Morton College

Cicero, IL 60804

Morton College is located in Cicero, Illinois. This college was originally established in 1924. Although the current campus was constructed in 1975, the school has the distinction of being the second oldest community college in Illinois. Morton College serves around 5,000 students currently and it offers a very good educational facility for any students in the area. This school even has many intercollegiate athletics programs for both men and women. It is truly a school that offers a great experience for the community at large.

The nursing program is one area where this school tends to stand out. It offers a strong associate degree nursing program, as well as a nursing assistant program. This school aims to give students the best nursing education possible. To do so, it teaches students all of the right practical skills while also putting an emphasis on the compassion that a nurse needs to do a truly exceptional job. This program teaches nurses to think critically while also providing them with valuable experiences that they will take with them as professionals. All teaching methods will be grounded in scientific and humanistic reasoning. The program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). 


Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio20:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate75%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 5 47
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0 0
Certificate 3 34
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 76.8%
  • NCLEX-PN: 100%

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The following schools are located within 200 miles radius of Morton College

City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College
5.11 miles away
City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College
5.81 miles away
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College
6.83 miles away
Triton College
7.52 miles away
ATS Institute of Technology - Chicago
8.06 miles away
City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College
9.38 miles away
Moraine Valley Community College
9.74 miles away
City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College
11.04 miles away
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College
11.9 miles away
College of DuPage
15.96 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1927 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
02/01/2012 - 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).

Application fee
Undergrads $10
Graduates --

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$88/credit
In State Students$216/credit
Out of State Students$280/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 $3,960 $9,720 $12,600
ADN 70 $6,160 $15,120 $19,600
BSN 125 $11,000 $27,000 $35,000
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, 68% of Morton 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 60% $4,533
Other Federal Grant 21% $382
State Grant & Scholarships 36% $922
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 10% $1,843
Federal Student Loans 3% $3,804
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price/year
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$3,272
$30,001 to $48,000$3,800
$48,001 to $75,000$6,490
$75,001 to $110,000$8,506
Over $110,000--

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Student Population













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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Illinois state board of nursing.

Morton College
3801 S Central Ave
Cicero, IL 60804

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