Fox College

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Fox College
Fox College (logo).jpg
Location
Bedford Park, IL, Tinley Park, IL

United States
Coordinates41°46′17″N 87°44′41″W / 41.7715°N 87.7447°W / 41.7715; -87.7447Coordinates: 41°46′17″N 87°44′41″W / 41.7715°N 87.7447°W / 41.7715; -87.7447
Information
TypeFor-profit
MottoFinish First
PresidentTeri Tucci
EnrollmentAround 400
AccreditationHigher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
ProgramsBusiness, Technology and Health Care
Website

Fox College is a for-profit college located in the Chicago area with campuses near Midway Airport and in Tinley Park. It originally was founded in 1932 and most students come from the Chicago area.

Fox College awards diplomas and associate degrees. It states that it focuses on job placement for graduates and that financial aid is available for those who qualify.

Student Body, Admissions, and Outcomes[edit]

Fox College has an undergraduate population of 400. Of 977 applicants, 634 (or 65%) were admitted. Fox College does not allow home school graduates to apply.[1] For the most recent year, 93% of graduates were placed in jobs. According to College Navigator, the most recent graduation/transfer out rate is 72%.

Academics[edit]

Fox College provides career-focused courses to high school graduates. The programs are accelerated in nature and operate on a year-round calendar. Fox’s programs generally offer hands-on learning opportunities that help prepare graduates to start working immediately. Some programs offer externships as well. Students can graduate in 10–12 months by earning a diploma. Associate degree programs can be completed in 16–18 months. Some courses are offered at night. Fox College groups its five major areas of study into two main categories: Business and Health Care. These major areas are listed below.

Business:

Health Care:

Fox’s newest offerings include the Veterinary Technology program (http://chicago.vettechinstitute.edu) and the Physical Therapist Assistant program. Both of these programs are located at the Tinley Park campus. Fox has also added the Dental Hygiene and Occupational Therapy Assistant programs at the Midway Airport campus. These programs debuted in late 2015.

Past programs offered were Graphic Design, Hospitality and Travel and Accounting.

Accreditation[edit]

Fox College is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Fox College's Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools. The Veterinary Technician program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fox College". Peterson's. Nelnet. Retrieved 2009-09-24.