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List of Colleges and Universities in Illinois
College Location
American Academy of Art Chicago, Illinois
American InterContinental University Online Hoffman Estates, Illinois
Argosy University Chicago Chicago, Illinois
Argosy University Schaumburg Schaumburg, Illinois
Augustana College Rock Island, Illinois
Aurora University Aurora, Illinois
Benedictine University Lisle, Illinois
Black Hawk College Moline, Illinois
Blackburn College Carlinville, Illinois
Bradley University Peoria, Illinois
Carl Sandburg College Galesburg, Illinois
Chamberlain College of Nursing Illinois Addison, Illinois
Chicago State University Chicago, Illinois
Christian Life College Mount Prospect, Illinois
City Colleges of Chicago Harold Washington College Chicago, Illinois
City Colleges of Chicago Harry S Truman College Chicago, Illinois
City Colleges of Chicago Kennedy King College Chicago, Illinois
City Colleges of Chicago Malcolm X College Chicago, Illinois
City Colleges of Chicago Olive Harvey College Chicago, Illinois
City Colleges of Chicago Richard J Daley College Chicago, Illinois
City Colleges of Chicago Wilbur Wright College Chicago, Illinois
College of DuPage Glen Ellyn, Illinois
College of Lake County Grayslake, Illinois
Columbia College Chicago Chicago, Illinois
Concordia University Chicago River Forest, Illinois
Danville Area Community College Danville, Illinois
DePaul University Chicago, Illinois
DeVry University Illinois Chicago, Illinois
Dominican University River Forest, Illinois
East West University Chicago, Illinois
Eastern Illinois University Charleston, Illinois
Elgin Community College Elgin, Illinois
Elmhurst College Elmhurst, Illinois
Eureka College Eureka, Illinois
Fox College Inc Bedford Park, Illinois
Greenville College Greenville, Illinois
Harper College Palatine, Illinois
Harrington College of Design Chicago, Illinois
Heartland Community College Normal, Illinois
Hebrew Theological College Skokie, Illinois
Highland Community College Freeport, Illinois
Illinois Central College East Peoria, Illinois
Illinois College Jacksonville, Illinois
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges Frontier Community Coll Fairfield, Illinois
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges Lincoln Trail College Robinson, Illinois
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges Olney Central College Olney, Illinois
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges Wabash Valley College Mount Carmel, Illinois
Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago, Illinois
Illinois State University Normal, Illinois
Illinois Valley Community College Oglesby, Illinois
Illinois Wesleyan University Bloomington, Illinois
International Academy of Design and Technology Chicago Chicago, Illinois
ITT Technical Institute Mount Prospect Mount Prospect, Illinois
ITT Technical Institute Oak Brook Oak Brook, Illinois
ITT Technical Institute Orland Park Orland Park, Illinois
John A Logan College Carterville, Illinois
John Wood Community College Quincy, Illinois
Joliet Junior College Joliet, Illinois
Judson University Elgin, Illinois
Kankakee Community College Kankakee, Illinois
Kaskaskia College Centralia, Illinois
Kendall College Chicago, Illinois
Kishwaukee College Malta, Illinois
Knox College Galesburg, Illinois
Lake Forest College Lake Forest, Illinois
Lake Land College Mattoon, Illinois
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Chicago Chicago, Illinois
Lewis and Clark Community College Godfrey, Illinois
Lewis University Romeoville, Illinois
Lexington College Chicago, Illinois
Lincoln Christian University Lincoln, Illinois
Lincoln College Lincoln, Illinois
Lincoln Land Community College Springfield, Illinois
Loyola University Chicago Chicago, Illinois
MacCormac College Chicago, Illinois
MacMurray College Jacksonville, Illinois
McHenry County College Crystal Lake, Illinois
McKendree University Lebanon, Illinois
Methodist College of Nursing Peoria, Illinois
Midstate College Peoria, Illinois
Millikin University Decatur, Illinois
Monmouth College Monmouth, Illinois
Moody Bible Institute Chicago, Illinois
Moraine Valley Community College Palos Hills, Illinois
Morrison Institute of Technology Morrison, Illinois
Morton College Cicero, Illinois
National Louis University Chicago, Illinois
North Central College Naperville, Illinois
North Park University Chicago, Illinois
Northeastern Illinois University Chicago, Illinois
Northern Illinois University Dekalb, Illinois
Northwestern College Chicago, Illinois
Northwestern College Southwestern Campus Bridgeview, Illinois
Northwestern University Evanston, Illinois
Oakton Community College Des Plaines, Illinois
Olivet Nazarene University Bourbonnais, Illinois
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine Chicago Chicago, Illinois
Parkland College Champaign, Illinois
Prairie State College Chicago Heights, Illinois
Quincy University Quincy, Illinois
Rend Lake College Ina, Illinois
Richland Community College Decatur, Illinois
Robert Morris University Illinois Chicago, Illinois
Rock Valley College Rockford, Illinois
Rockford Career College Rockford, Illinois
Rockford College Rockford, Illinois
Roosevelt University Chicago, Illinois
Saint Augustine College Chicago, Illinois
Saint Xavier University Chicago, Illinois
Sanford Brown College Collinsville Collinsville, Illinois
Sanford Brown College Hillside Hillside, Illinois
Sauk Valley Community College Dixon, Illinois
School of the Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, Illinois
Shawnee Community College Ullin, Illinois
Shimer College Chicago, Illinois
South Suburban College South Holland, Illinois
Southeastern Illinois College Harrisburg, Illinois
Southern Illinois University Carbondale Carbondale, Illinois
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Edwardsville, Illinois
Southwestern Illinois College Belleville, Illinois
Spoon River College Canton, Illinois
Taylor Business Institute Chicago, Illinois
Telshe Yeshiva Chicago Chicago, Illinois
The Illinois Institute of Art Chicago Chicago, Illinois
The Illinois Institute of Art Schaumburg Schaumburg, Illinois
Trinity Christian College Palos Heights, Illinois
Trinity College of Nursing and Health Sciences Rock Island, Illinois
Trinity International University Deerfield, Illinois
Triton College River Grove, Illinois
University of Chicago Chicago, Illinois
University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, Illinois
University of Illinois at Springfield Springfield, Illinois
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Champaign, Illinois
University of Phoenix Chicago Campus Schaumburg, Illinois
University of St Francis Joliet, Illinois
VanderCook College of Music Chicago, Illinois
Vatterott College Quincy Quincy, Illinois
Waubonsee Community College Sugar Grove, Illinois
Western Illinois University Macomb, Illinois
Westwood College Chicago Loop Chicago, Illinois
Westwood College Dupage Woodridge, Illinois
Westwood College O'Hare Airport Chicago, Illinois
Westwood College River Oaks Calumet City, Illinois
Wheaton College Wheaton, Illinois