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Why you should consider attending Prairie State College

2013-12-02T00:00:00Z Why you should consider attending Prairie State CollegeJennifer Stoner Times Columnist nwitimes.com
December 02, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Prairie State College is a terrific option to start or continue your college education. Located in Chicago Heights, it offers many educational options. If you are starting your degree, finishing your degree, or pursing career skills, Prairie State College has many offerings to fit your need. Here are the top five reasons you should consider registering for spring courses at PSC.

* Highly Qualified, Full-time Faculty Members

PSC has a large number of highly qualified, full-time faculty members, with more than 90 percent of full-time faculty members having master’s or doctoral degrees. Our faculty members choose to work at a community college because they want to be in the classroom teaching. Student success is their highest priority.

* Quality Education at an Affordable Tuition

PSC offers students a tremendous value when compared with four-year colleges and universities. We offer a quality education at an affordable tuition, making college aspirations a reality for everyone.

* Small Class Sizes and Special Educational Opportunities

Our small class sizes and special educational opportunities give students the tools they need to make the most out of their education from the very beginning.

We offer Learning Communities that combine two courses from different disciplines giving students who enroll in them an opportunity to explore the connections between the two fields with the guidance of the two professors for the courses.

The Honors Program is designed to reward students who are high achievers. Each honors course is a special section of a regular course, and provides students a rich educational experience in a creative and challenging atmosphere, with individualized attention from instructors.

PSC is focused on becoming a hub for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Any student pursuing an Associate in Science degree at PSC is considered a STEM student. STEM@PSC is dedicated to student success by building a supportive learning community, beginning with first-year students and guiding them throughout degree completion and the transfer process.

The opinions are solely the writer's. Jennifer Stoner is the executive director of communications and marketing at Prairie State College. She can be reached at jstoner@prairiestate.edu.

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