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With 222 public and private colleges and universities, Illinois is a state with a myriad of choices in higher education. Top colleges in Illinois include the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, and the University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign. There are nine public universities occupying 12 campuses, according to the Illinois Board of Higher Education. As one of the largest university systems in the state, the University of Illinois System has three campuses which enroll more than 71,000 students. In addition, each campus offers distance learning opportunities to students across the country through U of I Online. In addition, Illinois has the third largest community college system in the United States, with 39 community college districts and 48 campuses, according to the Illinois Community College Board.

Illinois also has much to offer in private education, with 131 for-profit and not-for-profit institutions of higher education. Many of the not-for-profit colleges and universities are known not only for their academic reputation, but also for their efforts in online education. Students looking for accredited online colleges in Illinois may want to consider one of the 32 private for-profit colleges and universities. While the majority of these Illinois online colleges have campuses in the Chicago area, those who would like to avoid the commute can take advantage of degree programs from schools like American InterContinental University and Devry University. To learn more about distance learning opportunities at Illinois online colleges and universities, visit the Illinois Virtual Campus which provides details about Illinois colleges offering online degrees, certificates, and non-credit and for credit courses.

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American InterContinental University
5550 Prairie Stone Pkwy., Suite 130
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192
(847) 851-5000

Type of School:

Private, 4-year

Programs Offered:

Accrediting Agency:

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, member of the North Central Association
Argosy University-Chicago
225 N. Michigan Ave
Ste 1300, Chicago, Illinois 60601
(312) 777-7600

Type of School:

4-year, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
  • Doctor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Argosy University-Schaumburg
999 North Plaza Dr.
Suite 111, Schaumburg, Illinois 60173-5403
(847) 969-4900

Type of School:

4-year, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
  • Doctor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Black Hawk College
6600-34th Avenue
Moline, Illinois 61265-5899
(309) 796-5000

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Blessing Rieman College of Nursing
Broadway at 11th Street
Quincy, Illinois 62305-7005
(217) 228-5520 x6991

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Bradley University
1501 W Bradley Ave
Peoria, Illinois 61625-0001
(309) 676-7611

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
  • Doctor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Carl Sandburg College
2400 Tom L. Wilson Boulevard
Galesburg, Illinois 61401
(309) 344-2518

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Catholic Theological Union at Chicago
5416 S Cornell Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60615-5698
(773) 324-8000

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Doctor's degree
  • First-professional degree

Accrediting Agency:

Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools & North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Chicago School of Professional Psychology
325 N Wells Street
Chicago, Illinois 60654
(312) 329-6600

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
  • Doctor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Chicago State University
9501 S. King Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60628-1598
(773) 995-2000

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Doctor's degree
  • First-professional degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College
30 E Lake St
Chicago, Illinois 60601-2449
(312) 553-5600

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College
1145 W Wilson Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60640-6063
(773) 907-4700

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College
6301 S Halsted St
Chicago, Illinois 60621-2709
(773) 602-5000

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College
10001 S Woodlawn Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60628-1696
(773) 291-6100

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College
7500 S Pulaski Rd
Chicago, Illinois 60652-1299
(773) 838-7500

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College
4300 N Narragansett
Chicago, Illinois 60634-1500
(773) 777-7900

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
College of DuPage
425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137-6599
(630) 942-2800

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
College of Lake County
19351 W Washington St.
Grayslake, Illinois 60030-1198
(847) 543-2000

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Columbia College Chicago
600 South Michigan
Chicago, Illinois 60605-1996
(312) 663-1600

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Concordia University-Chicago
7400 Augusta
River Forest, Illinois 60305-1499
(708) 771-8300

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
  • Doctor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Danville Area Community College
2000 E Main St
Danville, Illinois 61832-5118
(217) 443-3222

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
DeVry University-Illinois
3300 N Campbell Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60618
(773) 929-8500

Type of School:

4-year, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Dominican University
7900 W Division St
River Forest, Illinois 60305
(708) 366-2490

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, Illinois 61920
(217) 581-5000

