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Chicago Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Chicago Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Chicago, Illinois

There are at least 75 colleges in Chicago, listed and described below. These schools represent 218,093 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 169,726 full-time students, and a reported 23,031 dorm rooms.

The largest schools here include University of Illinois at Chicago, DePaul University, Loyola University Chicago and University of Chicago. For a prestigious selective school, you might want to look at University of Chicago, Loyola University Chicago or Illinois Institute of Technology.

We also provide an extensive list of Illinois Colleges.

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Colleges in Chicago with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, //nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

Adler University
17 North Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL

  • Programs: Multi/interdisciplinary studies, Psychology, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting and related protective services, Public administration and social service professions, Social sciences, Health professions and related programs
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Doctors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 988

School of the Art Institute of Chicago
36 S Wabash
Chicago, IL

  • Programs: Architecture and related services, Communication, journalism, and related programs, Education, English language and literature/letters, Visual and performing arts, Health professions and related programs
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Bachelors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 3591
  • In-State Tuition: 43140
  • Out-of-State tuition: 43140

Catholic Theological Union at Chicago
5416 S Cornell Ave
Chicago, IL

  • Programs: Theology and religious vocations
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Doctors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 375

Chicago State University
9501 S. King Drive
Chicago, IL

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies, Communication, journalism, and related programs, Computer and information sciences and support services, Education, Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics, English language and literature/letters, Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities, Library science
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Doctors, Bachelors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Public
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 4767
  • In-State Tuition: 7056
  • Out-of-State tuition: 14016

Chicago Theological Seminary
1407 E. 60th Street
Chicago, IL

  • Programs: Philosophy and religious studies, Theology and religious vocations
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Doctors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: United Church of Christ
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 253

University of Chicago
5801 S Ellis Ave
Chicago, IL

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: Natural resources and conservation, Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies, Computer and information sciences and support services, Education, Engineering, Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics, Legal professions and studies, English language and literature/letters
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Doctors, Bachelors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 15391
  • In-State Tuition: 49026
  • Out-of-State tuition: 49026

Columbia College-Chicago
600 South Michigan
Chicago, IL

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies, Communication, journalism, and related programs, Communications technologies/technicians and support services, Computer and information sciences and support services, Education, Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics, English language and literature/letters, Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Bachelors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 8961
  • In-State Tuition: 23640
  • Out-of-State tuition: 23640

DePaul University
1 E Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: Natural resources and conservation, Architecture and related services, Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies, Communication, journalism, and related programs, Communications technologies/technicians and support services, Computer and information sciences and support services, Education, Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Doctors, Bachelors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 23539
  • In-State Tuition: 35680
  • Out-of-State tuition: 35680

Illinois College of Optometry
3241 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL

  • Programs: Health professions and related programs
  • Degrees/Certificates: Doctors
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 647

Illinois Institute of Technology
3300 S Federal St
Chicago, IL

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: Agriculture, agriculture operations, and related sciences, Architecture and related services, Communication, journalism, and related programs, Computer and information sciences and support services, Education, Engineering, Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields, Legal professions and studies
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Doctors, Bachelors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 7792
  • In-State Tuition: 41612
  • Out-of-State tuition: 41612

Institute for Clinical Social Work
401 South State Street, Suite 822
Chicago, IL

  • Programs: Psychology, Health professions and related programs
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Doctors
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 116

The John Marshall Law School
315 S Plymouth Ct
Chicago, IL

  • Programs: Legal professions and studies
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Doctors
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 1204

Loyola University Chicago
1032 W. Sheridan Rd
Chicago, IL

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: Natural resources and conservation, Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies, Communication, journalism, and related programs, Computer and information sciences and support services, Education, Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics, Legal professions and studies, English language and literature/letters
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Doctors, Associates, Bachelors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 16437
  • In-State Tuition: 37883
  • Out-of-State tuition: 37883

Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
1100 E 55th St
Chicago, IL

  • Programs: Theology and religious vocations
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Doctors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: Evangelical Lutheran Church
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 214

McCormick Theological Seminary
5460 S. University
Chicago, IL

  • Programs: Theology and religious vocations
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Doctors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: Presbyterian Church (USA)
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 195

