List of colleges and universities in Illinois

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The following is a list of colleges and universities in the U.S. state of Illinois.

Public institutions[edit]

Two-year institutions[edit]

Four-year institutions[edit]

School Location(s) Founded Notes
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 Springfield Springfield 1969 Part of the University of Illinois system
University of Illinois 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

Private institutions[edit]


School Location(s) Founded Notes
Adler University Chicago 1952
American Islamic College Chicago 1983
Augustana College Rock Island 1860
Aurora University Aurora 1893
Benedictine University Lisle 1887
Blackburn College Carlinville 1837
Bradley University Peoria 1897
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Chicago 1979
University of Chicago Chicago 1890
Columbia College Chicago Chicago 1890
Concordia University Chicago River Forest 1864
DePaul University Chicago 1898
Dominican University River Forest 1901
East–West University Chicago 1980
Elmhurst College Elmhurst 1871
Erikson Institute Chicago 1966
Eureka College Eureka 1855
Greenville University Greenville 1892
Illinois College Jacksonville 1829
Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago 1890
Illinois Wesleyan University Bloomington 1850
Judson University Elgin
Knox College Galesburg 1837
Lake Forest College Lake Forest 1857
Lakeview College of Nursing Danville 1894
Lewis University Romeoville 1932
Lincoln Christian University Lincoln 1944
Lincoln College Lincoln 1865
Lindenwood University – Belleville Belleville 2003
Loyola University Chicago 1870
Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago Chicago 1962
MacCormac College Chicago 1904 Two-year College
McKendree University Lebanon 1828
Midwestern University Downers Grove 1900
Millikin University Decatur 1901
Monmouth College Monmouth 1853
Moody Bible Institute Chicago 1886
National Louis University Chicago 1886
National University of Health Sciences Lombard 1906
North Central College Naperville 1861
North Park University Chicago 1891
Northern Baptist Theological Seminary Lisle 1913
Northwestern University Evanston 1851
Olivet Nazarene University Bourbonnais 1907
Principia College Elsah 1912
Quincy University Quincy 1860
Rockford University Rockford 1847
Roosevelt University Chicago
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science North Chicago 1912
Rush University Chicago 1972
Saint Anthony College of Nursing Rockford 1915
University of St. Francis Joliet 1920
Saint Xavier University Chicago 1846
School of the Art Institute of Chicago Chicago 1866
Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership Chicago 1924
Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago Chicago 2003
Trinity Christian College Palos Heights 1959
Trinity International University Deerfield 1897
VanderCook College of Music Chicago 1909
Wheaton College Wheaton 1860


School Location(s) Founded Notes
American InterContinental University Schaumburg 1970
Chamberlain University Chicago 1889
Coyne College Chicago 1898
DeVry University Downers Grove 1931
Flashpoint Chicago Chicago 2007
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 of dollars)[3]
Northwestern University 11,087
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
DePaul University 593
Wheaton College 489
Bradley University 310
Illinois Institute of Technology 235
Illinois Wesleyan University 205
Augustana College 168
Knox College 160
Southern Illinois University (Carbondale only) 146
Illinois College 138
Illinois State University 129
Roosevelt University 122
North Central College 116
Monmouth College 115
Elmhurst College 110
Millikin University 108

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. ^ "MacMurray College Closure | MacMurray College". Retrieved 2020-05-14.
  6. ^ Jouzaitis, Carol (3 April 1991). "Tiny College is Reborn by Merger with Loyola". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 8 February 2020.
  7. ^ Kane, Francis. "History of Saint Joseph Church". Saints Joseph and Francis Xavier Parish. Retrieved 8 February 2020.
  8. ^ "Midwest College of Engineering". Illinois Institute of Technology Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Campus. 2011. Retrieved 26 March 2011.
  9. ^ "Roosevelt University Gets Approval to Integrate Robert Morris Illinois | Roosevelt University". Retrieved 2020-05-14.

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