Dr. Sylvia JenkinsWelcome to Moraine Valley Community College. As you explore what we have to offer, I’m sure you’ll see we are a caring community that supports our students as they pursue their educational goals. We have a proud history of helping individuals improve their lives by offering programs that prepare them for fulfilling careers, give them valuable skills to apply in their workplaces, and allow them to expand their horizons through diverse educational and cultural opportunities.

We know higher education enriches our students’ lives and increases their options, so we strive to make it accessible to every resident in our district. To ensure they receive an outstanding education at an affordable price, Moraine Valley’s tuition is less than half what state and private schools charge. In addition, nearly 40 percent of our students qualify for some form of financial aid.

Moraine Valley offers nearly 150 degree and certificate programs. We encourage our students to complete their chosen program so they attain a recognized credential and experience the feeling of pride which accompanies such an achievement. As a result, we are in the top 3 percent of institutions granting associate degrees in the nation. With our small class sizes, helpful instructors, and supportive services, such as tutoring, career counseling, and job search assistance, Moraine Valley students go on to begin exciting careers or further their education.

We believe students benefit from extracurricular activities so we offer dozens of clubs and organizations to appeal to their varied interests and abilities. High-achieving students can participate in our Honors Program. Sports aficionados participate in intercollegiate sports and intramurals. Our Health, Fitness and Recreation Center provides an exceptional place to work out. Many ensembles are available for those who enjoy music. Moraine Valley hosts well-known speakers so students and community members gain insight on a wide range of topics. And, our Fine and Performing Arts Center presents an eclectic array of theater, music, and dance performances.

I wish you the best while you’re a student here and in your future endeavors after you leave the college as a Moraine Valley graduate.


Dr. Sylvia M. Jenkins