College Education In Illinois: Illinois citizens have a wide variety of educational opportunities available through the state’s system of nine public universities on 12 campuses, 48 community colleges, 97 independent not-for-profit colleges and universities, 35 independent for-profit institutions and 22 out-of-state institutions.
Illinois Colleges In the Rankings: U.S. News and World Report rankings: National Rankings – University of Chicago (#8), Northwestern University (#12), University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (#40); Liberal Arts Rankings – Wheaton College (#56), Illinois Wesleyan University (#60).
A Closer Look at Illinois Education: Illinois has one of the largest concentrations of colleges and universities in the Midwest. Many are found within the greater Chicago area, providing students with a wealth of arts, culture and recreational activity to combine with their studies.
Did You Know? Using the criterion established by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, there are eleven “National Universities” in the state.