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Colleges in Illinois

Illinois is most famous for the city that resides in it, Chicago, the windy city. Although, there is so much more that meets the eye. Located in the Midwestern United States, it is a breeding ground for jobs and economic increase. The state’s jazz and blues origin gives Illinois a culturally rich background. Here are the top ten schools:

1. Chicago State University

CSU is a public four year university, positioned in Chicago, Illinois. Launched in 1987, the urban campus houses over 4,500 students. Chicago State’s athletics compete in the NCAA Division I conferences. Also, all of the National Pan-Hellenic council fraternities and sororities currently have chapters at CSU.

2. Illinois State University

Illinois State boasts existing as the oldest public university in the state of Illinois, presiding in the town named Normal. Considered a national university, ISU has over 20,000 students attending the establishment. Illinois State offers, now, six academic colleges, including the newly launched College of Nursing.

3. Lake Forest College

Lake Forest is a four year private university. It is considered a liberal arts university and has over 1,500 students representing approximately 76 countries. The professor/student ratio is 13:1, so it is considered a very close knit university. Currently, Lake Forest has about 1,500 student enrolled.

4. Eastern Illinois University

Eastern Illinois is a small town university presiding in Charleston, Illinois. Initially, Eastern Illinois was a two year college for teachers, but Eastern Illinois eventually developed into a full blown university. Currently, there are 150 organizations for students, and they offer four colleges that include: Arts and Humanities, Business and Applied Sciences, Education and Professional Studies, and Sciences.

5. Danville Area Community College

DACC is a two year independent college that currently has 3,700 students in attendance. The public college is located in Danville, Illinois, and possesses 75 acres on campus. Their school colors are green and gold, offer occupational degrees, skill development, and customized training.

6. Northeastern Illinois University

Northeastern Illinois is a public university that was developed in 1867. With the location in Chicago, Illinois, 9,140 students attend Northeastern Illinois University. NEIU offer three colleges, and boasts about 1,800 alumni each year. Also, the student/faculty ratio is 16:1.

7. Illinois Central College

ICC is a community college that is unusually large. With an enrollment of over 13,000 students, their location is in East Peoria, Illinois. Illinois Central College is very involved in their campus and student living. They have more over 40 student organizations that include clubs. Also, more than 3,000 classes are offered every semester.

8. North Central College

North Central is a four year, Liberal Arts College. North Central is private and religiously affiliated. The religious affiliation is United Methodist Church. Located in Plainfield, Illinois, the 65 acre campus has distinction of one of the top two most selective colleges in the state.

9. Governors State University

GSU is a brand new four year, public university, located in the south of Chicago, Illinois. The campus is a suburban one, and measures about 750 acres. Governors State was originally an upper division university, but will admit its first freshman this year. GSU offers 22 bachelors, 4 doctoral, 22 certificate programs, and 27 graduates.

10. Black Hawk College

Black Hawk College is a community college that was established in 1946. Founded as Moline Community College in (because of the one of the town names), it was reestablished as Black Hawk in 1961. Black Hawk provides many career training programs, and more than 150 arts and sciences credits, many of which can transfer.

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Institution NameCityStateType (Years)Student Population (Under Graduate)Student To Faculty RatioWebsite
Adler School of Professional Psychology

 Adler School of Professional Psychology,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

4 or > 4

935

()

:1
Alvareitas College of Cosmetology-Edwardsville

 Alvareitas College of Cosmetology-Edwardsville,Edwardsville, Illinois

Edwardsville

Illinois

< 2

54

(All)

9:1
Alvareitas College of Cosmetology-Godfrey

 Alvareitas College of Cosmetology-Godfrey,Godfrey, Illinois

Godfrey

Illinois

< 2

48

(All)

10:1
American Academy of Art

 American Academy of Art,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

4 or > 4

461

(All)

13:1
School of the Art Institute of Chicago

 School of the Art Institute of Chicago,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

4 or > 4

3,315

(2,581)

10:1
The College of Office Technology

 The College of Office Technology,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

2 but < 4

295

(All)

11:1
Augustana College

 Augustana College,Rock Island, Illinois

Rock Island

Illinois

4 or > 4

2,524

(All)

