South Suburban College in South Holland

South Holland, IL

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South Suburban College offers 225-degree programs and 3 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 13:1. 1 high safety campus. 36.7% are women, and 63.3% are men. South Suburban College is a member of 4 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at South Suburban College is 7216$, that is at the level of national average. 20% of full-time South Suburban College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $26,100, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

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 South Suburban 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, South Suburban College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$6,816
$30,001 - $48,000$7,179
$48,001 - $75,000$8,976
$75,001 - $110,000$9,423



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Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


2544 of South Suburban College undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 59 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes South Suburban College number 64 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Illinois.

Students at South Suburban College awarded 4 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal, state, local or institutional grant aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


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

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services


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 South Suburban College.

Study abroad

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Study abroad - programs and arrangements offering students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball

Graduation Rate


South Suburban College graduation rate is below the national average.

20% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to South Suburban 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 an extensive number of students. This indicator 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 institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at South Suburban College is 13:1, that means that for every 13 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.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In South Suburban 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 South Suburban College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Illinois.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 15800 S State St address in South Holland, Illinois.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of South Suburban College with 0.09% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, motor vehicle theft, and forcible sex offense.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

South Suburban College offers 225 programs in total: 90 are for Associate's degree, 81 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, and 54 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 134 universities in Cook county, with one of the highest number of Associate's degree.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 3 distance education programs that are provided in the South Suburban College: 3 are for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.


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.


South Suburban College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 3469 students with 104067 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for South Suburban College

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Overall Rating:

South Suburban College, Formally Thornton Community College again a very good part of my young adult life. Go Bulldogs.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

This school a joke they show favoritism to their athletes for gym access and they are sexists you see 2 girls shooting around on one side and 2 guys shooting around on one side they make the guys leave they continue to push back the days of open gym so there’s never open gym and they only have one gym. The security walks around a something stuck up their a** and the financial aid department don’t give a s*** the lady asked me was I considered in district I said yeah and she said on let me double check come to find out she marked me as out of district SCHOOL IS A JOKE THEY DONT CARE

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Overall Rating:

This is a great institution. Students just need to put the effort and not act like clowns. Females beware; many male creeps go here who do not know how to take rejection. Teachers are very caring. Cashiers are a little snotty.

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Overall Rating:

Very good teachers and the counselors were extremely helpful.

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Overall Rating:

I have a graduate degree. I retired early and returned to enroll in several Special Interest classes. I am absolutely thrilled with the Instructors and the interest that that they share with the students. I love the Music Department and the Performances. Thank you for a positive experience in a Community College.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 15800 South State Street


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +7085962000

Institution is active in current year: 1

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