Illinois was once the home of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United State. Ronald Reagan, Hillary Clinton and Walt Disney were born in the state, and the longest running talk show in television history, The Oprah Winfrey Show, aired in Chicago. Chicago is the largest city in the state, and the capitol is Springfield. Many people also choose to attend college in the state as Illinois is home to more than 300 schools of higher education.
Some of the top-ranked colleges and university are in the state of Illinois. If you desire to attend one of the schools in Illinois, you can find a school that is right for your needs. You can find a sports-minded school, or you can find an exceptional academic institution. Illinois contains 26 private colleges and 49 public community colleges. Five of the Illinois schools are in the top 125 in the country. Here are a few of the most popular Illinois colleges:
Located at Urbana-Champaign, this university is well-known for its engineering program. The enrollment of the school is just over 32,000, and you can choose from more than 150 undergraduate programs. The university also contains the largest Greek system on the planet. You can find over 1,000 student activities to enjoy, and the majority of students are involved in the activities. All freshmen are required to reside on the campus.
This excellent Illinois school is home to almost 23,000 students. Two of the most popular programs at the university are business administration and health services. Located in DeKalb, this school provides numerous opportunities for internship. Teaching certification programs are popular at the institution, and the college offers numerous financial assistance opportunities to students.
Over 4,000 of the 25,000 students at this school are enrolled in the business program. Some of the options include tourism management, hospitality or management science. It is located in Chicago and is one of the most popular Catholic schools in the nation. The institution provides over 250 degree options, and some of the programs consist of communication, education, music and law. The school is home to a student center, recreation facility, a campus theater, intramural sports and numerous student clubs.
This two-year community college in Glen Ellyn is well-known for its architecture department. About 30,000 students attend the school, and associate's degrees are offered in arts, science, engineering, general studies and fine arts and music.
This popular Illinois College is home to the biggest medical school in the nation. One of the most common majors at the school is psychology, and the school offers numerous on-campus centers for research and enrichment. The enrollment is just over 27,000, and many student activities are offered.
Some of the primary industries in the state include manufacturing, coal mining, agriculture and oil production. Many of the country's largest companies are located in Chicago, such as Boeing, McDonalds and United Airlines. Chicago is also home to the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Corn, soybeans and numerous other crops are grown in Illinois. Dairy products and wheat are important crops in the state, and some farmers grow popcorn and pumpkin. In addition, the state is a wine growing industry.
Illinois is expected to see a job growth in certain employment sectors. Jobs are predicted to increase, and the unemployment rate is expected to drop a little. Hiring will increase up to 7 percent. Some of the fields with the highest increase in jobs include business services, manufacturing, hospitality, education and nursing. Physical therapists jobs are also expected to increase. Therefore, Illinois college graduates will have a good chance of landing a job.
The population of the state stands at almost 13 million people. It is the 5th largest state in the nation, and Chicago is the third largest city in the United States. The nickname of Illinois is the Prairie State, and the slogan is The Land of Lincoln. You will find almost 200 parks in the state. Illinois is mainly flat and experienced cold and snowy winters and hot and wet summers.
About 71% of the Illinois citizens are white Americans. 14% are black, and about 5% are Asian. Around 13% of the population was born in another country, and 21% of the people had German roots. 23% of the citizens live in Chicago.
Professional sports teams are popular in Illinois. The state is home to two professional baseball teams, The Chicago Cubs and The Chicago White Sox, and the state boasts The Chicago Bears professional football team. The Chicago Bulls are one of the most popular basketball teams in the country, and The Chicago Blackhawks are members of the National Hockey League.
The state is home to O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, the second busiest airport on the planet. Another major airport in the country, Midway International Airport, is also located in Illinois. In addition, Amtrak serves the state of Illinois, and numerous interstate highways pass through the state. If you are attending college in the state, you will have numerous transportation options.
