Location: Palos Hills, Illinois
Closest major city: Chicago, Illinois
Most popular majors: Business, Economics, Biology, Chemistry, Nursing
Moraine Valley Community College’s tradition of providing a quality education at an affordable cost continues to thrive. With an enrollment of more than 46,000 students annually, Moraine Valley, situated on nearly 300 acres in Palos Hills, is the second largest community college in Illinois.
The college offers more than 100 degrees and certificates for transferring to a four-year college or career training in today’s hottest fields. A full array of courses and services for adults, including Fast Track degrees, the Adult Learner Program, and day care for children while parents are in daytime classes, help make it easier to return to college. Additionally, Moraine Valley offers noncredit personal development courses for all ages, and reaches out to the business community with customized training solutions. The Moraine Valley Education Center at Blue Island affords students the ideal location at which to continue their studies, as do additional class sites throughout the district, including the Southwest Education Center to be built in Tinley Park.
Student population: 19,000
# international students: 275
Student/faculty ratio: 43:1
Standardized tests: No TOEFL/IELTS required
Ranking & Accreditation: Accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
– Associate: $6492
– Living cost: $10,000
Housing options: Apartment/Homestay (Off campus)
Enrollment deadline: Rolling admission