Meadville Lombard Theological School
610 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL

  • Programs: Philosophy and religious studies, Theology and religious vocations
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: Unitarian Universalist
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 98

Moody Bible Institute
820 N LaSalle Blvd
Chicago, IL

  • Programs: Communication, journalism, and related programs, Education, Theology and religious vocations, Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Associates, Bachelors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: Interdenominational
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 3922
  • In-State Tuition: 9920
  • Out-of-State tuition: 9920

National Louis University
122 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: Computer and information sciences and support services, Education, Family and consumer sciences/human sciences, English language and literature/letters, Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities, Biological and biomedical sciences, Mathematics and statistics, Multi/interdisciplinary studies
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Doctors, Bachelors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 4384
  • In-State Tuition: 12492
  • Out-of-State tuition: 12492

North Park University
3225 W Foster Ave
Chicago, IL

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: Natural resources and conservation, Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies, Communication, journalism, and related programs, Education, Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics, Family and consumer sciences/human sciences, English language and literature/letters, Biological and biomedical sciences
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Doctors, Bachelors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: Evangelical Covenant Church of America
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 3159
  • In-State Tuition: 25740
  • Out-of-State tuition: 25740

Northeastern Illinois University
5500 N Saint Louis Ave
Chicago, IL

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: Natural resources and conservation, Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies, Communication, journalism, and related programs, Computer and information sciences and support services, Education, Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics, English language and literature/letters, Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Bachelors
  • Public or Private: Public
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 9891
  • In-State Tuition: 7063
  • Out-of-State tuition: 14126

Roosevelt University
430 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies, Communication, journalism, and related programs, Computer and information sciences and support services, Education, Legal professions and studies, English language and literature/letters, Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities, Biological and biomedical sciences
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Doctors, Bachelors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 5352
  • In-State Tuition: 27300
  • Out-of-State tuition: 27300

Rush University
600 S. Paulina St. STE 440
Chicago, IL

  • Programs: Engineering, Biological and biomedical sciences, Multi/interdisciplinary studies, Health professions and related programs, Business, management, marketing, and related support services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Doctors, Bachelors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 2515
  • In-State Tuition: 32671
  • Out-of-State tuition: 32671

Saint Xavier University
3700 W 103rd St
Chicago, IL

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies, Communication, journalism, and related programs, Computer and information sciences and support services, Education, Engineering, Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics, Family and consumer sciences/human sciences, Legal professions and studies
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Bachelors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 3949
  • In-State Tuition: 30020
  • Out-of-State tuition: 30020

Shimer College
3424 South State Street
Chicago, IL

  • Programs: Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities, Multi/interdisciplinary studies, Social sciences
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelors
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 79
  • In-State Tuition: 29876
  • Out-of-State tuition: 29876

National Latino Education Institute
2011 W Pershing Rd
Chicago, IL

  • Programs: Health professions and related programs, Business, management, marketing, and related support services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: Less than 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 78

Spertus College
610 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL

  • Programs: Philosophy and religious studies, Public administration and social service professions
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Doctors
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 178

Taylor Business Institute
318 West Adams Street, Suite 500
Chicago, IL

  • Programs: Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting and related protective services, Health professions and related programs, Business, management, marketing, and related support services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 362
  • In-State Tuition: 14175
  • Out-of-State tuition: 14175

Telshe Yeshiva-Chicago
3535 West Foster
Chicago, IL

  • Programs: Theology and religious vocations
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Bachelors
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: Jewish
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 82
  • In-State Tuition: 12000
  • Out-of-State tuition: 12000

VanderCook College of Music
3140 South Federal Street
Chicago, IL

  • Programs: Education
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Bachelors
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 196
  • In-State Tuition: 24700
  • Out-of-State tuition: 24700

Resurrection University
1431 N. Claremont
Chicago, IL

  • Programs: Health professions and related programs
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Bachelors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 494
  • In-State Tuition: 24562
  • Out-of-State tuition: 24562

Erikson Institute
451 N. LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL

  • Programs: Education, Family and consumer sciences/human sciences, Public administration and social service professions
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 256

