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Morton College, the second oldest community college in Illinois, was founded in 1924 to meet the educational demands in the growing communities of Berwyn, Cicero, Forest View, Lyons, McCook, Stickney and other near-western suburbs.


As a comprehensive community college that is recognized by the Illinois Community College Board, Morton College's mission is:
To enhance the quality of life of our diverse community through exemplary teaching and learning opportunities, community service, and life-long learning.

Board of Trustees



Institutional Effectiveness



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  • Maximize the College's resources to support student learning

  • Conduct ongoing assessment of student learning to discover new ways to help students succeed

  • Develop responsive curricula and programs to serve community needs

  • Encourage community families to embrace the educational opportunities Morton College provides

  • Ensure the enrichment of its educational programs and student-support services by making a commitment to ongoing self-study and assessment


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Campus Services

Art at Morton

Hawthorne Museum

College Governance & Accreditation

Morton College is part of Community College District 527, one of 39 community colleges in Illinois and is governed by a locally elected Board of Trustees.

The College is recognized by the Illinois Community College Board. Interested parties may view the College's ICCB Recognition Certificate (PDF).

Morton College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and our accreditation status may be viewed by clicking the HLC seal at lower left.


Gainful Employment

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Morton College at a Glance

Credit student counts include Adult Education enrollments.

Students with Disabilities

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Documents may be downloaded as PDFs. Financial Statements, Annual Budgets


Morton College, the second oldest community college in Illinois was founded in 1924 to meet


Morton College’s Board of Trustees announced the appointment of Dr. Stanley Fields as the school's new president


Morton College, the second oldest community college in Illinois, was founded in 1924 to meet the educational demands

Strategic Planning

Strategic Planning functions on a continuum to align College priorities and future initiatives

Equity Plan


Morton College fully supports our students who are members of our community and working toward


The goals and the functions of the Human Resources Department derive from the Mission Statement of Morton College.