Prairie State College

Chicago Heights, Illinois


Student Population
Prairie State College overview
Location Chicago Heights, Illinois
Online prairiestate.edu
School Type Public 2 Year
Prairie State College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing No
Level of Study Undergrad

Located in Chicago Heights, Illinois, Prairie State College is a small two year community college offering undergraduate programs. Prairie State College has an open admission policy which permits enrollment by any high school graduate or GED holding student.  1,310 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 2,636 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $8,610 plus fees of $732.

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Admission Requirements
Open Admission

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Annual Cost to Attend

In District Resident Tuition
In District Costs for Prairie State College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,500
Other Fees$732
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $7,516
Other Expenses Budget$6,204
Total One Year Cost$20,396
Illinois Resident Tuition
In State Costs for Prairie State College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,500
Other Fees$732
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $7,516
Budget for Other Expenses$6,204
Total One Year Cost$25,562

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$33,000 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Prairie State College students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 53%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 22%
Mechanic and Repair Technologies 6%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 5%
General Studies 4%

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Oct 28, 2015
E******a from south holland il 60473

I like prairie state because the atmosphere at this college is awesome and the faculty here is very nice and willing to help you succeed the staff is great with helping you out . The financial aid workers enrollment worker the workers in the couseling department are very polite and helpful .

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