South Suburban College

South Suburban College

South Suburban College was established in 1927 as a community college. It offers enrollment to more than 15,000 students in its South Holland and Oak Forest campuses in Illinois. Associates degrees are offered in the fields of arts, science, fine arts, engineering science and applied science. There are also several certificate courses and college transfer programs available.

The sports teams of the South Suburban College are called the Bulldogs. There are separate men's teams for baseball, basketball and soccer, while the women's teams play basketball, soccer, softball and volleyball.

Alumni who have graduated from this college include author Steven Whitehurst, and Major League Baseball players Rob Mackowiak, Tim Byrdak, Julius Matos and Ron Mahay.

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South Suburban College
15800 South State Street
South Holland , IL 60473-1200
General Phone: (708) 596-2000

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South Suburban College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine465EMT ambulance attendant, EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Liberal Arts113sign language translation, liberal arts and sciences
Medical Support and Technology103medical coding, medical assistant, pharmacy tech, radiation therapist, sonography and ultrasound tech, radiographer, phlebotomy
Science92biological and physical sciences
Family and Social Work64child care provider, social work
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy36exercise science, occupational therapist assistant
Law33legal assistant, court reporting
Office and Administration33office management, administrative assistant, executive secretary
Security and Law Enforcement32criminal justice and safety, criminal justice and police
Business and Management30accounting and computer science, accounting, accounting technology, accounting and management, entrepreneurship, small business management
Construction Trades20construction, building inspector
Therapy and Counseling17substance abuse counseling, massage therapy
Engineering Technician15electronics tech, biomedical tech, construction engineering tech, CAD and design, architectural drafting
Computer Science and Engineering7computer programming, information science, computer networking
Education and Teaching7teacher aide
Fine Arts3fine arts
Real Estate and Construction Management1construction management

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years10214
Associate's degree38823
Award of less than 1 academic year58127

South Suburban College Student Body

In 2007-2008, South Suburban College had a total enrollment of 6,260 students (5,112 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 28%
Black 56%
Hispanic 14%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 18%
20-21 15%
22-24 13%
25-29 14%
30-34 10%
35-39 9%
40-49 12%
50-64 7%
65+ 2%

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


South Suburban College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 50 %
Part-Time 32 %

South Suburban College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of South Holland, 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.

South Suburban College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 8,452
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 10,102
Books and supplies $ 1,000

Financial Aid:
South Suburban College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 176900)

South Suburban College Faculty

South Suburban College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track58
Non-tenured and not on tenure track27

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year48$68,97464$62,249
All faculty totalacademic year48$68,97464$62,249

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

South Suburban College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports142236

South Suburban College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Accounting and Business/Management
Accounting and Computer Science
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Small Business Administration/Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Information Science/Studies

Construction Trades
Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector
Construction Trades, General

Education And Teaching
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Engineering Technician
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
Biomedical Technology/Technician
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Court Reporting/Court Reporter
Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation

Medical Support And Technology
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Care Attendant (EMT Ambulance)
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Occupational Therapist Assistant

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary
Office Management and Supervision

Real Estate And Construction Management
Construction Management

Biological and Physical Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

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

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What Sets South Suburban College Apart:

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Number of students
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Top 12%South Suburban College Number of students
Salaries of full-time faculty
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Top 13%South Suburban College Salaries of full-time faculty
% of degrees in science
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Top 14%South Suburban College % of degrees in science
% students 40 years or older
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Top 15%South Suburban College % students 40 years or older
% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
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Top 15%South Suburban College % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
Minority % of student body
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Top 18%South Suburban College Minority % of student body
% of degrees in office and administration
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 19%South Suburban College % of degrees in office and administration

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 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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