Chicago Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, //nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

American Academy of Art
332 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL

  • Programs: Communications technologies/technicians and support services, Computer and information sciences and support services, Visual and performing arts
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelors
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 317
  • In-State Tuition: 30800
  • Out-of-State tuition: 30800

City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College
6301 S Halsted St
Chicago, IL

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: Communication, journalism, and related programs, Communications technologies/technicians and support services, Computer and information sciences and support services, Personal and culinary services, Education, Family and consumer sciences/human sciences, Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities, Multi/interdisciplinary studies
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Public
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 3989
  • In-State Tuition: 8126
  • Out-of-State tuition: 11906

City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College
1900 W Van Buren
Chicago, IL

  • Programs: Computer and information sciences and support services, Personal and culinary services, Family and consumer sciences/human sciences, Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities, Multi/interdisciplinary studies, Health professions and related programs
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Public
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 5550
  • In-State Tuition: 8126
  • Out-of-State tuition: 11906

City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College
10001 S Woodlawn Ave
Chicago, IL

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: Computer and information sciences and support services, Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields, Family and consumer sciences/human sciences, Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities, Multi/interdisciplinary studies, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting and related protective services, Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians, Transportation and materials moving
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Public
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 3465
  • In-State Tuition: 8126
  • Out-of-State tuition: 11906

City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College
1145 W Wilson Ave.
Chicago, IL

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: Computer and information sciences and support services, Personal and culinary services, Education, Engineering, Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields, Family and consumer sciences/human sciences, Legal professions and studies, Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Public
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 9467
  • In-State Tuition: 8126
  • Out-of-State tuition: 11906

City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College
7500 S Pulaski Rd
Chicago, IL

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: Agriculture, agriculture operations, and related sciences, Computer and information sciences and support services, Personal and culinary services, Engineering, Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields, Family and consumer sciences/human sciences, Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities, Multi/interdisciplinary studies
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Public
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 8365
  • In-State Tuition: 8126
  • Out-of-State tuition: 11906

City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College
30 E Lake St
Chicago, IL

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: Communications technologies/technicians and support services, Computer and information sciences and support services, Personal and culinary services, Education, Engineering, Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields, Family and consumer sciences/human sciences, Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Public
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 9093
  • In-State Tuition: 8126
  • Out-of-State tuition: 11906

City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College
4300 N Narragansett
Chicago, IL

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: Computer and information sciences and support services, Engineering, Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields, Legal professions and studies, Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities, Library science, Multi/interdisciplinary studies, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting and related protective services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Public
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 10770
  • In-State Tuition: 8126
  • Out-of-State tuition: 11906

Coyne College
330 North Green Street
Chicago, IL

  • Programs: Construction trades, Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians, Health professions and related programs
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 522

East-West University
816 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: Computer and information sciences and support services, Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields, English language and literature/letters, Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities, Biological and biomedical sciences, Mathematics and statistics, Multi/interdisciplinary studies, Health professions and related programs
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Bachelors
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 539
  • In-State Tuition: 18900
  • Out-of-State tuition: 18900

Steven Papageorge Hair Academy
1113-15 W Belmont
Chicago, IL

  • Programs: Personal and culinary services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: Less than 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 63

MacCormac College
29 E. Madison
Chicago, IL

  • Programs: Legal professions and studies, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting and related protective services, Health professions and related programs, Business, management, marketing, and related support services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 235
  • In-State Tuition: 12000
  • Out-of-State tuition: 12000

Saint Augustine College
1333-45 W. Argyle St.
Chicago, IL

  • Programs: Computer and information sciences and support services, Personal and culinary services, Education, Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities, Psychology, Public administration and social service professions, Health professions and related programs, Business, management, marketing, and related support services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Bachelors
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 1483
  • In-State Tuition: 9840
  • Out-of-State tuition: 9840

Rosel School of Cosmetology
2444 W Devon Avenue
Chicago, IL

  • Programs: Personal and culinary services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: Less than 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 69

Cain's Barber College Inc
365 E 51st St
Chicago, IL

  • Programs: Personal and culinary services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: Less than 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 75
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