Best Colleges & Universities in Illinois 2021 | Apply Now

Are you looking for the list of top colleges and Universities in Illinois? Do you want to secure admission to a good college after completing high school education? If yes, this post will be of help to you. Here, I’ve created a list of best colleges and Universities in Illinois.

Best Colleges in Illinois

This post has been crafted keeping the needs of high school students in mind. Selecting the right college, speeding up the admission process, getting accepted – this post will help you with these tasks! You may also check – Best colleges in Colorado.

 

Here, you will find the following types of institutes – Public institutes, private (for-profit) institutes and private (non-profit institutes). The above mentioned types of institutes can be further classified into the following types – Four year institutions, two year institutions, graduate institutions, tribal institutions and religious institutions.

 

In the next section, you will find the city-wise list of colleges and Universities in Illinois –

 

Best Colleges and Universities in Illinois 2021

CITY

NAME OF THE COLLEGE

CHICAGO ADA MCKINLEY ED SER
CHICAGO AMERICAN ISLAMIC COLLEGE
CHICAGO ASPIRA INC OF ILLINOIS
ROCK ISLAND AUGUSTANA COLLEGE
AURORA AURORA UNIVERSITY
LISLE BENEDICTINE UNIVERSITY
ROCK ISLAND BIBLE MISSIONARY INST
MOLINE BLACK HAWK COLLEGE
GALVA BLACK HAWK COLLEGE-EAST
CARLINVILLE BLACKBURN COLLEGE
QUINCY BLESSING-RIEMAN NRSG
PEORIA BRADLEY UNIVERSITY
GALESBURG CARL SANDBURG COLLEGE-GALESBURG
DOWNERS GROVE CHAMBERLAIN UNIVERSITY
CHICAGO CHICAGO SCH PROF PSYCHOLOGY
CHICAGO CHICAGO STATE UNIVERSITY
MOUNT PROSPECT CHRISTIAN LIFE COLLEGE
GLEN ELLYN COLLEGE OF DUPAGE
GRAYSLAKE COLLEGE OF LAKE COUNTY
CHICAGO COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO
RIVER FOREST CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO
CHICAGO COYNE COLLEGE-LOOP
TINLEY PARK DAN EL CHRISTIAN COLLEGE
DANVILLE DANVILLE AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE
HAWTHORN WOODS DAYSPRING BIBLE COLLEGE SEMINARY
CHICAGO DEPAUL UNIVERSITY
DOWNERS GROVE DEVRY ONLINE CENTER
DOWNERS GROVE DEVRY UNIVERSITY CENTERS
ADDISON DEVRY UNIVERSITY-DUPAGE ADDISON
CHICAGO DEVRY-CHICAGO IL
TINLEY PARK DEVRY-TINLEY PARK IL
RIVER FOREST DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY
CHICAGO EAST-WEST UNIVERSITY
CHARLESTON EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY
ELGIN ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
ELMHURST ELMHURST COLLEGE
EUREKA EUREKA COLLEGE
EAST PEORIA FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST COLLEGE
BEDFORD PARK FOX COLLEGE
FAIRFIELD FRONTIER COMMUNITY COLLEGE
UNIVERSITY PARK GOVERNORS STATE UNIVERSITY
CANTON GRAHAM HOSP SCH NURS
GREENVILLE GREENVILLE UNIVERSITY
CHICAGO HAROLD WASHINGTON COLLEGE
CHICAGO HARRY S TRUMAN COLLEGE
NORMAL HEARTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE
SKOKIE HEBREW THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE
FREEPORT HIGHLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE
EAST PEORIA ILLINOIS CENTRAL COLLEGE
JACKSONVILLE ILLINOIS COLLEGE
CHICAGO ILLINOIS INST TECH
NORMAL ILLINOIS ST UNIVERSITY
OGLESBY ILLINOIS VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
BLOOMINGTON ILLINOIS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY
CARTERVILLE JOHN A LOGAN COLLEGE
QUINCY JOHN WOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE
JOLIET JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE
ELGIN JUDSON UNIVERSITY
KANKAKEE KANKAKEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
CENTRALIA KASKASKIA COLLEGE
CHICAGO KENDALL COLLEGE
CHICAGO KENNEDY KING COLLEGE
MALTA KISHWAUKEE COLLEGE
GALESBURG KNOX COLLEGE
LAKE FOREST LAKE FOREST COLLEGE
MATTOON LAKE LAND COLLEGE
DANVILLE LAKEVIEW COLLEGE NURS
GODFREY LEWIS AND CLARK COMMUNITY COLLEGE
ROMEOVILLE LEWIS UNIVERSITY
LINCOLN LINCOLN CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY
NORMAL LINCOLN COLLEGE-NORMAL
LINCOLN LINCOLN COLLEGE
SPRINGFIELD LINCOLN LAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE
ROBINSON LINCOLN TRAIL COLLEGE
