Best General Studies Colleges in Illinois

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We have created a 2018 ranking of the best colleges in Illinois 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 57 General Studies 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 General Studies Colleges in Illinois for 2018

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 Northwestern University Evanston, IL

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

Based on 40 Reviews
5 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.

6 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL

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

Based on 104 Reviews
7 Illinois State University Normal, IL

Illinois State University offers 2 General Studies Degree programs. It's a large public university in a mid sized suburb. In 2015, 117 students graduated in the study area of General Studies with students earning 117 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 56 Reviews
8 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
9 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.

10 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.

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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
Northwestern University Northwestern University Evanston, IL
5/5
10 : 1 21,655
City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College Chicago, IL
3/5
43 : 1 9,093
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL
4/5
20 : 1 45,842
Illinois State University Illinois State University Normal, IL
3/5
22 : 1 20,760
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
Lincoln Land Community College Lincoln Land Community College Springfield, IL
2/5
33 : 1 6,447
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
Concordia University-Chicago Concordia University-Chicago River Forest, IL
5/5
17 : 1 5,239
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
Lincoln College Lincoln College Lincoln, IL
4/5
20 : 1 1,194
Western Illinois University Western Illinois University Macomb, IL
3/5
18 : 1 11,094
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College Chicago, IL
3/5
31 : 1 3,989
Illinois Central College Illinois Central College East Peoria, IL
3/5
33 : 1 9,704
Northeastern Illinois University Northeastern Illinois University Chicago, IL
3/5
24 : 1 9,891
Chicago State University Chicago State University Chicago, IL
3/5
17 : 1 4,767
Lincoln Christian University Lincoln Christian University Lincoln, IL
3/5
19 : 1 878
Triton College Triton College River Grove, IL
3/5
39 : 1 11,684

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Additional General Studies Degree Facts for Illinois Schools

Illinois 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
Illinois Central College 0 131 0 0 0
McHenry County College 0 80 0 0 0
Waubonsee Community College 6 66 0 0 0
Lincoln Trail College 0 42 0 0 0
How many Illinois schools offer online General Studies degrees?
  • 1 Certificates
  • 12 Associate's
  • 1 Bachelor's

What General Studies degree programs were earned in Illinois?

Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Associate's 2-year Length 42 Colleges 3,334 Graduates
Bachelor's 4-year Length 15 Colleges 528 Graduates
Certificates < 1 year Length 1 Colleges 6 Graduates
Master's 1+ years Length 5 Colleges 50 Graduates
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