Evanston Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Evanston Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Evanston, Illinois

There are at least 4 colleges in Evanston, listed and described below. These schools represent 19,488 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 15,633 full-time students, and a reported 6,288 dorm rooms.

We also provide an extensive list of Illinois Colleges.

Of Note For College Students

  • Evanston is notable for the large percent of its residents with college degrees.
  • There are a lot of studio and one-bedroom apartments in Evanston.
  • Housing and buildings in Evanston tend to be older than other areas.
  • A lot of people walk and bicycle in Evanston.

Featured Colleges in the Evanston Area (QuickSchools™)

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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

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

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

Lincoln Tech

Melrose Park, IL

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

  • Program Categories: Vocational and Trade
  • Degrees: Diploma

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

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
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Colleges in Evanston with Selective Admissions

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

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
2121 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60201-3298

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: ministry, theology, pastoral counseling and ministries, religious education, theology and religious vocations, pastoral counseling, philosophy, religious music
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 315 students, 105 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 263 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Remedial services.

NorthShore University HealthSystems School of Nurse Anesthesia
2650 Ridge Ave, Rm G603C
Evanston, IL 60201-1718

  • Programs: nurse anesthetist
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Master's.
  • Student Body: 60 students, 57 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare.

Northwestern University
633 Clark St
Evanston, IL 60208

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: finance, marketing, management science, business management, journalism, economics, organizational behavior, law
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 19,005 students, 15,450 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 5,972 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 670-750. Math: 680-770. Writing: 660-750.
  • Flexibility: AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Seabury-Western Theological Seminary
2122 Sheridan Rd
Evanston, IL 60201-2976

  • Programs: theology, theology and religious vocations, ministry, pastoral counseling
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 108 students, 21 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 53 student capacity.
  • Notable: Study abroad option.

Evanston Colleges with Open Admissions

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

Pivot Point Beauty School Evanston
1560 Sherman Avenue - Suite 700
Evanston, IL 60201

  • Programs: cosmetology, aesthetician and skin care, teacher education and development
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 211 students, 378 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Study abroad option.
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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
Chicago Colleges 78 2,896,016 219,026 23,031
Des Plaines Colleges 1 58,720 10,805  
Niles Colleges 1 30,068 125  
Oak Park Colleges 1 52,524 213  
River Grove Colleges 1 10,668 15,658  
Skokie Colleges 6 63,348 1,162 250

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