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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
Lake Land College

 Lake Land College,Mattoon, Illinois

Mattoon

Illinois

2 but < 4

8,867

(All)

35:1
Lakeview College of Nursing

 Lakeview College of Nursing,Danville, Illinois

Danville

Illinois

4 or > 4

289

(All)

8:1
Lewis and Clark Community College

 Lewis and Clark Community College,Godfrey, Illinois

Godfrey

Illinois

2 but < 4

8,451

(All)

24:1
Lewis University

 Lewis University,Romeoville, Illinois

Romeoville

Illinois

4 or > 4

6,394

(4,474)

13:1
Lexington College

 Lexington College,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

4 or > 4

64

(All)

6:1
Lincoln Christian University

 Lincoln Christian University,Lincoln, Illinois

Lincoln

Illinois

4 or > 4

1,088

(674)

16:1
Lincoln College

 Lincoln College,Lincoln, Illinois

Lincoln

Illinois

4 or > 4

1,248

(All)

15:1
Lincoln Land Community College

 Lincoln Land Community College,Springfield, Illinois

Springfield

Illinois

2 but < 4

7,337

(All)

24:1
Lincoln College of Technology-Melrose Park

 Lincoln College of Technology-Melrose Park,Melrose Park, Illinois

Melrose Park

Illinois

2 but < 4

1,249

(All)

31:1
Loyola University-Chicago

 Loyola University-Chicago,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

4 or > 4

16,040

(9,856)

15:1
Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago

 Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

4 or > 4

284

()

:1
Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences

 Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences,Rock Island, Illinois

Rock Island

Illinois

4 or > 4

222

(All)

9:1
CET-Chicago

 CET-Chicago,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

< 2

351

(All)

21:1
Mac Daniels Beauty School

 Mac Daniels Beauty School,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

< 2

66

(All)

10:1
MacCormac College

 MacCormac College,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

2 but < 4

176

(All)

11:1
MacMurray College

 MacMurray College,Jacksonville, Illinois

Jacksonville

Illinois

4 or > 4

548

(All)

12:1
McCormick Theological Seminary

 McCormick Theological Seminary,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

4 or > 4

241

()

:1
McHenry County College

 McHenry County College,Crystal Lake, Illinois

Crystal Lake

Illinois

2 but < 4

7,104

(All)

23:1
McKendree University

 McKendree University,Lebanon, Illinois

Lebanon

Illinois

4 or > 4

3,221

(2,346)

14:1
Meadville Lombard Theological School

 Meadville Lombard Theological School,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

4 or > 4

115

()

:1
Methodist College of Nursing

 Methodist College of Nursing,Peoria, Illinois

Peoria

Illinois

4 or > 4

520

(All)

16:1
Midstate College

 Midstate College,Peoria, Illinois

Peoria

Illinois

4 or > 4

629

(All)

8:1
Millikin University

 Millikin University,Decatur, Illinois

Decatur

Illinois

4 or > 4

2,341

(2,258)

11:1
Monmouth College

 Monmouth College,Monmouth, Illinois

Monmouth

Illinois

4 or > 4

1,314

(All)

14:1
Moody Bible Institute

 Moody Bible Institute,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

4 or > 4

3,528

(2,954)

17:1
Moraine Valley Community College

 Moraine Valley Community College,Palos Hills, Illinois

Palos Hills

Illinois

2 but < 4

18,169

(All)

33:1
Morrison Institute of Technology

 Morrison Institute of Technology,Morrison, Illinois

Morrison

Illinois

2 but < 4

90

(All)

11:1
Morton College

 Morton College,Cicero, Illinois

Cicero

Illinois

2 but < 4

5,321

(All)

22:1
Mr John's School of Cosmetology Esthetics & Nails-Decatur

 Mr John's School of Cosmetology Esthetics & Nails-Decatur,Decatur, Illinois

Decatur

Illinois

2 but < 4

82

(All)

15:1
National Louis University

 National Louis University,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

4 or > 4

5,679

(1,437)

8:1
National University of Health Sciences

 National University of Health Sciences,Lombard, Illinois

Lombard

Illinois

4 or > 4

850

(97)

6:1
Niles School of Cosmetology

 Niles School of Cosmetology,Niles, Illinois

Niles

Illinois

< 2

86

(All)

11:1
North Central College

 North Central College,Naperville, Illinois

Naperville

Illinois

4 or > 4

2,989

(2,729)

16:1
North Park University

 North Park University,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

4 or > 4

3,220

(2,230)

