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Prairie State College

Chicago Heights, IL 2-Year Public
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About Prairie State College

Prairie State College Overview

Prairie State College is a public, state school in a suburban setting in Chicago Heights, Illinois. Prairie State College was founded in 1958 and now enrolls around 5,854 students per year year, including 5,854 undergrad students.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Prairie State College!

Are you interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Prairie State College's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Prairie State College students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Prairie State College does not have any fraternities or sororities, do it might be a good option if Greek life isn't a priority for you.

Planning to play sports? Prairie State College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Prairie State College on the Student Life page.

2022 Prairie State College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered

Is Prairie State College a Good School?


There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can provide a sense of how selective a university is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a clearer look at what Prairie State College offers and if the college might be a good choice for you.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Prairie State College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Prairie State College Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with Prairie State College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Prairie State College

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

For information on Prairie State College's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Prairie State College.

Based on this information, how does Prairie State College sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Prairie State College a good school for you?

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Where is Prairie State College Located?

Prairie State College is located in the suburban setting of Chicago Heights, Illinois, in the suburbs of Chicago.

If you would like to see Prairie State College for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 80 to Chicago Heights, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Chicago Midway.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Prairie State College and Chicago Heights are like without leaving home.

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College Info

202 South Halsted Street Chicago Heights, IL 60411-8226

Campus Setting: Suburban

Prairie State College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Prairie State College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Prairie State College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Prairie State College ACT Scores

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Prairie State College SAT Scores

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Prairie State College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$9,342

In State

$11,064

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$8,610
$10,332
Fees
$732
$732
Housing
Unknown
Unknown
Books
Unknown
Unknown

Student Life

Unknown

Full Time

Unknown

Part Time

95%

In State

5%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

5,854

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

N.A.

Tuition and Fees

In State

$9,342

Out-of-State

$11,064

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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