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 Prairie State College

Prairie State College - Chicago Heights, IL

202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, Illinois 60411-8226

General information:(708)709-3500
Awards offered:Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Associate's degree
Award of less than 1 academic year
Campus setting:Suburb: Large
Campus housing:No
Student population:5,697( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:14 to 1
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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 student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Suburban-serving Single Campus
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $2,228 $2,348 $2,516 -7%
Out-of-state $8,108 $8,228 $8,276 -1%
Books and supplies $1,360 $1,608 $1,608 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $4,500 $4,500 $4,500 0%
Other $4,162 $4,162 $4,162 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,702 $3,702 $3,702 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $3,588 $3,956 $4,124 -25%
Off Campus $12,250 $12,618 $12,786 0%
Off Campus with Family $7,290 $7,658 $7,826 0%
On Campus $9,468 $9,836 $9,884 0%
Off Campus $18,130 $18,498 $18,546 0%
Off Campus with Family $13,170 $13,538 $13,586 0%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $6,192
In-state fees $332
Out-of-state tuition $7,944
Out-of-state fees $332
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 425 64% --
Grant or scholarship aid 416 63% $2,337,476 $5,619
Federal grants 370 56% $1,760,753 $4,759
Pell grants 370 56% $1,738,703 $4,699
Other federal grants 40 6% $22,050 $551
State/local government grant or scholarships 162 24% $330,748 $2,042
Institutional grants or scholarships 64 10% $245,975 $3,843
Student loan aid 37 6% $179,611 $4,854
Federal student loans 37 6% $179,611 $4,854
Other student loans 0 0% Implied zero Not applicable
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 2,767 48% $17,121,117 $6,188
Pell grants 2,345 40% $11,183,203 $4,769
Federal student loans 537 9% $2,528,808 $4,709


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $4,463 $4,641 $4,004
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $4,887 $3,745 $3,053
$30,001 - $48,000 $5,768 $4,436 $3,793
$48,001 - $75,000 $6,090 $6,016 $5,322
$75,001 - $110,000 $4,887 Not applicable $4,000
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable $4,088

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 5,697
Undergraduate enrollment 5,697
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 384
Graduate enrollment 0

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 33 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


NJCAA Division IIMenWomen
Baseball 27-
Basketball 1014
Golf 7-
Soccer 2113
Softball -11
Tennis 7-
Track and Field, X-Country 127
Volleyball -8


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/1965 Accredited


American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Hygiene (DH)

05/16/1969 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

06/01/1975 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations10 0
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 000
Motor vehicle theft 100
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


• This institution is not found on the current Federal loan default rates database.

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page.


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAward of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Associate's degree Award of less than 1 academic year
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping1-4
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General--2
Business Administration and Management, General-3-
Business/Commerce, General--1
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry--1
Category total138
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Graphic Communications, General-4-
Recording Arts Technology/Technician12-
Category total16-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications--4
Information Technology-3-
Category total-34
Construction Trades Colleges
Category total1111-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician--1
Category total--1
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Child Care Provider/Assistant-110
Category total-110
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist-32-
Emergency Care Attendant (EMT Ambulance)--69
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)--62
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide--271
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-46-
Surgical Technology/Technologist9-1
Category total978403
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Police Science27-
Fire Science/Fire-fighting-628
Category total21328
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies-6-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-194-
Category total-200-
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician3224
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician--1
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/--20
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology6--
Category total9245
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Biological and Physical Sciences-38-
Category total-38-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General--10
Kinesiology and Exercise Science73-
Category total7310
Precision Production Colleges
Cabinetmaking and Millwork5--
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist1--
Tool and Die Technology/Technician2--
Welding Technology/Welder1-7
Category total9-7
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Commercial Photography-14
Fine/Studio Arts, General-2-
Category total-34
Grand total49361520