Prairie State College

#8090 / #2194
Global Influence / U.S. Influence
Community college in Chicago Heights, Illinois, U.S.

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About Prairie State College

According to Wikipedia, Prairie State College is a public community college in Chicago Heights, Illinois. It is the only college operated by Illinois Community College District 515. History Founded in 1957 as Bloom Township Junior College, Prairie State College's first classes were held in 1958 in the basement of the First Christian Church. Originally established to offer only transfer liberal arts courses and occupational-technical courses, The college was reorganized in 1967 as a Class I junior college. With the combining of four high school districts into an enlarged territory, Bloom Township Junior College was renamed Prairie State College. In 1989, the Beecher Community High School district was added to District 515 by the Illinois Community College Board. In 1968, PSC was housed in 10 interim buildings on its campus at Halsted Street and Vollmer Road. Construction of permanent facilities began in the fall of 1972 and was completed for the 1975–76 academic year. A vocational-technical addition to the main campus building, housing classrooms and laboratories, was dedicated in August 1979. A new Library, the Christopher Art Gallery, and the Community Instructional Center opened in 1996. In 1998, the Matteson Area Center opened as a convenient off-campus location to accommodate district residents. The Health/Tech Center, home to the Dental Hygiene, Surgical Technology, and Networking programs, opened in 2000. The Fitness Complex, a unique partnership among PSC, the Chicago Heights Park District and St. James Hospital and Health Centers, opened in 2001. In May 2002, ground was broken for the Adult Training and Outreach Center and Children's Learning Center. The Adult Training and Outreach Center is one of only such buildings in the country dedicated to adult education.

Prairie State College Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

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How Much Does Prairie State College Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state) Fees (in-state)
$8,610 $732

How Much Do Prairie State College Graduates Make?

If you graduate from Prairie State College, then you can expect to earn an average of $33,300 per year. You also have a 84% chance of being employed after 10 years.

Prairie State College's Demographics

Demographic data is for full-time, on-campus students.

Student Body Under-Grads
2,872 2,872

Where is Prairie State College?

Prairie State College is located at 202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights IL 60411-8226

How Safe is Prairie State College?

Prairie State College has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%. Chicago Heights has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%.

What Is Prairie State College Known For?

Prairie State College is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

Prairie State College's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

Who Are Prairie State College's Most Influential Alumni?

Debbie Halvorson
An American politician.
Jermaine Love
An American basketball player.