Trinity Christian College

Trinity Christian College

The idea for the Trinity Christian College was conceived in 1952 by a group of visionary Chicago businessmen. It officially started offering classes from the fall of 1959. The 50-acre wooded campus of the college is located in Palos Heights, Illinois. Trinity Christian College's recent enrollments have been more than 1,000 students every year.

Trinity Christian College offers academic programs in art and design, sociology, science, criminal justice, economics, and business, among others. Several pre-professional programs in various fields are also available.

The athletics department of Trinity Christian College sponsors teams in baseball, basketball, cross country, soccer, track and field, softball, and volleyball. Nicknamed the Trolls, the teams compete in the NAIA, NCCAA, and CCAC.

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Contacting Trinity Christian College

Trinity Christian College
6601 W College Dr
Palos Heights , IL 60463-0929
General Phone: (708) 597-3000

Trinity Christian College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching121special ed, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, art education, business teaching, English teaching, math teaching, music teaching, physical education teaching, ...
Business and Management49business, non-profit management, accounting, business communications, organizational behavior, MIS
Nursing and Emergency Medicine45registered nursing
Liberal Arts18Spanish language, English, political science, sociology, history
Religion and Philosophy16philosophy, theology, theology and religious vocations
Therapy and Counseling12psychology
Science10biology, chemistry
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy10health and physical education, exercise science
Fine Arts7fine arts
Family and Social Work6social work
Media4communication studies
Computer Science and Engineering4information science, computer science
Music2music, music performance
Art Studies0art studies

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree30742

Trinity Christian College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Trinity Christian College had a total enrollment of 1,367 students (1,271 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 34%
Women 66%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 75%
(Foreign Students) 25%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 29%
20-21 32%
22-24 14%
25-29 9%
30-34 4%
35-39 3%
40-49 6%
50-64 2%

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

South Dakota2%
(International Students)2%

Trinity Christian College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 72 %

Trinity Christian College Room and Board (2007)

Trinity Christian College offers campus housing for 650 of its 1,271 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Palos Heights, 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.

Trinity Christian College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal490560
SAT Math490580
ACT Verbal1927
ACT Math1826
ACT Composite1927

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT8%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT92%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Trinity Christian College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 20,256
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 20,256
Room and board $ 7,420
Room charge $ 3,970
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,670
Books and supplies $ 1,100
Other expenses $ 2,015

Financial Aid:
Trinity Christian College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 177100)

Trinity Christian College Faculty

Trinity Christian College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2214
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1013

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*1*
Associate professorcalendar year1*3$65,389
Assistant professorcalendar year1*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year3$71,8535$67,164

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year14$69,9465$71,365
Associate professoracademic year12$58,3904$45,904
Assistant professoracademic year19$43,39518$48,713
All faculty totalacademic year45$55,65427$52,492

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

Trinity Christian College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Baseball Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Track Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports52631

Trinity Christian College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Corporate Communications
Management Information Systems, General
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
Organizational Behavior Studies

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Information Science/Studies

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
Business Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Music Performance, General
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General
Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Religion And Philosophy
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other
Theology/Theological Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets Trinity Christian College Apart:

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Top 18%Trinity Christian College Salaries of full-time faculty
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Top 20%Trinity Christian College Number of degree programs

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