Illinois Colleges List

The best college in Illinois on the University Rankings List is the University of Chicago placed at 7th in the USA and 9th in the world rankings. Other renown colleges in the state include Northwestern University (14th in the USA, ranked 25th in the world); the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (24th USA, 26th World); the University of Illinois Chicago (ranked 156th in the world); and the Loyola University Chicago, rated as the 312th best in the USA by Forbes.

List of Illinois Colleges Part 1

NameLocation / AddressTypeNumber of UG StudentsIn-State TuitionOut of State TuitionAcceptance RateFounded
Adler School of Professional Psychology17 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60602Private1952
American Academy of Art332 S Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60604Private$29,020$29,020
American College of Education101 West Ohio St., Suite 1200, Indianapolis, IN 46204Private2005
American InterContinental University231 N Martingale Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60173Private1970
Argosy University225 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1300, Chicago, IL 60601Private2001
Augustana College639 38th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201-2296Private2524$37,236$37,23659%1860
Aurora University347 S. Gladstone Avenue, Aurora, IL 60506-4892Private3000$20,720$20,72076%1893
Benedictine University5700 College Road, Lisle, IL 60532Private2690$26,950$26,95070%1887
Blackburn College700 College Avenue, Carlinville, IL 62626Private543$19,560$19,56068%1837
Blessing-Rieman College of NursingN 11th St, Quincy, IL 62301Private243$21,372$21,372
Bradley University1501 W. Bradley Avenue, Peoria, IL 61625Private4855$30,844$30,84467%1897
Catholic Theological Union5416 S Cornell Ave, Chicago, IL 60615Private1968
Chamberlain College of Nursing3005 Highland Parkway, Downers Grove, IL 60515Private14496$17,280$17,2801889
The Chicago School of Professional PsychologyPrivate
Chicago State University9501 S. King Drive, Chicago, IL 60628Public4340$11,396$20,09629%1867
Chicago Theological Seminary1407 E 60th St, Chicago, IL 60637Private1855
Columbia College Chicago600 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605-1996Private10142$22,792$22,79291%1890
Concordia University-Chicago7400 Augusta Street, River Forest, IL 60305-1499Private1604$28,908$28,90854%1864
DePaul University1 E. Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60604-2287Private16420$35,071$35,07160%1898
DeVry University3005 Highland Parkway, Downers Grove, IL 60515Private48782$17,132$17,1321931
DeVry University-Addison1221 N Swift Rd, Addison, IL 60101Private
DeVry University-Chicago3300 N Campbell Ave, Chicago, IL 60618Private
Dominican University7900 W. Division, River Forest, IL 60305Private2069$29,770$29,77060%1901
East-West University816 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605Private1170$18,795$18,7951980
Eastern Illinois University600 Lincoln Avenue, Charleston, IL 61920-3099Public8347$11,108$28,08862%1895
Elmhurst College190 Prospect Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126Private2900$33,950$33,95072%1871
Erikson Institute451 N LaSalle St, Chicago, IL 60654Private1966
Eureka College300 E. College Avenue, Eureka, IL 61530-1500Private692$20,060$20,06066%1855
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary2121 Sheridan Rd, Evanston, IL 60201Private1853
Governors State University1 University Pkwy, University Park, IL 60484Private26321969
Greenville College315 E. College Avenue, Greenville, IL 62246Private1129$24,360$24,36061%1892
Harrington College of Design200 W. Madison Street, Chicago, IL 60606Private$19,305$19,3051931
Hebrew Theological College7135 Carpenter Rd, Skokie, IL 60077Private1921
Illinois College1101 W. College Avenue, Jacksonville, IL 62650-2299Private1010$29,210$29,21061%1829
Illinois College of Optometry3241 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60616Private1872
Illinois Institute of Art350 N Orleans St #136, Chicago, IL 60654Private2200$17,488$17,4881916
Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg1000 Plaza Dr #100, Schaumburg, IL 60173Private1983
Illinois Institute of Technology3300 S. Federal Street, Chicago, IL 60616-3793Private2926$41,335$41,33557%1890
Illinois State University100 N University St, Normal, IL 61761Public17749$12,830$20,42069%1857
Illinois Wesleyan University1312 Park St, Bloomington, IL 61701Private2009$40,844$40,84458%1850
Institute for Clinical Social Work401 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605Private1981
John Marshall Law School315 S Plymouth Ct, Chicago, IL 60604Private1899
Judson University1151 N. State Street, Elgin, IL 60123-1498Private1066$27,530$27,53093%1913
Kendall College900 N. North Branch Street, Chicago, IL 60642Private2389$24,396$24,39699%1934
Knowledge Systems Institute3420 Main St, Skokie, IL 60076Private1978
Knox College2 E. South Street, Galesburg, IL 61401Private1424$40,497$40,49775%1837
Lake Forest College555 N. Sheridan Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045Private1594$39,842$39,84257%1857
Lake Forest Graduate School of Management1905 W Field Ct, Lake Forest, IL 60045Private1946
Lakeview College of Nursing903 N Logan Ave, Danville, IL 61832Private2781894
Lewis University1 University Parkway, Romeoville, IL 60446-2200Private4613$27,830$27,83056%1932
Lexington College310 S Peoria St, Chicago, IL 60607PrivateNow Closed
Lincoln Christian University100 Campus View Drive, Lincoln, IL 62656-2111Private6231944
Lincoln College300 Keokuk St., Lincoln, IL 62656Private1100$17,500$17,5001865
Loyola University Chicago1032 W. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60660Private10168$37,412$37,41291%1870
Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago1100 East 55th St, Chicago, IL 60615Private1962

