15800 South State Street
South Holland, IL 60473
Top Ranked (2022-23): View Rankings
  • 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 4,066 students (26% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 52%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 4,066 students
  • In-state tuition: $10,073
  • Out-state tuition: $11,723
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 81%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

South Suburban College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

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School Overview

The teacher population of 376 teachers has grown by 60% over five years.
South Suburban College
(IL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
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 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 28:1 over five years.
The South Suburban College diversity score of 0.64 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
4,066 students
3,107 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
14:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,051 students
1,099 students
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# Part-Time Students
3,015 students
2,008 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
136 students
% Asian
1%
5%
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% Hispanic
21%
27%
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% Black
53%
13%
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% White
19%
48%
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
% Unknown races
2%
3%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score
0.64
0.68
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College Completion Rate
16%
33%
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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 $8,158. 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 $10,899. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$10,073
$8,158
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$11,723
$10,899
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
93%
76%
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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
Source: 2020 (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.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 4,066 students
  • In-state tuition: $10,073
  • Out-state tuition: $11,723
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 81%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

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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