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Prairie State College
Prairie State College 202 South Halsted Street Chicago Heights, IL 60411 Phone: (708) 709-3500
  • General Information
    About Prairie State College

    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:

    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    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
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
    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 1 year certificate
    • 1-2 years certificate
    • Associate's degree
    Campus Setting
    • Suburb: Large
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants
    Full Time Retention Rate 55%
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 11,271
    Native American 45.0
    Asian 146.0
    African American 5,544.0
    Hispanic 1,583.0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 2,379
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates

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