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Elgin Community College
1700 Spartan Drive
Elgin, Illinois 60123-7193
(847) 697-1000

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Elmhurst College
190 Prospect Ave
Elmhurst, Illinois 60126-3096
(630) 617-3500

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Erikson Institute
451 N. LaSalle Street
Chicago, Illinois 60654-4510
(312) 755-2250

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
2121 Sheridan Road
Evanston, Illinois 60201-3298
(847) 866-3900

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Doctor's degree
  • First-professional degree

Accrediting Agency:

Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools & North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Governors State University
1 University Pky
University Park, Illinois 60466-0975
(708) 534-5000

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
  • Doctor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Harper College
1200 W Algonquin Rd
Palatine, Illinois 60067-7398
(847) 925-6000

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Heartland Community College
1500 West Raab Road
Normal, Illinois 61761-9446
(309) 268-8000

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Highland Community College
2998 W Pearl City Rd
Freeport, Illinois 61032-9341
(815) 235-6121

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Illinois Central College
One College Drive
East Peoria, Illinois 61635-0001
(309) 694-5422

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Frontier Community College
Frontier Drive
Fairfield, Illinois 62837
(618) 393-2982

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Lincoln Trail College
11220 State Hwy 1
Robinson, Illinois 62454
(618) 393-2982

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Olney Central College
305 N West Street
Olney, Illinois 62450
(618) 393-2982

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Wabash Valley College
2200 College Drive
Mount Carmel, Illinois 62863
(618) 393-2982

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Illinois Institute of Technology
3300 S Federal St
Chicago, Illinois 60616
(312) 567-3000

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Doctor's degree
  • First-professional degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Illinois State University
North and School Streets
Normal, Illinois 61790-1000
(309) 438-2111

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
  • Doctor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Illinois Valley Community College
815 N Orlando Smith Ave
Oglesby, Illinois 61348-9692
(815) 224-2720

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Institute for Clinical Social Work
200 N. Michigan Avenue
Suite 407, Chicago, Illinois 60601-5908
(312) 726-8480

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Post-master's certificate
  • Doctor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
International Academy of Design and Technology
One North State Street - Suite 500
Chicago, Illinois 60602-3300
(312) 980-9200

Type of School:

4-year, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
ITT Technical Institute-Burr Ridge
7040 High Grove Blvd
Burr Ridge, Illinois 60527
(630) 455-6470

Type of School:

4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
ITT Technical Institute-Mount Prospect
1401 Feehanville Road
Mount Prospect, Illinois 60056-9823
(847) 375-8800

Type of School:

4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
ITT Technnical Institute-Orland Park
11551 184th Place
Orland Park, Illinois 60467
(708) 326-3200

Type of School:

4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
John A Logan College
700 Logan College Road
Carterville, Illinois 62918-2500
(618) 985-3741

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Two but less than 4 years certificate

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
John Wood Community College
1301 S 48th Street
Quincy, Illinois 62305-8736
(217) 224-6500

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Joliet Junior College
1215 Houbolt Rd
Joliet, Illinois 60431-8938
(815) 729-9020

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Judson University
1151 N State St
Elgin, Illinois 60123-1498
(847) 628-2500

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Kankakee Community College
100 College Drive
Kankakee, Illinois 60901
(815) 802-8500

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Kaskaskia College
27210 College Rd
Centralia, Illinois 62801
(618) 545-3000

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Kendall College
900 N. North Branch Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60622
(312) 752-2000

Type of School:

4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Kishwaukee College
21193 Malta Rd
Malta, Illinois 60150-9699
(815) 825-2086

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Knowledge Systems Institute
3420 Main St
Skokie, Illinois 60076
(847) 679-3135

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Lake Land College
5001 Lake Land Blvd
Mattoon, Illinois 61938
(217) 234-5253

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Two but less than 4 years certificate

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Lakeview College of Nursing
903 N Logan Ave
Danville, Illinois 61832
(217) 443-5238

