Morton College

  • 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.

School Highlights

Morton College serves 4,351 students (28% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 43:1 is higher than the state community college average of 29:1.
Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 52%.

Top Rankings

Morton College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Illinois for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 101 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Morton College(IL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty101 staff124 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Morton College has declined by 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 43:1 has decreased from 53:1 over five years.
The Morton College diversity score of 0.30 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has declined by 24% over five years.
Total Enrollment4,351 students3,099 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio43:129:1
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# Full-Time Students1,204 students1,095 students
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# Part-Time Students3,147 students2,004 students
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% Asian
1%
5%
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% Hispanic
83%
24%
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% Black
3%
13%
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% White
7%
48%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
4%
6%
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Diversity Score0.300.69
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College Completion Rate
24%
30%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,500$31,800
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $7,604 is less than the state average of $7,932. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $9,652 is less than the state average of $10,666. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$7,604$7,932
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Out-State Tuition Fees$9,652$10,666
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid73%80%
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Median Debt for Graduates$8,000$7,618
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,203$4,500
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Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • 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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Morton College is Fox College (3.7 miles away).
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Did You Know?
For Cook County, IL public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $8,475 per year for in-state students and $9,865 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,835 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 0.58, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Cook County, IL is Kendall College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.