About Morton

  • Communities We Serve

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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.


    • 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

    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 BoardInterested 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.