Graphic/Printing Equipment Operation C

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Programming – General A
Computer Programming – Specific Applications A,C

Construction Trades

Electrician A,C

Engineering Technologies

Drafting and Design Technology C
Electrical Engineering Technologies A,C

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Management A,C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Dental Hygiene A
Emergency Medical Technology C
Mental Health Services Technology A
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing Assistance C
Substance Abuse Counseling A
Surgical Technology C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Auto Body Repair C
Automotive Technology A,C
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Repair C
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics C
Industrial Equipment Maintenance/Repair C

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Biological/Physical Sciences A

Security & Protective Services

Fire Protection/Safety Technology A,C
Police Science A,C

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Prairie State College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(708) 709-3500
Website:www.prairiestate.edu
Type of School:2-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address:202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, IL 60411-8226
Setting:21
Campus Housing:No

Students & Programs

Student Population:4,484
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:15 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:3,604 (80% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$8,412
Out-of-state Tuition:$9,972
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:80%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$5,747

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Prairie State College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Prairie State College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services62
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services42
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services71
Construction Trades11
Education1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields52
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences21
Health Professions and Related Programs42
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service32
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities2
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians61
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies21
Precision Production41
Visual and Performing Arts22
Grand total4722

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Prairie State College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Prairie State College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$8,412
Out-of-state$9,972
Books and supplies$2,000

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$0
Out-of-state$0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid17580%
Grant or scholarship aid15470%$5,747
Student loan aid4521%$4,824

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid2,27248%$5,571
Federal student loans86918%$5,821

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Prairie State College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Prairie State College students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants000
Percent admitted%%%
Percent admitted who enrolled%%%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Prairie State College Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment4,484
Undergraduate enrollment4,484
Graduate enrollment0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Prairie State College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Hygiene (DH)

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