Best Special Education Colleges in Illinois

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We have created a 2018 ranking of the best colleges in Illinois that offer Special Education 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 44 Special Education schools located within Illinois. 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 Special Education Colleges in Illinois for 2018

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Northwestern University Evanston, IL

Northwestern University offers 16 Special Education Degree programs. It's a large private university in a small city. In 2015, 75 students graduated in the study area of Special Education with students earning 39 Master's degrees, 31 Bachelor's degrees, and 5 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 40 Reviews
2 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign offers 4 Special Education Degree programs. It's a large public university in a small city. In 2015, 60 students graduated in the study area of Special Education with students earning 29 Master's degrees, 26 Bachelor's degrees, 3 Doctoral degrees, and 2 Certificates degrees.

Based on 104 Reviews
3 Concordia University-Chicago River Forest, IL

Concordia University-Chicago offers 3 Special Education Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 35 students graduated in the study area of Special Education with students earning 33 Master's degrees, and 2 Bachelor's degrees.

4 Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL

Loyola University Chicago offers 4 Special Education Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 17 students graduated in the study area of Special Education with students earning 12 Bachelor's degrees, and 5 Master's degrees.

Based on 16 Reviews
5 Bradley University Peoria, IL

Bradley University offers 8 Special Education Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 25 students graduated in the study area of Special Education with students earning 25 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews
6 Northern Illinois University Dekalb, IL

Northern Illinois University offers 5 Special Education Degree programs. It's a large public university in a small suburb. In 2015, 189 students graduated in the study area of Special Education with students earning 119 Bachelor's degrees, and 70 Master's degrees.

Based on 56 Reviews
7 Elmhurst College Elmhurst, IL

Elmhurst College offers 8 Special Education Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 45 students graduated in the study area of Special Education with students earning 30 Bachelor's degrees, and 15 Master's degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews
8 Saint Xavier University Chicago, IL

Saint Xavier University offers 6 Special Education Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large city. In 2015, 100 students graduated in the study area of Special Education with students earning 66 Master's degrees, 34 Bachelor's degrees.

9 University of St Francis Joliet, IL

University of St Francis offers 4 Special Education Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 13 students graduated in the study area of Special Education with students earning 13 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 8 Reviews
10 Lewis University Romeoville, IL

Lewis University offers 4 Special Education Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 33 students graduated in the study area of Special Education with students earning 17 Bachelor's degrees, and 16 Master's degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Northwestern University Northwestern University Evanston, IL
5/5
10 : 1 21,655
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL
4/5
20 : 1 45,842
Concordia University-Chicago Concordia University-Chicago River Forest, IL
5/5
17 : 1 5,239
Loyola University Chicago Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL
5/5
15 : 1 16,437
Bradley University Bradley University Peoria, IL
5/5
14 : 1 5,338
Northern Illinois University Northern Illinois University Dekalb, IL
3/5
22 : 1 20,130
Elmhurst College Elmhurst College Elmhurst, IL
5/5
15 : 1 3,298
Saint Xavier University Saint Xavier University Chicago, IL
5/5
17 : 1 3,949
University of St Francis University of St Francis Joliet, IL
5/5
21 : 1 3,957
Lewis University Lewis University Romeoville, IL
5/5
19 : 1 6,679
University of Illinois at Chicago University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, IL
3/5
14 : 1 29,048
Aurora University Aurora University Aurora, IL
4/5
21 : 1 5,423
Augustana College Augustana College Rock Island, IL
5/5
12 : 1 2,478
Eastern Illinois University Eastern Illinois University Charleston, IL
3/5
17 : 1 8,520
Dominican University Dominican University River Forest, IL
5/5
15 : 1 3,696
Illinois State University Illinois State University Normal, IL
3/5
22 : 1 20,760
Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Edwardsville, IL
3/5
21 : 1 14,265
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Carbondale, IL
3/5
16 : 1 17,292
DePaul University DePaul University Chicago, IL
5/5
20 : 1 23,539
Roosevelt University Roosevelt University Chicago, IL
5/5
15 : 1 5,352
Western Illinois University Western Illinois University Macomb, IL
3/5
18 : 1 11,094
Northeastern Illinois University Northeastern Illinois University Chicago, IL
3/5
24 : 1 9,891
Benedictine University Benedictine University Lisle, IL
5/5
19 : 1 5,954
Chicago State University Chicago State University Chicago, IL
3/5
17 : 1 4,767
Trinity Christian College Trinity Christian College Palos Heights, IL
5/5
14 : 1 1,320

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