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Des Plaines Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

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Lincoln Tech


Melrose Park, IL

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

  • Program Categories: Vocational and Trade
  • Degrees: Diploma

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

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

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
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Des Plaines Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
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.
(2000)
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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