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Chicago Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Chicago Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Chicago, Illinois

There are at least 75 colleges in Chicago, listed and described below. These schools represent 218,093 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 169,726 full-time students, and a reported 23,031 dorm rooms.

The largest schools here include University of Illinois at Chicago, DePaul University, Loyola University Chicago and University of Chicago. For a prestigious selective school, you might want to look at University of Chicago, Loyola University Chicago or Illinois Institute of Technology.

We also provide an extensive list of Illinois Colleges.

Of Note For College Students

  • There are a lot of studio and one-bedroom apartments in Chicago.
  • A lot of people walk and bicycle in Chicago.

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The Art Institutes system of schools


Chicago, IL; Schaumburg, IL

With an education from an Art Institutes school, imagine what you could create.

  • Program Categories: Art and Design, Communications and Media
  • Degrees: Bachelor, Associate

Lincoln Tech


Melrose Park, IL

Get a hands-on, job-specific education at Lincoln Tech.

  • Program Categories: Vocational and Trade
  • Degrees: Diploma

Judson University


Elgin, IL

Judson University School of Leadership and Business Adult and Graduate Programs

  • Program Categories: Business, Psychology, Counseling and Mental Health
  • Degrees: Master, Associate, Bachelor

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology


Chicago, IL

Pursue a certificate, master, or doctorate degree in Psychology at The Chicago School for Professional Psychology.

  • Program Categories: Psychology, Counseling and Mental Health
  • Degrees: Doctorate, Master

Universal Technical Institute


Lisle, IL

At Universal Technical Institute (UTI), you won’t just train for a career. 

  • Program Categories: Vocational and Trade
  • Degrees: Diploma

Argosy University


Chicago, IL

Welcome to Argosy University

Argosy University offers doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degree programs to students through its eight colleges:  College of Behavioral Sciences, Graduate School of Business and Management, College of Education,  College of Health Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Creative Arts and Design, College of Clinical Psychology and Western State College of Law at Argosy University as well as certificate programs in many areas.

  • Program Categories: Business, Criminal Justice, Legal and Safety, Psychology, Counseling and Mental Health
  • Degrees: Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Cortiva Institute


Chicago, IL; Joliet, IL

Cortiva Institute School of Massage Therapy's innovative program will help you learn the art of massage therapy and introduce you to a range of career opportunities.

  • Program Categories: Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Certificate
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Colleges in Chicago with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Adler School of Professional Psychology
65 East Wacker Place, Suite 2100
Chicago, IL 60601

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: counseling psychology, clinical psychology, art therapy, hypnotherapist, substance abuse counseling, marriage and family therapy, organizational psychology, psychotherapy
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Master's. Doctor's.
  • Student Body: 549 students, 548 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Advocate Trinity Hospital School of Radiologic Technology
2320 E 93rd St
Chicago, IL 60617-9984

  • Programs: radiation therapist
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 31 students, 31 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Notable: Career counseling.

Catholic Theological Union at Chicago
5416 S Cornell Ave
Chicago, IL 60615-5698

  • Programs: ministry, pastoral counseling, theology, theology and religious vocations, missionary studies, bible studies
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 477 students, 277 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 112 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Credit for experience.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Remedial services. Study abroad option.

Chicago School of Professional Psychology
325 N Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60654

  • Programs: clinical psychology, forensic psychology, organizational psychology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Master's. Doctor's.
  • Student Body: 1,327 students, 1,169 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Chicago State University
9501 S. King Drive
Chicago, IL 60628-1598

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: general studies, psychology, elementary school teaching, criminal justice and safety, business management, special ed, educational administration, registered nursing
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 6,810 students, 5,032 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 330 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Chicago Theological Seminary
5757 University Ave
Chicago, IL 60637

  • Programs: ministry, pastoral counseling, religion, theology, philosophy
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 236 students, 108 full-time equivalent.