13:1
Northern Baptist Theological Seminary

 Northern Baptist Theological Seminary,Lombard, Illinois

Lombard

Illinois

4 or > 4

150

()

:1
Northern Illinois University

 Northern Illinois University,Dekalb, Illinois

Dekalb

Illinois

4 or > 4

22,990

(17,306)

17:1
Northwestern College

 Northwestern College,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

2 but < 4

742

(All)

12:1
Northwestern University

 Northwestern University,Evanston, Illinois

Evanston

Illinois

4 or > 4

20,959

(9,466)

7:1
Northeastern Illinois University

 Northeastern Illinois University,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

4 or > 4

11,580

(9,421)

15:1
Oakton Community College

 Oakton Community College,Des Plaines, Illinois

Des Plaines

Illinois

2 but < 4

11,175

(All)

20:1
Oehrlein School of Cosmetology

 Oehrlein School of Cosmetology,East Peoria, Illinois

East Peoria

Illinois

< 2

69

(All)

12:1
Olivet Nazarene University

 Olivet Nazarene University,Bourbonnais, Illinois

Bourbonnais

Illinois

4 or > 4

4,177

(3,054)

16:1
Parkland College

 Parkland College,Champaign, Illinois

Champaign

Illinois

2 but < 4

9,368

(All)

19:1
Pivot Point Academy

 Pivot Point Academy,Evanston, Illinois

Evanston

Illinois

< 2

262

(All)

29:1
Prairie State College

 Prairie State College,Chicago Heights, Illinois

Chicago Heights

Illinois

2 but < 4

5,697

(All)

14:1
Principia College

 Principia College,Elsah, Illinois

Elsah

Illinois

4 or > 4

:1
Professionals Choice Hair Design Academy

 Professionals Choice Hair Design Academy,Joliet, Illinois

Joliet

Illinois

< 2

54

(All)

8:1
Quincy University

 Quincy University,Quincy, Illinois

Quincy

Illinois

4 or > 4

1,735

(1,268)

14:1
Vatterott College-Quincy

 Vatterott College-Quincy,Quincy, Illinois

Quincy

Illinois

2 but < 4

291

(All)

32:1
The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago

 The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

4 or > 4

3,039

(All)

19:1
Rend Lake College

 Rend Lake College,Ina, Illinois

Ina

Illinois

2 but < 4

4,943

(All)

25:1
Richland Community College

 Richland Community College,Decatur, Illinois

Decatur

Illinois

2 but < 4

3,632

(All)

18:1
Robert Morris University Illinois

 Robert Morris University Illinois,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

4 or > 4

4,218

(3,688)

19:1
Rock Valley College

 Rock Valley College,Rockford, Illinois

Rockford

Illinois

2 but < 4

8,628

(All)

21:1
Rockford Career College

 Rockford Career College,Rockford, Illinois

Rockford

Illinois

2 but < 4

706

(All)

10:1
Rockford College

 Rockford College,Rockford, Illinois

Rockford

Illinois

4 or > 4

1,318

(997)

9:1
Roosevelt University

 Roosevelt University,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

4 or > 4

6,620

(3,908)

12:1
Dominican University

 Dominican University,River Forest, Illinois

River Forest

Illinois

4 or > 4

3,612

(1,953)

12:1
Rush University

 Rush University,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

4 or > 4

2,118

(98)

5:1
Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing

 Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing,Peoria, Illinois

Peoria

Illinois

4 or > 4

556

(354)

9:1
University of St Francis

 University of St Francis,Joliet, Illinois

Joliet

Illinois

4 or > 4

3,321

(1,822)

12:1
St Johns College

 St Johns College,Springfield, Illinois

Springfield

Illinois

4 or > 4

111

(All)

6:1
Saint Xavier University

 Saint Xavier University,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

4 or > 4

4,709

(2,993)

14:1
University of Illinois at Springfield

 University of Illinois at Springfield,Springfield, Illinois

Springfield

Illinois

4 or > 4

5,137

(3,112)

14:1
Sauk Valley Community College

 Sauk Valley Community College,Dixon, Illinois

Dixon

Illinois

2 but < 4

2,504

(All)

20:1
Seabury-Western Theological Seminary

 Seabury-Western Theological Seminary,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

4 or > 4

38

()

:1
Shawnee Community College

 Shawnee Community College,Ullin, Illinois

Ullin

Illinois

2 but < 4

2,209

(All)

16:1
Shimer College

 Shimer College,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

4 or > 4

127

(All)

