South Metropolitan Higher Education Consortium

South Metropolitan Higher Education Consortium

Three Decades of Higher Education Excellence Through Collaboration

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Local Campus Locations

Main Campus: 9000 W. College Pkwy., Palos Hills, IL  60465

Extension Sites: Education Center at Blue Island, 12940 S. Western Ave., Blue Island; Southwest Education Center, 17900 S. 94th Ave., Tinley Park

Major Programs of Study:

Art, Computer Integrated Technologies, Health Sciences, Mechanical Technologies, Workforce Development, Business, Education, Infomration Managment Systems, Public Service

Annual Student Population:


Full Time: 43.7%

Part- Time: 56.3%

Average Student Age: 25

Number of Degree and Certificate Programs: 113

College Description/Overview:

Recognized as one of the nation’s premier community colleges, Moraine Valley Community College serves more than 100,000 area residents annually through credit and noncredit classes, theater performances, seminars, workshops, special events, and other activities. Offering excellence in education, Moraine Valley provides quality services and convenient, accessible and affordable university-transfer programs and career training. The college has grown in response to the needs of the 26 southwest suburban communities it serves. Our students receive a full range of support services from academic advising to scholarship assistance to children’s and youth programming. The college sponsors an array of athletics teams, student clubs and organizations, a fitness center, Bookstore, and world-class Fine and Performing Arts Center. In addition to its educational impact, Moraine Valley is committed to remaining a vital part of the local region’s economic, social and cultural progress.

Contact Information

Office of Admissions, 708-974-2110; General Information, 708-974-4300; or visit us on the web at