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146 Colleges
48,054 Yearly Graduations
$72,342 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$23,648 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly healthcare graduations, Illinois is ranked #5 in the country with 48,054 degrees handed out in 2019. Illinois colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $18,086 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $19,704 per year.

An estimated 48% of college students in Illinois take out loans, with the average loan amount being $5,912 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
11,644 Yearly Degrees
$19,900 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 27,741 students at Chamberlain - Illinois in total, 14,673 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,771 are full-time. For undergraduates at Chamberlain - Illinois, the average graduation time is 4.0 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 62%. Around 16% of accepted students are men, and 84% are women.

70% of Chamberlain - Illinois students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $9,286 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $67,100 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
1,892 Yearly Degrees
$15,214 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Illinois at Chicago is 32,324, of which 21,641 students are undergraduates and of those, 20,195 are full-time. For undergraduates at UIC, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

About 77% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

Approximately 34% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,430 a year. UIC has a 3.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UIC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $39,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
1,271 Yearly Degrees
$9,216 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,111 full-time undergraduates at Malcolm X College, and 6,997 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Approximately 1% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,136 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $19,700 during the early-career years.

#4

William Rainey Harper College

Palatine, Illinois
Public Public vs. Private
1,215 Yearly Degrees
$9,942 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 13,477 students at Harper College in total, 4,519 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

7% of Harper College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,321 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Harper College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#5

College of DuPage

Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Public Public vs. Private
1,174 Yearly Degrees
$9,720 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at College of DuPage is 23,903, which includes 7,793 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Roughly 14% of students at COD take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,089 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from COD is $29,500.

#6

DeVry University - Illinois

Chicago, Illinois
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
1,065 Yearly Degrees
$15,303 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 18,195 students at DeVry University - Illinois in total, 14,163 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 5,366 are full-time. It takes the average DeVry University - Illinois undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

Around 95% of students who apply get accepted. Around 30% of accepted students are men, and 70% are women.

Approximately 91% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,569 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.9% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from DeVry University - Illinois with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

College of Lake County

Grayslake, Illinois
Public Public vs. Private
875 Yearly Degrees
$9,422 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,140 full-time undergraduates at College of Lake County, and 13,743 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 7% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,488 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.5% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from College of Lake County is $26,800.

Public Public vs. Private
851 Yearly Degrees
$11,265 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 10,400 undergraduates at SIUE, of which 8,615 are full-time, and there are 13,061 students altogether. For undergraduates at SIUE, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

Around 90% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Roughly 56% of students at SIUE take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,916 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,100 during the early-career years.

#9

Rush University

Chicago, Illinois
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
794 Yearly Degrees
$29,236 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,755 students at Rush University in total, 112 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 66 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 5 to 1.

The school reports a student loan default rate of 0.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Rush University is $63,500.

#10

Loyola University Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
776 Yearly Degrees
$45,543 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Loyola University Chicago is 17,159, of which 12,240 students are undergraduates and of those, 11,622 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 71%. Of the accepted students, 31% are men and 69% are women.

65% of Loyola Chicago students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,273 a year. Loyola Chicago has a 3.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $42,700 during the early-career years.

#11

Midwestern University - Downers Grove

Downers Grove, Illinois
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
761 Yearly Degrees

The student loan default rate of 0.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Midwestern University - Downers Grove is $87,500.

#12

Benedictine University

Lisle, Illinois
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
708 Yearly Degrees
$32,605 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Benedictine University is 4,401, of which 2,493 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,131 are full-time. It takes the average Benedictine U undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

About 62% of students who apply get accepted. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

69% of Benedictine U students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,122 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Benedictine U is $40,000.

#13

Northwestern University

Evanston, Illinois
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
676 Yearly Degrees
$56,691 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 22,448 students at Northwestern in total, 8,682 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 8,284 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at Northwestern. The freshman retention rate is 98%.

Only 9% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 49% are men and 51% are women.

Roughly 17% of students at Northwestern take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,994 a year. Northwestern has a 1.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $58,900 during the early-career years.

#14

Northern Illinois University

Dekalb, Illinois
Public Public vs. Private
674 Yearly Degrees
$14,610 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 16,609 students at NIU in total, 12,131 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 10,567 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at NIU is 4.6 years.

About 53% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

Roughly 72% of students at NIU take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,177 a year. NIU has a 7.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from NIU is $36,800.

#15

Rasmussen University - Illinois

Rockford, Illinois
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
618 Yearly Degrees
$10,935 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,125 students at Rasmussen University - Illinois in total, 2,103 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,156 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

83% of Rasmussen University - Illinois students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,328 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Rasmussen University - Illinois with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

Joliet Junior College

Joliet, Illinois
Public Public vs. Private
616 Yearly Degrees
$12,570 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Joliet Junior College is 14,318, which includes 4,690 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

14% of Joliet Junior College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,495 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.3% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Joliet Junior College is $25,800.

#17

Elgin Community College

Elgin, Illinois
Public Public vs. Private
587 Yearly Degrees
$10,440 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,212 full-time undergraduates at ECC, and 9,931 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 7% of students at ECC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,765 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.3% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,600 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
562 Yearly Degrees
$17,274 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 51,605 students at UIUC in total, 34,120 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 32,854 are full-time. For undergraduates at UIUC, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

About 62% of students who apply get accepted. Around 52% of accepted students are men, and 48% are women.

Approximately 40% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,816 a year. UIUC has a 1.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $47,100 during the early-career years.

#19

Parkland College

Champaign, Illinois
Public Public vs. Private
556 Yearly Degrees
$11,580 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,510 students at Parkland College in total, 2,654 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 53% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,815 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Parkland College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
549 Yearly Degrees
$14,722 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is 11,695, of which 8,466 students are undergraduates and of those, 7,150 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 76%. Around 45% of accepted students are men, and 55% are women.

