Morton College

Morton College

Morton College was established in 1924. It is currently one of the oldest community college in Illinois. The campus is located in Cicero, and offers enrollment to over 5,000 full-time and part-time students every semester.

Morton College offers associates degrees in arts, science, applied science, fine arts and liberal studies. Apart from these, career certificates in various fields of study are also offered. The college also offers university transfer, continuing education and community service programs.

The athletics department of Morton College fields men's teams in baseball, basketball, cross country and soccer, and women's teams in basketball, cross country, soccer, softball and volleyball.

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Morton College
3801 S Central Ave
Cicero , IL 60804-4398
General Phone: (708) 656-8000

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Morton College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts161liberal arts and sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine151registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Family and Social Work47child care provider
Therapy and Counseling32physical therapist assistant, massage therapy
Science29biological and physical sciences
Computer Science and Engineering28information technology, computer programming, computer product certification, computer networking
Office and Administration24administrative assistant, office data entry, general office occupations
Mechanics and Repair24computer repair, HVAC, automobile mechanics
Security and Law Enforcement24criminal justice and police
Business and Management18business management, accounting
Engineering Technician8computer systems tech, CAD and design, mechanical drafting
Medical Administration8medical records tech
Fine Arts4fine arts

Number of programs and degrees for Morton College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree33314
Award of less than 1 academic year14712
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years787

Morton College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Morton College had a total enrollment of 5,057 students (2,577 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 14%
Black 5%
Hispanic 77%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 21%
20-21 15%
22-24 14%
25-29 15%
30-34 12%
35-39 7%
40-49 9%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

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


Morton College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 70 %
Part-Time 49 %

Morton College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Cicero, 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.

Morton College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 6,676
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 8,724
Books and supplies $ 1,075

Financial Aid:
Morton College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 172800)

Morton College Faculty

Morton College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track35
Non-tenured and not on tenure track12

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year25$70,65130$67,886
All faculty totalacademic year25$70,65130$67,886

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

Morton College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports549

Morton College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming, Vendor/Product Certification
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Information Technology

Engineering Technician
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

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

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services

Biological and Physical Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science

Therapy And Counseling
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
Physical Therapist Assistant

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Morton College Highlights

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What Sets Morton College Apart:

% of degrees in family and social work
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Top 11%Morton College % of degrees in family and social work
% of degrees in therapy and counseling
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Top 12%Morton College % of degrees in therapy and counseling
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Top 13%Morton College Minority % of student body
Number of students
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Top 15%Morton College Number of students
Salaries of full-time faculty
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Top 18%Morton College Salaries of full-time faculty
% of degrees in office and administration
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Top 20%Morton College % of degrees in office and administration
% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
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Top 20%Morton College % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
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 Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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