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Northwestern College

Chicago, IL

For over 110 years, Northwestern College has been proud to help students like you succeed.

  • Program Categories: Business, Criminal Justice, Legal and Safety, Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Associate, Certificate

The Cosmetology & Spa Institute

Schaumburg, IL

Explore a career in the beauty industry with Cosmetology & Spa Institute.

  • Program Categories: Cosmetology
  • Degrees: Certificate

Empire Beauty Schools

Hanover Park, IL

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  • Degrees: Diploma
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Des Plaines Colleges with Open Admissions

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Based on 2008-2009 information.

Oakton Community College
1600 E Golf Rd.
Des Plaines, IL 60016-1268

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: liberal arts and sciences, nursing assistant, pharmacy tech, registered nursing, child care provider, accounting technology, HVAC, criminal justice and police
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 10,805 students, 7,693 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. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.
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Colleges in Nearby Cities and Towns

(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.
Students Dorms
Bensenville Colleges 1 20,703 71  
Mount Prospect Colleges 2 56,265 40 64
Niles Colleges 1 30,068 125  
River Grove Colleges 1 10,668 15,658  
Skokie Colleges 6 63,348 1,162 250
Wheeling Colleges 1 34,496 104  

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