Moraine Valley Community College

9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills
IL, 60465-0937
Tel: (708)974-4300
16,650 students
Public institution
The mission of our college is to educate the whole person in a learning-centered environment, recognizing our responsibilities to one another, to our community, and to the world we share. We value excellence in teaching, learning and service as we maintain sensitivity to our role in a global, multicultural community. We are committed to continuous improvement and dedicated to providing accessible, affordable, and diverse learning opportunities and environments.
School Highlights:
Moraine Valley Community College serves 16,650 students (42% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 38%.
Moraine Valley Community College is one of 35 community colleges within Cook County, IL.
The nearest community college is Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus (4.4 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Moraine Valley Community College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 16,650 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 51:1 has increased from 47:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.38 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has declined by 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment
16,650 students
1,287 students
Moraine Valley Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
6,983 students
832 students
Moraine Valley Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 9,667 students
1,021 students
Moraine Valley Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Moraine Valley Community College sch enrollment Moraine Valley Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
2%
2%
Moraine Valley Community College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
14%
7%
Moraine Valley Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
6%
12%
Moraine Valley Community College Black (2006-2012)
% White
77%
66%
Moraine Valley Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Moraine Valley Community College More (2011-2012)
Moraine Valley Community College sch ethnicity Moraine Valley Community College sta ethnicity
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.38 0.45
Moraine Valley Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $8,256 is more than the state average of $5,845. The in-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,576 is less than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $8,256 $5,845
Moraine Valley Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,576 $10,047
Moraine Valley Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Moraine Valley is a cornerstone of success in Chicago's southwest suburbs. Since our founding in 1967, we've awarded over 37,000 associate's degrees and career certificates, with more than a half-million individuals of all ages benefiting from Moraine Valley courses and programs. That includes traditional college-age students, adults entering second careers, children and active retirees taking personal enrichment classes, and businesses improving their bottom-line through our employee and corporate training opportunities. We are one of just 12 Vanguard Learning Colleges in North America, selected by the League for Innovation in the Community College. With our emphasis on teaching and learning, Moraine Valley is at the forefront of higher education, ranking in the top 8 percent of American community colleges in associate's degrees awarded. In fact, one-third of all high school students in our district begin their college careers at Moraine Valley. We offer more than 120 degrees and certificates, including transfer programs that cover the first two years of a bachelor's degree; as well as exceptional career training, with learning assisted on the same cutting-edge equipment used by professionals. Our small class size assures you'll get personalized attention from teachers who are committed to your success. There also are support services, including academic advising, job counseling, and financial aid. We offer low tuition with flexible learning options, including day, evening, weekend, online and off-campus classes in neighborhoods throughout the district. Clearly, Moraine Valley is your affordable choice for top-quality education. Our extracurricular activities offer you a world of diversity representative of our student body. They include a chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the national honors society for two-year colleges; The Glacier student newspaper; the 24 Karats Dance Team; clubs for learning and sharing about different cultural backgrounds; nationally ranked athletics teams; and so much more. Plus, at our Fine and Performing Arts Center, you can enjoy the finest in today's dance, theater, and music, as well as professional gallery exhibits. Moraine Valley's beautiful 294-acre campus, located in a scenic forested area, offers the advantages of a university-like setting within a welcoming campus environment. The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

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Did You Know?
For Cook County, IL public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,803 per year for in-state students and $9,243 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,319 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Cook County, IL is 69%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Cook County, IL community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.56, which is higher than the national average of 0.45. The most diverse community college in Cook County, IL is Lexington College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.