Illinois – University and College List

The following is a list of Universities in the state of Illinois:

  • Adler University
  • American Academy of Art
  • American College of Education
  • American InterContinental University
  • Argosy University
  • Augustana College
  • Aurora University
  • Benedictine University
  • Blackburn College
  • Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing
  • Bradley University
  • Catholic Theological Union
  • Chamberlain College of Nursing
  • The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • Chicago State University
  • Chicago Theological Seminary
  • Columbia College Chicago
  • Concordia University–Chicago
  • DePaul University
  • DeVry University
  • DeVry University–Addison
  • DeVry University–Chicago
  • Dominican University
  • East-West University
  • Eastern Illinois University
  • Elmhurst College
  • Erikson Institute
  • Eureka College
  • Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
  • Governors State University
  • Greenville College
  • Harrington College of Design
  • Hebrew Theological College
  • Illinois College
  • Illinois College of Optometry
  • Illinois Institute of Art
  • Illinois Institute of Art–Schaumburg
  • Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Illinois State University
  • Illinois Wesleyan University
  • Institute for Clinical Social Work
  • John Marshall Law School
  • Judson University
  • Kendall College
  • Knowledge Systems Institute
  • Knox College
  • Lake Forest College
  • Lake Forest Graduate School of Management
  • Lakeview College of Nursing
  • Lewis University
  • Lexington College (closed May 2014)
  • Lincoln Christian University
  • Lincoln College
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
  • MacMurray College
  • McCormick Theological Seminary
  • McKendree University
  • Methodist College
  • Midstate College
  • Midwestern University
  • Millikin University
  • Monmouth College
  • Moody Bible Institute
  • National University of Health Sciences
  • National-Louis University
  • North Central College
  • North Park University
  • Northeastern Illinois University
  • Northern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Northwestern University
  • Olivet Nazarene University
  • Principia College
  • Quincy University
  • Rasmussen College
  • Resurrection University
  • Robert Morris University Illinois
  • Rockford University
  • Roosevelt University
  • Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science
  • Rush University
  • Saint Anthony College of Nursing
  • Saint Augustine College
  • Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing
  • Saint John’s College
  • Saint Xavier University
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Shimer College
  • Southern Illinois University System
    • Carbondale
    • Edwardsville
  • Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning & Leadership
  • Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago
  • Trinity Christian College
  • Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences
  • Trinity International University
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Illinois System
    • Chicago
    • Springfield
    • Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Saint Francis
  • VanderCook College of Music
  • Western Illinois University
  • Wheaton College

List of Community Colleges in the state of Illinois:

  • City Colleges of Chicago
    • Harold Washington College
    • Harry S. Truman College
    • Kennedy-King College
    • Malcolm X College
    • Olive-Harvey College
    • Richard J. Daley College
    • Wilbur Wright College
  • Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Chicago
  • Fox College
  • Illinois Community College Board
    • Black Hawk College
    • Carl Sandburg College
    • College of DuPage
    • College of Lake County
    • Danville Area Community College
    • Elgin Community College
    • Heartland Community College
    • Highland Community College
    • Illinois Central College
    • Illinois Eastern Community Colleges
      • Frontier Community College
      • Lincoln Trail College
      • Olney Central College
      • Wabash Valley College
    • Illinois Valley Community College
    • John A. Logan College
    • John Wood Community College
    • Joliet Junior College
    • Kankakee Community College
    • Kaskaskia College
    • Kishwaukee College
    • Lake Land College
    • Lewis & Clark Community College
    • Lincoln Land Community College
    • McHenry County College
    • Moraine Valley Community College
    • Morton College
    • Oakton Community College
    • Parkland College
    • Prairie State College
    • Rend Lake College
    • Richland Community College
    • Rock Valley College
    • Sauk Valley Community College
    • Shawnee Community College
    • South Suburban College
    • Southeastern Illinois College
    • Southwestern Illinois College
    • Spoon River College
    • Triton College
    • Waubonsee Community College
    • William Rainey Harper College
  • MacCormac College
  • Northwestern College

As an Illinois College student you can find help on a broad range of financial issues with ISAC and ILGU. Read further for more details of the special service ILGU gives to Illinois college students:

Illinios Student Assistance Commission:

As the state’s college access and financial aid agency, the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) has one of the largest statewide college outreach programs in the country, dedicated to helping Illinois high school students and their families make more informed choices about postsecondary education. Consistent with our ISAC mission, the Illinois GEAR UP program (ILGU) is focused on making college accessible and affordable for Illinois students. Through ILGU and with our partners, we are working to help raise the expectations of ILGU students about what they can achieve, prepare ILGU students for success in postsecondary education, and build a self-sustaining college-going in our partner schools.

GEAR UP details Explained:
Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) is a federal discretionary grant program designed to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education. GEAR UP provides grants to states and partnerships at high-need middle and high schools. State grants are competitive matching grants that must include an early intervention component designed to increase college attendance and success and raise the expectations of low-income students.

About the Illinois GEAR UP (ILGU) Program
ISAC was awarded a seven-year GEAR UP grant in late 2016. Over the course of the next seven years, ISAC and its program partners will use a cohort model to provide direct services to approximately 30,500 students in 25 middle schools and 25 high schools across Illinois. A full list of participating schools will be posted as soon as it is finalized. All 7th graders at participating middle schools will receive services, and the program will follow the first cohort of 7th grade students through their first year of college. As soon as the first cohort of 7th graders transitions to high school, the high school will begin to receive services under the ILGU program. In addition, each year, the next class of 7th graders will be added to the program and receive services for the duration of the grant period.

What does ILGU do?
ILGU will offer the following services to students and families:
Assistance in developing non-cognitive skills and pro-college behaviors that can assist students in making successful transitions and improve their chances of success in college.
Assistance with academic preparation to prevent remediation as students transition
College and career exploration

Assistance with the college planning and financial aid process—including help with college applications and assistance in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Support in making the transition from middle school to high school and high school to college
Increasing the level of family engagement in the student’s planning process
School enrichment activities for students and parents

ILGU school partners will receive direct assistance and other resources to support their GEAR UP cohort and to assist them in building long-term, in-school capacity for a sustainable college-going culture:
Additional staffing to support ILGU initiatives, including a full time GEAR UP advisor at each school
Funding for capacity-building, professional development, and student enrichment activities
Online tools and software as well as programmatic technical assistance to support ILGU initiatives in each school.
Curriculum resources, including guides and tools
Support for parent/family outreach initiatives
Communications materials for schools to use in promoting and implementing the program

ILGU Partners
ISAC has long partnered with local, state and national entities to improve college access and outreach. Similarly, in addition to ISAC, the state grantee, and the middle and high schools participating in the program, ILGU will include numerous partnerships to deliver effective services to students, families and schools.