Best Education Colleges in Illinois

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We have created a 2018 ranking of the best colleges in Illinois that offer 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 26 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 Education Colleges in Illinois for 2018

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

University of Chicago offers 2 Education Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 22 students graduated in the study area of Education with students earning 22 Master's degrees.

Based on 28 Reviews
2 Northwestern University Evanston, IL

Northwestern University offers 2 Education Degree programs. It's a large private university in a small city.

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

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign offers 4 Education Degree programs. It's a large public university in a small city. In 2015, 4 students graduated in the study area of Education with students earning 4 Doctoral degrees.

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

Concordia University-Chicago offers 4 Education Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 19 students graduated in the study area of Education with students earning 11 Bachelor's degrees, 8 Master's degrees.

5 McKendree University Lebanon, IL

McKendree University offers 4 Education Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 26 students graduated in the study area of Education with students earning 23 Master's degrees, and 3 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
6 Elmhurst College Elmhurst, IL

Elmhurst College offers 4 Education Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 4 students graduated in the study area of Education with students earning 4 Master's degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews
7 North Park University Chicago, IL

North Park University offers 2 Education Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large city. In 2015, 18 students graduated in the study area of Education with students earning 18 Master's degrees.

Based on 8 Reviews
8 Northern Illinois University Dekalb, IL

Northern Illinois University offers 1 Education Degree program. It's a large public university in a small suburb. In 2015, 2 students graduated in the study area of Education with students earning 2 Master's degrees.

Based on 56 Reviews
9 Lewis University Romeoville, IL

Lewis University offers 2 Education Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large suburb.

Based on 4 Reviews
10 Saint Xavier University Chicago, IL

Saint Xavier University offers 1 Education Degree program. It's a medium sized private university in a large city. In 2015, 4 students graduated in the study area of Education with students earning 4 Master's degrees.

List of all Education Colleges in Illinois

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
University of Chicago University of Chicago Chicago, IL
5/5
7 : 1 15,391
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
McKendree University McKendree University Lebanon, IL
5/5
19 : 1 3,001
Elmhurst College Elmhurst College Elmhurst, IL
5/5
15 : 1 3,298
North Park University North Park University Chicago, IL
5/5
15 : 1 3,159
Northern Illinois University Northern Illinois University Dekalb, IL
3/5
22 : 1 20,130
Lewis University Lewis University Romeoville, IL
5/5
19 : 1 6,679
Saint Xavier University Saint Xavier University Chicago, IL
5/5
17 : 1 3,949
Illinois Wesleyan University Illinois Wesleyan University Bloomington, IL
5/5
11 : 1 1,842
Aurora University Aurora University Aurora, IL
4/5
21 : 1 5,423
Roosevelt University Roosevelt University Chicago, IL
5/5
15 : 1 5,352
Quincy University Quincy University Quincy, IL
5/5
18 : 1 1,293
Benedictine University Benedictine University Lisle, IL
5/5
19 : 1 5,954
Knox College Knox College Galesburg, IL
5/5
13 : 1 1,397
Rockford University Rockford University Rockford, IL
5/5
11 : 1 1,274
Principia College Principia College Elsah, IL
5/5
8 : 1 460
Lincoln Christian University Lincoln Christian University Lincoln, IL
3/5
19 : 1 878
Trinity Christian College Trinity Christian College Palos Heights, IL
5/5
14 : 1 1,320
Lake Forest College Lake Forest College Lake Forest, IL
5/5
13 : 1 1,600
Illinois College Illinois College Jacksonville, IL
5/5
11 : 1 955
American InterContinental University-Online American InterContinental University-Online Schaumburg, IL
3/5
49 : 1 11,560
College of DuPage College of DuPage Glen Ellyn, IL
3/5
42 : 1 28,678
MacMurray College MacMurray College Jacksonville, IL
5/5
15 : 1 570

Find Local Colleges with Education Majors in Illinois

Illinois

Search Education Programs

  • Program Descriptions
    • MS - Teaching and Learning
  • Program Descriptions
    • EdD in Leadership for Change (Online + Face-to-Face)
    • PhD in Infant and Early Childhood Development (Online + Face-to-Face)
    • MAEd in Digital Teaching and Learning
  • Program Descriptions
    • BS: Early Childhood Educ Interdisciplinary Studies
    • BS: Elementary Educ Interdisciplinary Studies
    • CERT: Gifted Education
    • CERT: Middle Grades
    • CERT: Preschool
    • CERT: School Leadership
    • EDD: Doctor of Education: Curriculum & Instruction
    • EDD: Doctor of Education: Leadership
    • EDS: Education Specialist: Curriculum & Instruction
    • EDS: Education Specialist: Educational Leadership
    • M.Ed. Teaching & Learning: History
    • M.Ed: Educational Admin/Supervision (TC)
    • M.Ed: Program Specialist-Math
    • M.Ed: Program Specialist-Reading
    • M.Ed: School Counseling (TC)
    • M.Ed: Teaching & Learning Student Services
    • M.Ed: Teaching & Learning-Early Childhood
    • M.Ed: Teaching & Learning-Elementary Education
    • M.Ed: Teaching & Learning-English
    • M.Ed: Teaching & Learning-Gifted Education
    • M.Ed: Teaching & Learning-Leadership
    • M.Ed: Teaching & Learning-Middle Education
    • M.Ed: Teaching & Learning-Special Education
    • M.Ed: Teaching & Learning-Technology&Online
    • M.Ed: Teaching and Learning
    • MA Teaching: Middle Grades
    • MAT: Elementary Education
    • MAT: Secondary Education
    • MAT: Special Education
    • PhD Counseling: Counselor ED and Supervision
  • Program Descriptions
    • Ed.D. in Leadership and Management
    • M.S. in TESOL
    • M.S. in Instructional Technology

Additional Education Degree Facts for Illinois Schools

Illinois Schools offering online Education degrees

Online Education degrees are available at a variety of different schools with as many as 62 degrees earned at the most popular school. Read more below about all schools that have offered online Education 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
Quincy University 0 0 0 62 0
How many Illinois schools offer online Education degrees?
  • 2 Master's

What Education degree programs were earned in Illinois?

Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Associate's 2-year Length 1 Colleges 4 Graduates
Bachelor's 4-year Length 15 Colleges 105 Graduates
Certificates < 1 year Length 4 Colleges 5 Graduates
Doctoral 1-2 year Length 2 Colleges 4 Graduates
Master's 1+ years Length 14 Colleges 166 Graduates
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