Morton College: Narrative Description

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3801 South Central Ave.
Cicero, IL 60804-4398
Tel: (708)656-8000; Admissions: (708)656-8000; Fax: (708)656-9592; Web Site:

Description: State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Illinois Community College Board. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1924. Setting: 25-acre suburban campus with easy access to Chicago. Total enrollment: 5,244. Students come from 2 states and territories, 0.1% Native American, 68% Hispanic, 3% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 53% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for nursing, physical therapy assistant programs. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Preference given to district residents for nursing, physical therapy assistant programs.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $10. Area resident tuition: $1416 full-time, $55 per credit part-time. State resident tuition: $4056 full-time, $165 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5376 full-time, $220 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $4 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment: Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 20 open to all. Most popular organizations: Hispanic Heritage Club, Program Board, Student Senate, Law Enforcement Association, Nursing Club. Major annual events: Welcome Week, Health Week, comedy/variety series. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, security cameras. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center with 40,972 books and 327 serials. 150 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Cicero, (population 62,000), is a residential and industrial suburb on the west side of the greater Chicago area.

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