- Listing Type: Colleges & Universities
- Top Majors: Business and Entrepreneurship, Health Care, Liberal Arts
- Degrees Awarded: Community
- Type: Public
- Campus Setting: Suburban
- Financial Aid: Grants/Scholarships, Loans, Work Study
- Gender: Coed
- Country: United States
- In State Tuition: $6,984
- Out of State Tuition: $8,304
- Delivery: Day
- Religious Affiliation: None
- CEEB: 1077
- IPED: 148007
Prairie State College offers associate degrees that prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions, associate degrees and certificates that prepare students for specific careers, and an associate degree that recognize the completion of a broad range of college-level courses.
Prairie State College is a two-year community college offering associate degrees, technical and career certificates, and adult, corporate, and continuing education. The College was the first Illinois community college to guarantee all credits will transfer to other Illinois colleges and universities.
Prairie State College has grown in many ways in size, in facilities, in breadth and depth of educational options, and in reputation. Prairie State College's 137-acre campus is located at South Halsted Street and Vollmer Road in Chicago Heights, Illinois. The main campus, located south of Vollmer Road, houses administrative offices, classrooms, laboratories, and student services facilities such as the bookstore, the Counseling and Academic Advising Center, the Student Success Center, Enrollment Services, and the Business Office. The main campus also is home to the Conference Center, a place for special events, meetings, conferences, and the site of the Christopher Art Gallery. The Adult Training and Outreach Center, where the College's English as a Second Language, Adult Basic Education, and GED classes are held, and the Illinois workNet Center are also located on the main campus. The College's north campus facilities, to the north of Vollmer Road, includes the Health/Tech Center and the Fitness Complex, a unique partnership among Prairie State College, the Chicago Heights Park District, and St. James Hospital and Health Centers. In-district residents pay $ 2,976 in tuition and fees per academic year.