Trinity Christian College

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6601 W. College Drive

Palos Heights, IL 60463

Phone: (708) 597-3000
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#28 Overall Score: 67 out of 100. Regional Colleges (Midwest)

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Trinity Christian College is a private institution that was founded in 1959. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,346, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 52 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Trinity Christian College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (Midwest), 28. Its tuition and fees are $24,210 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Trinity Christian College is a community of Christian scholarship committed to shaping lives and transforming culture. We offer a challenging academic curriculum in the liberal arts, education, business, and pre-professional programs. The student body of over 1,300 is equipped with a Christian worldview that permeates all aspects of learning to prepare them for meaningful service in the workplace, church, and community. The college's proximity to the resources of metropolitan Chicago offers students an exceptional "classroom" that provides experiential learning opportunities. Intercollegiate athletics for men and women, student-run ministry programs, and a full scope of creative expression in fine arts and student publications complete the Trinity experience.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1959
Religious affiliation Reformed
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $7,899,473


When applying to Trinity Christian College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Trinity Christian College is $20. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 82.3 percent.

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Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 82.3%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Trinity Christian College is 11:1, and the school has 57.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Trinity Christian College include: Education; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Health Professions and Related Programs; Psychology; and Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 77.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 11:1
4-year graduation rate 46%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Education 33%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 19%
Health Professions and Related Programs 14%
Psychology 6%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 5%

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Student Life

Trinity Christian College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,346, with a gender distribution of 34.6 percent male students and 65.4 percent female students. At this school, 45 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 55 percent of students live off campus. Trinity Christian College is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment 1,369
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NAIA

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Campus Info & Services

Trinity Christian College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Trinity Christian College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Trinity Christian College, 75 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Trinity Christian College.

Students who have cars on campus 75%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Trinity Christian College, 82.2 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $11,690.

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Tuition and fees $24,210 (2013-14)
Room and board $8,990 (2013-14)
Financial aid statistics
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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