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Study at Prairie State College

Prairie State College is a two-year community college located in Chicago Heights, Illinois. It was established in 1958. The campus is spread across an area of over 120 acres. The college offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse Course Topics. The campus is home to several clubs and organizations, including Phi Theta Kappa, Chess Club, Black Student Union and Art Club.

PSC's athletic department sponsors a variety of sports for both men and women. They participate in sports like basketball, baseball, golf, volleyball and soccer. Its sports teams are nicknamed the Pioneers.

Profile of Prairie State College

The main campus of Prairie State is in Chicago Heights, IL (a large suburb). The school is a public school. Prairie State offers degrees up to the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The school students most commonly major in a field related to nursing and emergency medicine.

Prairie State Selectivity

Prairie State admits all qualified candidates under its open-admission policy.


The school offers tenure to reward and retain some professors. Salaries for full-time faculty at Prairie State are higher than most, allowing the school to afford quality teaching.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, the school had 5, 507 enrolled students. Prairie State has a larger minority student population than most schools. Older students (40+ years old, e. g. ) are welcome and common at the school.

Prairie State Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Nursing and Emergency Medicine449nursing assistant, EMT ambulance attendant, EMT paramedic, registered nursing
Liberal Arts181liberal arts and sciences, general studies
Mechanics and Repair63automobile mechanics, HVAC, industrial mechanics
Medical Support and Technology46dental hygienist, surgical tech
Security and Law Enforcement34fire-fighting, criminal justice and police
Science30biological and physical sciences
Construction Trades29electrician
Family and Social Work20child care provider
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy17exercise science, health and physical Education
Production Trades12welding, cabinetmaking
Computer Science and Engineering7web design, information technology, computer networking, computer programming
office and Administration6word processing
Business and Management6accounting technology
Media4graphic communications
Engineering Technician2CAD and design
Photography and Commercial Art1commercial photography
Education and Teaching1teacher aide

Contact: Prairie State

Prairie State College

202 South Halsted Street

Chicago Heights, IL 60411-8226

General Phone: (708) 709-3500


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