Illinois has some of the top ranking universities in the nation. According to the US News & World Report National Universities Rankings 2011, three Illinois universities are ranked in the top 50 nationally: University of Chicago (9th), Northwestern University (12th), University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign (47th).

List of universities & colleges in Illinois:
  • Aurora University
  • Benedictine University
  • Bradley University
  • Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • University of Chicago
  • Chicago State University
  • Columbia College Chicago
  • Concordia University-River Forest
  • DePaul University
  • DeVry University
  • Dominican University
  • East-West University
  • Eastern Illinois University
  • Elmhurst College
  • Erikson Institute
  • Governors State University
  • Illinois Institute of Art Chicago
  • Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Illinois State University
  • Illinois Technical College
  • Kendall College
  • Lakeview College of Nursing
  • Lewis University
  • Lincoln Christian College and Seminary
  • Lincoln College, Illinois
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
  • MacMurray College
  • Midwestern University
  • Millikin University
  • Moody Bible Institute
  • National Univ of Health Sciences
  • National-Louis University
  • North Park University
  • Northern Seminary
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Northeastern Illinois University
  • Northwestern University
  • Olivet Nazarene University
  • Principia College
  • Quincy University
  • Rasmussen College
  • Robert Morris University
  • Roosevelt University
  • Rosalind Franklin Univ of Medicine and Science
  • Rush University
  • Saint Anthony College of Nursing
  • University of St. Francis
  • Southern Illinois University
  • St. Xavier University
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies
  • Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago
  • Trinity International University
  • Univ of Illinois (Chicago, Springfield, Urbana-Champaign)
  • VanderCook College of Music
  • Western Illinois University
  • Westwood College Of Technology
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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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