Accredited Online Colleges Based in Illinois

School Accepts Transfer Credits Freshman Acceptance Rate Financial Aid Rate Graduation Rate

1151 N State St
Elgin, IL 60123
(847) 628-2500

No N/A 99% 49%

5001 Lake Land Blvd
Mattoon, IL 61938
(217) 234-5253

No N/A 76% 34%

5250 Shepherd Rd
Springfield, IL 62794
(217) 786-2200

No N/A 84% 23%

415 St. Mark Court
Peoria, IL 61603

No N/A 9% N/A

231 N. Martingale Rd,
6th Floor

Schaumburg, IL 60173
(877) 701-3800

No N/A 96% 32%

122 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60603
(800) 443-5522

No N/A 96% 44%

3225 W Foster Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 244-6200

No N/A 98% 56%

633 Clark St
Evanston, IL 60208
(847) 491-3741

No N/A 67% 94%

11551 184th Place
Orland Park, IL 60467
(708) 326-3200

No N/A 79% 25%

2400 West Bradley Ave
Champaign, IL 61821
(217) 351-2200

No N/A 71% 17%

1500 McConnor Pkwy Suite 700
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(866) 766-0766

No N/A 92% 13%
University of Phoenix is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. University of Phoenix was placed on Notice by The Higher Learning Commission, effective June 27, 2013. For additional information, contact The Higher Learning Commission,

1800 College Ave
Quincy, IL 62301
(217) 222-8020

No N/A 100% 50%

500 Wilcox Street
Joliet, IL 60435
(800) 735-7500

No N/A 100% 63%

3700 W 103rd St
Chicago, IL 60655
(773) 298-3000

No N/A 100% 52%

3005 Highland Avenue,
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 515-3000

No N/A N/A N/A

610 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 922-9012

No N/A N/A N/A

17 North Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 662-4000

No N/A N/A N/A

Lincoln Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901
(618) 453-2121

No N/A 89% 45%

Il State Rte 157
Edwardsville, IL 62026
(618) 650-3705

No N/A 82% 52%

347 S Gladstone Ave
Aurora, IL 60506
(630) 892-6431

No N/A 100% 44%


Illinois Schools vs US State Average

Graduation Rate and Average Test score at Public 4-year Institutions

    • 62% Illinois
      Graduation Rate
    • 20.9 ACT Illinois
      Average Test Score
    • 56% National
      Graduation Rate
    • 21.1 ACT National
      Average Test Score

Average Tuitions and Fees in Illinois

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Illinois Institutions

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Chicago is a huge metropolitan area, with 33 Fortune 500 companies headquartered within the city limits

A degree from one of Illinois' online colleges can help prepare you for a career in the state. Illinois has many varied, important industries, such as publishing, medicine, financial trading, and law. While there are hundreds of educational options available to students, online colleges and universities in Illinois offer both flexibility and career preparation. Major employers in Illinois include: LTD Commodities, Caterpillar Inc., Metlife, and Provena Medical Center.

Illinois' largest city, Chicago, is often called "the city that works." It is a huge metropolitan area and home to 33 Fortune 500 companies. While a degree doesn't guarantee a job, accredited online colleges in Illinois will certainly prepare you to enter the workforce in your chosen field. Many graduates of Illinois' online colleges and universities work in major industries and companies within the state, as well as all over the world. A degree from one of the reputable, accredited online colleges in Illinois could be an important step in career growth.

If you're committed to pursuing a public education, many Illinois public brick-and-mortar schools offer online options. Illinois State University has joined the ranks of online colleges and universities by offering degree programs online. Northern Illinois University and Northeaster Illinois University, also offer both bachelor's and master's programs online.

If you're looking for private online colleges and universities in Illinois, you have many options available. American InterContinental University is respected worldwide as one of Illinois' online colleges, offering associate's, bachelor's, and master's degrees. AIU is a private school headquartered in Schaumburg, Ill. Other private Illinois online colleges and universities include: Concordia University, which offers degree programs through the doctoral level; the University of Phoenix; North Park University; and Lewis University.

Many institutions in Illinois offer financial aid to their students. However, financial aid is only available for those who qualify.