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: 15800 South State Street, South Holland, IL  60473

Extension Sites:

University & College Center - 16333 South Kilbourn Avenue, Oak Forest, Illinois 60452

Business & Career Institute - 16333 South Kilbourn Avenue, Oak Forest, Illinois 60452

Major Programs of Study:

Allied Health & Nursing, Biology & Physical Sciences, Court Reporting/Verbatim Tech, Criminal Justice, Fine & Performing Arts, Liberal Arts (AA Transfer Program), Paralegal

Annual Student Population:


Full Time: 36%

Part- Time: 64%

Average Student Age: 30

Number of Degree and Certificate Programs: 139

College Description/Overview:

Established in 1927, South Suburban College is a fully accredited, comprehensive community college with a diverse annual student population of more than 17,000. Located in South Holland, Illinois, SSC offers a wide range of career education and transfer programs awarding Associate Degrees, professional certifications and transferable credits. The college counselors work with students to develop an academic plan that will best help them to achieve all of their educational and career goals. SSC community outreach programs include Adult Basic Education (ABE), General Education Development (GED), English as a Second Language (ESL), Continuing Education and much more. In addition, SSC’s Business & Career Institute provides training, testing, consulting, and economic and business development resources for the region. SSC’s tuition rate is considerably lower than most public or private universities, and the college also offers special rates for residents of Lake County, IN. Full-time students can attend for just over $3,000 a year within a short distance from home, saving thousands of dollars in additional room and board expenses. The Financial Aid Office will work to maximize student aid and tuition waivers, and the SSC Foundation offers a wide-range of scholarship opportunities for all students.

Contact Information

Admissions Office, (708) 210-5718; General Information, (708) 596-2000; or visit us on the web at