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Two but less than 4 years certificate
  • Bachelor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Lewis and Clark Community College
5800 Godfrey Rd
Godfrey, Illinois 62035
(618) 468-3411

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Two but less than 4 years certificate

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Lewis University
One University Parkway
Romeoville, Illinois 60446-2200
(815) 838-0500

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
  • Doctor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Lincoln Christian University
100 Campus View Drive
Lincoln, Illinois 62656-2111
(217) 732-3168

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Doctor's degree
  • First-professional degree

Accrediting Agency:

Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation & North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Lincoln Land Community College
5250 Shepherd Rd
Springfield, Illinois 62794-9256
(217) 786-2200

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Loyola University Chicago
820 N. Michigan
Chicago, Illinois 60611-9810
(312) 915-6000

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
  • Doctor's degree
  • First-professional degree
  • First-professional certificate

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
1100 E 55th St
Chicago, Illinois 60615-5199
(773) 256-0700

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Master's degree
  • Doctor's degree
  • First-professional degree
  • First-professional certificate

Accrediting Agency:

Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools & North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
McHenry County College
8900 US Hwy 14
Crystal Lake, Illinois 60012-2761
(815) 455-3700

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Two but less than 4 years certificate

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
McKendree University
701 College Rd
Lebanon, Illinois 62254-1291
(618) 537-4481

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree, Doctoral

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Meadville Lombard Theological School
5701 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60637
(773) 256-3000 x251

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Master's degree
  • First-professional degree

Accrediting Agency:

Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
Methodist College of Nursing
415 St. Mark Court
Peoria, Illinois 61603
(309) 672-5512

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Midstate College
411 W Northmoor Road
Peoria, Illinois 61614-3595
(309) 692-4092

Type of School:

4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Millikin University
1184 W Main St
Decatur, Illinois 62522-2084
(217) 424-6211

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Moraine Valley Community College
9000 W. College Parkway
Palos Hills, Illinois 60465-0937
(708) 974-4300

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Morton College
3801 S Central Ave
Cicero, Illinois 60804-4398
(708) 656-8000

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
National Louis University
122 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60603
(800) 443-5522

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
  • Doctor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
National University of Health Sciences
200 E Roosevelt Rd
Lombard, Illinois 60148-4583
(630) 629-2000

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
  • First-professional degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
North Park University
3225 W Foster Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60625-4895
(773) 244-6200

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
  • Doctor's degree
  • First-professional degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 N Saint Louis Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60625-4699
(773) 583-4050

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Northern Illinois University
1425 W. Lincoln Hwy.
Dekalb, Illinois 60115-2825
(800) 892-3050

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
  • Doctor's degree
  • First-professional degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Nothwestern College
4829 North Lipps Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60630
(773) 777-4220

Type of School:

2-year, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Oakton Community College
1600 E Golf Rd.
Des Plaines, Illinois 60016-1268
(847) 635-1600

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Olivet Nazarene University
One University Avenue
Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914-2271
(815) 939-5011

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Doctor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Parkland College
2400 W Bradley Ave
Champaign, Illinois 61821-1899
(217) 351-2200

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Two but less than 4 years certificate

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Prairie State College
202 South Halsted Street
Chicago Heights, Illinois 60411-8226
(708) 709-3500

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Two but less than 4 years certificate

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Quincy University
1800 College Ave
Quincy, Illinois 62301-2699
(217) 228-5432

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Rasmussen College-Rockford
6000 E. State St.
Fourth Floor, Rockford, Illinois 61108-2513
(815) 316-4800

Type of School:

2-year, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Rend Lake College
468 N Ken Gray Pky
Ina, Illinois 62846
(618) 437-5321

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Resurrection University
1431 N. Claremont Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60622
(708) 763-6530

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Richland Community College
One College Pk
Decatur, Illinois 62521-8512
(217) 875-7200

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Rock Valley College
3301 N Mulford Rd
Rockford, Illinois 61114-5699
(815) 921-7821

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Roosevelt University
430 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60605-1394
(312) 341-3500

