Moraine Valley Community College

  • 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 15,286 students (43% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 41:1 is higher than the state community college average of 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 40%.
  • Moraine Valley Community College is one of 28 community colleges within Cook County, IL.
  • The nearest community college to Moraine Valley Community College is Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus (4.4 miles away).

Top Placements

Moraine Valley Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Illinois for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 373 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Moraine Valley Community College(IL) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty373 staff123 staff
Moraine Valley Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Moraine Valley Community College has declined by 8% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 41:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Moraine Valley Community College diversity score of 0.53 is less than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has grown by 38% over five years.
Total Enrollment15,286 students3,999 students
Moraine Valley Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio41:135:1
Moraine Valley Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students6,624 students1,386 students
Moraine Valley Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students8,662 students2,613 students
Moraine Valley Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Moraine Valley Community College Enrollment Breakdown IL All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
3%
4%
Moraine Valley Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
15%
16%
Moraine Valley Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
6%
14%
Moraine Valley Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
66%
60%
Moraine Valley Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
1%
1%
Moraine Valley Community College More (2012-2016)
% Non Resident races
2%
-
Moraine Valley Community College Non Resident (2008-2013)
% Unknown races
7%
5%
Moraine Valley Community College Ethnicity Breakdown IL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.530.59
Moraine Valley Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
21%
25%
Moraine Valley Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$36,100$31,800
Moraine Valley Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $8,766 is more than the state average of $7,978. The in-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $10,146 is less than the state average of $10,454. The out-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$8,766$7,978
Moraine Valley Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$10,146$10,454
Moraine Valley Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid58%83%
Moraine Valley Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$9,465$7,736
Moraine Valley Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,750$4,000
Moraine Valley Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or 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 $8,185 per year for in-state students and $9,668 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,648 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Cook County, IL is 76%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Cook County, IL community colleges have a diversity score of 0.57, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Cook County, IL is Kendall College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.