Erikson Institute
451 N. LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60654-4510

  • Programs: child development, early childhood education
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Master's.
  • Student Body: 314 students, 191 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Illinois College of Optometry
3241 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60616-3878

  • Programs: optometry, medical preparatory
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 614 students.
  • Dorms: 200 student capacity.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Illinois Institute of Technology
3300 S Federal St
Chicago, IL 60616

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: law, electrical engineering, computer science, architecture, mechanical engineering, information technology, finance, public administration
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 7,277 students, 4,691 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 1,225 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 520-640. Math: 610-700. Writing: 520-630.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. AP credits.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Institute for Clinical Social Work
200 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 407
Chicago, IL 60601-5908

  • Programs: clinical social work
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Doctor's.
  • Student Body: 85 students, 53 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling.

Lexington College
310 South Peoria
Chicago, IL 60607-3534

  • Programs: hospitality management
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associate's. Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 57 students, 53 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Credit for experience. AP credits.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option.

Loyola University Chicago
820 N. Michigan
Chicago, IL 60611-9810

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, social work, registered nursing, psychology, law, biology, political science, medicine
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 15,545 students, 12,976 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 4,100 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 540-648. Math: 530-640. Writing: 540-630.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
1100 E 55th St
Chicago, IL 60615-5199

  • Programs: ministry, theology, pastoral counseling
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 365 students, 68 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 222 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option.

McCormick Theological Seminary
5460 S. University
Chicago, IL 60615

  • Programs: ministry, pastoral counseling, theology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 251 students, 56 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 75 student capacity.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option.

Meadville Lombard Theological School
5701 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

  • Programs: ministry, pastoral counseling, religion
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 68 students, 5 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 11 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning.
  • Notable: Career counseling.

Midwest College of Oriental Medicine Chicago
4334 N Hazel, Suite 206
Chicago, IL 60613-1429

  • Programs: traditional Asian medicine, clinical nutritionist, acupuncture
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Master's.
  • Student Body: 151 students, 206 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Study abroad option.

National Latino Education Institute
2011 W Pershing Rd
Chicago, IL 60609-2205

  • Programs: medical assistant, administrative assistant, customer service management
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 64 students, 102 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

National-Louis University
122 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60603

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: curriculum and instruction, elementary school teaching, educational administration, secondary teaching, management science, interdisciplinary studies, counseling psychology, special ed
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's.
  • Student Body: 7,405 students, 5,876 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Northeastern Illinois University
5500 N Saint Louis Ave
Chicago, IL 60625-4699

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: liberal arts and sciences, elementary school teaching, accounting, educational administration, computer science, criminal justice and safety, speech and rhetoric, special ed
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 12,814 students, 8,173 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Credit for experience. AP credits.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Study abroad option.

Roosevelt University
430 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605-1394

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, psychology, elementary school teaching, human resources development, accounting, clinical psychology, hospitality management, business communications
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's.
  • Student Body: 7,163 students, 5,103 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 720 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 512-628. Math: 455-610. Writing: 510-610.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option.

Rush University
600 S. Paulina St. STE 440
Chicago, IL 60612

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: nursing science, medicine, registered nursing, clinical lab tech, occupational therapy, speech pathology, biotechnology, health care administration
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 1,596 students, 1,076 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 544 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare.

Saint Xavier University
3700 W 103rd St
Chicago, IL 60655

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: teacher education, registered nursing, elementary school teaching, business, business management, liberal arts and sciences, speech pathology, finance
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 5,675 students, 4,352 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 975 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 470-580. Math: 410-560. Writing: 440-560.
  • Flexibility: Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

School of the Art Institute of Chicago
36 S Wabash
Chicago, IL 60603

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: fine arts, creative writing, art history and criticism, art education, interior architecture, art therapy, arts management, historic preservation and conservation
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 3,006 students, 2,969 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 778 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 520-610. Math: 490-610.
  • Flexibility: AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option.

Soma Institute-The National School of Clinical Massage Therapy
14 E. Jackson Boulevard - Ste 1300
Chicago, IL 60604-2232

  • Programs: massage therapy
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 308 students, 282 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available. AP credits.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Spertus College
610 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605

  • Programs: social service professions, Jewish studies
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's. Doctor's.
  • Student Body: 288 students, 174 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning.
  • Notable: Career counseling.

