Moraine Valley Community College
As the second-largest community college in Illinois, Moraine Valley provides area students with a multitude of course offerings and areas of study. In addition to traditional college course offerings, Moraine Valley offers a variety of certification programs and classes designed to update professional skill sets. The campus, on just less than 200 acres of space, the campus has rapidly expanded and renovated in recent years. With 748 credit courses offered each year, Moraine Valley is an increasingly popular option for students looking to save money during their first two years of college.
The campus features a walking track popular with Palos area residents, as well as a nature study area. The fine arts performing center and frequent children's programs make Moraine Valley a hub of community activity.
- Hours: Mon - Fri, 7am-11pm; Sat, 7am-5pm; Sun, as scheduled
- Handicap Accessible: The Center for Disability Services provides resources for students of various handicaps and disabilities.
- Number of students: 35,000
- Male-to-female ratio: 4.6:5.4
- Public/Private: Public
- Financial aid: Yes
- Religious affiliation: None
- Accreditation/licenses: Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
- Parking: Free lot
- How engaged is the school with the community?: The college offers a variety of noncredit classes for members of the community. Programs for children are also available.
- Programs: Distance learning, Evening, Part-time, Summer studies
- Campus housing: No
- Sports conference: Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference, National Junior College Athletic Association
- Sports teams: Men's: baseball, basketball, cross-country, soccer, tennis, golf; Women's: basketball, cross-country, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball
- Sports facilities: The Moraine Valley Cyclones train and play on a variety of athletic facilities on campus including: 10 tennis courts, soccer field, baseball field, cross-country course and the Cyclone Center gymnasium