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Illinois Colleges

Applicants, Admitted, and Enrolled

For academic year 2019-2020, 1,178,222 students have applied and among them 657,532 were admitted to Illinois Colleges. 152,105 students were finally enrolled into one of accepted schools. Next table and chart illustrates the number of applicant, admitted, and enrolled students for Illinois Colleges.
Applicants, Admitted, and Enrolled (2019-2020)
Illinois Colleges
ApplicantsAdmittedEnrolled
Total1,178,222 657,532152,105
Public Schools395,030 259,66469,892
4 Years (Or High)395,030 259,66469,892
2-4 Years0 00
Less Than 2 Years0 00
Private Schools783,192 397,86882,213
4 Years (Or High)782,158 396,98781,648
2-4 Years945 800501
Less Than 2 Years89 8164
[CHART#1] Applicants, Admitted, and Enrolled for Illinois Colleges

Acceptance Rate

The average acceptance rate of Illinois Colleges is 55.81% in academic year 2019-2020. Public schools' average acceptance rate was 65.73% and the average rate of private schools was 50.80%. Next table and chart illustrates the average acceptance rate for Illinois Colleges with comparable factors.
Acceptance Rate (2019-2020)
Illinois Colleges
Acceptance Rate
All Schools Average55.81%
Public Schools65.73%
4 Years (Or High)65.73%
2-4 Years0.00%
Less Than 2 Years0.00%
Private Schools50.80%
4 Years (Or High)50.76%
2-4 Years84.66%
Less Than 2 Years91.01%
[CHART#2] Acceptance Rate for Illinois Colleges

Yield (Enrollment Rate)

The average yield, also know as enrollment rate, of Illinois Colleges was 55.81% in academic year 2019-2020. Public schools' average admission yield was 65.73% and the average rate of private schools was 50.80%. The admission yield is a rate of number of enrolled students over number of students who are allowed to admit. Next table and chart illustrates the average admission yield for Illinois Colleges with comparable factors.
Yield (Enrollment Rate) (2019-2020)
Illinois Colleges
Admission Yield
All Schools Average23.13%
Public Schools26.92%
4 Years (Or High)26.92%
2-4 Years0.00%
Less Than 2 Years0.00%
Private Schools20.66%
4 Years (Or High)20.57%
2-4 Years62.63%
Less Than 2 Years79.01%
[CHART#3] Yield (Enrollment Rate) for Illinois Colleges

SAT Scores

The average SAT score of Illinois Colleges is 951 for academic year 2019-2020. Next table shows SAT average scores of 25th and 75th percentile by subject and school type/level for academic year 2019-2020. The 25th percentile is the lower 25th score and 75th percentile is the upper 25th score of students who enrolled in colleges.
SAT Scores (2019-2020)
Illinois Colleges
Evidence-based Reading and WritingMath
All Schools Average (4 years schools)25%433429
75%519521
Public Schools25%493487
75%593596
Private Schools25%373371
75%445446
[CHART#4] SAT Scores for Illinois Colleges

ACT Scores

The average SAT score of Illinois Colleges is 39 for academic year 2019-2020. Next table shows ACT average scores of 25th and 75th percentile by subject and school type/level for academic year 2019-2020. The 25th percentile is the lower 25th score and 75th percentile is the upper 25th scores of students who enrolled in the colleges.
ACT Scores (2019-2020)
Illinois Colleges
CompositeEnglishMath
All Schools Average25%17 1716
75%22 2322
Public Schools25%191918
75%252625
Private Schools25%151414
75%192019
[CHART#5] ACT Scores for Illinois Colleges