Moraine Valley Community College

Moraine Valley Community College

Moraine Valley Community College was established in 1967. It enrolls over 45,000 students, and the campus is located on 294 acres of land. The college offers a number of associate's degrees and occupational certificates in arts, science, fine arts, and applied science. There are also provisions for transfer programs and several career programs.

The sports teams of Moraine Valley Community College are called the Cyclones, and its official colors are green and white. There are separate men's and women's teams for basketball, cross-country, golf, soccer and tennis. In addition, the college has women's teams for softball and volleyball.

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Moraine Valley Community College
9000 W. College Parkway
Palos Hills , IL 60465-0937
General Phone: (708) 974-4300

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Moraine Valley Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Science533biological and physical sciences
Liberal Arts376liberal arts and sciences
Medical Support and Technology243medical coding, medical assistant, respiratory care tech, radiographer, phlebotomy, mental health services tech
Nursing and Emergency Medicine75EMT paramedic, registered nursing, health aides
Business and Management72business, business management, electronic commerce, accounting technology, small business management, human resources, MIS, retail
Security and Law Enforcement62criminal justice and police, security and loss prevention, fire-fighting
Mechanics and Repair49HVAC, automobile mechanics
Computer Science and Engineering41computer applications programming, web design, computer networking, system administration, network management, computer security, webmastering
Hospitality35hospitality management, tourism and travel
Office and Administration34administrative assistant, executive secretary, office data entry
Production Trades29welding
Therapy and Counseling27substance abuse counseling, massage therapy
Engineering Technician24electronics tech, mechanical engineering tech, computer engineering tech, CAD and design, mechanical drafting
Medical Administration23medical records tech, medical transcription
Education and Teaching15teacher aide
Family and Social Work12child care provider
Design9graphic design
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy9parks and recreation management, exercise science
Cooking and Culinary Arts5restaurant and catering management
Media4animation and special effects
Law3legal secretary

Number of programs and degrees for Moraine Valley Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year32121
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years11120
Associate's degree1,24827

Moraine Valley Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Moraine Valley Community College had a total enrollment of 15,859 students (11,599 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 73%
Black 10%
Hispanic 13%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 29%
20-21 19%
22-24 14%
25-29 11%
30-34 7%
35-39 5%
40-49 9%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Moraine Valley Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 67 %
Part-Time 38 %

Moraine Valley Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Palos Hills, Illinois for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Illinois Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Moraine Valley Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 6,816
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 8,016
Books and supplies $ 1,920

Financial Aid:
Moraine Valley Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 769200)

Moraine Valley Community College Faculty

Moraine Valley Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2440

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year11$79,35513$71,489
Associate professoracademic year9$63,60714$61,087
Assistant professoracademic year18$54,90525$50,861
Instructoracademic year38$46,50148$46,401
No academic rankacademic year0*2*
All faculty totalacademic year76$55,272102$52,617

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Moraine Valley Community College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports162137

Moraine Valley Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Management Information Systems, General
Retailing and Retail Operations
Small Business Administration/Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Systems Security
System Administration/Administrator
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager

Graphic Design

Education And Teaching
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Engineering Technician
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant

Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Tourism and Travel Services Management

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician

Animation, Interactive Tech, Video Graphics and Special Effects

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Health Aides/Attendants/Orderlies, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Biological and Physical Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
Security and Loss Prevention Services

Therapy And Counseling
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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What Sets Moraine Valley Community College Apart:

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checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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