Moving to Illinois means learning a whole new accent. But, the education options in the Prairie State make it worth it. Some pretty impactful politicians have called Illinois home, including Abraham Lincoln and Barack Obama, making it an inspiring place for any political science or history major. And the Chicago skyline is packed with job opportunities for business majors at one of the countless banking and finance companies. Nine four-year institutions and over 100 smaller colleges and universities reside in Illinois.* After graduation, explore plenty of out-of-the-box employment options including Fannie Mae, CareerBuilder, and Black Dog Books.
During your downtime, take in some history at the Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum, or cruise on down the scenic byway of Route 66.* Just need a few hours to relax? Check out Harry’s Sports Grill in Countryside with its live music, trivia nights and recreational games like darts and billiards. For something a bit fancier, enjoy a glass of wine at D.O.C. Wine Bar, just outside of Chicago. Visit Shedd Aquarium, one of the best in the nation, for some underwater learning, or get some good eats in Chinatown. Or proudly wear your black and red when you cheer on the Blackhawks or the Bulls. Come explore Illinois with its perfect combination of open prairie and bustling city life. You’ll be blown away.*Wikipedia, “Colleges and universities in Illinois” *www.enjoyillinois.com/thingstodo
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.
Northwestern University offers 410 degree programs. It's a very large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 7,777 students graduated with students earning 4,327 Master's degrees, 2,125 Bachelor's degrees, 1,032 Doctoral degrees, and 293 Certificates.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign offers 405 degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 13,097 students graduated with students earning 8,057 Bachelor's degrees, 3,962 Master's degrees, 1,070 Doctoral degrees, and 8 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.
Bradley University offers 170 degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 1,235 students graduated with students earning 961 Bachelor's degrees, 197 Master's degrees, 45 Certificates, and 32 Doctoral degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of Chicago Chicago, IL||12 : 1||17,452|
|Northwestern University Evanston, IL||15 : 1||22,448|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL||22 : 1||51,605|
|Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago, IL||16 : 1||6,515|
|Lake Forest College Lake Forest, IL||15 : 1||1,562|
|Illinois Wesleyan University Bloomington, IL||13 : 1||1,629|
|Knox College Galesburg, IL||12 : 1||1,258|
|Wheaton College Wheaton, IL||14 : 1||3,004|
|Augustana College Rock Island, IL||13 : 1||2,546|
|Bradley University Peoria, IL||17 : 1||5,929|
|School of the Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, IL||21 : 1||3,682|
|Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL||20 : 1||17,159|
|North Central College Naperville, IL||18 : 1||2,888|
|Monmouth College Monmouth, IL||11 : 1||907|
|DePaul University Chicago, IL||25 : 1||22,064|
|Principia College Elsah, IL||6 : 1||407|
|Lewis University Romeoville, IL||28 : 1||6,359|
|Dominican University River Forest, IL||20 : 1||3,029|
|Elmhurst College Elmhurst, IL||22 : 1||3,453|
|North Park University Chicago, IL||23 : 1||2,892|