Colleges in Illinois: Ratings & Statistics
There are around 300 colleges in Illinois. This is 4% of all colleges listed in the USA. Top cities in Illinois with most colleges are Chicago, Evanston, Champaign, Normal and Joliet. You may find a list of all categories of Illinois colleges on this page. Click on a category to find all colleges of Illinois of that type.
Top 10 Colleges in Illinois
Visit the top colleges in Illinois. Following is a list of top 10 colleges based on US News Best Colleges 2022 ranking. Click on a college to find its detailed information.
- The University of Chicago, Chicago
- Northwestern University, Evanston
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign
- Loyola University Chicago, Chicago
- University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago
- Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago
- DePaul University , Chicago
- Illinois State University, Normal
- University of St Francis, Joliet
- Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Students by Race
The following chart shows distribution of college students in Illinois based on their racial backgrounds.
Students by Gender
Following chart displays the ratio of male and female students studying in various colleges and universities of Illinois.
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Find in Illinois
Colleges of Illinois are listed in the following categories. Please click on one of them to find Illinois colleges of that type.
- Public Colleges (52)
- Private Colleges (125)
- Community Colleges (18)
- Universities (73)
- Training Schools (37)