Prairie State College in Chicago Heights
Chicago Heights, IL
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Average Annual Cost
Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).
The Prairie State College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.
By Family Income
Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Prairie State College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.
|Family Income||Average cost|
|$0 - $30,000||$7,097|
|$30,001 - $48,000||$7,658|
|$48,001 - $75,000||$11,048|
|$75,001 - $110,000||$12,579|
Typical room charge for academic year: -
Typical board charge for academic year: -
Combined charge for room and board: -
Percent of students with financial aid
Types of financial aids
2388 of Prairie State College undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 52 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Prairie State College number 65 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Illinois.
Students at Prairie State College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.
|Family Income||Number awarded grant and scholarship aid||Average amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded|
|$0 - $30,000||98.72%||$6,363|
|$30,001 - $48,000||100%||$5,159|
|$48,001 - $75,000||68.42%||$2,145|
|$75,001 - $110,000||37.5%||$1,389|
Salary After Attending
According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Living & meal
Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus
Institution provide on-campus housing
Institution provides board or meal plan
Veteran Services Available
Yellow Ribbon Program
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities
Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education
Alternative tuition plans
Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution
Tuition payment plan
Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.
Special learning opportunities
Here are the learning opportunities available in Prairie State College.
Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.
Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.
- Member of National Athletic Association
- Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)
Prairie State College graduation rate is below the national average.
14% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Prairie State College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.
The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.
Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This index doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.
The student-to-faculty ratio at Prairie State College is 15:1, that means that for every 15 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.
Students enrollment in distance education
In Prairie State College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.
Distance education location breakdown
Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Prairie State College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Illinois.
Number of degree programs offered
This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 134 universities in Cook county.
Total credit/contact hours
Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Illinois state average data to help you compare.
Prairie State College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.
In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 3994 students with 119815 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.
TOP 5 Popular Majors
The most popular majors counted as percentage breakdown of degrees awarded in every single discipline in Prairie State College
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Student Reviews and Ratings for Prairie State College
good price for a college with flexible hours.Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™
The staff are rude and disrespectful. The facility grounds are always covered in litter and trash. The quality of teaching has significantly declined since 2008. Focus is on increasing tuition and student enrollment while decreasing teaching resources. Teachers are inexperienced and uninterested in anything other than reading the teacher manual and answer key. More online classes being pushed to increase profits. Don't go here. Not even for a non credit adult education class. Not worth it at all anymore.Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™
Very difficult to get any information out of the offices and very difficult to get into contact with them. The business office mixed up my payments and refused to fix them and made me pay twice.Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™
Great choice for learning!Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™
I went here for one semester and wished I could have gone my entire college career (my parents wanted me to come back to Springfield to finish my two year degree though). I grew up in Chicago Heights and always said I would never go here, but couldn’t have been happier there. The entire staff was kind and capable. I had very good and helpful professors. Compared to my other college experiences, I felt like these were the professors that were actually routing for me. I signed up late for classes, but the advisor still gave me great options for classes and got me and no problem! All the students were so nice and it was a very accessible school. I love how all my classes were in one building. As an art student, I felt like I had very good programs and I learned a lot. The work loads were never too much to handle and I was able to take a full course load.Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™
Location & Website
Address: 202 South Halsted Street
Religious affiliation: Not applicable
Calendar system: Semester
General Phone Number: +7087093500
Institution is active in current year: 1
Institution's internet website address: prairiestate.edu
Financial aid office: Go to the page
Admissions office: Go to the page
Online application: Go to the page
Net price calculator: Go to the page
Veterans and Military Service members tuition policies: Go to the page
Student-Right-to-Know student athlete graduation rate: Go to the page
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