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List of colleges and universities in Illinois

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The following is a list of colleges and universities in Illinois.

Public institutions[edit]

Two-year institutions[edit]

Four-year institutions[edit]

School Location(s) Founded Type Notes
Chicago State University Chicago 1867 Master's
Eastern Illinois University Charleston 1895 Master's
Governors State University University Park 1969 Master's
Illinois State University Normal 1857 Research University
University of Illinois Chicago Chicago 1965 Research University Part of the University of Illinois system
University of Illinois Springfield Springfield 1969 Master's Part of the University of Illinois system
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Urbana
1867 Research University Part of the University of Illinois system
Northeastern Illinois University Chicago 1867 Master's
Northern Illinois University DeKalb 1895 Research University
Southern Illinois University Carbondale Carbondale 1869 Research University Part of the Southern Illinois University System
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Edwardsville 1957 Doctoral/Professional University Part of the Southern Illinois University System
Western Illinois University Macomb 1899 Master's

Private institutions[edit]


School Location(s) Founded Type Notes
Adler University Chicago 1952 Special-focus
American Islamic College Chicago 1983
Augustana College Rock Island 1860 Baccalaureate
Aurora University Aurora 1893 Doctoral/Professional
Benedictine University Lisle 1887 Master's
Blackburn College Carlinville 1837 Baccalaureate
Bradley University Peoria 1897 Doctoral/Professional
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Chicago 1979 Special-focus
University of Chicago Chicago 1890 Research University
Columbia College Chicago Chicago 1890 Master's
Concordia University Chicago River Forest 1864 Doctoral/Professional
DePaul University Chicago 1898 Research University
Dominican University River Forest 1901 Master's
East–West University Chicago 1980 Baccalaureate
Elmhurst University Elmhurst 1871 Master's
Erikson Institute Chicago 1966 Master's
Eureka College Eureka 1855 Baccalaureate
Greenville University Greenville 1892 Master's
Illinois College Jacksonville 1829 Baccalaureate
Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago 1890 Research University
Illinois Wesleyan University Bloomington 1850 Baccalaureate
Judson University Elgin
1913 Master's
Knox College Galesburg 1837 Baccalaureate
Lake Forest College Lake Forest 1857 Baccalaureate
Lakeview College of Nursing Danville 1894 Special-focus
Lewis University Romeoville 1932 Master's
Lincoln Christian University Lincoln 1944 Master's
Loyola University Chicago 1870 Research University
Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago Chicago 1962 Faith-related
MacCormac College Chicago 1904 Two-year College
McKendree University Lebanon 1828 Master's
Methodist College Peoria 2008 Special-focus
Midwestern University Downers Grove 1900 Graduate School
Millikin University Decatur 1901 Baccalaureate
Monmouth College Monmouth 1853 Baccalaureate
Moody Bible Institute Chicago 1886 Faith-related
National Louis University Chicago 1886 Doctoral/Professional
National University of Health Sciences Lombard 1906 Special-focus
North Central College Naperville 1861 Master's
North Park University Chicago 1891 Master's
Northern Baptist Theological Seminary Lisle 1913 Faith-related
Northwestern University Evanston 1851 Research University
Olivet Nazarene University Bourbonnais 1907 Master's
Principia College Elsah 1912 Baccalaureate
Quincy University Quincy 1860 Baccalaureate
Rockford University Rockford 1847 Master's
Roosevelt University Chicago
1945 Doctoral/Professional
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science North Chicago 1912 Special-focus
Rush University Chicago 1972 Special-focus
Saint Anthony College of Nursing Rockford 1915 Special-focus
University of St. Francis Joliet 1920 Doctoral/Professional
Saint Xavier University Chicago 1846 Master's
School of the Art Institute of Chicago Chicago 1866 Special-focus
Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership Chicago 1924 Faith-related
Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago Chicago 2003 Graduate school
Trinity Christian College Palos Heights 1959 Baccalaureate
Trinity International University Deerfield 1897 Doctoral/Professional
VanderCook College of Music Chicago 1909 Special-focus
Wheaton College Wheaton 1860 Baccalaureate


School Location(s) Founded Notes
American InterContinental University Schaumburg 1970
Chamberlain University Chicago 1889
DeVry University Downers Grove 1931
Fox College Tinley Park 1932
Illinois Media School[1] Chicago
a career college that does not offer degrees
Lincoln Tech[2] Melrose Park 1946
Midwest College of Oriental Medicine Evanston 1979
Midwest Technical Institute Springfield
Northwestern College Bridgeview
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine Chicago 1986
Rasmussen College Aurora
Tinley Park
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


Illinois Educational Institutions with Endowments >$100M
Institution Endowment (millions)[3]
Northwestern University $14,121
University of Chicago $7,928
University of Illinois system (U. of I. and Foundation) $3,114
Principia College (The Principia Corporation, Mo.) $855
Loyola University Chicago $893
DePaul University $825
Wheaton College $489
Bradley University $341
Illinois Institute of Technology $235
Illinois Wesleyan University $270
Augustana College $197
Columbia College Chicago $180
Southern Illinois University Carbondale $174
Concordia University Chicago $165
Knox College $160
Elmhurst University $152
Illinois College $147
Illinois State University $129
Monmouth College $127
North Central College $119
Millikin University $108
Eastern Illinois University $103

Defunct institutions[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "About Us". The Ohio and Illinois Centers for Broadcasting. Retrieved 10 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Lincoln Tech-Chicago campus in Melrose Park". Lincoln College of Technology. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  3. ^ "U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Endowment Market Value and Change* in Endowment Market Value from FY17 to FY18". 2018.
  4. ^ "Status". IADT Schaumburg. Archived from the original on 22 February 2011. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  5. ^ "Abraham Lincoln's Namesake College Set to Close After 157 Years". Lincoln College (Press release). March 29, 2022. Archived from the original on 2022-03-31.
  6. ^ Wood, Connor (2022-03-30). "Lincoln College to close in May". The Pantagraph. Bloomington, Illinois. Archived from the original on 2022-03-31. Retrieved 2022-03-30.
  7. ^ "MacMurray College Closure | MacMurray College". www.mac.edu. Retrieved 2020-05-14.
  8. ^ Jouzaitis, Carol (3 April 1991). "Tiny College is Reborn by Merger with Loyola". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 8 February 2020.
  9. ^ Kane, Francis. "History of Saint Joseph Church". Saints Joseph and Francis Xavier Parish. Retrieved 8 February 2020.
  10. ^ "Midwest College of Engineering". Illinois Institute of Technology Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Campus. 2011. Retrieved 26 March 2011.
  11. ^ "Roosevelt University Gets Approval to Integrate Robert Morris Illinois | Roosevelt University". www.roosevelt.edu. Retrieved 2020-05-14.

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