Taylor Business Institute
318 West Adams Street, Suite 500
Chicago, IL 60606

  • Programs: medical billing, criminal justice and administration, electronics tech, accounting, ESL instruction
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 250 students, 525 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Telshe Yeshiva-Chicago
3535 West Foster
Chicago, IL 60625

  • Programs: Talmudic studies
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 77 students, 71 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 126 student capacity.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Notable: Career counseling.

The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago
350 N Orleans St
Chicago, IL 60654-1593

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: apparel marketing, animation and special effects, chef training, design and visual communication, interior design, fashion design, design and applied arts, restaurant and catering management
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 2,867 students, 2,961 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 420 student capacity.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option.

The John Marshall Law School
315 S Plymouth Ct
Chicago, IL 60604

  • Programs: law, US law, legal research
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 1,530 students, 145 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago
6045 S. Kenwood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637

  • Programs: computer science
  • Degrees/Certificates: Doctor's.
  • Student Body: 9 students, 11 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Placement assistance.

University of Chicago
5801 S Ellis Ave
Chicago, IL 60637

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, economics, law, social service professions, social services, public policy analysis, biology, humanities
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 14,538 students, 12,026 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 2,686 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 660-770. Math: 650-760.
  • Flexibility: AP credits.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

University of Illinois at Chicago
601 S Morgan
Chicago, IL 60607

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: psychology, biology, medicine, business management, finance, social work, accounting, registered nursing
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 25,747 students, 22,396 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 3,800 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

VanderCook College of Music
3140 S. Federal St.
Chicago, IL 60616-3731

  • Programs: music teaching
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 320 students, 369 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 150 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 520-540. Math: 390-550. Writing: 430-670.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Placement assistance.

Chicago Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Based on 2008-2009 information.

American Academy of Art
332 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60604-4302

  • Programs: fine arts, painting, design and applied arts
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 387 students, 417 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Study abroad option.

BIR Training Center
3601 W Devon Ste 210
Chicago, IL 60659

  • Programs: English, medical office computer specialist, accounting and related services, mechanical engineering related tech, financial management
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 294 students, 573 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Cain's Barber College
365 E 51st St
Chicago, IL 60615-3510

  • Programs: barber, cosmetoloty instructor
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 134 students, 228 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Placement assistance.

Cannella School of Hair Design South Chicago
9012 S Commercial
Chicago, IL 60617-4303

  • Programs: cosmetology, teacher education and development
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 85 students, 99 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Cannella School of Hair Design Chicago
4269 S Archer Ave
Chicago, IL 60632-2549

  • Programs: cosmetology, teacher education and development
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 183 students, 194 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Cannella School of Hair Design Elmwood Park
4217 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60639-4828

  • Programs: cosmetology, teacher education and development
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 64 students, 137 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Capri Garfield Ridge School of Beauty Culture
2653 W. 63rd Street
Chicago, IL 60629

  • Programs: cosmetology, cosmetoloty instructor
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 159 students, 355 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

CET-Chicago
3333 W. Arthington Ste 510
Chicago, IL 60624

  • Programs: medical assistant, property management, administrative assistant
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 412 students, 620 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College
30 E Lake St
Chicago, IL 60601-2449

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: truck and bus driver, foodservice management, liberal arts and sciences, nursing assistant, substance abuse counseling, general studies, biological and physical sciences, child care provider
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 8,633 students, 5,934 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College
1145 W Wilson Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640-6063

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: liberal arts and sciences, registered nursing, pharmacy tech, child care provider, cosmetology, automobile mechanics, biological and physical sciences, information science
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 11,354 students, 8,149 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services.

City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College
6301 S Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60621-2709

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: carpentry, chef training, substance abuse counseling, masonry, liberal arts and sciences, lineworker, pastry, child care provider
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 6,140 students, 4,095 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Member of a national athletic association.