BELLEVILLE LINDENWOOD UNIVERSITY-BELLEVILLE
CHICAGO LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO
CHICAGO MACCORMAC COLLEGE
JACKSONVILLE MACMURRAY COLLEGE
CHICAGO MALCOLM X COLLEGE
CRYSTAL LAKE MCHENRY COUNTY COLLEGE
LEBANON MCKENDREE UNIVERSITY
PEORIA METHODIST COLLEGE
PEORIA MIDSTATE COLLEGE
DECATUR MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY
MONMOUTH MONMOUTH COLLEGE
CHICAGO MOODY BIBLE INST
PALOS HILLS MORAINE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
MORRISON MORRISON INST OF TECH
CICERO MORTON COLLEGE
MOUNT VERNON MT VERNON CHRSTN COLLEGE
WHEELING NATIONAL LOUIS UNIVERSITY
EVANSTON NATL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP CORP
LOMBARD NATL UNIVERSITY HLTH SCIENCES
NAUVOO NAUVOO UNIVERSITY
NAPERVILLE NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE
CHICAGO NORTH PARK UNIVERSITY
CHICAGO NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY
DEKALB NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY
ROLLING MEADOWS NORTHWEST SUBURBAN COLLEGE
CHICAGO NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE-CHICAGO
EVANSTON NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY TRAFFIC SAFETY
CHICAGO NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY MEDICAL SCH
EVANSTON NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
BRIDGEVIEW NW COLLEGE-BRIDGEVIEW
DES PLAINES OAKTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE
CHICAGO OLIVE-HARVEY COLLEGE
BOURBONNAIS OLIVET NAZARENE UNIVERSITY
OLNEY OLNEY CENTRAL COLLEGE
CHAMPAIGN PARKLAND COLLEGE
CHICAGO HEIGHTS PRAIRIE STATE COLLEGE
ELSAH PRINCIPIA COLLEGE
ELGIN PROVIDENCE BAPTIST COLLEGE
QUINCY QUINCY UNIVERSITY
MOKENA RASMUSSEN COLLEGE-MOKENA TINLEY PK
AURORA RASMUSSEN COLLEGE-AURORA
ROCKFORD RASMUSSEN COLLEGE-ROCKFORD
ROMEOVILLE RASMUSSEN COLLEGE-ROMEOVILLE
INA REND LAKE COLLEGE
CHICAGO RESURRECTION UNIVERSITY
CHICAGO RICHARD J DALEY COLLEGE
DECATUR RICHLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE
CHICAGO ROBERT MORRIS UNIVERSITY ILLINOIS
ROCKFORD ROCK VALLEY COLLEGE
ROCKFORD ROCKFORD UNIVERSITY
CHICAGO ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY
CHICAGO SAE INSTITUTE CHICAGO
CHICAGO SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY
DIXON SAUK VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
CHICAGO SCH OF THE ART INST OF CHICAGO
LAKE FOREST SCHULER FAMILY FOUNDATION
ULLIN SHAWNEE CMTY COLLEGE
SOUTH HOLLAND SOUTH SUBURBAN COLLEGE
HARRISBURG SOUTHEASTERN ILLINOIS COLLEGE
CARBONDALE SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY-CARBONDALE
EDWARDSVILLE SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY-EDWARDSVLE
BELLEVILLE SOUTHWESTERN IL COLLEGE-BELLEVILL
CHICAGO SPERTUS COLLEGE JUDAICA
CANTON SPOON RIVER COLLEGE
ROCKFORD ST ANTHONY COLLEGE NURSING
CHICAGO ST AUGUSTINE COLLEGE
PEORIA ST FRANCIS MED CTR COLLEGE OF NRSG
PEORIA ST FRANCIS SCH RT-IL
SPRINGFIELD ST JOHNS COLLEGE DEPT NURSING
SPRINGFIELD ST JOHNS RES CARE
CHICAGO ST JOSEPH COLLEGE/SEMINARY
ROCKFORD SWEDISH-AMER SCH RAD
CHICAGO TRIBECA FLASHPOINT COLLEGE
PALOS HEIGHTS TRINITY CHRISTIAN COLLEGE
ROCK ISLAND TRINITY COLLEGE OF NURSING
CHICAGO TRINITY HIGHER ED CORP
DEERFIELD TRINITY INTL UNIVERSITY
RIVER GROVE TRITON COLLEGE
SPRINGFIELD UNIVERSITY OF IL-SPRINGFIELD
URBANA UNIVERSITY ILLINOIS URBANA-CHAMPAIGN
CHICAGO UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO
CHICAGO UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO
JOLIET UNIVERSITY OF ST FRANCIS
CHICAGO VANDERCOOK COLLEGE MUSIC
MOUNT CARMEL WABASH VALLEY COLLEGE
SUGAR GROVE WAUBONSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-SUGAR GROVE
MACOMB WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY
WHEATON WHEATON COLLEGE
PALATINE WM RAINEY HARPER COLLEGE
WHEELING WORSHAM COLLEGE MORTUARY S
CHICAGO WRIGHT COLLEGE

 

Median tuition costs in Illinois State are as follows –

  • Private four year colleges: $27600
  • Public four year colleges: $8600 (for in-state students) and $15500 (for out-of-state students)

 

Tuition costs may vary from one college/University to another. It may also increase with each passing year.

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