Prairie State College
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|Prairie State College|
|Motto||Start near. Go far.|
|Established||1957; opened 1958|
|President||Dr. Eric Radtke|
|Academic staff||83 (full-time)|
|Location||Chicago Heights, Illinois, USA
|Campus||123 acres (49.8 ha), Suburban|
District area 
Communities inside the district include:
Portions of these communities are also inside the district:
Prairie State College's 137-acre (55.4 ha) campus is located at South Halsted Street and Vollmer Road in Chicago Heights, Illinois.
The north campus facilities, to the north of Vollmer Road, include the Tech/Health Center, Child Care Center, Physical Plant and Facilities warehouses and headquarters, the Illinois Employment and Training Center, plus four wooden temporary structures where the Adult Education programs are held. Second Language, Literacy, Adult Basic Education and GED classes, and adult education computer labs are also located on the Northern part of the campus. Many distinguished individuals have taught and attended Prairie State College to include; Governor Pat Quinn, and Congress-woman Debbie Halverson.
The main building, to the south of Vollmer Road, houses faculty and administrative offices, classrooms, laboratories, and student services facilities. At four stories, the main campus building includes a Technology Center, where programs such as Automotive, Welding, Manufacturing Technology and Air Conditioning and Heating programs take place. The College Fitness Center, Bookstore, Pioneer Cafe, Barnes & Noble Reading Room, Student Leadership Center, Library, Counseling and Academic Advising Center, Career Placement Services, Student Success Center, Cashier's Officer, Admissions, Information Center and most other student services can be found in this building. Also in this building is the Business and Community Education Center, a place for special events, meetings, conferences, and the site of the Christopher Art Gallery.
Classes are available days, evenings, weekends only, and online. PSC is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Student body 
- 12,226 students enrolled in credit- and non-credit courses
- 60 % female, 40% male
- 45.3 % part-time, 54.7% full-time
- Average student age: 28 credit, 46 non-credit
- Full-time faculty: 84
- 90 % of full-time faculty have a master’s or doctorate degree
- Student-Faculty ratio: 17:1
Number of degrees and certificates offered: 75 +
Transfer majors 
PSC offers associate degrees to prepare students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. PSC was the first college in Illinois to guarantee that credits will transfer to other colleges and universities, an assurance that has grown throughout the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI).
- Art Club
- Political Science Club
- Black Student Union
- All-Latin Alliance
- Nursing Club
- Chess Club
- Film Club
- Prairie State College official Web site
- Prairie State College security car model in Google 3D Warehouse
- Prairie State College campus buildings model in Google 3D Warehouse