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Moraine Valley Community College

Moraine Valley Community College is a community college located in Palos Hills, Illinois in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. Founded in 1967, it is the second largest community college in the state. It has an enrollment of approximately 36,000

Location

Address
9000 W. College Parkway
City
Palos Hills
State
IL

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
16106
In State Tuition Fees
7890
Out State Tuition Fees
9210
ACT Score
19
Grade Point Average(GPA)
3
Male Female Ratio
47:53
Acceptance Rate
100%
Student Faculty Ratio
25:01

Additional Information

College Type
Public
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
No
Mission Statement
The mission of our college is to educate the whole person in a learning-centered environment, recognizing our responsibilities to one another, to our community, and to the world we share. We value excellence in teaching, learning and service as we maintain sensitivity to our role in a global, multicultural community. We are committed to continuous improvement and dedicated to providing accessible, affordable, and diverse learning opportunities and environments.
Mascot
Moraine V Alley Community College Cyclones
Colors
White Green
Conference
Illinois Skyway

College History

History

In 1967, the college was officially created after two years of effort, which included proposals, approval, and planning. It opened its first temporary office in Oak Lawn, IL. A year later, a contest was held to give the college its name, Moraine Valley Community College. The name was chosen because of its location: �where the Valparaiso and Tinley moraines meet to form a valley.� Since no campus was yet established, the first classes were held in leased warehouses in Alsip, IL. A year later in 1969, seven �temporary buildings� were opened on the Palos Hills campus. In 1970, with enrollment at 4,089, construction began on the first permanent building on the campus, which opened two years later in 1972. From that point on, buildings have been continually added to the campus until as recently as 2008, while the temporary buildings were torn down until the last one in 1994. In 2004, the first extension site, The Moraine Valley Education Center, opened in Blue Island, IL. On October 6, 2010, the college�s second extension site, the Southwest Education Center, was opened in Tinley Park, IL. The US Green Building Council awarded that facility LEED Platinum certification for its high level of "green" performance.

College Specialty

Specialty

The mission of our college is to educate the whole person in a learning-centered environment, recognizing our responsibilities to one another, to our community, and to the world we share. We value excellence in teaching, learning and service as we maintain sensitivity to our role in a global, multicultural community. We are committed to continuous improvement and dedicated to providing accessible, affordable, and diverse learning opportunities and environments. The college fulfills its educational mission through: General Education�Courses and concepts integrated into the curriculum that foster critical thinking and enable informed judgment and decision making Transfer Programs�Courses in arts, sciences, and business leading to an associate�s degree and fulfilling the first two years of a bachelor�s degree Career Education�Occupational courses and skill development that respond to industry and community needs and lead to professional credentials, a certificate or an Associate in Applied Science degree Community Enrichment�Opportunities for residents to engage in lifelong education and cultural enrichment in a learning community Workforce Development�Partnerships with and customized training for business, government, social, and civic institutions resulting in organizational and economic improvement Student Development�Programs and services to support and enhance academic, career, and personal growth and success for our diverse student population Developmental and Enrichment Education�Courses, programs, and services to support and advance academic success leading to high school equivalency, English language proficiency, or entry to college-level courses

Campus

Campus

Suburban

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