Total Enrollment 5,854
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 17 : 1

Prairie State College
202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, Illinois 60411-8226
(708) 709-3500

Prairie State College is a richly diverse community college dedicated to student-centered instruction that fosters success in adult, transfer and workforce education. As a publicly supported, comprehensive community college of Illinois governed by a local Board of Trustees and mandated to promote and provide educational opportunities to meet the particular educational needs of its district residents Prairie State College provides the following:

Information based on 2010 data from the U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics.

General Information
Institution Type 2-year, Public
Special Learning Opportunities Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Religious Affiliation Not applicable
Federal Aid Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Degrees/Certificates Offered Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Two but less than 4 years certificate
Campus Setting Suburb: Large
Disability Services Student 3% or less
Yearly Application Deadline August 16-18
Admissions Office Phone (708) 709-3500
Admissions Office Email [email protected]
Admissions Office Address Prairie State College • 202 S. Halsted St. • Chicago Heights, IL 60411
Admissions Transfer URL
Admissions Website (find financial aid info here)
Application Website
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