Illinois is home to some of the most popular attractions in the country. Some of the most popular places to visit in the state include:
Six Flags Great America in Chicago
Millennium Park in Chicago
Starved Rock State Park
Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Springfield
Shawnee National Forest
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield
Found 374 Post-Secondary Schools In Illinois
|Ser Business and Technical Institute||Chicago||IL||Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit||99|
|Shawnee Community College||Ullin||IL||2-year public||1880|
|Shimer College||Waukegan||IL||4-year private, not-for-profit||112|
|Siebel Institute of Technology||Chicago||IL||Less than 2-year private, for-profit||No Data|
|South Suburban College||South Holland||IL||2-year public||6751|
|Southeastern Illinois College||Harrisburg||IL||2-year public||2508|
|Southern Illinois University - Systems Office||Carbondale||IL||Central office or Administrative Unit||No Data|
|Southern Illinois University Carbondale||Carbondale||IL||4-year public||22552|
|Southern Illinois University Edwardsville||Edwardsville||IL||4-year public||12193|
|Southwestern Illinois College||Belleville||IL||2-year public||13351|
|Spanish Coalition for Jobs Inc||Chicago||IL||Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit||75|
|Sparks College||Shelbyville||IL||2-year private, for-profit||37|
|Spertus College||Chicago||IL||4-year private, not-for-profit||259|
|Spoon River College||Canton||IL||2-year public||1894|
|Springfield College in Illinois||Springfield||IL||2-year private, not-for-profit||323|
|Springfield School of Court Reporting||Springfield||IL||2-year private, for-profit||No Data|
|St Johns College||Springfield||IL||4-year private, not-for-profit||60|
|St Johns Hospital School of Clinical Lab Science||Springfield||IL||4-year private, not-for-profit||3|
|St Johns Hospital School of Dietetics||Springfield||IL||4-year private, not-for-profit||6|
|St Johns Hospital School of Respiratory Therapy||Springfield||IL||Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit||No Data|
|St Sava Serbian Orthodox School of Theology||Libertyville||IL||4-year private, not-for-profit||27|
|Star Truck Driving School||Bensenville||IL||Less than 2-year private, for-profit||26|
|Star Truck Driving School||Hickory Hills||IL||Less than 2-year private, for-profit||25|
|Swedish American Hospital School of Medical Techn||Rockford||IL||4-year private, not-for-profit||No Data|
|Swedish American Hospital School of Radiation Ther||Rockford||IL||2-year private, not-for-profit||No Data|
|Swedish American Hospital School of Radiography||Rockford||IL||2-year private, not-for-profit||No Data|
|Tai Travel Academy||Rockford||IL||Less than 2-year private, for-profit||No Data|
|Taylor Business Institute||Chicago||IL||2-year private, for-profit||147|
|Telshe Yeshiva - Chicago||Chicago||IL||4-year private, not-for-profit||70|
|The Academy of Dog Grooming Arts Ltd||Arlington Heights||IL||Less than 2-year private, for-profit||No Data|
|The College of Office Technology||Chicago||IL||2-year private, for-profit||443|
|The Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago||Chicago||IL||2-year private, for-profit||761|
|The Cosmetology and Spa Institute||Crystal Lake||IL||Less than 2-year private, for-profit||43|
|The Illinois Institute of Art||Chicago||IL||4-year private, for-profit||1395|
|The John Marshall Law School||Chicago||IL||4-year private, not-for-profit||1392|
|The Pearson School of Real Estate||Flossmoor||IL||Less than 2-year private, for-profit||No Data|
|The Training Institute Inc||Melrose Park||IL||Less than 2-year private, for-profit||No Data|
|Trend Beauty College||Marion||IL||Less than 2-year private, for-profit||13|
|Trend Setters College of Cosmetology||Bradley||IL||Less than 2-year private, for-profit||58|
|Tri - County Beauty Academy||Litchfield||IL||Less than 2-year private, for-profit||14|
|Tricocis School of Hair Design Inc||Glendale Heights||IL||Less than 2-year private, for-profit||No Data|
|Trinity Christian College||Palos Heights||IL||4-year private, not-for-profit||854|
|Trinity College of Nursing||Moline||IL||4-year private, not-for-profit||109|
|Trinity International University||Deerfield||IL||4-year private, not-for-profit||2663|
|Trinity School of Radiography||Moline||IL||2-year private, not-for-profit||9|
|Trinity School of Surgical Technology||Moline||IL||Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit||3|
|Triton College||River Grove||IL||2-year public||16927|
|Truck Training Driving School||Chicago||IL||Less than 2-year private, for-profit||No Data|
|Undergraduate School of Cosmetology||Springfield||IL||Less than 2-year private, for-profit||64|
|Union Special Corporation Technical Training Ctr||Huntley||IL||Less than 2-year private, for-profit||No Data|
|United States Dental Institute||Northbrook||IL||4-year private, for-profit||No Data|
|University of Chicago||Chicago||IL||4-year private, not-for-profit||12531|
|University of Illinois at Chicago||Chicago||IL||4-year public||24942|
|University of Illinois at Springfield||Springfield||IL||4-year public||3942|
|University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign||Champaign||IL||4-year public||38465|
|University of Illinois University Administration||Urbana||IL||Central office or Administrative Unit||No Data|
|University of Saint Mary of the Lake||Mundelein||IL||4-year private, not-for-profit||262|
|University of St Francis||Joliet||IL||4-year private, not-for-profit||4332|
|Uti of Illinois Inc||Glendale Heights||IL||2-year private, for-profit||1407|
|Vandercook College of Music||Chicago||IL||4-year private, not-for-profit||216|
|Vees School of Beauty Culture||East Saint Louis||IL||Less than 2-year private, for-profit||No Data|
|Vip Schools Inc||Chicago||IL||Less than 2-year private, for-profit||No Data|
|Waubonsee Community College||Sugar Grove||IL||2-year public||7602|
|Wellness and Massage Training Institute||Woodridge||IL||Less than 2-year private, for-profit||No Data|
|West Suburban College of Nursing||Oak Park||IL||4-year private, not-for-profit||70|
|Western Illinois University||Macomb||IL||4-year public||13089|
|Westwood College - Dupage||Woodridge||IL||Less than 2-year private, for-profit||No Data|
|Westwood College - Ohare Airport||Chicago||IL||Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit||18|
|Wheaton College||Wheaton||IL||4-year private, not-for-profit||2827|
|William Rainey Harper College||Palatine||IL||2-year public||15021|
|Worsham College||Wheeling||IL||2-year private, for-profit||137|
|Ymca of Metropolitan Chicago - Training Alliance||Chicago||IL||Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit||178|
|Zarem Golde Ort Technical Institute||Skokie||IL||Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit||868|
|Zittel School of Real Estate||Harwood Heights||IL||Less than 2-year private, for-profit||No Data|
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/‹ First < 2 3 4