Public 2 Year

South Suburban College

South Holland, Illinois

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South Suburban College overview
Location South Holland, Illinois
Online ssc.edu
School Type Public 2 Year
Setting Large Suburban
South Suburban College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing No
Level of Study Undergrad
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South Suburban College, located in South Holland, Illinois, is a public community college that offers a wide array of two-year associate degrees and professional certificate programs. Established in 1927, the institution provides higher education opportunities in the southern suburbs of Chicago, just a short drive from the metropolitan center. South Suburban College is set in a suburban environment and features a campus that aligns with the practical and functional needs of a commuter institution, without on-campus housing facilities. Although the college has an open admissions policy, indicating a non-selective application process, its focus lies in fostering academic readiness and skill development across various disciplines. Notably, South Suburban College is recognized for its programs in allied health, nursing, and various technical fields that cater to the demands of the local job market. The college does not have an emphasis on athletics and is tailored more towards academic and career-oriented outcomes for its diverse student body.

South Suburban College has an open admission policy which permits enrollment by any high school graduate or GED holding student.  715 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 2,976 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2021/2022, excluding room and board, is $10,500 plus fees of $533.

South Suburban College is designated as a Predominantly Black Institution (PBI) and receives federal grants supporting the school's efforts to serve low and middle-income Black Americans.


Admission Requirements

Open Admission

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Annual Cost to Attend

In District Resident Tuition

In District Costs for South Suburban College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$533
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $4,400
Other Expenses Budget$1,200
Total One Year Cost$11,893

Illinois Resident Tuition

In State Costs for South Suburban College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$533
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $4,400
Budget for Other Expenses$1,200
Total One Year Cost$17,833

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$30,400 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by South Suburban College students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 53%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 12%
General Studies 10%
Work and Family Studies 7%
Business 7%

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