11:1
Aurora University

 Aurora University,Aurora, Illinois

Aurora

Illinois

4 or > 4

4,378

(2,788)

15:1
Concept College of Cosmetology

 Concept College of Cosmetology,Urbana, Illinois

Urbana

Illinois

< 2

44

(All)

11:1
Southwestern Illinois College

 Southwestern Illinois College,Belleville, Illinois

Belleville

Illinois

2 but < 4

12,779

(All)

24:1
Black Hawk College

 Black Hawk College,Moline, Illinois

Moline

Illinois

2 but < 4

6,403

(All)

22:1
Blackburn College

 Blackburn College,Carlinville, Illinois

Carlinville

Illinois

4 or > 4

549

(All)

10:1
Blessing Rieman College of Nursing

 Blessing Rieman College of Nursing,Quincy, Illinois

Quincy

Illinois

4 or > 4

282

(266)

10:1
Blessing Hospital School of Radiologic Technology

 Blessing Hospital School of Radiologic Technology,Quincy, Illinois

Quincy

Illinois

2 but < 4

19

(All)

9:1
Bradley University

 Bradley University,Peoria, Illinois

Peoria

Illinois

4 or > 4

5,639

(4,949)

12:1
Trend Setters College of Cosmetology

 Trend Setters College of Cosmetology,Bradley, Illinois

Bradley

Illinois

2 but < 4

356

(All)

10:1
Cameo Beauty Academy

 Cameo Beauty Academy,Oak Lawn, Illinois

Oak Lawn

Illinois

< 2

115

(All)

8:1
Cannella School of Hair Design-Villa Park

 Cannella School of Hair Design-Villa Park,Villa Park, Illinois

Villa Park

Illinois

< 2

70

(All)

19:1
Cannella School of Hair Design-Chicago

 Cannella School of Hair Design-Chicago,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

< 2

83

(All)

20:1
Cannella School of Hair Design-Chicago

 Cannella School of Hair Design-Chicago,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

< 2

119

(All)

15:1
Cannella School of Hair Design-Elgin

 Cannella School of Hair Design-Elgin,Elgin, Illinois

Elgin

Illinois

< 2

92

(All)

16:1
Capri Garfield Ridge School of Beauty Culture

 Capri Garfield Ridge School of Beauty Culture,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

< 2

108

(All)

13:1
Empire Beauty School-Hanover Park

 Empire Beauty School-Hanover Park,Hanover Park, Illinois

Hanover Park

Illinois

< 2

132

(All)

18:1
Capri Oak Forest Beauty College

 Capri Oak Forest Beauty College,Oak Forest, Illinois

Oak Forest

Illinois

< 2

111

(All)

15:1
Carl Sandburg College

 Carl Sandburg College,Galesburg, Illinois

Galesburg

Illinois

2 but < 4

2,383

(All)

16:1
Catholic Theological Union at Chicago

 Catholic Theological Union at Chicago,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

4 or > 4

437

()

:1
La James International College-East Moline

 La James International College-East Moline,East Moline, Illinois

East Moline

Illinois

< 2

36

(All)

12:1
Midwestern University-Downers Grove

 Midwestern University-Downers Grove,Downers Grove, Illinois

Downers Grove

Illinois

4 or > 4

2,339

()

:1
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Chicago

 The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Chicago,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

4 or > 4

2,861

()

:1
Chicago State University

 Chicago State University,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

4 or > 4

6,882

(5,280)

16:1
Chicago Theological Seminary

 Chicago Theological Seminary,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

4 or > 4

210

()

:1
University of Chicago

 University of Chicago,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

4 or > 4

14,979

(5,402)

6:1
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College

 City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

2 but < 4

6,241

(All)

34:1
City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College

 City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

2 but < 4

7,776

(All)

41:1
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College

 City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

2 but < 4

4,617

(All)

38:1
City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College

 City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

2 but < 4

12,702

(All)

38:1
City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College

 City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

2 but < 4

8,250

(All)

39:1
City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College

 City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

2 but < 4

9,013

(All)

34:1
City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College

 City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

2 but < 4

12,673

(All)