9:1
Saint Augustine College

 Saint Augustine College,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

4 or > 4

1,675

(All)

20:1
University of Saint Mary of the Lake

 University of Saint Mary of the Lake,Mundelein, Illinois

Mundelein

Illinois

4 or > 4

218

()

:1
Southeastern Illinois College

 Southeastern Illinois College,Harrisburg, Illinois

Harrisburg

Illinois

2 but < 4

2,138

(All)

21:1
National Latino Education Institute

 National Latino Education Institute,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

< 2

85

(All)

15:1
Spertus College

 Spertus College,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

4 or > 4

249

()

:1
Spoon River College

 Spoon River College,Canton, Illinois

Canton

Illinois

2 but < 4

1,966

(All)

18:1
Springfield College in Illinois

 Springfield College in Illinois,Springfield, Illinois

Springfield

Illinois

2 but < 4

:1
Saint Anthony College of Nursing

 Saint Anthony College of Nursing,Rockford, Illinois

Rockford

Illinois

4 or > 4

257

(210)

9:1
Educators of Beauty-Sterling

 Educators of Beauty-Sterling,Sterling, Illinois

Sterling

Illinois

< 2

63

(All)

3:1
Southern Illinois University Carbondale

 Southern Illinois University Carbondale,Carbondale, Illinois

Carbondale

Illinois

4 or > 4

19,817

(15,000)

15:1
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville,Edwardsville, Illinois

Edwardsville

Illinois

4 or > 4

14,235

(11,428)

18:1
Southern Illinois University-Systems Office

 Southern Illinois University-Systems Office,Carbondale, Illinois

Carbondale

Illinois

4 or > 4

:1
Taylor Business Institute

 Taylor Business Institute,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

2 but < 4

322

(All)

19:1
Telshe Yeshiva-Chicago

 Telshe Yeshiva-Chicago,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

4 or > 4

89

(75)

15:1
South Suburban College

 South Suburban College,South Holland, Illinois

South Holland

Illinois

2 but < 4

7,524

(All)

22:1
Tri-County Beauty Academy

 Tri-County Beauty Academy,Litchfield, Illinois

Litchfield

Illinois

< 2

25

(All)

10:1
Trinity Christian College

 Trinity Christian College,Palos Heights, Illinois

Palos Heights

Illinois

4 or > 4

1,470

(All)

11:1
Trinity International University-Illinois

 Trinity International University-Illinois,Deerfield, Illinois

Deerfield

Illinois

4 or > 4

2,823

(1,269)

13:1
Triton College

 Triton College,River Grove, Illinois

River Grove

Illinois

2 but < 4

14,403

(All)

26:1
University of Spa & Cosmetology Arts

 University of Spa & Cosmetology Arts,Springfield, Illinois

Springfield

Illinois

< 2

223

(All)

20:1
University of Illinois University Administration

 University of Illinois University Administration,Urbana, Illinois

Urbana

Illinois

4 or > 4

:1
VanderCook College of Music

 VanderCook College of Music,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

4 or > 4

366

(176)

9:1
Waubonsee Community College

 Waubonsee Community College,Sugar Grove, Illinois

Sugar Grove

Illinois

2 but < 4

10,717

(All)

24:1
Resurrection University

 Resurrection University,Oak Park, Illinois

Oak Park

Illinois

4 or > 4

363

(286)

11:1
Western Illinois University

 Western Illinois University,Macomb, Illinois

Macomb

Illinois

4 or > 4

12,554

(10,520)

16:1
Wheaton College

 Wheaton College,Wheaton, Illinois

Wheaton

Illinois

4 or > 4

3,069

(2,433)

12:1
Harper College

 Harper College,Palatine, Illinois

Palatine

Illinois

2 but < 4

16,007

(All)

21:1
Everest College-Skokie

 Everest College-Skokie,Skokie, Illinois

Skokie

Illinois

< 2

638

(All)

30:1
Westwood College-O'Hare Airport

 Westwood College-O'Hare Airport,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

4 or > 4

655

(All)

13:1
Cortiva Institute-Chicago

 Cortiva Institute-Chicago,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

< 2

701

(All)

7:1
Environmental Technical Institute-Itasca

 Environmental Technical Institute-Itasca,Itasca, Illinois

Itasca

Illinois

< 2

89

(All)

9:1
Ingalls Memorial Hospital Dietetic Internship

 Ingalls Memorial Hospital Dietetic Internship,Harvey, Illinois

Harvey

Illinois

4 or > 4

8

()

:1