Best colleges in Chicago

Blown Away By the Windy City

From Chi-Town to "My Town"

The current tally is over 75 for colleges and universities in Chicago, Illinois. Popular areas of study include criminal justice, business administration, business management, applied sciences and engineering. Chicago has been recognized as having the most balanced economy, the 2nd largest central business district, and the 3rd largest labor pool in the nation. Just five short years ago, in 2009, Chicago ranked the WORLD'S 9th richest city. But Chicago isn't just wealthy in a monetary sense, the culture is worth bragging about, too.

As the third most populous city in the United States, you'll find plenty of places to see and things to do. Points of interest include the Navy Pier, Shedd Aquarium, Museum of Science and Industry, and Millennium Park. Named the country's "Best Sports City," you can cheer on the Chicago Cubs or the Chicago White Sox at Wrigley Field. You might also enjoy the Chicago Bulls, the Chicago Bears, or the Chicago Blackhawks who have won the Stanley Cup twice in the last four years. and don't forget to snag a slice of their famous deep-dish pizza or a Chicago style hot dog on a poppy seed bun. With an abundance of both business and social opportunities at your fingertips, Chicago will surely keep you "in the loop."

*citytowninfo.com *Wikipedia, "Chicago"

Best Four Year Universities in Chicago

University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
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University of Chicago offers 218 degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 5,660 students graduated with students earning 3,155 Master's degrees, 1,520 Bachelor's degrees, 697 Doctoral degrees, and 288 Certificates.

Illinois Institute of Technology offers 159 degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 2,354 students graduated with students earning 1,429 Master's degrees, 592 Bachelor's degrees, and 333 Doctoral degrees.

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Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, IL

Lake Forest College offers 40 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 366 students graduated with students earning 356 Bachelor's degrees, and 10 Master's degrees.

Wheaton College
Wheaton, IL

Wheaton College offers 58 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 786 students graduated with students earning 621 Bachelor's degrees, 146 Master's degrees, and 19 Doctoral degrees.

School of the Art Institute of Chicago offers 19 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 952 students graduated with students earning 616 Bachelor's degrees, 321 Master's degrees, and 15 Certificates.

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Loyola University Chicago offers 331 degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 4,725 students graduated with students earning 2,410 Bachelor's degrees, 1,410 Master's degrees, 463 Doctoral degrees, 357 Certificates, and 85 Associate's degrees.

Valparaiso University
Valparaiso, IN

Valparaiso University offers 175 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 1,131 students graduated with students earning 782 Bachelor's degrees, 220 Master's degrees, 105 Doctoral degrees, 23 Certificates, and 1 Associate's degree.

DePaul University
Chicago, IL

DePaul University offers 280 degree programs. It's a very large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 6,423 students graduated with students earning 3,518 Bachelor's degrees, 2,605 Master's degrees, 277 Doctoral degrees, and 23 Certificates.

Lewis University
Romeoville, IL

Lewis University offers 147 degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 1,758 students graduated with students earning 1,148 Bachelor's degrees, 582 Master's degrees, 15 Doctoral degrees, 7 Certificates, and 6 Associate's degrees.

Dominican University
River Forest, IL

Dominican University offers 102 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 809 students graduated with students earning 446 Bachelor's degrees, 342 Master's degrees, 20 Certificates, and 1 Doctoral degree.

Best Community Colleges in Chicago

Fox College
Bedford Park, IL

Fox College offers 8 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a large suburb. In 2019, 264 students graduated with students earning 256 Associate's degrees, and 8 Certificates.

Lincoln College of Technology-Melrose Park offers 6 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a large suburb. In 2019, 358 students graduated with students earning 200 Certificates, and 158 Associate's degrees.

Taylor Business Institute offers 4 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a large city. In 2019, 39 students graduated with students earning 39 Associate's degrees.

Midwestern Career College offers 12 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a large city. In 2019, 218 students graduated with students earning 157 Certificates, and 61 Associate's degrees.

Coyne College
Chicago, IL

Coyne College offers 7 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a large city. In 2019, 296 students graduated with students earning 270 Certificates, and 26 Associate's degrees.

Elgin Community College offers 97 degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, two-year college in a midsize city. In 2019, 2,076 students graduated with students earning 1,092 Associate's degrees, and 984 Certificates.

William Rainey Harper College offers 112 degree programs. It's a large, public, two-year college in a large suburb. In 2019, 3,653 students graduated with students earning 1,832 Associate's degrees, and 1,821 Certificates.

Morton College
Cicero, IL

Morton College offers 47 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a large suburb. In 2019, 657 students graduated with students earning 461 Associate's degrees, and 196 Certificates.

Kishwaukee College
Malta, IL

Kishwaukee College offers 69 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a outlying rural area. In 2019, 739 students graduated with students earning 462 Associate's degrees, and 277 Certificates.

Waubonsee Community College
Sugar Grove, IL

Waubonsee Community College offers 126 degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, two-year college in a outlying rural area. In 2019, 1,775 students graduated with students earning 1,115 Associate's degrees, and 660 Certificates.

List of all colleges in Chicago

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
University of Chicago Logo University of Chicago Chicago, IL
5/5
12 : 1 17,452
Illinois Institute of Technology Logo Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago, IL
5/5
16 : 1 6,515
Lake Forest College Logo Lake Forest College Lake Forest, IL
5/5
15 : 1 1,562
Wheaton College Logo Wheaton College Wheaton, IL
5/5
14 : 1 3,004
School of the Art Institute of Chicago Logo School of the Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, IL
5/5
21 : 1 3,682
Loyola University Chicago Logo Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL
5/5
20 : 1 17,159
Valparaiso University Logo Valparaiso University Valparaiso, IN
5/5
12 : 1 3,502
DePaul University Logo DePaul University Chicago, IL
5/5
25 : 1 22,064
Lewis University Logo Lewis University Romeoville, IL
5/5
28 : 1 6,359
Dominican University Logo Dominican University River Forest, IL
5/5
20 : 1 3,029
Elmhurst College Logo Elmhurst College Elmhurst, IL
5/5
22 : 1 3,453
North Park University Logo North Park University Chicago, IL
5/5
23 : 1 2,892
University of St Francis Logo University of St Francis Joliet, IL
5/5
38 : 1 3,776
University of Illinois at Chicago Logo University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, IL
4/5
19 : 1 32,324
Carthage College Logo Carthage College Kenosha, WI
5/5
16 : 1 2,742
Trinity Christian College Logo Trinity Christian College Palos Heights, IL
5/5
16 : 1 1,068
Judson University Logo Judson University Elgin, IL
5/5
29 : 1 1,233
Fox College Logo Fox College Bedford Park, IL
4/5
13 : 1 451
Northern Illinois University Logo Northern Illinois University Dekalb, IL
3/5
21 : 1 16,609
VanderCook College of Music Logo VanderCook College of Music Chicago, IL
5/5
14 : 1 144