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Colleges in Illinois

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
Ms Roberts Academy of Beauty Culture-Villa Park

 Ms Roberts Academy of Beauty Culture-Villa Park,Villa Park, Illinois

Villa Park

Illinois

< 2

126

(All)

15:1
Christian Life College

 Christian Life College,Mount Prospect, Illinois

Mount Prospect

Illinois

4 or > 4

40

(All)

8:1
Knowledge Systems Institute

 Knowledge Systems Institute,Skokie, Illinois

Skokie

Illinois

4 or > 4

119

()

:1
Educators of Beauty-Rockford

 Educators of Beauty-Rockford,Rockford, Illinois

Rockford

Illinois

< 2

102

(All)

23:1
ITT Technical Institute-Mount Prospect

 ITT Technical Institute-Mount Prospect,Mount Prospect, Illinois

Mount Prospect

Illinois

4 or > 4

429

(All)

14:1
Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus

 Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus,Bridgeview, Illinois

Bridgeview

Illinois

2 but < 4

1,027

(All)

15:1
St Johns Hospital School of Clinical Lab Science

 St Johns Hospital School of Clinical Lab Science,Springfield, Illinois

Springfield

Illinois

< 2

4

(All)

1:1
Bell Mar Beauty College

 Bell Mar Beauty College,Cicero, Illinois

Cicero

Illinois

< 2

53

(All)

10:1
Cannella School of Hair Design-Chicago

 Cannella School of Hair Design-Chicago,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

< 2

77

(All)

12:1
America's Career Institute

 America's Career Institute,Berwyn, Illinois

Berwyn

Illinois

< 2

38

(All)

15:1
Universal Technical Institute of Illinois Inc

 Universal Technical Institute of Illinois Inc,Glendale Heights, Illinois

Glendale Heights

Illinois

2 but < 4

1,712

(All)

30:1
Hairmasters Institute of Cosmetology

 Hairmasters Institute of Cosmetology,Bloomington, Illinois

Bloomington

Illinois

< 2

115

(All)

14:1
Capital Area School of Practical Nursing

 Capital Area School of Practical Nursing,Springfield, Illinois

Springfield

Illinois

< 2

129

(All)

16:1
Hair Professionals Career College

 Hair Professionals Career College,Palos Hills, Illinois

Palos Hills

Illinois

< 2

90

(All)

12:1
Rosel School of Cosmetology

 Rosel School of Cosmetology,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

< 2

88

(All)

16:1
Worsham College of Mortuary Science

 Worsham College of Mortuary Science,Wheeling, Illinois

Wheeling

Illinois

2 but < 4

100

(All)

17:1
Environmental Technical Institute-Blue Island

 Environmental Technical Institute-Blue Island,Blue Island, Illinois

Blue Island

Illinois

< 2

73

(All)

20:1
Pivot Point Academy

 Pivot Point Academy,Bloomingdale, Illinois

Bloomingdale

Illinois

< 2

213

(All)

24:1
Cain's Barber College Inc

 Cain's Barber College Inc,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

< 2

128

(All)

43:1
Heartland Community College

 Heartland Community College,Normal, Illinois

Normal

Illinois

2 but < 4

5,610

(All)

21:1
Sanford-Brown College-Collinsville

 Sanford-Brown College-Collinsville,Collinsville, Illinois

Collinsville

Illinois

2 but < 4

889

(All)

32:1
Chicago ORT Technical Institute

 Chicago ORT Technical Institute,Skokie, Illinois

Skokie

Illinois

2 but < 4

656

(All)

14:1
Cannella School of Hair Design-Blue Island

 Cannella School of Hair Design-Blue Island,Blue Island, Illinois

Blue Island

Illinois

< 2

74

(All)

15:1
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Frontier Community Coll

 Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Frontier Community Coll,Fairfield, Illinois

Fairfield

Illinois

2 but < 4

2,194

(All)

21:1
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Lincoln Trail College

 Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Lincoln Trail College,Robinson, Illinois

Robinson

Illinois

2 but < 4

1,066

(All)

18:1
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Wabash Valley College

 Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Wabash Valley College,Mount Carmel, Illinois

Mount Carmel

Illinois

2 but < 4

5,456

(All)

43:1
Westwood College-Dupage

 Westwood College-Dupage,Woodridge, Illinois

Woodridge

Illinois

4 or > 4

437

(All)

12:1
G Skin & Beauty Institute

 G Skin & Beauty Institute,Oakbrook, Illinois

Oakbrook

Illinois

< 2

272

(All)

18:1
Erikson Institute

 Erikson Institute,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

4 or > 4

278

()

:1
Illinois School of Health Careers

 Illinois School of Health Careers,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

< 2

231

(All)

19:1
Star Truck Driving School-Hickory Hills

 Star Truck Driving School-Hickory Hills,Hickory Hills, Illinois

Hickory Hills

Illinois

< 2

49

(All)

5:1
ITT Technical Institute-Orland Park

 ITT Technical Institute-Orland Park,Orland Park, Illinois

Orland Park

Illinois

4 or > 4

549

(All)

