C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    B-
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Safety
    A-
  5. Student Experience
    C
  6. Location
    C
Prairie State College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division II
Athletic Conference
Address
202 South Halsted Street
Chicago Heights, IL 60411

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Scores Range
ACT Scores Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
High School GPA

Cost

Net Price
$7,553/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,097/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,658/ year
  • $49-75k
    $11,048/ year
  • $76-110k
    $12,579/ year
  • $110k+
    $12,912/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.47 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.39 responses
71%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.38 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,774Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
21%
Pell Grant
54%
Varsity Athletes
6%
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After Prairie State College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$26,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
24%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
83%
National
83%

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Prairie State College Reviews

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The Academics was great because I did have professors that cared and when I put forth more effort they did also. I thought registration was great because the professors that everyone claimed to be hard or difficult were the classes that were left open. I took them! So I have had a challenging work load. I have had to be sure I studied hard and smart for the quizzes and the tests. I could not just read the material but go on the internet and study groups to learn the material. I looked for other other diagrams and ways on how to retain the material. The academics department have student tutors that can help for those who are in need of them. The STEM program also have ways to help those to study in their fields. Thus the academics are great, when those who need them put them to use. The curriculum is also great when the students really study, use all resources available and not just to pass a test. I have been help in these ways.
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I thought my online courses was great! I have taken online courses before and so I know how it works. The online features was okay but the workload was great. Great because having the course online means I can do them when I was able. The registration process was okay for online, I just had to register in some cases early.

I thought the professor/student relationship was great because I did have interaction with my professor. They would comment on my work and post. The peer-to-peer interaction was also great. I can tell that when each of my peers would be interested in my post by the comments they have made. I thought it was easy for me to navigate to where I needed to go and even how to take my test with no problems.
my experience at prairie state college was fun. I am a freshman an I have not spent much time here but i know the rest of my college years will be fun. Prairie state college is full of amazing teachers, who treat you like their children and teach you like their lives depends on it.
One fateful day, i left my chord at the library and i forgot it, the next day, i went to the lost and found center but they could not find it. I thought someone took it. That same day i went to the library and saw the chord at my designated seat and I was amazed because it's been a day. So I was like well that is good but i never expected it.