South Suburban College
South Suburban College

About SSC

South Suburban College Today

More than 17,000 students, on average, are enrolled at South Suburban College during a typical year. The College offers a wide selection of career education and college transfer credit programs. Additionally, South Suburban College’s Business & Career Institute offers non-credit customized training, short-term instruction for business, and dozens of special interest classes.

The College has a state-of-the-art Performing Arts Center. A variety of cultural events are sponsored by the College, including plays, comedy acts, special lectures, and concerts, adding to the richness of the performing arts in the south suburbs.

In the future, SSC will continue to provide educational opportunities to the community in traditional areas, as well as in new and emerging fields. Through our distance learning endeavors we hope to be able to reach tomorrow’s student in even more exciting ways.

2013 Institutional Summary:

Board of Trustees

Don Manning, President


Factors used in admissions: high school diploma or equivalent, admissions is open


  • Academic Calendar: Semester
  • Students Enrolled in 12 month period: 12,258
  • Total Awards: 625 (391 Associate's degrees / 234 Certificates)
  • Graduation Rate: 17% (3-Yr. Average)
  • Types of courses/programs offered: occupational, academic, adult basic, remedial, High School Equivalency (HSE), or English as a Second Language (ESL)

Approximate Cost of Tuition & Fees Based on 30 Credit Hours

  • In-district: $4,132.50 per academic year
  • Out-of-district: $10,072.50 per academic year
  • Lake County, IN & Chicago Regional: $5,182.50 per academic year
  • Out-of-state: $11,722.50 per academic year
  • Types of aid available: Federal Pell Grants, SEOG, veterans administration educational benefits, work study, MAP Grants (State)


Student Services: Academic assistance/tutoring, academic/career counseling, transfer counseling, employment, job placement, assistance for students with a visual, hearing or physical impairment (or disability), access for students with a physical disability, on-campus day care, student life and athletic programs, short-term medical insurance.

© 2008 - 2014 South Suburban College · Main Number: (708)596-2000 | Office of Admissions: (708)210-5718
Main Campus: 15800 South State Street, South Holland, Illinois 60473-1200
Oak Forest Center: 16333 South Kilbourn Avenue, Oak Forest, Illinois 60452-4601