17:1
Beck Area Career Center-Red Bud

 Beck Area Career Center-Red Bud,Red Bud, Illinois

Red Bud

Illinois

< 2

102

(All)

15:1
Illinois Center for Broadcasting

 Illinois Center for Broadcasting,Lombard, Illinois

Lombard

Illinois

< 2

191

(All)

32:1
Argosy University-Schaumburg

 Argosy University-Schaumburg,Schaumburg, Illinois

Schaumburg

Illinois

4 or > 4

684

(171)

14:1
Pyramid Career Institute

 Pyramid Career Institute,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

< 2

:1
Computer Systems Institute

 Computer Systems Institute,Skokie, Illinois

Skokie

Illinois

< 2

1,327

(All)

31:1
The Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg

 The Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg,Schaumburg, Illinois

Schaumburg

Illinois

4 or > 4

1,351

(All)

21:1
Star Truck Driving School-Bensenville

 Star Truck Driving School-Bensenville,Bensenville, Illinois

Bensenville

Illinois

< 2

64

(All)

5:1
BIR Training Center

 BIR Training Center,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

< 2

612

(All)

18:1
Blessing Hospital School of Medical Laboratory Technology

 Blessing Hospital School of Medical Laboratory Technology,Quincy, Illinois

Quincy

Illinois

2 but < 4

4

(All)

4:1
ITT Technical Institute-Oak Brook

 ITT Technical Institute-Oak Brook,Oak Brook, Illinois

Oak Brook

Illinois

4 or > 4

451

(All)

19:1
Midwest Technical Institute-Springfield

 Midwest Technical Institute-Springfield,Springfield, Illinois

Springfield

Illinois

< 2

618

(All)

30:1
Midwest College of Oriental Medicine-Chicago

 Midwest College of Oriental Medicine-Chicago,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

4 or > 4

169

()

:1
Westwood College-River Oaks

 Westwood College-River Oaks,Calumet City, Illinois

Calumet City

Illinois

4 or > 4

523

(All)

18:1
University of Phoenix-Chicago Campus

 University of Phoenix-Chicago Campus,Schaumburg, Illinois

Schaumburg

Illinois

4 or > 4

1,485

(1,356)

21:1
Everest College-Burr Ridge

 Everest College-Burr Ridge,Burr Ridge, Illinois

Burr Ridge

Illinois

< 2

356

(All)

30:1
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine-Chicago

 Pacific College of Oriental Medicine-Chicago,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

4 or > 4

284

(104)

11:1
NorthShore University HealthSystem School of Nurse Anesthesia

 NorthShore University HealthSystem School of Nurse Anesthesia,Evanston, Illinois

Evanston

Illinois

4 or > 4

66

()

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

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

Jacksonville

Illinois

< 2

48

(All)

17:1
Illinois CareerPath Institute

 Illinois CareerPath Institute,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

< 2

38

(All)

12:1
Illinois Eastern Community College-System Office

 Illinois Eastern Community College-System Office,Olney, Illinois

Olney

Illinois

2 but < 4

:1
Westwood College-Chicago Loop

 Westwood College-Chicago Loop,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

4 or > 4

703

(All)

18:1
Everest College-Chicago

 Everest College-Chicago,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

< 2

614

(All)

30:1
American InterContinental University-Online

 American InterContinental University-Online,Hoffman Estates, Illinois

Hoffman Estates

Illinois

4 or > 4

16,538

(14,686)

24:1
Everest College-North Aurora

 Everest College-North Aurora,North Aurora, Illinois

North Aurora

Illinois

< 2

359

(All)

30:1
Pivot Point Academy

 Pivot Point Academy,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

< 2

68

(All)

17:1
Soma Institute-The National School of Clinical Massage Therapy

 Soma Institute-The National School of Clinical Massage Therapy,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

< 2

375

(All)

11:1
CALC Institute of Technology

 CALC Institute of Technology,Alton, Illinois

Alton

Illinois

< 2

133

(All)

7:1
European Massage Therapy School-Skokie

 European Massage Therapy School-Skokie,Skokie, Illinois

Skokie

Illinois

< 2

54

(All)

20:1
Everest College-Merrionette Park

 Everest College-Merrionette Park,Merrionette Park, Illinois

Merrionette Park

Illinois

< 2

558

(All)

24:1
Alvareitas College of Cosmetology-Belleville

 Alvareitas College of Cosmetology-Belleville,Belleville, Illinois

Belleville

Illinois

< 2

24

(All)

7:1
Regency Beauty Institute-Darien

 Regency Beauty Institute-Darien,Darien, Illinois

Darien

Illinois

< 2

75

(All)

9:1
Regency Beauty Institute-Aurora

 Regency Beauty Institute-Aurora,Aurora, Illinois

Aurora

Illinois

< 2

115

(All)

14:1
Illinois School of Health Careers-O'Hare Campus

 Illinois School of Health Careers-O'Hare Campus,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

< 2

237

(All)

32:1
Rasmussen College-Illinois

 Rasmussen College-Illinois,Rockford, Illinois

Rockford

Illinois

4 or > 4

1,959

(All)

