Best Registered Nurse Colleges in Illinois

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We have created a 2018 ranking of the best colleges in Illinois that offer Registered Nurse 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 86 Registered Nurse 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 Registered Nurse Colleges in Illinois for 2018

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Olivet Nazarene University Bourbonnais, IL

Olivet Nazarene University offers 3 Registered Nurse Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a small suburb. In 2015, 500 students graduated in the study area of Registered Nurse with students earning 308 Bachelor's degrees, and 192 Master's degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
2 Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL

Loyola University Chicago offers 3 Registered Nurse Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 262 students graduated in the study area of Registered Nurse with students earning 261 Bachelor's degrees, and 1 Master's degree.

Based on 16 Reviews
3 Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Edwardsville, IL

Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville offers 1 Registered Nurse Degree program. It's a large public university in a large suburb. In 2015, 288 students graduated in the study area of Registered Nurse with students earning 288 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 8 Reviews
4 Lewis University Romeoville, IL

Lewis University offers 2 Registered Nurse Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 182 students graduated in the study area of Registered Nurse with students earning 182 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
5 University of St Francis Joliet, IL

University of St Francis offers 5 Registered Nurse Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 171 students graduated in the study area of Registered Nurse with students earning 104 Bachelor's degrees, 67 Master's degrees.

Based on 8 Reviews
6 Northern Illinois University Dekalb, IL

Northern Illinois University offers 1 Registered Nurse Degree program. It's a large public university in a small suburb. In 2015, 214 students graduated in the study area of Registered Nurse with students earning 214 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 56 Reviews
7 University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, IL

University of Illinois at Chicago offers 1 Registered Nurse Degree program. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 214 students graduated in the study area of Registered Nurse with students earning 214 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 44 Reviews
8 North Park University Chicago, IL

North Park University offers 2 Registered Nurse Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large city. In 2015, 100 students graduated in the study area of Registered Nurse with students earning 100 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 8 Reviews
9 McKendree University Lebanon, IL

McKendree University offers 4 Registered Nurse Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 118 students graduated in the study area of Registered Nurse with students earning 93 Bachelor's degrees, and 25 Master's degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
10 Benedictine University Lisle, IL

Benedictine University offers 2 Registered Nurse Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 180 students graduated in the study area of Registered Nurse with students earning 180 Bachelor's degrees.

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Olivet Nazarene University Olivet Nazarene University Bourbonnais, IL
5/5
18 : 1 4,892
Loyola University Chicago Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL
5/5
15 : 1 16,437
Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Edwardsville, IL
3/5
21 : 1 14,265
Lewis University Lewis University Romeoville, IL
5/5
19 : 1 6,679
University of St Francis University of St Francis Joliet, IL
5/5
21 : 1 3,957
Northern Illinois University Northern Illinois University Dekalb, IL
3/5
22 : 1 20,130
University of Illinois at Chicago University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, IL
3/5
14 : 1 29,048
North Park University North Park University Chicago, IL
5/5
15 : 1 3,159
McKendree University McKendree University Lebanon, IL
5/5
19 : 1 3,001
Benedictine University Benedictine University Lisle, IL
5/5
19 : 1 5,954
Methodist College Methodist College Peoria, IL
4/5
12 : 1 606
Illinois State University Illinois State University Normal, IL
3/5
22 : 1 20,760
Aurora University Aurora University Aurora, IL
4/5
21 : 1 5,423
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
Bradley University Bradley University Peoria, IL
5/5
14 : 1 5,338
Millikin University Millikin University Decatur, IL
5/5
13 : 1 2,152
DePaul University DePaul University Chicago, IL
5/5
20 : 1 23,539
Illinois Wesleyan University Illinois Wesleyan University Bloomington, IL
5/5
11 : 1 1,842
Concordia University-Chicago Concordia University-Chicago River Forest, IL
5/5
17 : 1 5,239
Lakeview College of Nursing Lakeview College of Nursing Danville, IL 14 : 1 316
Rockford University Rockford University Rockford, IL
5/5
11 : 1 1,274
Chicago State University Chicago State University Chicago, IL
3/5
17 : 1 4,767
Eastern Illinois University Eastern Illinois University Charleston, IL
3/5
17 : 1 8,520
Western Illinois University Western Illinois University Macomb, IL
3/5
18 : 1 11,094

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Additional Registered Nurse Degree Facts for Illinois Schools

Illinois Schools offering online Registered Nurse degrees

Online Registered Nurse degrees are available at a variety of different schools with as many as 500 degrees earned at the most popular school. Read more below about all schools that have offered online Registered Nurse 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
Olivet Nazarene University 0 0 308 192 0
Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville 0 0 288 0 0
Illinois State University 0 0 187 22 0
Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing 4 0 186 61 0
Aurora University 0 0 143 6 0
How many Illinois schools offer online Registered Nurse degrees?
  • 3 Certificates
  • 1 Associate's
  • 13 Bachelor's
  • 6 Master's

What Registered Nurse degree programs were earned in Illinois?

Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Associate's 2-year Length 52 Colleges 2,692 Graduates
Bachelor's 4-year Length 35 Colleges 8,936 Graduates
Certificates < 1 year Length 7 Colleges 24 Graduates
Master's 1+ years Length 16 Colleges 1,224 Graduates
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