Illinois Universities Part 2

NameLocation / AddressTypeNumber of UG StudentsIn-State TuitionOut of State TuitionAcceptance RateFounded
MacMurray College447 E. College, Jacksonville, IL 62650Private571$23,600$23,60075%1846
McCormick Theological Seminary5460 S University Ave, Chicago, IL 60615Private1829
McKendree University701 College Road, Lebanon, IL 62254-1299Private2358$26,900$26,90063%1828
Methodist College415 NE St Mark Ct, Peoria, IL 61603Private5952001
Midstate College411 W. Northmoor Road, Peoria, IL 61614Private685$16,230$16,23053%1888
Midwestern University555 31st St, Downers Grove, IL 60515Private1900
Millikin University1184 W. Main Street, Decatur, IL 62522-2084Private2154$29,620$29,62055%1901
Monmouth College700 E. Broadway, Monmouth, IL 61462Private1256$33,200$33,20064%1853
Moody Bible Institute555 31st St, Downers Grove, IL 60515Private1886
National University of Health Sciences200 E Roosevelt Rd, Lombard, IL 60148Private1906
National-Louis University122 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603Private1427$15,915$15,9151886
North Central College30 N Brainard St, Naperville, IL 60540Private2797$34,230$34,23064%1861
North Park University3225 W. Foster Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625-4895Private2204$24,540$24,54052%1891
Northeastern Illinois University5500 N. St. Louis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625Public8950$10,764$19,88460%1867
Northern Baptist Theological Seminary660 Butterfield Rd, Lombard, IL 60148Private1913
Northern Illinois University300 Normal Rd, DeKalb, IL 60115Public15814$13,636$22,91452%1895
Northwestern University633 Clark Street, Evanston, IL 60208Private8688$47,251$47,25114%1851
Olivet Nazarene University1 University Avenue, Bourbonnais, IL 60914Private3335$31,390$31,39079%1907
Principia College1 Maybeck Place, Elsah, IL 62028Private480$26,850$26,85084%1910
Quincy University1800 College Avenue, Quincy, IL 62301Private1196$26,572$26,57289%1860
Rasmussen College1415 W 22nd St # 400 Oak Brook, ILPrivate150001900
Resurrection University1431 N Claremont Ave, Chicago, IL 60622Private1914
Robert Morris University-Illinois401 S. State Street, Chicago, IL 60605Private2781$23,700$23,70021%1913
Rockford University5050 E. State Street, Rockford, IL 61108-2393Private981$27,500$27,50041%1847
Roosevelt University430 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605Private3658$26,900$26,90079%1945
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science3333 Green Bay Rd, North Chicago, IL 60064Private1912
Rush University600 S Paulina St #440, Chicago, IL 60612Private124$35,459$35,4591972
Saint Anthony College of Nursing5658 E. State Street, Rockford, IL 61108-2468Private$22,624$22,6241915
Saint Augustine College1333-1345 W. Argyle Street, Chicago, IL 60640-3594Private1400$9,120$9,1201980
Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing511 N.E. Greenleaf Street, Peoria, IL 61603Private420$16,976$16,9761905
Saint John's College729 E Carpenter St, Springfield, IL 62702Private1886
Saint Xavier University3700 W. 103rd Street, Chicago, IL 60655Private2920$30,100$30,10079%1846
