Best General Studies Colleges in Chicago

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We have created a 2019 ranking of the best colleges in Chicago that offer General Studies degrees to help you find a school that fits your needs. Each school's ranking is based on the compilation of our data from reliable government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews, and editorial review. In addition, you can view our entire list of all 25 General Studies schools located within Chicago. We also provide reviews, facts, and questions and answers for schools on our site and offer you access to get valuable information from colleges and universities today.

Best General Studies Colleges in Chicago for 2019

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 DePaul University Chicago, IL

DePaul University offers 2 General Studies Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 416 students graduated in the study area of General Studies with students earning 387 Bachelor's degrees, and 29 Master's degrees.

Based on 40 Reviews
2 College of DuPage Glen Ellyn, IL

College of DuPage offers 1 General Studies Degree program. It's a very large public college in a large suburb. In 2015, 544 students graduated in the study area of General Studies with students earning 544 Associate's degrees.

3 University of Chicago Chicago, IL

University of Chicago offers 1 General Studies Degree program. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 21 students graduated in the study area of General Studies with students earning 21 Master's degrees.

Based on 28 Reviews
4 City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College Chicago, IL

City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College offers 1 General Studies Degree program. It's a large public college in a large city. In 2015, 275 students graduated in the study area of General Studies with students earning 275 Associate's degrees.

5 Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL

Loyola University Chicago offers 2 General Studies Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city.

Based on 16 Reviews
6 City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College Chicago, IL

City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College offers 1 General Studies Degree program. It's a medium sized public college in a large city. In 2015, 180 students graduated in the study area of General Studies with students earning 180 Associate's degrees.

7 City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College Chicago, IL

City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College offers 1 General Studies Degree program. It's a large public college in a large city. In 2015, 239 students graduated in the study area of General Studies with students earning 239 Associate's degrees.

8 Lewis University Romeoville, IL

Lewis University offers 4 General Studies Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large suburb.

Based on 4 Reviews
9 Joliet Junior College Joliet, IL

Joliet Junior College offers 1 General Studies Degree program. It's a large public college in a large suburb. In 2015, 265 students graduated in the study area of General Studies with students earning 265 Associate's degrees.

10 University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, IL

University of Illinois at Chicago offers 1 General Studies Degree program. It's a large public university in a large city.

Based on 44 Reviews

List of all General Studies Colleges in Chicago

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
DePaul University DePaul University Chicago, IL
5/5
20 : 1 23,539
College of DuPage College of DuPage Glen Ellyn, IL
3/5
42 : 1 28,678
University of Chicago University of Chicago Chicago, IL
5/5
7 : 1 15,391
City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College Chicago, IL
3/5
43 : 1 9,093
Loyola University Chicago Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL
5/5
15 : 1 16,437
City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College Chicago, IL
3/5
41 : 1 5,550
City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College Chicago, IL
3/5
52 : 1 10,770
Lewis University Lewis University Romeoville, IL
5/5
19 : 1 6,679
Joliet Junior College Joliet Junior College Joliet, IL
3/5
39 : 1 14,944
University of Illinois at Chicago University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, IL
3/5
14 : 1 29,048
Saint Xavier University Saint Xavier University Chicago, IL
5/5
17 : 1 3,949
City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College Chicago, IL
3/5
53 : 1 9,467
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College Chicago, IL
3/5
31 : 1 3,989
Northeastern Illinois University Northeastern Illinois University Chicago, IL
3/5
24 : 1 9,891
Purdue University-Calumet Campus Purdue University-Calumet Campus Hammond, IN
2/5
31 : 1 9,301
Chicago State University Chicago State University Chicago, IL
3/5
17 : 1 4,767
Triton College Triton College River Grove, IL
3/5
39 : 1 11,684
City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College Chicago, IL
3/5
65 : 1 8,365
Waubonsee Community College Waubonsee Community College Sugar Grove, IL
2/5
44 : 1 10,511
William Rainey Harper College William Rainey Harper College Palatine, IL
3/5
38 : 1 14,532
McHenry County College McHenry County College Crystal Lake, IL
3/5
40 : 1 6,561
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College Chicago, IL
3/5
40 : 1 3,465
Prairie State College Prairie State College Chicago Heights, IL
2/5
31 : 1 4,699
Saint Augustine College Saint Augustine College Chicago, IL
3/5
15 : 1 1,483
Northern Baptist Theological Seminary Northern Baptist Theological Seminary Lombard, IL 21 : 1 187

Additional General Studies Degree Facts for Chicago Schools

Chicago Schools offering online General Studies degrees

Online General Studies degrees are available at a variety of different schools with as many as 275 degrees earned at the most popular school. Read more below about all schools that have offered online General Studies degrees. If you are interested learning more about getting a degree online, check out our page dedicated to online degree information.

Certificate
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
School Name Certificate Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College 0 275 0 0 0
McHenry County College 0 80 0 0 0
Waubonsee Community College 6 66 0 0 0
How many Chicago schools offer online General Studies degrees?
  • 1 Certificates
  • 3 Associate's
  • 1 Bachelor's

What General Studies degree programs were earned in Chicago?

Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Associate's 2-year Length 17 Colleges 2,348 Graduates
Bachelor's 4-year Length 7 Colleges 401 Graduates
Certificates < 1 year Length 1 Colleges 6 Graduates
Master's 1+ years Length 5 Colleges 50 Graduates
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