35:1
Columbia College-Chicago

 Columbia College-Chicago,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

4 or > 4

11,625

(11,138)

10:1
Concordia University-Chicago

 Concordia University-Chicago,River Forest, Illinois

River Forest

Illinois

4 or > 4

5,135

(1,452)

9:1
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Chicago

 Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Chicago,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

2 but < 4

1,389

(All)

40:1
Coyne College

 Coyne College,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

2 but < 4

694

(All)

23:1
City Colleges of Chicago-District Office

 City Colleges of Chicago-District Office,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

2 but < 4

:1
Danville Area Community College

 Danville Area Community College,Danville, Illinois

Danville

Illinois

2 but < 4

4,447

(All)

27:1
Concept College of Cosmetology

 Concept College of Cosmetology,Danville, Illinois

Danville

Illinois

< 2

67

(All)

20:1
Vees School of Beauty Culture

 Vees School of Beauty Culture,East Saint Louis, Illinois

East Saint Louis

Illinois

< 2

50

(All)

2:1
DePaul University

 DePaul University,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

4 or > 4

25,398

(16,384)

17:1
DeVry University-Illinois

 DeVry University-Illinois,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

4 or > 4

27,921

(27,759)

14:1
DeVry University-Administrative Office

 DeVry University-Administrative Office,Downers Grove, Illinois

Downers Grove

Illinois

4 or > 4

:1
Cosmetology & Spa Institute

 Cosmetology & Spa Institute,Crystal Lake, Illinois

Crystal Lake

Illinois

< 2

136

(All)

20:1
College of DuPage

 College of DuPage,Glen Ellyn, Illinois

Glen Ellyn

Illinois

2 but < 4

26,209

(All)

25:1
East-West University

 East-West University,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

4 or > 4

734

(All)

20:1
Eastern Illinois University

 Eastern Illinois University,Charleston, Illinois

Charleston

Illinois

4 or > 4

11,178

(9,657)

15:1
Elgin Community College

 Elgin Community College,Elgin, Illinois

Elgin

Illinois

2 but < 4

11,811

(All)

23:1
Elmhurst College

 Elmhurst College,Elmhurst, Illinois

Elmhurst

Illinois

4 or > 4

3,455

(3,190)

14:1
Eureka College

 Eureka College,Eureka, Illinois

Eureka

Illinois

4 or > 4

755

(All)

14:1
First Institute Inc

 First Institute Inc,Crystal Lake, Illinois

Crystal Lake

Illinois

< 2

275

(All)

18:1
Fox College Inc

 Fox College Inc,Bedford Park, Illinois

Bedford Park

Illinois

2 but < 4

447

(All)

18:1
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

 Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary,Evanston, Illinois

Evanston

Illinois

4 or > 4

382

()

:1
Gem City College

 Gem City College,Quincy, Illinois

Quincy

Illinois

< 2

71

(All)

9:1
Governors State University

 Governors State University,University Park, Illinois

University Park

Illinois

4 or > 4

5,489

(2,943)

12:1
Graham Hospital School of Nursing

 Graham Hospital School of Nursing,Canton, Illinois

Canton

Illinois

2 but < 4

81

(All)

6:1
Greenville College

 Greenville College,Greenville, Illinois

Greenville

Illinois

4 or > 4

1,501

(1,279)

14:1
Hair Professionals Academy of Cosmetology

 Hair Professionals Academy of Cosmetology,West Dundee, Illinois

West Dundee

Illinois

2 but < 4

205

(All)

12:1
Hair Professionals Career College Inc

 Hair Professionals Career College Inc,Sycamore, Illinois

Sycamore

Illinois

< 2

59

(All)

9:1
Hair Professionals School of Cosmetology

 Hair Professionals School of Cosmetology,Oswego, Illinois

Oswego

Illinois

< 2

75

(All)

15:1
Harrington College of Design

 Harrington College of Design,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

4 or > 4

773

(645)

13:1
Hebrew Theological College

 Hebrew Theological College,Skokie, Illinois

Skokie

Illinois

4 or > 4

493

(487)

20:1
Highland Community College

 Highland Community College,Freeport, Illinois

Freeport

Illinois

2 but < 4

2,222

(All)

