List of Junior Colleges in Illinois

by Sarah Estlund
There are more than 50 junior colleges in the State of Illinois.

Junior colleges in Illinois can offer students everything from athletic programs, financial aid, work study programs and even Greek systems. There are urban campuses, nearly rural campuses and online programs offered in this network. Depending upon what is important to the individual student, there is a large network of junior colleges from which to choose, more than 50 in the state.

Spoon River College

One of the junior colleges in Illinois is Spoon River College. Spoon River community college has four campuses; Canton, Havana, Macomb and Rushville. It also offers online programs of study. The athletics program at Spoon River provides students the option of playing baseball, softball or golf. Spoon River College is a member of the Midwest Athletic Conference. Various financial aid options are available, including work study programs, scholarships and payment plans. There are many different student organizations at Spoon River, including drama club, funk kitchen arts organization, students nurses association, habitat for humanity and many Greek clubs. Spoon River College 23235 N. County Highway 22 Canton, IL 61520 309-649-6400 src.edu

Prairie State College

Another junior college in the State of Illinois is Prairie State College. Students can earn an Associate in Arts, Associate of Arts in Teaching, Associate in Fine Arts, Associate in Science or Associate in Applied Science. Prairie State College offers financial aid in the form of federal grants and loans. There are also work study programs at this junior college. The average student to teacher ratio in classes at PSC is 20 to one. For the athlete enrolled at PSC, there are ten athletic teams, including volleyball, cross country, basketball and soccer. Prairie State College 202 South Halsted Street Chicago Heights, IL 60411 708-709-3500 prairiestate.edu

Morton College

Morton College is a junior college in Illinois. At Morton College, students can earn an Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science, Associate in Fine Arts, Associate in Liberal Studies and Associate in Arts Teaching. Career certificates are also offered to students of Morton College. Financial aid is available through Morton College; it also offers career counseling and placement. Students are encouraged to apply online and to schedule a campus visit. Morton College 3801 S. Central Avenue Cicero, IL 60804 708-656-8000 morton.edu

About the Author

Sarah Estlund is a freelance writer based out of Kansas City. Originally from the Hawkeye State, she received her degree in journalism from the University of Iowa. Estlund writes a dating column as well as more than 15 blogs ranging in topic from celebrity, fashion, pets, self-help and alternative medicine. She has a love of animals and shares that passion in her writing.

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