About South Suburban College

Founded in 1927, South Suburban College. is a college. Located in Illinois, which is a city setting in Illinois, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 3,703 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The South Suburban College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 12:1. There are 81 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at South Suburban College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at SSC are considered , with ,1% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at South Suburban College.

33%
“We”re apathetic”
67%
“We know about current events and vote”
0%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
17%
“We save it for the classroom”
17%
“Sometimes, but not often”
67%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
0%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
17%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
83%
“I feel extremely safe”
20%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
20%
“We bought the gear”
60%
“We live for the big game”
17%
“It”s not really our thing”
33%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
50%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
0%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
83%
“They keep regular office hours”
17%
“They”re always available”
83%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
17%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
17%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
67%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
17%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
17%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
67%
“There might be people who do”
17%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
33%
“We”re apathetic”
67%
“We know about current events and vote”
0%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
17%
“We save it for the classroom”
17%
“Sometimes, but not often”
67%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
0%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
17%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
83%
“I feel extremely safe”
20%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
20%
“We bought the gear”
60%
“We live for the big game”
17%
“It”s not really our thing”
33%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
50%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
0%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
83%
“They keep regular office hours”
17%
“They”re always available”
83%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
17%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
17%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
67%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
17%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
17%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
67%
“There might be people who do”
17%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    6 Students rated on-campus housing 1 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    6 Students rated off-campus housing 1.8 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    10 Students rated campus food 3.4 stars. 10 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    10 Students rated campus facilities 4 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    10 Students rated class size 4.3 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    10 Students rated school activities 3.3 stars. 10 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    9 Students rated local services 4.3 stars. 56 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    10 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.

South Suburban College REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of South Suburban College?

10 Students rated South Suburban College

michelle - 07/20/2020

Piece of trash school. Uneducated teachers that have no business teaching 4 year olds. The school is dirty and rundown. They have what I guess they call a cafeteria, it’s absolutely disgusting. Very unprofessional administrators. Little or no follow up when trying to get information/answers.

Frazonna - 04/25/2020

South Suburban College is a public community college in South Holland, Illinois. It has a second campus in Oak Forest, Illinois. South Suburban College has around 11,317 students currently enrolled. I personally chose to attend South Suburban College because of its affordable price of education and its familiarity to me and my community. I attend the majority of my courses and classes on the main campus situated in South Holland, Illinois. Although I never attend classes at the second campus, at the Oak Forest Center, it is not too far because of its Oak Forest, Illinois location. I am currently a first-year student, so I am still learning the ropes myself. Needless to say, South Suburban College provides an intimate learning environment for its students, which I particularly appreciate. Classes and lectures are more of smaller group of students. South Suburban also provides college credits to selective public high schools through its dual-enrollment programs. Sports and activities, in comparison to a university, are fairly limited considering its standing as a junior college. Some of the Men's Athletics are limited to basketball, baseball, and soccer. Then, Women's Athletics include basketball, soccer, softball, and volleyball. All athletics compete in the NJCAA. South Suburban College is affiliated with Chicago State University, DePaul University, Governors State University, Illinois Institute of Technology, and the University of Saint Francis. Some of our competing colleges include Prairie State, Moraine Valley, and DuPage. The rest include Elgin, Harper, Joliet, Lake County, MacCormac, McHenry County, Morton, Oakton, Triton, and Waubonsee.

Diamond - 01/26/2020

South Suburban College gives extremely gracious amounts of funding to students through grants and scholarships! It also has a great honors program with honor specific clubs and events. It's a large enough campus also with an amazing basketball team that hardly ever loses. The students can make the place a real drag, looking to hookup with each other or smoke rather than pay attention in class and participate in events. Still, major specific courses such as film appreciation are filled with truly passionate, cool students!

Kristian - 06/13/2019

My opinion on South Suburban is that it’s a great school for people to get a foundation for what they want to do but don’t know how to achieve it. The school staff really cares about helping people with their education. They have a lot of good programs too if people want to jump straight into a career. The College is also great because it’s good for people who couldn’t afford to go to a four year university can still get the same education as them for a lesser price. I do recommend this college for people who are living in the south suburbs of Chicago, it’s much closer and they have two locations. There’s one in South Holland and the other in Oak forest. The school is great!! And I’m glad to be apart of this institution.

South Suburban College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at South Suburban College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for South Suburban College is 100%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I would tell myself that knowledge conquors all. You have the right to think, don't think about it just do it.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are welling to learn, if the teachers are welling to teach. The students pay attention to what they teacher is talking about and they have the urge to learn not matter how difficult it may turn out to be.

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  4. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    I think my school is best known for its affordable education.

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  5. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    Currently, the school is undergoing a transition of programs; such as establishing new fields of study in Radiology and require more professors and compreable equipment.

    Read all  4 answers
  6. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Someone who is an introvert.

    Read all  4 answers
  7. What's unique about your campus?

    The time slots for classes, and the location of the school.

    Read all  3 answers
  8. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I had known more about the scholarships when I first arrived.

    Read all  2 answers
  9. What kind of person should attend this school?

    South Suburban College, (SSC), is a great environment for students who are undecided for their career, are going to school and working to pay for tuition, or are returning to college to pursue a different career path. Many people give community colleges a bad reputation by saying that it technically isn't "college", and is much easier than a four-year university. Honestly, I think that it is just the opposite. The students in community colleges most likely have other responsibilities as well as pursuing an education. In my opinion SSC is full of, hardworking, focused, and determined students

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  10. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    Well to be honest, I do not brag about my school. I am not ashamed to say I go there even though it is a community college. I just tell them what it is like there and how I just do what I am supposed to do. I do my homework, research papers,quizzes, and tests and often finish early or on time.

    Read all  2 answers
  11. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    I love my school and teachers, it is near my house so it makes it easy to get there.

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  12. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    My school is a community college the encompass a large variety of students from diverse backgrounds; which includes, life learners, new high school graduates, professor's seeking additional training, first time professionals, and elementary teachers finishing their certification as well as students matriculating through the Registered Nurse Program. It's a school supported by community businesses and the township and other financial contributors.

    Read all  1 answers
  13. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing about South Suburban College, for me personally, has been the counseling office. On one occasion, I visited the counseling office desk twice and called at least three times before the desired appointment was made. Visits to the counseling office may be required when it seems unnecessary, for transcript verification procedures or the like. Sometimes, when it is time for my appointment to begin, the counselors are not prepared and disregard my time while finishing personal conversations or other unrelated tasks.

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Student Body

Students

67%

female

33%

male

3,703

Total Undergrad Enrollment

N/A

Total Grad Students

8%

Out-Of-State

92%

In-State

N/A

International

Organizations

30

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

No

On-Campus Housing

N/A

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
% Black or African-American
61%
% Hispanic/Latino
18%
% White or Caucasian
17%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

89% of students attending South Suburban College receive some sort of financial aid. 85% were awarded federal grants. While N/A received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$12,173

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,200

Books and Supplies

$4,400

Room and Board

17,773

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$4,665
$30 - $48K
$5,331
$48 - $75K
$6,882
$75 - $110K
$9,114
$110K & UP
$10,270

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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