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
  • Doctor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
3333 Green Bay Rd
North Chicago, Illinois 60064
(847) 578-3000

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Doctor's degree
  • First-professional degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Rush University
600 S. Paulina St. STE 440
Chicago, Illinois 60612
(312) 942-7100

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
  • Doctor's degree
  • First-professional degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Saint Anthony College of Nursing
5658 E State St
Rockford, Illinois 61108-2468
(815) 395-5091

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing
511 NE Greenleaf St
Peoria, Illinois 61603-3783
(309) 655-2201

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Sauk Valley Community College
173 Illinois Rt 2
Dixon, Illinois 61021
(815) 288-5511

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Shawnee Community College
8364 Shawnee College Rd
Ullin, Illinois 62992
(618) 634-3200

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
South Suburban College
15800 South State Street
South Holland, Illinois 60473-1200
(708) 596-2000

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Two but less than 4 years certificate

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Southeastern Illinois College
3575 College Road
Harrisburg, Illinois 62946
(618) 252-5400

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
425 Clocktower Drive
Carbondale, Illinois 62901-4512
(618) 453-2121

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Doctor's degree
  • First-professional degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Il State Rte 157
Edwardsville, Illinois 62026-1001
(618) 650-2000

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
  • First-professional degree
  • First-professional certificate

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Southwestern Illinois College
2500 Carlyle Ave
Belleville, Illinois 62221-5899
(618) 235-2700

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Two but less than 4 years certificate

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Spertus College
610 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60605
(312) 922-9012

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Master's degree
  • Doctor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Spoon River College
23235 North County 22
Canton, Illinois 61520-9801
(309) 647-4645

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Springfield College in Illinois
1500 North Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62702-2694
(217) 525-1420

Type of School:

2-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago
350 N Orleans St
Chicago, Illinois 60654-1593
(312) 280-3500

Type of School:

4-year, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology & North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
The Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg
1000 Plaza Drive Ste. 100
Schaumburg, Illinois 60173-4913
(847) 619-3450

Type of School:

4-year, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology & North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Trinity International University
2065 Half Day Rd
Deerfield, Illinois 60015-1283
(847) 945-8800

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Doctor's degree
  • First-professional degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Triton College
2000 5th Ave
River Grove, Illinois 60171-1995
(708) 456-0300

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
University of Illinois at Chicago
601 S Morgan
Chicago, Illinois 60607
(312) 996-7000

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
  • Doctor's degree
  • First-professional degree
  • First-professional certificate

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
University of Illinois at Springfield
One University Plaza
Springfield, Illinois 62703-5407
(217) 206-6600

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
  • Doctor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
601 E John Street
Champaign, Illinois 61820-5711
(217) 333-1000

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Two but less than 4 years certificate
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
  • Doctor's degree
  • First-professional degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
University of Phoenix-Chicago Campus
1500 McConnor Pkwy.
Suite 700, Schaumburg, Illinois 60173-4399
(847) 413-1922

Type of School:

4-year, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

University of Phoenix is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. University of Phoenix was placed on Notice by The Higher Learning Commissi
University of St Francis
500 N Wilcox St
Joliet, Illinois 60435-6188
(815) 740-3360

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
VanderCook College of Music
3140 S. Federal St.
Chicago, Illinois 60616-3731
(312) 225-6288

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Vees School of Beauty Culture
2701 State St
East Saint Louis, Illinois 62205
(618) 274-1751

Type of School:

< 2-year, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate

Accrediting Agency:

National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences
Waubonsee Community College
Rte 47 at Waubonsee Drive
Sugar Grove, Illinois 60554-0901
(630) 466-7900 x2938

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Two but less than 4 years certificate

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Western Illinois University
1 University Circle
Macomb, Illinois 61455
(309) 295-1414

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Doctor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Westwood College-Chicago Loop
17 N State St-Ste 300
Chicago, Illinois 60602
(312) 739-0850

Type of School:

4-year, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Council for Independent
Colleges and Schools (ACICS)