Moraine Valley Community College

Palos Hills, IL 60465
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Moraine Valley Community College is located in Palos Hills, Illinois. MVCC was founded in 1967 and it has become a very crucial part of the community. It has proven to be a very valuable academic institution that is held in high regard. The school even has a history of serving international students and it offers conveniences such as cross-cultural counseling. This is an inclusive and safe school where students can learn. All MVCC students will be able to pursue many academic programs while working towards associate degrees and certificates. It has great facilities for the students to take advantage of and it really gives them the right environment where they can thrive.

Nursing at MVCC is a two-year special admission program. This program is fully approved by the State of Illinois Board of Nursing. MVCC has a history of producing fine RN's and graduates of the nursing program go on to find work immediately after graduation 90% of the time. This fully-accredited program offers students the ability to learn in the best possible environment. Nursing courses will include cutting-edge technology, simulations, classroom lectures, and clinical experiences. The nursing program also offers hybrid course experiences and some online options, which can make things more convenient for some students. Students can also make use of an LPN to RN transition program. 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students14,620
Student to Faculty Ratio22:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate69%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 20 45
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 1 8
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 82.2%
  • NCLEX-RN: 85.7%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1975 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
01/01/1977 - 07/12/2012
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
09/01/2013 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$142/credit
In State Students$314/credit
Out of State Students$365/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $6,390 $14,130 $16,425
ADN 70 $9,940 $21,980 $25,550
BSN 125 $17,750 $39,250 $45,625
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 56% of Moraine Valley Community College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 43% $4,867
Other Federal Grant -- $8,002
State Grant & Scholarships 25% $1,184
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 7% $3,257
Federal Student Loans 9% $4,329
Private Loans -- $7,678


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$3,652
$30,001 to $48,000$4,394
$48,001 to $75,000$7,257
$75,001 to $110,000$9,902
Over $110,000$10,177

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Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Black/African American
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Illinois state board of nursing.
Moraine Valley Community College
9000 W. College Parkway
Palos Hills, IL 60465

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