Morton College
TypePublic, community college
Established1924; 100 years ago (1924)
Students3,850 (all undergraduate)(Spring 2022)[1]
Location, ,
United States

Morton College is a public community college in Cicero, Illinois. It is the second oldest community college in the state.[2] While the campus itself was constructed in 1975, the college was established in 1924. Before the construction of the campus, the college was housed in the same building as the local high school.[3] It is named after Julius Sterling Morton, a Nebraska newspaper editor and politician who served as President Grover Cleveland's Secretary of Agriculture.

Land was acquired for an athletics field in 1994.[4] Intercollegiate athletics for men include baseball, basketball, soccer, and cross country. Women's sports include volleyball, basketball, cross country, soccer and softball.

The college is a National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium training center. It also operates a low-power FM station, WZQC-LP, at 99.1 MHz.[5]


  1. ^ "College Navigator - Morton College".
  2. ^ Deuchler, Douglas (2006). Cicero Revisited. Arcadia Publishing. p. 122. ISBN 978-0-7385-4107-5.
  3. ^ "Morton College 50th year dinner-dance scheduled". Chicago Tribune. 31 October 1974. p. N B2.
  4. ^ Land buy backfires on college, The Telegraph-Herald, p. 6, retrieved 2011-04-02
  5. ^ FM Query Results: WZQC-LP, Retrieved 27 November 2020.

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