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119 Colleges
33,692 Yearly Graduations
$74,321 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$23,005 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly business graduations, Illinois is ranked #7 in the country with 33,692 degrees handed out in 2019. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $18,580 per year to get their degree at a college in Illinois, while out of state students will pay an average of $20,340 per year.

About 46% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $5,751 per year.

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Public Public vs. Private
3,226 Yearly Degrees
$17,274 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 34,120 undergraduates at UIUC, of which 32,854 are full-time, and there are 51,605 students altogether. For undergraduates at UIUC, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 62%. Around 52% of accepted students are men, and 48% are women.

Approximately 40% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,816 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UIUC is $47,100.

#2

DeVry University - Illinois

Chicago, Illinois
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
3,024 Yearly Degrees
$15,303 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at DeVry University - Illinois is 18,195, of which 14,163 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,366 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at DeVry University - Illinois is 4.4 years.

Around 95% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 30% are men and 70% are women.

Roughly 91% of students at DeVry University - Illinois take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,569 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.9% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,600 during the early-career years.

#3

Northwestern University

Evanston, Illinois
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,769 Yearly Degrees
$56,691 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Northwestern University is 22,448, of which 8,682 students are undergraduates and of those, 8,284 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at Northwestern. The freshman retention rate is 98%.

This a very selective school with only 9% of students getting accepted. Of the accepted students, 49% are men and 51% are women.

17% of Northwestern students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,994 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $58,900 during the early-career years.

#4

DePaul University

Chicago, Illinois
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,297 Yearly Degrees
$41,202 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at DePaul University is 22,064, of which 14,214 students are undergraduates and of those, 12,784 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

About 72% of students who apply get accepted. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

62% of DePaul students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,816 a year. DePaul has a 4.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from DePaul with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $42,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#5

University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,802 Yearly Degrees
$59,298 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Chicago is 17,452, of which 6,891 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,847 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 5 to 1.

The acceptance rate at UChicago is 9%, making it one of the most selective schools in the country. Of the accepted students, 51% are men and 49% are women.

Approximately 10% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,140 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $54,300 during the early-career years.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
1,567 Yearly Degrees
$11,965 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at American InterContinental University - Online is 9,952, of which 9,153 students are undergraduates and of those, 8,315 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 32 to 1.

Approximately 85% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,874 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from AIU Online with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

Illinois State University

Normal, Illinois
Public Public vs. Private
1,465 Yearly Degrees
$12,836 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Illinois State University is 20,878, of which 18,250 students are undergraduates and of those, 17,092 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Illinois State is 4.4 years.

Around 89% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

61% of Illinois State students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,729 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Illinois State is $39,600.

#8

Loyola University Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,196 Yearly Degrees
$45,543 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 17,159 students at Loyola Chicago in total, 12,240 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 11,622 are full-time. For undergraduates at Loyola Chicago, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

About 71% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 31% are men and 69% are women.

Roughly 65% of students at Loyola Chicago take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,273 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $42,700 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
1,187 Yearly Degrees
$15,214 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Illinois at Chicago is 32,324, of which 21,641 students are undergraduates and of those, 20,195 are full-time. For undergraduates at UIC, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

About 77% of students who apply get accepted. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

34% of UIC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,430 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $39,600 during the early-career years.

#10

Northern Illinois University

Dekalb, Illinois
Public Public vs. Private
1,050 Yearly Degrees
$14,610 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 16,609 students at NIU in total, 12,131 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 10,567 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at NIU is 4.6 years.

About 53% of students who apply get accepted. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

Approximately 72% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,177 a year. NIU has a 7.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,800 during the early-career years.

#11

Benedictine University

Lisle, Illinois
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
733 Yearly Degrees
$32,605 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,493 undergraduates at Benedictine U, of which 2,131 are full-time, and there are 4,401 students altogether. For undergraduates at Benedictine U, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

About 62% of students who apply get accepted. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

69% of Benedictine U students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,122 a year. Benedictine U has a 5.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Benedictine U with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $40,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#12

Robert Morris University Illinois

Chicago, Illinois
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
536 Yearly Degrees
$29,400 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Robert Morris University Illinois is 1,693, of which 1,496 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,452 are full-time. It takes the average RMU undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

About 67% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 52% are men and 48% are women.

Roughly 80% of students at RMU take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,357 a year. RMU has a 8.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from RMU is $30,200.

#13

William Rainey Harper College

Palatine, Illinois
Public Public vs. Private
531 Yearly Degrees
$9,942 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,519 full-time undergraduates at Harper College, and 13,477 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

7% of Harper College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,321 a year. Harper College has a 8.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,000 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
502 Yearly Degrees
$14,722 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is 11,695, of which 8,466 students are undergraduates and of those, 7,150 are full-time. It takes the average SIUC undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 76%. Of the accepted students, 45% are men and 55% are women.

Approximately 66% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,166 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.2% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,200 during the early-career years.

#15

College of DuPage

Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Public Public vs. Private
498 Yearly Degrees
$9,720 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 23,903 students at COD in total, 7,793 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Approximately 14% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,089 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,500 during the early-career years.

#16

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Edwardsville, Illinois
Public Public vs. Private
491 Yearly Degrees
$11,265 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 10,400 undergraduates at SIUE, of which 8,615 are full-time, and there are 13,061 students altogether. For undergraduates at SIUE, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

Around 90% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Roughly 56% of students at SIUE take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,916 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from SIUE is $36,100.

#17

Roosevelt University

Chicago, Illinois
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
476 Yearly Degrees
$30,876 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,381 undergraduates at Roosevelt, of which 1,965 are full-time, and there are 4,071 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 70%. Of the accepted students, 34% are men and 66% are women.

