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River Forest Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

River Forest Colleges and Schools

Colleges in River Forest, Illinois

There are at least 2 colleges in River Forest, listed and described below. These schools represent 7,464 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 5,572 full-time students, and a reported 1,347 dorm rooms.

The largest schools here include Concordia University and Dominican University.

We also provide an extensive list of Illinois Colleges.

Of Note For College Students

  • River Forest is notable for the large percent of its residents with college degrees.
  • Housing and buildings in River Forest tend to be older than other areas.

Featured Colleges in the River Forest 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

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

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

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

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
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Colleges in River Forest with Selective Admissions

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

Concordia University River Forest
7400 Augusta
River Forest, IL 60305-1499

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: superintendency and administration, curriculum and instruction, reading teaching, elementary school teaching, psychology, early childhood education, business management, school counseling
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's.
  • Student Body: 4,126 students, 2,965 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 714 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 450-580. Math: 450-580.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. 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.

Dominican University
7900 W Division St
River Forest, IL 60305

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: library science, business management, teacher education, social work, early childhood education, psychology, sociology, organizational behavior
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 3,338 students, 2,607 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 633 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 450-575. Math: 430-570. Writing: 520-570.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. 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  
Cicero Colleges 2 85,616 5,183  
Elmhurst Colleges 1 42,762 3,184 1,137
Niles Colleges 1 30,068 125  
Oak Park Colleges 1 52,524 213  
River Grove Colleges 1 10,668 15,658  

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