Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills is located at 9000 W. College Pkwy..
What southwest suburb college boasts an enrollment of 35,000 students and encompass 294 acres within the Cook County Forest preserve?
If you said Moraine Valley Community College , you know your institutions of higher learning.
Founded in 1967, Moraine Valley Community College is located about 25 miles from downtown Chicago. It’s the second largest community college in the state and the name for the Valley where the Valparaiso and Tinley more rains meets.
Young people and adults who want to advance their education beyond a high school diploma are invited to explore the many curriculum’s available at Moraine Valley College. An Associates degree(AA, ARS,AA, AFA, AAT) for two years of dedicated study is the goal for most students. Enrolled are prepared for their chosen profession through continuing education and fast track training. The two most popular programs on campus are biology and physical sciences and the liberal arts and sciences program.
Moraine Valley Community College is also a cost effective choice for those who wish to complete a Bachelor’s Degree (BA, BS) at an accredited four-year institution. In district tuition for matriculated students is only $2310. Compare that to the cost of attending any state-run or private four-year college in Illinois, and you can see why Moraine Valley is such an attractive option.
Classes are geared to parallel core requirements at university level… To facilitate the transfer of credits after one or two years of study. Thousands of students have taken advantage of this sensible approach, achieving their bachelors degree at some of the best-known universities around the nation.
Moraine Valley community college employees 178 full-time teachers and 602 part-time instructors take advantage of the convenience of night classes or early morning classes, and accelerated program, internships and an independent study program. There is week and short term classes and, believe it or not, 5% of their class offerings can be completed online. Their intent is to accommodate anyone who has a desire to go further and learning.
Financial aid, scholarships, student loans and various state and local grants have been established to assist those in need. A “combat to college”program encourages our nation’s veterans to exercise the G.I. Bill to further their employment potential. Keep in mind that 100% of Moraine Valley Community College applicants are admitted and accredited.
More than 40 clubs and organizations are active at Moraine Valley. The campus highlights include a nature study area, technology center, fitness center, an observation deck and a fine arts in performing arts facility. There is also a mile and a half jogging track around the University buildings.
College athletics at Moraine Valley is not limited to intramural. The intercollegiate sports for men and woman include basketball, soccer and cross-country. The Cyclones also compete in men’s baseball and golf as well as woman’s softball and volleyball. Moraine Valley community college is a member of the national Junior College athletic Association in Illinois Skyway collegiate conference, were seven other junior colleges compete. The woman’s basketball team has claimed four straight ISCC titles.
Call Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills, 708-974-4300, for college board SAT tests. The SAT subject tests are designed to assess your academic readiness for college, the next scheduled test are on 3-12-2011, and 5-7-2011.
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