• 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 10,578 students
The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 52%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 10,578 students
  • In-state tuition: $134
  • Out-state tuition: $324
  • Student:teacher ratio: 16:1
  • Minority enrollment: 53%
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Moraine Valley Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 814 teachers has grown by 128% over five years.
Moraine Valley Community College
(IL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Institution Level
Less than 2 yrs
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
814 staff
239 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Moraine Valley Community College has declined by 30% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 41:1 over five years.
The Moraine Valley Community College diversity score of 0.69 is more than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
10,578 students
3,107 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
14:1
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# Full-Time Students
n/a
1,099 students
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# Part-Time Students
n/a
2,008 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
136 students
% Asian
3%
5%
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% Hispanic
25%
27%
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% Black
10%
13%
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% White
47%
48%
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
10%
3%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score
0.69
0.68
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College Completion Rate
29%
33%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$36,100
$32,200
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $134 is less than the state average of $8,158. The in-state tuition has declined by 98% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $324 is less than the state average of $10,899. The out-state tuition has declined by 96% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$134
$8,158
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$324
$10,899
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Tuition Notes
Cost per credit hour for in-district and out-of-district.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
56%
76%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Moraine Valley Community College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in IL by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$10,000
$7,963
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Moraine Valley Community College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in IL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$4,549
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
100%
SAT Reading
n/a
390
SAT Math
n/a
360
SAT Writing
n/a
355
ACT Composite
n/a
17
ACT English
n/a
17
ACT Math
n/a
17

Sports

Total Sports Offered
7 sports
Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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.
Profile last updated: 07/20/2022

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 10,578 students
  • In-state tuition: $134
  • Out-state tuition: $324
  • Student:teacher ratio: 16:1
  • Minority enrollment: 53%
  • Source: Verified school update

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For Cook County, IL public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $8,662 per year for in-state students and $10,145 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,825 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Cook County, IL is 83%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Cook County, IL community colleges have a diversity score of 0.60, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Cook County, IL is Robert Morris University Illinois. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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