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Peoria Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Peoria Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Peoria, Illinois

There are at least 5 colleges in Peoria, listed and described below. These schools represent 7,303 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 6,871 full-time students, and a reported 2,291 dorm rooms.

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Midwest Technical Institute


East Peoria, IL

Whether you’re looking for a new career, or searching to enhance your current position, Midwest Technical Institute (MTI) can help kick-start your educational goals.

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

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

Bradley University
1501 W Bradley Ave
Peoria, IL 61625-0001

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, mechanical engineering, accounting, registered nursing, elementary school teaching, psychology, marketing, health professions
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's.
  • Student Body: 6,053 students, 5,739 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 2,187 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 500-630. Math: 520-650.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Methodist College of Nursing
415 St. Mark Court
Peoria, IL 61603

  • Programs: registered nursing
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 118 students, 152 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 25 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. On-campus daycare.

Midstate College
411 W Northmoor Road
Peoria, IL 61614-3595

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, medical assistant, medical coding, medical records tech, legal assistant, computer and info science, accounting, general office occupations
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 641 students, 533 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Regency Beauty Institute-Peoria
2601 West Lake Ave
Peoria, IL 61602

  • Programs: cosmetology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 57 students, 114 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing
511 NE Greenleaf St
Peoria, IL 61603-3783

  • Programs: registered nursing
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 434 students, 333 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 79 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits.
  • Notable: Career counseling.
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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
East Peoria Colleges 2 22,638 11,873  
Eureka Colleges 1 4,871 672 435

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