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Overall Niche Grade
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  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 Liberal Arts and Humanities, Nursing Assistant, and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic). Graduating 28% of students, Prairie State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $22,500.
202 South Halsted Street
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
About Prairie State College...
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division II
Athletic Conference

Admissions

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

Cost

Net Price
$7,404/ 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
$6,446/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
75%

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
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.42 responses
73%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.41 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,461Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,942
Undergrads Over 25
19%
Pell Grant
62%
Varsity Athletes
6%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$29,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
28%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
85%
National
83%

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Prairie State College is a great junior college. The instructors provide students effective teaching methods; therefore, students are able to grasp new information quickly. The staff and students are friendly; therefore, making this small campus very inviting!
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Prairie State College is an amazing school. I recently transferred from another college to Prairie State. My experience has been great so far. I've met new people and I've learnt a lot from my new professors.
The environment is very conducive for learning. There are amazing facilities that allow for visual learning and interactive practical sessions. The professors are very open to helping students in whatever way they can. The students in the school are also helpful.
The library has great materials for learning and research. Prairie State is an amazing school and I hope to graduate soon with an Associate’s degree.
My experience at Prairie State College has been great. The professors are great with the students. They really make sure you know about all of the resources they have campus to help students. The campus is nice. The students are friendly. The advisors are very helpful in providing a educational pathway to help meet your goals. I would definitely recommend prairie state for students fresh out of high school. The staff are honest and they will encourage you every step of the way.