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Trinity Christian College

Four year Reformed Christian college in Palos Heights, IL

Reasons to Choose Trinity Christian College

  • Personal Attention: With a student:faculty ratio of 10:1, Trinity students are able to get to know their professors and collaborate with them to enhance their learning outcomes.
  • Internship Opportunities: 100% of Trinity students participate in internships to gain real-world experience and create contacts within their chosen field before graduation.
  • International Options: Students at Trinity can take advantage of study abroad programs in Spain, China, Ecuador, the Netherlands, Oman, France and Romania. These exciting opportunities offer students the chance to experience new cultures, meet new people, and broaden their worldview.
  • Programs for Everyone: Not the traditional age for a college student? No worries. At Trinity they’ve developed a program specifically designed to meet the needs of adults seeking undergraduate degrees. Classes for the 9 programs meet one night per week from 6 pm to 10 pm to accommodate typical work schedules.

Trinity Christian College is a liberal arts college located 30 minutes from Chicago in Palos Heights, Illinois. The vision of bringing a Reformed Christian school to the Chicago area began in 1956 and became a reality in 1971 when Trinity graduated its first class of students.

Trinity currently offers over 70 degree programs, and has expanded to include not only a traditional undergraduate program, but also an adult undergraduate program and graduate-level programs for its 1400 students. Trinity is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education as well as all relevant program-specific boards and commissions.

Trinity is committed to offering an affordable education to all students. 94% of students receive financial aid, and the average financial aid package is $24,000. Average tuition at Trinity is $26,050 for undergraduates.

True to its Christian roots, Trinity offers many opportunities for students to engage in worship, Bible study, and fellowship.

  • Bi-weekly chapel
  • OutCry (a worship service geared toward students)
  • Sunday Night Worship
  • Women’s Ministry
  • Prayer Ministry
  • Men’s Ministry
  • Tuesday Morning Prayer

Trinity is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and offers a wide variety of men’s and women’s sports. The mascot for Trinity is the Troll, a tribute to the legend that a troll guarded the golf course that once occupied the land Trinity was built on.

Trinity regularly ranks in the top tier among Regional Colleges—Midwest by U.S.News & World Report, and 98% of recent graduates from Trinity are either fully employed or enrolled in graduate school.

From Wikipedia

Trinity Christian College is a private Christian college in Palos Heights, Illinois. It was founded in 1959 by a group of Chicago businessmen who wanted to establish a college providing students with a Christian higher education in a Reformed tradition as a college in Illinois. The college offers degrees in more than 70 programs of study.

Source: Wikipedia


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IncomeAverage Net Cost
0 - 30K$16,611
30K - 48K$19,918
48K - 75K$20,888
75K - 110K$23,655

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Where will you be attending?


6601 W College Dr, Palos Heights IL 60463-0929

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7 per 100K

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What is Trinity Christian College known for?

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Computer Science
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Influential People

Who are Trinity Christian College's Most influential alumni?

Donald H. Beezhold

Researcher at NIOSH

Mark Regnerus

American sociologist