South Suburban College Today
More than 17,000 students, on average, are enrolled at South Suburban College during a typical year. The College offers a wide selection of career education and college transfer credit programs. Additionally, South Suburban College’s Business & Career Institute offers non-credit customized training, short-term instruction for business, and dozens of special interest classes.
The College has a state-of-the-art Performing Arts Center. A variety of cultural events are sponsored by the College, including plays, comedy acts, special lectures, and concerts, adding to the richness of the performing arts in the south suburbs.
In the future, SSC will continue to provide educational opportunities to the community in traditional areas, as well as in new and emerging fields. Through our distance learning endeavors we hope to be able to reach tomorrow’s student in even more exciting ways.
2012 Institutional Summary:
- Frank M. Zuccarelli, Chairman
- John A. Daly, Vice-Chair
- Katie Jackson Booker
- Anthony P. DeFilippo
- Jacqueline Martin
- Terry R. Wells
- Joseph Whittington, Jr
Factors used in admissions: high school diploma or equivalent, admissions is open
- Academic Calendar: Semester
- Students Enrolled in 12 month period: 15,211
- Total Awards: 511 (77% Associate's degree / 23% Certificates)
- Graduation Rate: 51% (3-Yr. Average)
- Types of courses/programs offered: occupational, academic, adult basic, remedial, high school equivalency, or English as a second language
Approximate Cost of Tuition & Fees Based on 30 Credit Hours
- In-district: $3,773 per academic year
- Out-of-district: $9,113 per academic year
- Lake County, IN & Chicago Regional: $3,773 per academic year
- Out-of-state: $10,763 per academic year
- Types of aid available: Federal Pell Grants, SEOG, veterans administration educational benefits, work study, MAP Grants (State)
Student Services: Academic assistance/tutoring, academic/career counseling, transfer counseling, employment, job placement, assistance for students with a visual, hearing or physical impairment (or disability), access for students with a physical disability, on-campus day care, student life and athletic programs, short-term medical insurance.