High School GPA
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.47 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.39 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.38 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities196 Graduates
Nursing Assistant163 Graduates
Biological and Physical Sciences93 Graduates
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic)70 Graduates
Emergency Care Attendant (EMT)44 Graduates
Automotive Mechanics41 Graduates
Child Care Provider39 Graduates
Dental Hygiene23 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
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Prairie State College Reviews
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.
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.
I attended Prairie State College on a soccer scholarship. It was a two year program so they did not offer housing. The school itself was very safe, but the area may not have been the best. The professors were all very good and seemed to enjoy their jobs. Everyone seemed like they had a vested interest in going to college or working there. The classes were somewhat difficult. I took several on line classes and they were very homework based. Tests were open book so they were easier than studying for. Overall I would say this was a very good experience. I would recommend this for anyone who wants to save some money by going to a two year college first.