Average Tuition & Fees $20,428
Average Acceptance Rates 20.66 %
Total Student Population 690,275
Average Graduation Rates 55.53 %
Average Student To Faculty Ratio 14.25 to 1

Illinois Colleges Distribution

For the academic year 2022-2023, 239 colleges and universities are active in Illinois - 63 public and 176 private schools. By school level, there are 101 four(4) Years or high, 61 community colleges (2-4 years college), and 77 trade/vocational schools (less than 2-years schools) in Illinois. The following table shows the number of schools by school type and level in Illinois.
Illinois College Distribution by Type and Level
Number of Schools
School Types
Public63 schools
Private (not-for-profit)83 schools
Private (for-profit)93 schools
School Levels
4 Year or High101 schools
2-4 Year61 schools
Less than 2 year77 schools

Average Key Statistics for Illinois Colleges

The average acceptance rate for Illinois colleges is 20.66% and the average graduation rate is 55.53% in academic year 2022-2023. Total 690,275 students including in both undergraduate and graduate programs have attended Illinois colleges and universities and the average students to faculty ratio is 14.25 to 1.
Next charts are illustrating the core statistics for colleges and universities located in Illinois.
[Chart] Illinois Colleges Academic Statistics
Average Transfer-out Rate for Illinois colleges is 21.075949367089 %
Average Retention Rate for Illinois colleges is 71.803278688525 %

2023 Average Tuition & Fees For Illinois Colleges

For the academic year 2022-2023, the average undergraduate tuition & fees for Illinois colleges are $19,281 for Illinois residents and $20,428 for non-residents. For graduate schools, its average tuition and fees are $18,386 for in-state students and $19,968 for out-of-state students.
Illinois 2022-2023 Average Tuition & Fees
[Chart] Illinois State 2022-2023 Average Tuition & Fees

Offered Degree Programs at Illinois Colleges

Illinois colleges and universities are offering 10,569 programs through online and on-site education. Next table lists number of programs by offered degree.

Offered Programs at Illinois State
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
One but less than two years certificate1,20633
Associate's Degree1,66271
Two but less than four years certificate60
Bachelor's Degree3,242128
Post Bachelor's Degree31470
Master's Degree1,927226
Post Master's Degree17344
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship52520
Doctor's degree - professional practice754
Doctor's degree - other184

Special Learning Opportunities at Illinois State

In Illinois, 133 colleges offer the undergraduate online programs and 72 colleges offer the graduate online programs. 32 colleges have the ROTC programs and 82 colleges offer the study abroad programs. Next table shows the number of Illinois schools which are offering special learning opportunities by category.

Special Learning Opportunities at Illinois State
Online Completely0 out of 247 Schools
Undergraduate Online Classes133 out of 247 Schools
Graduate Online Classes72 out of 247 Schools
ROTC32 out of 247 Schools
Weekend/Evening College122 out of 247 Schools
Teacher certificate56 out of 247 Schools
Study Abroad82 out of 247 Schools