• The south suburbs are growing and changing, creating exciting career opportunities for trained professionals. South Suburban College provides a quality education that matches the quality of life available to residents of the south suburbs.

School Highlights

South Suburban College serves 3,366 students (24% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 75% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 47%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 3,366 students
  • In-state tuition: $10,073
  • Out-state tuition: $11,723
  • Student:teacher ratio: 9:1
  • Minority enrollment: 75%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 376 teachers has grown by 139% over five years.
South Suburban College
(IL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
376 staff
239 staff
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Student Body

The student population of South Suburban College has declined by 14% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has decreased from 11:1 over five years.
The South Suburban College diversity score of 0.65 is more than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,366 students
2,413 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
800 students
898 students
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# Part-Time Students
2,566 students
1,683 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
265 students
40 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
800 students
944 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
22 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
2,566 students
1,844 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
19 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
132 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
% Asian
2%
5%
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% Hispanic
21%
24%
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% Black
49%
12%
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% White
25%
53%
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% Two or more races
1%
3%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
% Unknown races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.65
0.64
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
2.44%
2.73%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.54%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$30,400
$32,200
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $10,073 is more than the state average of $7,972. The in-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $11,723 is more than the state average of $10,688. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$10,073
$7,972
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$11,723
$10,688
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
89%
81%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in South Suburban College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in IL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
n/a
$8,029
Median Debt for Dropouts
n/a
$4,600
Acceptance Rate
n/a
89%
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
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • South Suburban College main campus is located in South Holland, about 20 miles south of downtown Chicago. The Business & Career Institute is located in the College Center One office complex, directly south of SSC's main campus. The University & College Center is located in Oak Forest, about 10 miles west of the College. The college's main campus is in South Holland. Facilities include traditional classrooms and laboratories, art and photo galleries, a library, a performing arts center, a business conference center, state-of-the-art computer facilities, and a physical fitness and athletic center. With a student population of more than 9,700, the College offers courses that transfer to four-year colleges and universities, career education, special interest and community education programs, a wide range of services to meet the needs of local business, financial aid approval possible within 48 hours, telecourses & distance learning courses (video-based/interactive technology) and excellent job placement offices. In addition to the traditional high school graduate attending SSC for career education or a college transfer degree, many SSC students have returned to college to advance their careers or meet new people. These students have chosen to upgrade computer skills, study a foreign language, consider a career change, or develop a musical or artistic talent.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does South Suburban College cost?

South Suburban College's tuition is approximately $10,073 for In-State students and $11,723 for Out-State students.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 3,366 students
  • In-state tuition: $10,073
  • Out-state tuition: $11,723
  • Student:teacher ratio: 9:1
  • Minority enrollment: 75%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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