City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College
1900 W Van Buren
Chicago, IL 60612-3197

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: EMT ambulance attendant, nursing assistant, liberal arts and sciences, surgical tech, child care provider, radiographer, respiratory care tech, physician assistant
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 6,031 students, 4,896 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Member of a national athletic association.

City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College
10001 S Woodlawn Ave
Chicago, IL 60628-1696

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: liberal arts and sciences, child care provider, biological and physical sciences, ground transportation, EMT paramedic, registered nursing, nursing assistant, respiratory care tech
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 4,078 students, 2,732 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Member of a national athletic association.

City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College
7500 S Pulaski Rd
Chicago, IL 60652-1299

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: liberal arts and sciences, nursing assistant, child care provider, accounting, marketing, criminal justice and safety, registered nursing, medical coding
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 9,679 students, 7,181 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Member of a national athletic association.

City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College
4300 N Narragansett
Chicago, IL 60634-1500

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: liberal arts and sciences, nursing assistant, EMT paramedic, phlebotomy, biological and physical sciences, licensed practical nurse, radiographer, mental health services tech
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 10,993 students, 6,800 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Member of a national athletic association.

Columbia College Chicago
600 South Michigan
Chicago, IL 60605-1996

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: cinematography, arts management, marketing, journalism, radio and television, photography, creative writing, recording arts tech
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 12,021 students, 10,954 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 2,667 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option.

DePaul University
55 E Jackson
Chicago, IL 60604

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, elementary school teaching, communication studies, law, finance, general studies, marketing, psychology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 23,401 students, 18,915 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 2,750 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Member of a national athletic association.

East-West University
816 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: English, business management, liberal arts and sciences, behavioral sciences, nursing assistant, computer and info science, electronics tech, medical billing
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 1,144 students, 1,002 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available. Credit for experience.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Remedial services.

Mac Daniels Beauty School
5228 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60640

  • Programs: cosmetology, manicurist, cosmetoloty instructor
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 77 students, 68 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

MacCormac College
29 E. Madison
Chicago, IL 60602-4405

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: legal assistant, business management, international business, information science, court reporting, legal secretary, office data entry, travel services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 171 students, 139 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Pacific College of Oriental Medicine Chicago
3646 N Broadway-2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60613

  • Programs: acupuncture, massage therapy
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 249 students, 200 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Remedial services.

Pivot Point Beauty School Chicago
3901 West Irving Park
Chicago, IL 60618

  • Programs: cosmetology, aesthetician and skin care, manicurist
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 93 students, 235 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Pyramid Career Institute
3057 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60657-4207

  • Programs: business support services, travel services, office data entry
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 9 students, 4 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Rosel School of Cosmetology
2444 W Devon
Chicago, IL 60659

  • Programs: cosmetology, manicurist, personal grooming, cosmetoloty instructor, aesthetician and skin care
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 114 students, 184 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Saint Augustine College Chicago
1333-45 W Argyle
Chicago, IL 60640-3593

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: early childhood education, culinary arts, respiratory care tech, liberal arts and sciences, accounting technology, social work, administrative assistant, computer and info science
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 1,289 students, 903 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services.

Shimer College
3424 South State Street
Chicago, IL 60616

  • Programs: humanities, social services, liberal arts and sciences, natural sciences
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 76 students, 62 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Remedial services. Study abroad option.

The College of Office Technology
1520 West Division Street
Chicago, IL 60622-3312

  • Programs: nursing assistant, data entry and applications, medical office assistant, data entry, phlebotomy, data processing tech, computer networking, medical assistant
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 368 students, 823 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.
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(Student count includes part-time and full-time; not all students live in the city or town. Data as of 2007.)

City/Town Colleges Pop.
(2000)
Students Dorms
Cicero Colleges 2 85,616 5,183  
Evanston Colleges 5 74,239 19,699 6,288
Oak Lawn Colleges 2 55,245 126  
Oak Park Colleges 1 52,524 213  
River Forest Colleges 2 11,635 7,464 1,347
River Grove Colleges 1 10,668 15,658  

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