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Encyclopedia > South Suburban College
South Suburban College
15800 South State Street South Holland, Illinois
Campus suburban
Established 1927
Enrollment 17,000

South Suburban College is a community college located in the south suburbs of Chicago serving the Chicago Southland. The main campus is situated in South Holland, Illinois with a second campus called the University and College Center in Oak Forest, Illinois. South Suburban College is also affiliated with DePaul University, University of Saint Francis, Chicago State University, Governors State University, and Illinois Institute of Technology. South Holland is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. ... In Canada and the United States, a community college, sometimes called a county college, junior college or a city college, is an educational institution providing higher education and lower-level tertiary education, granting certificates, diplomas, and Associates degrees. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... The Chicago Southland is the suburban region south and southwest of Chicago, comprised of approximately 61 Chicagoland communities. ... South Holland is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. ... Incorporated City in 1900. ... DePaul University[1] is a private institution of higher education and research in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Founded by the Vincentians in 1898, the university takes its name from the 17th century French priest who valued philanthropy, Saint Vincent de Paul. ... Not to be confused with the separate University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne, Indiana. ... For the unaffiliated private university also located in Chicago, see the University of Chicago. ... Facts Governors State University (GSU) is located in University Park, Illinois. ... State Street Village, S.R. Crown Hall, Armour Main Building Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) is a private Ph. ...


South Suburban College was founded in 1927 as Thornton Junior College. At that time, the College was an extension of Thornton Township High School in Harvey, Illinois. The Illinois Community College Act of 1965 created Community College District 510 and enlarged the area served to include Thornton High School District 205, Thornton Fractional High School District 215, and Bremen High School District 228. Year 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Thornton Township High School is a school located in Harvey, Illinois. ... Harvey is a city located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Bremen Community High School District 228 is a public four year high school district covering about 29 square miles in Bremen Township in southern Cook County, Illinois in the south suburbs of Chicago. ...

In 1969, the name was changed to Thornton Community College to emphasize the comprehensive mission of the College. The College moved into its existing main campus facilities in South Holland in 1972. Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

In June of 1988, the Board of Trustees voted to change the name of the institution to South Suburban College to more accurately reflect the geographic location of the College. In an effort to serve the western portion of the district and to provide opportunities for district residents to complete a four-year degree, the University & College Center was opened in Oak Forest in 1992. Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ...

Student Body & Demographics

On average there are more than 17,000 students enrolled at SSC. The current statistics for the demographics of the student body are 65% African American, 25% White, 7% Hispanic, 1% Asian and Pacific Islander, and 2% Other.

Notable Alumni



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