Moraine Valley Community College

Palos Hills, IL
Moraine Valley Community College

Brief Description

As the second largest community college in Illinois with more than 36,000 credit and non-credit students enrolled annually, Moraine Valley Community College is a two-year college located on a 297-acre suburban campus nestled in the Cook County Forest Preserves of Palos Hills to the southwest of Chicago. With satellite locations offered at Blue Island, Tinley Park, and online from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection, MVCC is committed to accommodating to each student's unique learning needs. Renowned as a member of the prestigious League for Innovation in the Community College, MVCC is one of just 12 Vanguard Colleges nationwide.

First approved by the Illinois Junior College Board as a community college for serving the southwestern suburbs of Chicago in 1966, Moraine Valley Community College was named in reference to its central location where the Valparaiso and Tinley moraines meet to form a valley. By 1973, Moraine Valley opened the first permanent campus structure and becomes the community college in Illinois to offer a two-year special education program. While the enrollment climbs above 10,000 due to the formation of a revolutionary Returning Woman Program, MVCC continues its academic excellence for providing affordable career training in hottest fields.

With an outstanding reputation as one of the nation's premier two-year institutions, Moraine Valley Community College is currently ranked within the top three percent of the 2,839 two and four-year U.S. institutions granting associate degrees. Fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association (NCA), MVCC offers more than 50 associates degree programs, ranging from culinary arts management and information technology to nursing and homeland security. For those seeking higher education, MVCC has partnered with local institutions to offer numerous transfer programs for seamlessly pursuing a bachelor's degree.

Outside of the classroom, Moraine Valley Community College offers around 40 different student club organizations related to special academic interests, religion, diversity, community service, student government, and intramural sports. Within the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference of the NJCAA, the Moraine Valley Cyclones can participate in intercollegiate sports competition for men's baseball, cross country, basketball, golf, and soccer as well as women's basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, and volleyball. Of all the sports teams at MVCC, the women's basketball team has been particularly dominate, winning the last four conference championships.

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At A Glance

Total undergraduate enrollment: 12972

Total institution enrollment: 12972

School type: 2-year public

School classification: Associate's Colleges: These institutions offer associate's degree and certificate programs but, with few exceptions, award no baccalaureate degrees.

Campus Location

Main Address

Moraine Valley Community College
10900 S 88th Ave
Palos Hills, IL 60465


(708) 974-4300


Undergraduate Demographics

Male undergraduate population: 43%

Female undergraduate population: 57%

Undergrad visible minorities: No Data

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered: Less than one year, One but less than two years, Associate's

Accounting Technician
Alcohol / Drug Abuse Counseling
Automotive Mechanic / Technician
Baker / Pastry Chef
Banking And Financial Support Services
Biological And Physical Sciences
Business Administration And Management
Business Computer Programming / Programm
Business Systems Networking And Telecomm
Child Care Provider / Assistant
Computer Engineering Technology / Technician
Design And Visual Communications
Desktop Publishing Equipment Operator
Electrical Electronic / Communications Engineer
Emergency Medical Technology / Technician
Energy / Management And Systems Technology
Enterprise Management And Operations
Executive Assistant / Secretary
Fashion Merchandising
Fire Protection And Safety Technology / Technician
Fire Services Administration
Food And Beverage / Restaurant Operations
General Retailing Operations
Health Aide
Heating And Refrigeration
Human Resources Management
Industrial Machinery Maintenance And Repair
Instrumentation Technology / Technician
Law Enforcement / Police Science
Legal Administrative Assistant / Secretary
Liberal Arts And Sciences / Liberal Studies
Machine Shop Assistant
Mechanical Drafting
Mechanical Engineering / Mechanical Technician
Medical Laboratory Technician
Medical Radiologic Technology / Technician
Medical Records Technology / Technician
Nursing Rn Training
Parks Recreation And Leisure Facilities
Quality Control Technology / Technician
Recreation Products / Services Marketing
Respiratory Therapy Technician
Teacher Assistant / Aide
Travel Services Marketing Operations
Welder / Welding Technologist