Colleges in Illinois

There are 424 Colleges in Illinois, serving a population of 12,854,526 people in an area of 55,505 square miles. There is 1 College per 30,317 people, and 1 College per 130 square miles.

The state of Illinois is ranked 33rd in Colleges per capita, and 15th in Colleges per square mile.

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Illinois College Statistics

Find Illinois College Enrollment, Educational Attainment (Age 25+), and Field of Bachelor's Degree for 1st Major. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2018 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Illinois College Enrollment
 IllinoisUnited States
College/Grad School Enrollment895,919 (27.3%)22,570,897 (27.7%)
Illinois Educational Attainment (Age 25+)
 IllinoisUnited States
Some College, No Degree1,799,808 (20.7%)45,027,332 (20.6%)
Associate's Degree692,622 (8.0%)18,338,323 (8.4%)
Bachelor's Degree1,801,833 (20.8%)42,470,927 (19.4%)
Graduate/Professional Degree1,155,958 (13.3%)26,396,124 (12.1%)
Illinois Field of Bachelor's Degree for 1st Major
 IllinoisUnited States
Bachelor's Degree, or Higher2,957,79168,867,051
Arts, Humanities & Others676,386 (22.9%)15,676,993 (22.8%)
Business635,664 (21.5%)14,029,435 (20.4%)
Education387,516 (13.1%)8,575,633 (12.5%)
Science & Engineering974,551 (32.9%)24,078,223 (35.0%)
Science & Engineering Related Fields283,674 (9.6%)6,506,767 (9.4%)