Prairie State College: Review & Facts

Overall Rating:Overall Ranking - FairQuality:Education Quality Rating - Very BadSafety:Capmus Safety Rating - OustandingCosts:Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Excellent
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Prairie State College is a medium two-year, public school with 4,700 students enrolled. This school was established in 1957 and is the only college located in Chicago Heights, Illinois.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
51
Fair
Prairie State College will give you the opportunity to earn a several-month certificate, 1-year certificate, or associate's degree.

PSC deploys a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers 51 majors. The most popular concentrations are Nursing, General Studies, Medical Assistant, Work and Family Studies, and Biology. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings versus other colleges and schools.


Student Retention
40%
Bad
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are usually a good sign. Nevertheless, if you plan to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The student retention rate at Prairie State College is very low at 40% (way below Illinois average). Taking this statistic into consideration, apparently students do not seem to enjoy their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
15 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Prairie State College is very low: 19%. Around 32% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at PSC is pretty decent -- 15:1. Read more details about faculty and instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$9,400
Medium
Average tuition price is relatevely low, $8,800 per academic year. The additional fees at Prairie State College not covered by tuition are approximately $600; which totals $9,400 a year.

Read the details about Prairie State College additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
The school will consider accepting dual credits, credits for life experience (learned through independent study, noncredit adult courses, work experience, portfolio demonstration, previous licensure or certification, or completion of other learning opportunities), and advanced placement credits (college-level courses taught in high school) earned prior to admission.

To request the most accurate and up-to-date information about studying at Prairie State College and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call the school's general information office at (708) 709-3500 or check Prairie State College Website.

Opportunities and Services



Safety
Grade
A
Safe
Prairie State College provides a distance education program, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a solid option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Prairie State College, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
Unfortunately, there is no on-campus housing at Prairie State College.

Air Force ROTC programs are available at PSC. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have received a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime information, Prairie State College appears to be a safe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Prairie State College Location and Maps



Post Address: Prairie State College, 202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, Illinois 60411-8226, USA
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