South Suburban College: Narrative Description

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15800 South State St.
South Holland, IL 60473-1270
Tel: (708)596-2000; Admissions: (708)596-2000; 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 1927. Setting: suburban campus with easy access to Chicago. Total enrollment: 6,672. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 851 applied, 100% were admitted. 20% from top 10% of their high school class, 49% from top quarter. 4 National Merit Scholars, 3 student government officers. 0.4% Native American, 8% Hispanic, 60% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 49% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at other colleges of the Illinois Community College System. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for nursing, occupational therapy, court reporting, practical nursing, radiological technology programs. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Required for some: essay, interview. Placement: ACT ASSET required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to district residents for nursing program.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. Area resident tuition: $1874 full-time, $69 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $210 full-time, $8.75 per credit hour part-time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment: Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 20 open to all. Most popular organizations: Returning Adult Organization, Business Professionals, Disabled Students Organization, O.T. Organization, PAC Rats. Major annual events: Welcome Back Week, Pre-Finals Celebration, Discovering Diversity. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. South Suburban College Library plus 2 others with 38,845 books, 403 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 250 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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