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 Range
ACT 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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Prairie State has helped me to succeed in achieving an Associates in Science and also accepting me into their Nursing Program as well. From the counselors, to instructors and to many other staff, everyone has been helpful and supportive throughout my continuing college journey.
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Prairie state college is a great school with a beautiful campus, knowledgeable instructors and a well balanced curriculum. It's class sizes are small and this gives teachers the opportunity to interact better with students and help improve performances.
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.