2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    Feb 05, 2023  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

2022-2023 Academic Catalog

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Main Campus, 202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, IL 60411, (708) 709-3500

Matteson Area Center, 4821 Southwick Drive, Matteson, IL 60443, (708) 709-3750


College Profile

Prairie State College is a two-year community college offering associate degrees, technical and career certificates, and adult, corporate, and continuing education. Prairie State College is one of the 39 community college districts (comprising 48 colleges) in Illinois. Prairie State College was the first Illinois community college to guarantee all credits will transfer to other Illinois colleges and universities, an assurance that has grown through the Illinois Articulation Initiative.

Communities Served

Prairie State College, Illinois Community College District 515, consists of the following communities: Beecher, Chicago Heights, Crete, Flossmoor, Ford Heights, Glenwood, Homewood, Matteson, Monee, Olympia Fields, Park Forest, Richton Park, Sauk Village, South Chicago Heights, Steger, University Park, portions of Country Club Hills, Hazel Crest, Lynwood, Tinley Park and adjacent unincorporated areas of Cook and Will counties. To verify your address is in district, call the office of Enrollment Services at (708) 709-3514 or email enrollment@prairiestate.edu.

The high schools that feed into Prairie State College include: Beecher, Bloom, Bloom Trail, Crete-Monee, Homewood-Flossmoor, Rich Township, and Marian Catholic.


Prairie State College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the north central region.

Contact information for the HLC:

Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, Illinois 60604-1411
Phone: (800) 621-7440 / (312) 263-0456
Fax: (312) 263-7462

Visit the Higher Learning Commission website for full details, including the Prairie State College Statement of Accreditation Status.

Our Mission

Prairie State College provides access to affordable and high-quality educational opportunities that empower students to achieve their career and life-long goals.

Our Values

  • Learning
  • Equity
  • Access
  • Integrity
  • Innovation
  • Sustainability
  • Community

Our Vision Statement

Prairie State College is the catalyst for growth and discovery that inspires our community of diverse learners and leaders to reach their full potential and make a positive impact on the world.

Disclosure Statement

The college makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information and believes the information in this catalog is accurate as of publication. For the most up-to-date information on Prairie State College courses and programs, check the website at prairiestate.edu.