21:1
Regency Beauty Institute-Peoria

 Regency Beauty Institute-Peoria,Peoria, Illinois

Peoria

Illinois

< 2

115

(All)

12:1
Regency Beauty Institute-Fairview Heights

 Regency Beauty Institute-Fairview Heights,Fairview Heights, Illinois

Fairview Heights

Illinois

< 2

122

(All)

15:1
Regency Beauty Institute-Champaign

 Regency Beauty Institute-Champaign,Champaign, Illinois

Champaign

Illinois

< 2

123

(All)

20:1
American College of Education

 American College of Education,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

4 or > 4

3,559

()

:1
Empire Beauty School-Lisle

 Empire Beauty School-Lisle,Lisle, Illinois

Lisle

Illinois

< 2

192

(All)

22:1
Empire Beauty School-Arlington Heights

 Empire Beauty School-Arlington Heights,Arlington Heights, Illinois

Arlington Heights

Illinois

< 2

190

(All)

22:1
Regency Beauty Institute-Joliet

 Regency Beauty Institute-Joliet,Joliet, Illinois

Joliet

Illinois

< 2

110

(All)

18:1
Regency Beauty Institute-Rockford

 Regency Beauty Institute-Rockford,Rockford, Illinois

Rockford

Illinois

< 2

123

(All)

17:1
SOLEX Medical Academy

 SOLEX Medical Academy,Wheeling, Illinois

Wheeling

Illinois

< 2

22

(All)

9:1
Ellis University

 Ellis University,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

4 or > 4

:1
Chamberlain College of Nursing–Administrative Office

 Chamberlain College of Nursing–Administrative Office,Downers Grove, Illinois

Downers Grove

Illinois

4 or > 4

:1
Chamberlain College of Nursing-Illinois

 Chamberlain College of Nursing-Illinois,Addison, Illinois

Addison

Illinois

4 or > 4

2,701

(1,356)

21:1
Regency Beauty Institute-Elgin

 Regency Beauty Institute-Elgin,Elgin, Illinois

Elgin

Illinois

< 2

65

(All)

9:1
University of Aesthetics-Chicago

 University of Aesthetics-Chicago,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

< 2

31

(All)

16:1
Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Chicago

 Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Chicago,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

< 2

166

(All)

10:1
Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Glendale Heights

 Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Glendale Heights,Glendale Heights, Illinois

Glendale Heights

Illinois

< 2

74

(All)

8:1
Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Peoria

 Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Peoria,Peoria, Illinois

Peoria

Illinois

< 2

78

(All)

7:1
Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Rockford

 Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Rockford,Rockford, Illinois

Rockford

Illinois

< 2

157

(All)

9:1
Aveda Institute-Chicago

 Aveda Institute-Chicago,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

< 2

88

(All)

9:1
Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Libertyville

 Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Libertyville,Libertyville, Illinois

Libertyville

Illinois

< 2

146

(All)

8:1
Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Bridgeview

 Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Bridgeview,Bridgeview, Illinois

Bridgeview

Illinois

< 2

152

(All)

9:1
Urbana Theological Seminary

 Urbana Theological Seminary,Champaign, Illinois

Champaign

Illinois

4 or > 4

:1
Regency Beauty Institute-Tinley Park

 Regency Beauty Institute-Tinley Park,Tinley Park, Illinois

Tinley Park

Illinois

< 2

134

(All)

14:1
Capri Beauty College New Lenox I

 Capri Beauty College New Lenox I,New Lenox, Illinois

New Lenox

Illinois

< 2

59

(All)

15:1
Ambria College of Nursing

 Ambria College of Nursing,Hoffman Estates, Illinois

Hoffman Estates

Illinois

< 2

369

(All)

15:1
Midwestern Career College

 Midwestern Career College,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

2 but < 4

199

(All)

17:1
Paul Mitchell the School-Normal

 Paul Mitchell the School-Normal,Normal, Illinois

Normal

Illinois

< 2

153

(All)

15:1
Innovations Design Academy

 Innovations Design Academy,Canton, Illinois

Canton

Illinois

< 2

30

(All)

7:1
Midwest Technical Institute-East Peoria

 Midwest Technical Institute-East Peoria,East Peoria, Illinois

East Peoria

Illinois

< 2

582

(All)

27:1
Paul Mitchell the School-Chicago

 Paul Mitchell the School-Chicago,Chicago, Illinois

Chicago

Illinois

< 2

361

(All)

15:1
Sanford-Brown College-Hillside

 Sanford-Brown College-Hillside,Hillside, Illinois

Hillside

Illinois

2 but < 4

425

(All)

22:1
Sanford-Brown College-Tinley Park

 Sanford-Brown College-Tinley Park,Tinley Park, Illinois

Tinley Park

Illinois

2 but < 4

406

(All)

20:1
SOLEX College

 SOLEX College,Wheeling, Illinois

Wheeling

Illinois

2 but < 4

839

(All)

11:1
Unity Cosmetology College

 Unity Cosmetology College,Pontiac, Illinois

Pontiac

Illinois

< 2

44

(All)

5:1