School of the Art Institute of Chicago37 S. Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603Private2714$42,230$42,2301866
Shimer College3424 S. State Street, Chicago, IL 60616Private141$31,527$31,5271853
Southern Illinois University System
Carbondale1263 Lincoln Dr, Carbondale, IL 62901Public13351$12,251$24,87479%1869
Edwardsville1 Hairpin Dr, Edwardsville, IL 62025Public11229$9,738$20,68284%1957
Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies610 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605Private1924
Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago6045 S. Kenwood Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60637Private2003
Trinity Christian College6601 W. College Drive, Palos Heights, IL 60463Private1333$25,290$25,29079%1959
Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences2122 - 25th Avenue, Rock Island, IL 61201Private$24,453$24,4531898
Trinity International University2065 Half Day Road, Deerfield, IL 60015Private1163$27,360$27,36094%1897
University of Chicago5801 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, IL 60637Private5659$48,253$48,2539%1890
University of Illinois System
UIC / Chicago601 S. Morgan M/C 102, Chicago, IL 60607Public16660$13,640$26,03071%1965
Springfield1 University Plaza, Springfield, IL 62703-5407Public3309$11,367$20,51760%1969
U of I / Urbana-Champaign601 E. John Street, Champaign, IL 61820-5711Public32695$15,602$30,22862%1867
University of Saint Francis500 Wilcox Street, Joliet, IL 60435Private1422$28,790$28,79051%1920
VanderCook College of Music3140 S. Federal Street, Chicago, IL 60616Private133$25,690$25,6901909
Western Illinois University1 University Circle, Macomb, IL 61455Public9873$11,283$15,59959%1899
Wheaton College501 College Avenue, Wheaton, IL 60187Private2444$31,900$31,90070%1860

Size wise the largest colleges by undergraduate student body are the DeVry University (48,782 students) and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (32,695 students). While the smallest establishments include Rush University (124 students) and the VanderCook College of Music (133 students).

Cost wise, of the main public higher education establishments the lowest tuition fees are offered by Southern Illinois University System – Edwardsville (In-state tuition: $9,738; Out of state fees: $20,682), and the Northeastern Illinois University (In-state: $10,764; Out of state: $19,884).

Conversely the highest priced public college in Illinois is the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign ($15,602 In-state tuition fees, and $30,228 Out of state fees).

Of the private institutions, the lowest priced establishments in the list of Illinois colleges are Saint Augustine College ($9,120) and the National-Louis University ($15,915), whilst the most expensive universities in Illinois state are the University of Chicago ($48,253) and Northwestern University ($47,251).

The most selective colleges are the University of Chicago (9% acceptance rate) and Northwestern (14%). The oldest college in Illinois is McKendree University, established in 1828.

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