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3801 S Central Ave
Cicero, IL 60804-4398
p. 708-656-8000
w. www.morton.edu

Morton College

Morton College Rating: 4.5/5 (4 votes)

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The second oldest community college in all of Illinois, Morton College offers students the experience of attending classes somewhere that has history on their side. Located in Cicero, Illinois, Morton College attracts students who are interested in pursuing their academic interests later towards a bachelor’s degree, as well as a number of people who are interested in up-to-date training to start a new career. The college also offers a number of different esteemed technical programs, where professionals keep students up to date on the current industry standards while teaching them invaluable basic skills that will lead to great success in the work force.

Students interested in the degree programs at Morton College have their choice between earning an Associate in Arts, an Associate in Science, an Associate in Fine Arts, and Associate in Liberal Studies, or an Associate in Applied Science.

There are many opportunities for the sort of learning that applies immediately to a career, rather than pursuing more academic channels. Some, like the Alternative Fuels program, are forward-thinking and offer a serious leg up in a world where careers are growing and changing faster than many people can keep up to speed. Others, like the clerical office support program and the Microsoft Office program, provide the sort of skills necessary to always be able to find a job, no matter what the economic climate. Some of the most popular certificate programs include training in therapeutic massage, automotive service, and early childhood education.

Most Popular Fields of Study


Students interested in attending Morton College should first determine which semester they are interested in starting, and then plan to have their application in by the start of the semester before it. First-time college freshmen should be sure to include their high school diploma or GED, and high school transcript. They should also fill out the application, and submit ACT or SAT scores, if applicable for the program of choice. Some courses of study require additional requirements and materials submitted, and others do not. For those who are coming to Morton College from another college, it is best to also submit a college transcript until that point in time. This way, it is easier to get the proper placement in classes at Morton College, as well as to potentially transfer some credits, making the graduation process easier.

Financial Aid

Most students attending Morton College receive some form of financial aid. The most common source of assistance is federal aid, which can be applied for immediately after receiving notification of one’s acceptance to school. Be sure to pay close attention to the instructions for completing your FAFSA, as not filling things out correctly can lead to a delay in receiving your assistance, which can sometimes complicate your semester if tuition is not paid on time. At Morton College, the office of financial aid is happy to assist students who need a little bit of extra help with their planning for college. Whether it’s looking for the right loan or finding a scholarship, the counselors can provide help during business hours on weekdays. Sometimes, at peak rush parts of the year, an appointment is necessary. Otherwise, they can usually help out walk-ins.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 6537th for the average student loan amount.
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Students attending Morton College are fortunate enough to have a number of different resources at hand, as well as numerous options to choose from when it comes to entertainment and extracurricular activities. For those who are looking for fitness and community, the school’s athletics program is a great way to make friends and also stay in shape. Other clubs and organizations on campus unite students via their common interests, and provide the chance for lively discussion and the pursuit of other interests, like painting and dancing. There is a fitness center for use on campus for all students, not just those in the athletics program, and a number of other helpful buildings. The bookstore is a great alternative to finding textbooks elsewhere, and the library has a number of different texts, as well as contemporary magazines and newspapers, to browse. It also has computers for students to use.

A hugely helpful part of Morton College are its departments and programs designed to assist students with more than just their coursework. Because of the on-campus child care center, those who are already parents can also go to classes without worrying about the stress of finding daycare and childcare elsewhere. Likewise, anyone who is feeling a little overwhelmed with the college experience and needs some help can take advantage of the student advising, which means the chance to talk one on one about future plans and current troubles.

Student Enrollment Demographics


A hugely popular part of life at Morton College is the school’s athletic program. The Morton College Panthers have seen a great deal of success for both the men’s teams and the women’s teams, with the chance to complete against other teams in the Skyway Community College Conference, which means fierce competition among a number of different Illinois community colleges. Male students can choose between soccer, cross country, basketball, or baseball. Female students can try out for volleyball, softball, soccer, cross country, or basketball.

Information Summary

Ranks 80th in Illinois and 2534th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 1 0.02
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest 1 0.02

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 157 0.19
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 1 0.00
Forcible Rape 24 0.03
Robbery 162 0.19
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 668 0.79
Larceny 1,042 1.24
Vehicle theft 271 0.32

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Cicero, IL 60804-4398
Surrounding communityLarge suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population86,133 (86,133 urban / N/A rural)
Households23,128 (3.70 people per house)
Median Household Income$38,044
Families18,118 (4.18 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Suburban-serving Single Campus
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingMedium two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District1703

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 3667th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $2,528 $6,624 $8,672
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $660 $660 $660
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $79 $207 $271
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $4,580 $8,676 $10,724
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $18,992 $23,088 $25,136
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $7,780 $11,876 $13,924

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $3,188(N/C) $7,284(N/C) $9,332(N/C)
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,400 $1,392
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $11,733 $11,212
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,200(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,200(N/C)

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NJCAA

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 903rd for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $76,492 ($77,021 male / $78,278 female)
Number of FT Faculty 53 (24 male / 29 female)
Number of PT Faculty 227
FT Faculty Ratio 0.2 : 1
Total Benefits $3,263,183

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