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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    B-
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Safety
    B+
  5. Student Life
    C-
  6. Location
    C+
Prairie State is a public college located in Chicago Heights, Illinois in the Chicago Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,461 undergraduate students. The Prairie State acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Nursing Assistant, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Natural Sciences. Graduating 17% of students, Prairie State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $22,500.
About Prairie State College...
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
$8,313/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$5,271/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
80%

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
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.41 responses
73%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.40 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,461Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,942
Undergrads Over 25
19%
Pell Grant
65%
Varsity Athletes
6%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$29,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
17%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
85%
National
83%

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Prairie State College Reviews

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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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I love the fact that the classes are small. This enhances a one-on-one interaction between students and their tutors. The labs are well-equipped and the teachers are always well prepared for lectures. Although I would love to know more about the school clubs, but generally its a very good place for learning.
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.