Prairie State College (PSC)

Chicago Heights, IL

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Prairie State College

Prairie State College

Prairie State College Student Essentials

Prairie State College Student Essentials
Region: Midwest
Setting: Large Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Large (5,000 to 10,000 Undergrad)
Website: www.prairiestate.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: No
Parking Permit Required: Yes
Selectivity: Open Admissions
In-State Tuition: $6,600
Out-of-State Tuition: $7,560
Retention Rate: 53%
Enrollment: 9,154
Year Established: 1957

About PSC

In addition to having a substantial number of academic and certificate offerings, Prairie State College has a large number of full-time and highly qualified faculty members.

Serving Cook County and the Chicago Heights area in Illinois, Prairie State College offers degrees and career certificates in over 100 fields of study, which include associate’s degrees in everything from Business to Art History to Social Work.

There are also a number of pre-study options, whereby one takes all of the foundational courses in a particular discipline requiring graduate-level education. These include pre-physical therapy, pre-medicine and pre-occupational therapy.

A majority of Prairie State College faculty are full-time. This benefits students, since full-time faculty have regular office hours and are more accessible than part-time instructors.

The qualifications of the faculty are also impressive, with many having master’s or doctoral degrees.

Since Prairie State has transfer agreements with a number of public and private Illinois colleges and universities, students interested in transferring to a four-year school may do so without losing credits. Some of the schools with which Prairie State has transfer agreements are Chicago State University, University of Illinois, Governors State University and Columbia College.

Student services at Prairie State are all located in one facility for convenience and include free academic, career, personal and transfer counseling.

Financial aid options at Prairie State College include loans, grants, work-study and scholarships for eligible students.

PSC Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 5 of 5 Stars 1 Review

100% of students gave Prairie State College 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2012

Overall Rating

I like the classes and the friendly staff members who help make it a great and safe learning environment. I enjoy being a part of the honors program and taking honors classes which may contain massive amounts of work, but it makes the reward of seeing a good grade more enjoyable. One of my favorite experiences was my linked class consisting of two courses, humanities and english. We read a great deal of books but my favorite was "The Story of Art" by E.H. Gombrich. We studied and looked through nearly every chapter thoroughly. It was a massive amount of work where we actually learned a tremendous amount of material. All of it paid off because at the end of the semester, we went to The Art Institute of Chicago where my classmates, whom are now my buddies because of this experience, and I recieved the pleasure to look over many pieces and styles of the artists we learned about. Also, lunch was provided at an artsy place which topped the wonderful day off. I never knew applying knowledge was so much fun!


PSC Map & Location

Prairie State College
202 South Halsted Street
Chicago Heights, IL 60411


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Getting Around PSC

Walkability

Good walkability. We think you’ll enjoy walking in this area.

5/10
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Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Chicago Heights, IL

Winter
Dec
35
20
Jan
31
16
Feb
35
19
Spring
Mar
46
29
Apr
59
40
May
70
50
Summer
Jun
80
60
Jul
84
65
Aug
82
63
Fall
Sep
75
55
Oct
63
43
Nov
48
32

PSC Students

Total Students 9,154

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 8%
  • African American: 58%
  • Caucasian: 27%
  • Unknown and Other: 7%
Latino 8%
African American 58%
Caucasian 27%
Unknown and Other 7%

Undergraduate 100%
Graduate %
Full-Time 22%
Part-Time 78%
International 0%
Domestic 100%

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