- As a comprehensive community college, recognized by the Illinois Community College Board, Morton College's mission is to enhance the quality of life of our diverse community through exemplary teaching and learning opportunities, community service, and life-long learning.
- The teacher population of 101 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Morton College||(IL) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges|
|Institution Level||Less than 2 yrs||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Total Faculty||101 staff||123 staff|
|Total Enrollment||4,653 students||3,999 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||46:1||35:1|
|# Full-Time Students||1,439 students||1,386 students|
|# Part-Time Students||3,214 students||2,613 students|
|% Non Resident races||-||-|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$34,500||$31,800|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- Morton College has made a considerable difference in the lives of thousands since opening in 1924. Morton was founded as a public junior college to further the higher education aspirations of students from Berwyn, Cicero, Forest View, Lyons, McCook, Stickney and other near western suburbs. Morton College was governed by the Morton High School Board of Trustees until voters formed an independent community college district in 1967. The current Morton College facility at 38th Street and Pershing Road in Cicero opened in 1975. The College acquired 12.5 acres of land adjacent to the campus' eastern boundary in November of 1994. The faculty and staff at Morton College believe that excellent customer service involves showing the students respect and providing accurate information. They show their commitment to the students by going "the extra mile" so they leave with the information they need. The Jedlicka Performing Arts Center seats 350 people and is used for all performances of the theatre and music departments, as well as for large group lectures and many community events. The Henry J. Vais Gymnasium is well-equipped and capable of accommodating up to 1,000 spectators. It also has a fitness center and a multipurpose loft.
- College Location Mi. Students
- 360 students | 3.70 Mi6640 S. Cicero
Chicago,  IL  60638
- 8,914 students | 5.00 Mi7500 S Pulaski Rd
Chicago,  IL  60652
- 743 students | 5.30 Mi7725 South Harlem Avenue
Bridgeview,  IL  60455
- 6,245 students | 5.90 Mi1900 W Van Buren
Chicago,  IL  60612
- 5,313 students | 6.80 Mi6301 S Halsted St
Chicago,  IL  60621
We look at why millions of Americans are choosing community college over a traditional four-year school today.
Many students enroll in community college with the intent of transferring to a four-year school. Of those who do, many succeed, and yet traditional colleges and universities continue to overlook them. Read on to learn more about why more community college students don’t transfer schools and to receive some tips for making the transfer yourself.
Community college is the only option for many students who either can’t afford a traditional four-year university or who need a more flexible school environment. Just because community college is different, however, doesn’t mean that its students matter any less. The Aspen Prize exists to encourage community colleges to do more for their students and to continually strive for improvement.