Roughly 69% of students at Roosevelt take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,875 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Roosevelt with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#18

Lewis University

Romeoville, Illinois
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
464 Yearly Degrees
$33,430 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Lewis University is 6,359, of which 4,274 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,542 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

About 54% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Roughly 68% of students at Lewis take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,932 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $40,700 during the early-career years.

#19

Aurora University

Aurora, Illinois
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
424 Yearly Degrees
$25,060 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,104 undergraduates at Aurora, of which 3,679 are full-time, and there are 6,246 students altogether. It takes the average Aurora undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

Around 87% of students who apply get accepted. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

65% of Aurora students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,043 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $37,600 during the early-career years.

#20

Northeastern Illinois University

Chicago, Illinois
Public Public vs. Private
408 Yearly Degrees
$11,462 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,700 undergraduates at Northeastern Illinois University, of which 3,294 are full-time, and there are 7,423 students altogether. It takes the average Northeastern Illinois University undergraduate about 5.2 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 69%. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

Approximately 24% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,073 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Northeastern Illinois University is $32,700.

#21

North Central College

Naperville, Illinois
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
344 Yearly Degrees
$40,040 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at North Central College is 2,888, of which 2,615 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,538 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at North Central is 4.2 years.

About 54% of students who apply get accepted. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

68% of North Central students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,409 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $37,700 during the early-career years.

#22

Bradley University

Peoria, Illinois
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
343 Yearly Degrees
$34,610 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Bradley University is 5,929, of which 4,636 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,508 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Bradley is 4.3 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 71%. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

Approximately 72% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,917 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Bradley with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $42,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#23

Western Illinois University

Macomb, Illinois
Public Public vs. Private
342 Yearly Degrees
$12,940 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,958 undergraduates at WIU, of which 5,151 are full-time, and there are 7,624 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at WIU is 4.5 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 60%. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

Roughly 76% of students at WIU take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,077 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.5% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,100 during the early-career years.

#24

Concordia University, Chicago

River Forest, Illinois
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
334 Yearly Degrees
$32,880 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Concordia University, Chicago is 6,205, of which 1,588 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,403 are full-time. For undergraduates at Concordia University, Chicago, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

About 75% of students who apply get accepted. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

Roughly 81% of students at Concordia University, Chicago take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,864 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Concordia University, Chicago with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#25

Elmhurst University

Elmhurst, Illinois
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
323 Yearly Degrees
$37,754 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,453 students at Elmhurst in total, 2,891 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,722 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Elmhurst is 4.2 years.

About 71% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 38% are men and 62% are women.

Approximately 72% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,343 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Elmhurst with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $40,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Other Illinois Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Saint Xavier University 313
27 Lake Land College 297
28 Olivet Nazarene University 288
29 National Louis University 263
30 McKendree University 259
31 Joliet Junior College 258
32 Eastern Illinois University 252
33 University of Illinois at Springfield 232
34 North Park University 221
35 Augustana College 219
36 Illinois Institute of Technology 205
37 Governors State University 201
38 Dominican University 192
39 University of St Francis 163
40 Rasmussen University - Illinois 161
40 Columbia College Chicago 161
42 McHenry County College 155
43 Lewis and Clark Community College 137
44 Waubonsee Community College 133
45 Parkland College 126
45 Illinois Wesleyan University 126
47 Millikin University 120
48 Wheaton College Illinois 117
49 Judson University 116
50 City Colleges of Chicago - Harold Washington College 113
51 College of Lake County 112
52 Moraine Valley Community College 107
52 Lake Forest Graduate School of Management 107
54 Lake Forest College 104
55 Greenville University 95
56 Rockford University 93
57 Oakton Community College 89
58 Southwestern Illinois College 78
58 Quincy University 78
60 Illinois College 77
61 Monmouth College 74
62 Chicago State University 70
63 Elgin Community College 62
64 Kankakee Community College 61
65 Lincoln College 60
66 Richland Community College 58
67 Trinity Christian College 54
68 Morton College 48
69 Sauk Valley Community College 45
70 City Colleges of Chicago - Harry S Truman College 42
71 Heartland Community College 40
71 Saint Augustine College 40
73 Knox College 39
73 Eureka College 39
73 Triton College 39
76 Rock Valley College 37
77 John A Logan College 32
78 Danville Area Community College 30
78 Rend Lake College 30
78 John Wood Community College 30
81 Trinity International University - Illinois 29
82 Illinois Valley Community College 28
82 Blackburn College 28
82 Black Hawk College 28
85 Wabash Valley College 27
85 City Colleges of Chicago - Richard J Daley College 27
87 Illinois Central College 26
87 South Suburban College 26
87 Highland Community College 26
87 University of Phoenix - Illinois 26
87 Kaskaskia College 26
92 Spoon River College 23
92 City Colleges of Chicago - Olive-Harvey College 23
94 Stautzenberger College - Rockford Career College 22
94 Lincoln Christian University 22
94 Principia College 22
97 Illinois Media School 21
97 East-West University 21
99 Lincoln Land Community College 20
100 City Colleges of Chicago - Kennedy-King College 19
101 Olney Central College 18
102 Southeastern Illinois College 15
103 Taylor Business Institute 13
103 Hebrew Theological College 13
103 City Colleges of Chicago - Wilbur Wright College 13
103 Prairie State College 13
103 MacCormac College 13
108 Kishwaukee College 11
109 Carl Sandburg College 9
109 Adler University 9
109 Northwestern College - Bridgeview 9
112 Fox College 8
113 The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Chicago 7
113 CALC Institute of Technology 7
113 Illinois Media School-Chicago Campus 7
116 Frontier Community College 4
117 Shawnee Community College 3
118 Lincoln Trail College 0
118 Midwestern Career College 0

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