Colleges and Universities in Illinois

Ranking Institution name Tuition Control Acceptance Rate
1
Champaign, Illinois
$29.132 Public 62%
2
Normal, Illinois
$20.450 Public 69%
3
Chicago, Illinois
$25.800 Public 71%
4
DeKalb, Illinois
$22.072 Public 56%
5
Chicago, Illinois
$33.990 Private Non-Profit 60%
6
Carbondale, Illinois
$24.716 Public 79%
7
Edwardsville, Illinois
$20.610 Public 84%
8
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
$12.704 Public 0%
9
Chicago, Illinois
$22.792 Private Non-Profit 91%
10
Macomb, Illinois
$15.969 Public 59%
11
Chicago, Illinois
$35.573 Private Non-Profit 91%
12
Evanston, Illinois
$43.779 Private Non-Profit 15%
13
Charleston, Illinois
$28.124 Public 62%
14
Palos Hills, Illinois
$9.726 Public 0%
15
Chicago, Illinois
$15.915 Private For-Profit 73%
16
Schaumburg, Illinois
$13.345 Private For-Profit 98%
17
Joliet, Illinois
$9.012 Public 0%
18
Chicago, Illinois
$47.514 Private Non-Profit 9%
19
Palatine, Illinois
$11.034 Public 0%
20
Chicago, Illinois
$7.498 Public 0%
21
Chicago, Illinois
$15.348 Public 60%
22
Grayslake, Illinois
$9.590 Public 0%
23
Belleville, Illinois
$12.516 Public 0%
24
Peoria, Illinois
$29.664 Private Non-Profit 67%
25
Chicago, Illinois
$7.498 Public 0%
26
East Peoria, Illinois
$8.550 Public 0%
27
River Grove, Illinois
$10.472 Public 0%
28
Elgin, Illinois
$11.554 Public 0%
29
Champaign, Illinois
$13.305 Public 0%
30
Sugar Grove, Illinois
$7.100 Public 0%
31
Romeoville, Illinois
$26.780 Private Non-Profit 56%
32
Rockford, Illinois
$14.534 Public 0%
33
Chicago, Illinois
$7.498 Public 0%
34
Chicago, Illinois
$7.498 Public 0%
35
Chicago, Illinois
$7.498 Public 0%
36
Des Plaines, Illinois
$10.520 Public 0%
37
Chicago, Illinois
$22.800 Private Non-Profit 21%
38
Springfield, Illinois
$7.392 Public 0%
39
Chicago, Illinois
$15.424 Public 29%
40
Mattoon, Illinois
$12.666 Public 0%
41
Lisle, Illinois
$25.516 Private Non-Profit 69%
42
Elmhurst, Illinois
$32.920 Private Non-Profit 72%
43
Chicago, Illinois
$26.500 Private Non-Profit 79%
44
Chicago, Illinois
$7.498 Public 0%
45
Bourbonnais, Illinois
$29.890 Private Non-Profit 82%
46
Moline, Illinois
$6.720 Public 0%
47
Crystal Lake, Illinois
$11.420 Public 0%
48
Chicago, Illinois
$36.504 Private Non-Profit 57%
49
Aurora, Illinois
$20.720 Private Non-Profit 76%
50
Naperville, Illinois
$32.433 Private Non-Profit 60%

Education in Illinois

As of June 2014, 21.34 of Illinois’s population aged over 25 had some college degree, compared to 21.29 for the entire United States. Two-year college graduates constituted 7.35, four-year graduates – 19.3 and Master graduates – 8.53 of the Illinois population.

Education of Illinois

As of June 2014, the Illinois’s average income per capita is 29519, compared to the average of 28051 for the United States, while the median household income is 56853. The unemployed people available workforce constituted 7.2 of the state’s population, while the job growth expected over the next decade is 35.8. The indicators of sales and income taxes were 9.25 and 5 respectively.

Cost of living in Illinois

If we take the average indicator for the entire United States as 100, the overall cost of living in the state of Illinois makes 96, with the cost of food being 97.1 and expenses for health care services such as stay in a hospital room, doctor’s and dentist’s appointments – 100. The state’s average indicator for the cost of housing, comprising mortgage, rent and taxes is 87. The index of Illinois’s charges for utilities services, such as heating, cooling, natural gas and electricity makes 101. The average transportation costs make 104, while other miscellaneous expenses, such as clothing, repairs, and entertainment constitute 98 points.

Air pollution and health in Illinois

Illinois’s index of air quality is 59.5 on a scale from 0 to 100 points (higher is better) according to EPA reports taking into account the days of ozone alert and volume of such pollutants as lead, carbon monoxide, sulfur and others. State’s weather quality is graded at 36 points out of 100 on the basis of such indices as toxic discharges, sediments, turbidity and pollutants. The index of Superfund sites is 86 compared to 71 for the entire country. In 2014, the number of physicians per 100,000 persons is 275 and the health cost index is lower compared to the average US index.

Climate in Illinois

Illinois’s annual rainfall is 37.4 inches, compared to 36.5 for the entire US. In winter the state gets the annual snowfall of 21.7, while the United States in general get 25. There are 104 days with measurable precipitation, and 198 sunny days per annum. In July, the average high temperature is 86.6 degrees Fahrenheit, and in January the average lowest is 16.6 degrees. The comfort index on the scale from 0 to 100 (higher is better) makes 42 and is based on the combination of summer temperature and effect humidity on the population.


Data provided by U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences nces.ed.gov