List of colleges and universities in Illinois
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|Chicago State University||Chicago||1867|
|Eastern Illinois University||Charleston||1895|
|Governors State University||University Park||1969|
|Illinois State University||Normal||1857|
|University of Illinois at Chicago||Chicago||1982||Part of the University of Illinois system|
|University of Illinois at Springfield||Springfield||1969||Part of the University of Illinois system|
|University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign||Urbana
|1867||Part of the University of Illinois system|
|Northeastern Illinois University||Chicago||1867|
|Northern Illinois University||DeKalb||1895|
|Southern Illinois University Carbondale||Carbondale||1869||Part of the Southern Illinois University System|
|Southern Illinois University Edwardsville||Edwardsville||1957||Part of the Southern Illinois University System|
|Western Illinois University||Macomb||1899|
|American InterContinental University||Schaumburg||1970|
|Chamberlain University||Downers Grove||1889|
|DeVry University||Downers Grove||1931|
|Fox College||Tinley Park||1932|
|Illinois Media School||Chicago
|a career college that does not offer degrees|
|Lincoln Tech||Melrose Park||1946|
|Midwest College of Oriental Medicine||Evanston||1979|
|Midwest Technical Institute||Springfield|
|Pacific College of Oriental Medicine||Chicago||1986|
|Rockford Career College||Rockford||1862|
|Taylor Business Institute||Chicago||1962|
|Universal Technical Institute||Lisle||1965||a specialized training school that does not offer degrees|
|University of Phoenix||Chicago||1976|
|Institution||Endowment (millions of dollars)|
|University of Chicago||7,928|
|University of Illinois system (U. of I. and Foundation)||2,623|
|Principia College (The Principia Corporation, Mo.)||687|
|Loyola University Chicago||644|
|Illinois Institute of Technology||235|
|Illinois Wesleyan University||205|
|Southern Illinois University (Carbondale only)||146|
|Illinois State University||129|
|North Central College||116|
- Abingdon College (1853–1888), in Abingdon, merged with Eureka College in 1885, campus closed in 1888
- Argosy University (2001–2019, Chicago, Schaumburg)
- Barat College (1858–2005), in Lake Forest, became a part of DePaul University in 2001. Barat campus closed in 2005.
- Brown's Business College (1876–1994), numerous locations around Illinois
- Dixon College (1881–c. 1915, Dixon)
- Evanston College for Ladies (1871–1873), merged with Northwestern University in 1873
- Hedding College (1855–1927), in Abingdon, absorbed by Illinois Wesleyan University in 1930
- Hillsboro College (1847–1852), in Hillsboro, moved to Springfield in 1852 as Illinois State University (1852–1870), moved to Carthage in 1870 and became Carthage College
- Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago (1916–2018, Chicago)
- Illinois Institute of Art – Schaumburg, in Schaumburg
- International Academy of Design & Technology – Schaumburg (1977–2015)
- ITT Technical Institute (1969–2016, Arlington Heights, Oak Brook, Orland Park)
- Jubilee College (1839–1862), near Brimfield, Peoria County
- Judson College (1846–1860), in Mount Palatine
- Lombard College (1853–1930), in Galesburg, after closing many students went to Knox College
- MacMurray College (1846-2020), in Jacksonville 
- Mallinckrodt College (1916–1991, Wilmette), merged with Loyola University Chicago
- Midstate College, in Peoria
- Midwest College of Engineering (1967–1986), merged with Illinois Institute of Technology in 1986.
- Morthland College (2009–2018, West Frankfort)
- Mount Morris College (1879–1932), in Mount Morris
- University of Nauvoo (1841–1845), in Nauvoo
- Oregon Bible College (1939–1991), in Oregon
- Robert Morris University Illinois (1913-2020), Chicago, merged with Roosevelt University. 
- Shimer College (1853–2017, Mount Carroll, Waukegan, Chicago), merged with North Central College in Naperville in 2017
- Solex College (1995–2018, Chicago, Wheeling)
- St. Viator College (1865–1939), in Bourbonnais
- Shurtleff College (1827–1957), in Alton, was absorbed by Southern Illinois University when its campus became the SIU Alton Residence Center, one of the two precursors of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. The campus now houses the School of Dental Medicine.
- State Community College of East Saint Louis (1969–1999), replaced by Metropolitan Community College around 1995, which was closed in 1999
- Vatterott College (1995–2018, Quincy, Fairview Heights)
- Westwood College (1953–2016, Calumet City, Chicago, Woodridge)
- William & Vashti College (1908–1918), in Aledo
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