Chicago Colleges and Universities

Chicago is a true international city, and serves as a cultural, economic, and social hub of the Midwest. Illinois' largest city, Chicago has a population of nearly 3 million. Chicago colleges and universities play an important role in the area's development and economic importance, and students of area schools enjoy Chicago's entertainment options. After graduation, many students choose to remain in the strong area job market.

Students of Chicago colleges and universities enjoy large, internationally known schools, small liberal arts colleges, and a wealth of technical, vocational, and sectarian schools. Northwestern University and the University of Chicago are two notable schools among Chicago colleges and universities, and with a 2007 student enrollment of over 25,000 students, the University of Illinois at Chicago is the city's largest school.

Chicago Age Demographics



Cultural Diversity in Chicago



Large Schools

University of Chicago
DePaul University
Loyola University Chicago
University of Illinois at Chicago
DeVry University-Illinois

Medium Schools

City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College
City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College
City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College
City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College
City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College
Columbia College-Chicago
Illinois Institute of Technology
Northeastern Illinois University
Roosevelt University

Small Schools

Adler University
American Academy of Art
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Catholic Theological Union at Chicago
Chicago State University
Chicago Theological Seminary
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College
Coyne College
City Colleges of Chicago-District Office
East-West University
Illinois College of Optometry
Institute for Clinical Social Work
The John Marshall Law School
Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
Steven Papageorge Hair Academy
MacCormac College
McCormick Theological Seminary
Meadville Lombard Theological School
Moody Bible Institute
National Louis University
North Park University
Rush University
Saint Xavier University
Bexley Hall Seabury Western Theological Seminary Federation
Shimer College
Saint Augustine College
National Latino Education Institute
Spertus College
Taylor Business Institute
Telshe Yeshiva-Chicago
VanderCook College of Music
Resurrection University
Rosel School of Cosmetology
Cain's Barber College Inc
Erikson Institute
BIR Training Center
Midwest College of Oriental Medicine-Chicago
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine-Chicago
Bexley Hall Seabury Western Theological Seminary Federation, Inc.
Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago
Pivot Point Academy-Chicago
Soma Institute-The National School of Clinical Massage Therapy
SOLEX Medical Academy
Aveda Institute-Chicago
American Islamic College
Cannella School of Hair Design-Chicago
Cannella School of Hair Design-Chicago
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Chicago
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Chicago
Harrington College of Design
Argosy University-Chicago
Sanford-Brown College-Chicago
Kendall College
Northwestern College-Chicago Campus
The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago
Robert Morris University Illinois
Westwood College-O'Hare Airport
Cortiva Institute-Chicago
Cannella School of Hair Design-Chicago
Westwood College-Chicago Loop
University of Aesthetics-Chicago
Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Chicago NW
Midwestern Career College
Paul Mitchell the School-Chicago
Illinois Media School-Chicago Campus
Tribeca Flashpoint College
Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Chicago NE
Larry's Barber College
SAE Institute of Technology-Chicago
HVAC Technical Institute
Illinois School of Health Careers-Chicago Campus
Illinois School of Health Careers-O'Hare Campus

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