State institution: These 4-year Illinois schools attract the most in-state students


Argosy University-Schaumburg, Chamberlain University-Illinois and Christian Life College enrolled the most in-state students of all four-year Illinois schools, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of fall 2017 data.

The analysis is based on data reported annually to the U.S. Department of Education.

Illinois 4-year schools attracting the most in-state students

Rank
School
City
Enrollment
In-state students (%)
Out-of-state students (%)
Foreign countries (%)
Unknown (%)
1
Argosy University-Schaumburg
Schaumburg
44
100%
0%
0%
0%
2
Chamberlain University-Illinois
Addison
15,697
100%
0%
0%
0%
3
Christian Life College
Prospect
70
100%
0%
0%
0%
4
Methodist College
Peoria
675
100%
0%
0%
0%
5
Midstate College
Peoria
279
100%
0%
0%
0%
6
National Louis University
Chicago
1,883
100%
0%
0%
0%
7
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine-Chicago
Chicago
44
100%
0%
0%
0%
8
Saint Anthony College of Nursing
Rockford
199
100%
0%
0%
0%
9
University of Phoenix-Illinois
Schaumburg
134
100%
0%
0%
0%
10
Governors State University
Park
3,326
98%
2%
0%
0%
11
Northeastern Illinois University
Chicago
7,113
98%
1%
0%
0%
12
Rasmussen College-Illinois
Rockford
1,674
98%
2%
0%
0%
13
Saint Xavier University
Chicago
2,942
97%
3%
0%
0%
14
Illinois State University
Normal
18,330
96%
3%
0%
0%
15
Northern Illinois University
Dekalb
13,457
95%
5%
0%
0%
16
Saint Augustine College
Chicago
1,256
95%
4%
1%
0%
17
Dominican University
Forest
2,171
94%
6%
0%
0%
18
The Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg
Schaumburg
383
94%
6%
0%
0%
19
Argosy University-Chicago
Chicago
143
93%
7%
0%
0%
20
Western Illinois University
Macomb
7,599
93%
6%
1%
0%
21
Eureka College
Eureka
614
92%
7%
1%
0%
22
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago
19,448
92%
4%
3%
0%
23
Lewis University
Romeoville
4,506
90%
9%
1%
0%
24
University of Illinois at Springfield
Springfield
2,932
90%
5%
4%
0%
25
North Central College
Naperville
2,769
89%
10%
1%
0%
26
Lincoln College
Lincoln
1,121
88%
11%
1%
0%
27
Blackburn College
Carlinville
554
87%
13%
0%
0%
28
Eastern Illinois University
Charleston
5,568
87%
10%
3%
0%
29
Robert Morris University Illinois
Chicago
2,003
87%
13%
0%
0%
30
University of St Francis
Joliet
1,599
87%
11%
2%
0%
31
Rockford University
Rockford
1,062
86%
13%
1%
1%
32
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Carbondale
10,987
85%
14%
1%
0%
33
Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
Edwardsville
11,402
85%
15%
0%
0%
34
Aurora University
Aurora
3,933
84%
16%
0%
0%
35
East-West University
Chicago
430
84%
5%
0%
11%
36
Elmhurst College
Elmhurst
2,875
84%
14%
1%
0%
37
Illinois College
Jacksonville
959
84%
11%
4%
1%
38
The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago
Chicago
753
83%
17%
0%
0%
39
Tribeca Flashpoint College
Chicago
314
82%
13%
0%
5%
40
Augustana College
Island
2,647
81%
13%
6%
0%
41
Millikin University
Decatur
1,950
81%
18%
1%
0%
42
MacMurray College
Jacksonville
521
78%
22%
0%
0%
43
Monmouth College
Monmouth
1,033
78%
14%
8%
0%
44
Bradley University
Peoria
4,649
77%
22%
0%
1%
45
Illinois Wesleyan University
Bloomington
1,649
76%
16%
7%
1%
46
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Champaign
33,955
74%
11%
14%
1%
47
Chicago State University
Chicago
2,029
73%
22%
5%
0%
48
Lincoln Christian University
Lincoln
466
73%
22%
5%
0%
49
North Park University
Chicago
2,029
71%
25%
3%
1%
50
VanderCook College of Music
Chicago
122
71%
29%
0%
0%
51
Benedictine University
Lisle
2,884
70%
29%
0%
1%
52
Judson University
Elgin
1,081
70%
22%
8%
0%
53
Kendall College
Chicago
1,027
69%
14%
17%
0%
54
American Islamic College
Chicago
16
67%
33%
0%
0%
55
Concordia University-Chicago
Forest
1,458
67%
33%
0%
0%
56
McKendree University
Lebanon
2,104
66%
28%
6%
0%
57
Roosevelt University
Chicago
2,578
66%
31%
3%
0%
58
DePaul University
Chicago
14,816
60%
40%
0%
0%
59
American Academy of Art
Chicago
260
59%
26%
0%
15%
60
Illinois Institute of Technology
Chicago
2,900
57%
27%
14%
1%
61
Lake Forest College
Forest
1,508
56%
38%
6%
0%
62
Loyola University Chicago
Chicago
11,420
56%
41%
4%
0%
63
Quincy University
Quincy
989
56%
41%
0%
2%
64
Olivet Nazarene University
Bourbonnais
3,371
55%
44%
1%
0%
65
Telshe Yeshiva-Chicago
Chicago
65
55%
40%
5%
0%
66
Greenville University
Greenville
985
51%
41%
9%
0%
67
Knox College
Galesburg
1,356
45%
35%
19%
1%
68
Columbia College Chicago
Chicago
7,027
44%
52%
3%
1%
69
Hebrew Theological College
Skokie
196
43%
55%
0%
2%
70
Trinity International University-Illinois
Deerfield
934
40%
49%
6%
5%
71
Trinity Christian College
Heights
1,107
36%
43%
21%
1%
72
Northwestern University
Evanston
8,700
30%
60%
10%
0%
73
Wheaton College
Wheaton
2,391
23%
71%
7%
0%
74
Moody Bible Institute
Chicago
2,714
17%
63%
14%
7%
75
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago
2,889
16%
54%
27%
2%
76
University of Chicago
Chicago
6,310
15%
70%
15%
0%
77
DeVry University-Illinois
Chicago
12,515
14%
85%
0%
1%
78
Principia College
Elsah
455
12%
77%
12%
0%
79
American InterContinental University
Schaumburg
8,698
4%
96%
0%
0%


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