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

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

Cost

Net Price
$7,335/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $6,510/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,995/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,364/ year
  • $76-110k
    $12,297/ year
  • $110k+
    $8,369/ year
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Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.47 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.40 responses
72%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.39 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,550Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
18%
Pell Grant
63%
Varsity Athletes
6%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$29,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
19%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
84%
National
83%

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Prairie State College is the best choice for any community college because they really care about student success. They go above and beyond to help students achieve their goals and prepare them to transfer to a four year institution. The professors are also very amazing, most of them take the time to get to know their students on a personal level and provide various resources to ensure success for the students. They are also very well educated, a good percentage of them having doctorate degrees and many years of experience in their specific fields. Students are also very involved with the school as well, there are many clubs and events that give the school a beautiful sense of community.
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In a bigger perspective, school is school and no matter what school one attends, it should be recognized as a privilege. What I can appreciate is some of the professors I have a met. I've had my fair share of poor professors that didn't seem educated themselves, but I've also been blessed to meet certain professors that I will always remember. Depending on your major, some departments are more challenging than others. The bright side about attending a juco is that there are always people willing to help if you need any one-on-one time. In regards to the college itself, the cafeteria is basically nonexistent. You also have to take into consideration the districts that are affiliated with this community college, which are relatively lower class. With that, those are usually the type of students that attend PSC. Because of this, the professors are not motivating and make most courses easy. It's a shame because some students are very eager to learn and are not challenged enough.
Prairie State College is a great community college to continued your education because it is affordable and there are a few great professors. That being said, there are several professors who are bad at teaching because they have out dated styles of teaching or just teach for a hobby. The college is very diverse with majority blacks. The library is the best place at the college. The restroom are extremely clean. There is no cafeteria and the food available is too expensive.