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Moraine Valley Community College Overview

Moraine Valley Community College is a public institution situated in Palos Hills, Illinois. The suburban atmosphere of Palos Hills makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

What Is Moraine Valley Community College Known For?

2,914 Undergraduate Awards
  • The highest award offered at MVCC is the associate's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 26% of the faculty were full-time.

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Moraine Valley Community College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at MVCC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Movement & Mind-Body Therapies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Moraine Valley Community College?

Location of Moraine Valley Community College

Contact details for MVCC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL 60465-0937
Phone: 708-974-4300
Website: www.morainevalley.edu

How Do I Get Into MVCC?

You can apply to MVCC online at: https://enroll.morainevalley.edu/

Since Moraine Valley Community College has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford Moraine Valley Community College?

11% Take Out Loans
12.6% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At MVCC, approximately 11% of students took out student loans averaging $4,275 a year. That adds up to $17,100 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at MVCC is 12.6%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Moraine Valley Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

5,607 Full-Time Undergraduates
50% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 13,762 undergraduate students at MVCC, with 5,607 being full-time and 8,155 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  MVCC

Gender Diversity

Of the 5,607 full-time undergraduates at MVCC, 50% are male and 50% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  MVCC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Moraine Valley Community College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of MVCC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 171
Black or African American 440
Hispanic or Latino 1,360
White 2,830
International Students 174
Other Races/Ethnicities 632

Over 53 countries are represented at MVCC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, Yemen, and Jordan.

Online Learning at Moraine Valley Community College

593 Took All Classes Online
2,732 Took At Least One Class Online
0.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 2,732 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at MVCC has changed over the last few years.

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Online Growth Rankings of MVCC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Moraine Valley Community College was 0.9%. This is the #1,974 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at MVCC regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Moraine Valley Community College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 880 0 880
Biological & Physical Science 0 495 0 495
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 109 32 59 200
Information Technology 119 35 26 180
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 98 20 18 136
Health & Medical Administrative Services 58 19 38 115
Precision Metal Working 95 0 5 100
Allied Health Professions 10 67 21 98
Nursing 0 71 0 71
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 44 3 21 68
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 62 0 0 62
Computer Engineering Technology 56 0 0 56
Criminal Justice & Corrections 1 52 0 53
Human Development & Family Studies 23 15 13 51
Culinary Arts 10 21 15 46
Business Administration & Management 23 12 0 35
Hospitality Management 4 16 11 31
Graphic Communications 20 4 0 24
Computer Systems Networking 23 0 0 23
Fire Protection 0 21 0 21
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 0 18 18
Business Support & Assistant Services 10 4 2 16
Computer Software & Applications 11 0 3 14
Mental & Social Health Services 0 7 5 12
Mechanical Engineering Technology 6 4 1 11
Human Resource Management 0 5 3 8
Computer Programming 8 0 0 8
Teaching Assistants 0 7 0 7
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 7 7
Accounting 6 0 0 6
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 6 0 0 6
Homeland Security 5 0 0 5
Design & Applied Arts 1 4 0 5
Music 0 5 0 5
General Sales & Marketing 0 4 0 4
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 2 2 4
American Sign Language 0 0 4 4
Movement & Mind-Body Therapies 0 4 0 4
General Business/Commerce 3 0 0 3
Electronics Engineering Technology 3 0 0 3
Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services 3 0 0 3
Health & Physical Education 0 0 3 3
Recreation Administration 0 3 0 3
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 2 0 2
Management Information Systems 0 2 0 2
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 0 0 2 2
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 2 0 2
Computer Information Systems 1 0 0 1
Health Aids/Attendants/Orderlies 1 0 0 1
Engineering-Related Technologies 0 0 0 0
Legal Support Services 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 819 1,818 277 2,914

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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