20:1
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

 Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science,North Chicago, Illinois

North Chicago

Illinois

4 or > 4

2,026

()

:1
University of Illinois at Chicago

 University of Illinois at Chicago,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

4 or > 4

28,091

(16,925)

17:1
Benedictine University

 Benedictine University,Lisle, Illinois

Lisle

Illinois

4 or > 4

7,013

(3,825)

15:1
Illinois College of Optometry

 Illinois College of Optometry,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

4 or > 4

646

()

:1
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,Champaign, Illinois

Champaign

Illinois

4 or > 4

44,407

(32,256)

20:1
Illinois Wesleyan University

 Illinois Wesleyan University,Bloomington, Illinois

Bloomington

Illinois

4 or > 4

2,090

(All)

11:1
Illinois Central College

 Illinois Central College,East Peoria, Illinois

East Peoria

Illinois

2 but < 4

12,283

(All)

21:1
Illinois College

 Illinois College,Jacksonville, Illinois

Jacksonville

Illinois

4 or > 4

956

(938)

11:1
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Olney Central College

 Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Olney Central College,Olney, Illinois

Olney

Illinois

2 but < 4

1,524

(All)

16:1
Illinois Institute of Technology

 Illinois Institute of Technology,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

4 or > 4

7,787

(2,714)

12:1
Argosy University-Chicago

 Argosy University-Chicago,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

4 or > 4

1,453

(294)

17:1
Illinois State University

 Illinois State University,Normal, Illinois

Normal

Illinois

4 or > 4

21,310

(18,594)

19:1
Illinois Valley Community College

 Illinois Valley Community College,Oglesby, Illinois

Oglesby

Illinois

2 but < 4

4,355

(All)

20:1
Institute for Clinical Social Work

 Institute for Clinical Social Work,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

4 or > 4

96

()

:1
International Academy of Design and Technology-Chicago

 International Academy of Design and Technology-Chicago,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

4 or > 4

811

(All)

18:1
John A Logan College

 John A Logan College,Carterville, Illinois

Carterville

Illinois

2 but < 4

7,294

(All)

24:1
The John Marshall Law School

 The John Marshall Law School,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

4 or > 4

1,674

()

:1
John Wood Community College

 John Wood Community College,Quincy, Illinois

Quincy

Illinois

2 but < 4

2,390

(All)

13:1
Joliet Junior College

 Joliet Junior College,Joliet, Illinois

Joliet

Illinois

2 but < 4

15,322

(All)

24:1
Judson University

 Judson University,Elgin, Illinois

Elgin

Illinois

4 or > 4

1,124

(995)

10:1
Kankakee Community College

 Kankakee Community College,Kankakee, Illinois

Kankakee

Illinois

2 but < 4

4,419

(All)

21:1
Kaskaskia College

 Kaskaskia College,Centralia, Illinois

Centralia

Illinois

2 but < 4

5,286

(All)

24:1
DeVry University's Keller Graduate School of Management-Illinois

 DeVry University's Keller Graduate School of Management-Illinois,Downers Grove, Illinois

Downers Grove

Illinois

4 or > 4

9,345

()

:1
Kendall College

 Kendall College,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

4 or > 4

2,225

(All)

16:1
Kishwaukee College

 Kishwaukee College,Malta, Illinois

Malta

Illinois

2 but < 4

5,099

(All)

27:1
Knox College

 Knox College,Galesburg, Illinois

Galesburg

Illinois

4 or > 4

1,420

(All)

11:1
Educators of Beauty-La Salle

 Educators of Beauty-La Salle,La Salle, Illinois

La Salle

Illinois

< 2

56

(All)

5:1
College of Lake County

 College of Lake County,Grayslake, Illinois

Grayslake

Illinois

2 but < 4

17,389

(All)

18:1
Lake Forest College

 Lake Forest College,Lake Forest, Illinois

Lake Forest

Illinois

4 or > 4

1,516

(1,497)

13:1
Lake Forest Graduate School of Management

 Lake Forest Graduate School of Management,Lake Forest, Illinois

Lake Forest

Illinois

4 or > 4

710

()

:1