Founded in 1924, Morton College is the second oldest community college in Illinois. In the fall of 2010 roughly 80% of the college’s students were students of color and/or represented ethnic minorities. The college has the largest enrollment percentage of Hispanic students in the Midwest—74% in 2010.
Over the decades, Morton College’s university transfer program has become known state-wide for academic excellence. The college’s curriculum and mission include career, community, continuing and adult education programs. The college opened its renovated, award-winning library in 2005 with triple the numbers of computers from its predecessor, wireless access, group study rooms and a cyber-café. Also, a new Student Success Center, which houses student services like tutoring, placement testing and career assistance opened in 2007.
IPEDS UNITID: 147411
Degree of Urbanization: Suburb: Large
Geographic Region: Great Lakes (IL IN MI OH WI)
Institution Size Category: 5,000 - 9,999
Carnegie Classification: Associate's--Public Suburban-serving Single Campus
Total Enrollment: 5,088
Full-time Enrollment: 1,387
Part-time Enrollment: 3,701
First-time Degree Seeking: 584
Part-time First-time Degree Seeking: 303
Black or African American Grouping: 0 to 20% Black
Hispanic/Latino Grouping: More than 25% Hispanic/Latino
Pell Recipients Grouping: 40.1% to 60% Pell Recipients