Roughly 66% of students at SIUC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,166 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.2% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,200 during the early-career years.

#21

Southwestern Illinois College

Belleville, Illinois
Public Public vs. Private
529 Yearly Degrees
$6,390 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,508 students at SWIC in total, 3,496 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 21% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,370 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from SWIC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
517 Yearly Degrees

The student loan default rate of 0.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from RFUMS with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $68,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#23

Lincoln Land Community College

Springfield, Illinois
Public Public vs. Private
514 Yearly Degrees
$6,576 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Lincoln Land Community College is 5,446, which includes 2,177 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 16% of students at LLCC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,216 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,700 during the early-career years.

#24

Illinois State University

Normal, Illinois
Public Public vs. Private
510 Yearly Degrees
$12,836 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 20,878 students at Illinois State in total, 18,250 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 17,092 are full-time. For undergraduates at Illinois State, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

Around 89% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Roughly 61% of students at Illinois State take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,729 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $39,600 during the early-career years.

#25

John A Logan College

Carterville, Illinois
Public Public vs. Private
477 Yearly Degrees
$5,506 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at John A Logan College is 3,744, which includes 1,736 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Roughly 3% of students at John A Logan College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,792 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from John A Logan College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $21,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Other Illinois Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Olivet Nazarene University 470
27 Illinois Central College 464
28 Waubonsee Community College 460
29 DePaul University 455
30 Resurrection University 452
31 Oakton Community College 451
32 University of St Francis 411
33 Moraine Valley Community College 391
34 Kaskaskia College 376
35 McHenry County College 371
36 Heartland Community College 365
37 Prairie State College 361
38 Midwest Technical Institute - Springfield, Illinois 340
39 Lake Land College 326
40 Governors State University 321
41 Rock Valley College 309
42 Triton College 305
43 Midwest Technical Institute - East Peoria 302
44 Saint Xavier University 292
45 Bradley University 289
46 Lewis University 286
47 Illinois Valley Community College 281
48 Lewis and Clark Community College 278
49 Fox College 256
50 Northwestern College - Bridgeview 253
51 Kishwaukee College 250
52 Richland Community College 249
53 Rend Lake College 247
54 Aurora University 244
55 Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing 233
56 Olney Central College 229
56 Black Hawk College 229
58 South Suburban College 222
59 Sauk Valley Community College 218
59 Midwestern Career College 218
61 Danville Area Community College 214
62 Elmhurst University 202
63 Highland Community College 188
64 Morton College 183
65 Kankakee Community College 177
66 Shawnee Community College 176
66 North Park University 176
68 National University of Health Sciences 174
68 Methodist College 174
70 Illinois College of Optometry 164
70 Soma Institute-The National School of Clinical Massage Therapy 164
70 First Institute of Travel, Inc 164
70 Stautzenberger College - Rockford Career College 164
74 American InterContinental University - Online 155
75 Spoon River College 152
76 Chicago State University 151
76 University of Chicago 151
78 Lincoln College of Technology - Melrose Park 148
79 Midwest Technical Institute - Moline 130
80 Eastern Illinois University 128
81 John Wood Community College 124
82 Carl Sandburg College 115
83 Capital Area School of Practical Nursing 114
84 Western Illinois University 113
84 Saint Anthony College of Nursing 113
86 McKendree University 99
87 Blessing Rieman College of Nursing and Health Sciences 98
88 Roosevelt University 96
89 Ambria College of Nursing 93
89 Lakeview College of Nursing 93
91 Dominican University 90
91 Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences 90
93 Frontier Community College 88
94 Career Center of Southern Illinois 84
95 State Career College 80
95 Coyne College 80
97 PCCTI IT and Healthcare 78
98 CALC Institute of Technology 77
98 Pacific College of Health and Science 77
100 National Louis University 70
100 Millikin University 70
100 Southeastern Illinois College 70
103 Rockford University 64
104 Wheaton College Illinois 63
105 Augustana College 59
106 Concordia University, Chicago 56
106 Adler University 56
108 St. John’s College 53
108 Quincy University 53
110 Robert Morris University Illinois 49
111 Estelle Medical Academy 45
112 Trinity Christian College 40
113 Northeastern Illinois University 38
113 Lincoln Trail College 38
115 Illinois Wesleyan University 35
116 Trinity International University - Illinois 33
117 City Colleges of Chicago - Wilbur Wright College 32
117 City Colleges of Chicago - Kennedy-King College 32
119 University of Illinois at Springfield 31
119 Wabash Valley College 31
121 Columbia College Chicago 24
121 School of the Art Institute of Chicago 24
123 Illinois Institute of Technology 23
123 Universal Spa Training Academy 23
125 Saint Augustine College 20
126 Midwest College of Oriental Medicine - Evanston 19
127 Moody Bible Institute 18
128 CAAN Academy of Nursing 16
129 North Central College 11
129 Graham Hospital School of Nursing 11
131 Blessing Hospital School of Radiologic Technology 10
131 MacCormac College 10
133 Taylor Business Institute 9
133 Lincoln College 9
133 Hebrew Theological College 9
136 Illinois College 8
136 Lincoln Christian University 8
138 University of Spa & Cosmetology Arts 7
139 National Latino Education Institute 5
139 City Colleges of Chicago - Harold Washington College 5
139 Blessing Hospital School of Medical Laboratory Technology 5
142 Institute for Clinical Social Work 4
143 Garrett - Evangelical Theological Seminary 3
144 Eureka College 1
144 University of Phoenix - Illinois 1
144 Blackburn College 1

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