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Total Enrollment 693,740
Undergraduate 536,769
Graduate 156,971
Men 282,231
Women 411,509

Student Population at Illinois Colleges

At Illinois colleges, there are 693,740 students including 536,769 undergraduate and 156,971 graduate schools students in total for academic year 2020-2021. By attending status, there are 409,599 full-time and 284,141 part-time students with gender distribution of 282,231 male and 411,509 female students.

Enrollment By Gender

Illinois colleges have a total enrollment of 693,740 with a gender distribution of 40.68% male and 59.32% female students for academic year 2020-2021.
Student Population By Gender
Illinois Colleges and Universities
TotalMaleFemale
Total693,740282,231411,509
Undergraduate536,769222,228314,541
Graduate156,97160,00396,968
Full-time409,599179,350230,249
Part-time284,141102,881181,260
[Chart] Student Population by Gender - Illinois Colleges

Enrollment by Attendance Status

Illinois colleges have a total of 409,599 full-time students and 284,141 part-time students. In undergraduate schools, 329,224 students are attending classes with full-time status and 207,545 are part-time students. In graduate school, 80,375 students are full-time and 76,596 students are attending schools with part-time status.
Student Population By Attendance Status
Illinois Colleges and Universities
TotalFull-timePart-time
Total693,740409,599284,141
Undergraduate536,769329,224207,545
Graduate156,97180,37576,596
[Chart] Student Population by Student Status - Illinois Colleges

Online Class (Distance Learning) Enrollment

For Illinois colleges, 350,917 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 149,814 students are enrolled in some online courses/degree programs out of total 693,740 students. In undergraduate schools, 397,018 students enrolled in online courses and 103,713 students took at least one online graduate course.
Distance Learning Enrollment (2020-2021)
Illinois Colleges and Universities
TotalUndergraduateGraduate
Total Students693,740536,769156,971
Online Exclusively350,917268,24082,677
In Some Online Classes149,814128,77821,036
Not In Online Classes193,009139,75153,258
[Chart] Illinois Colleges and Universities Online Class (Distance Learning) Enrollment

Race/Ethnicity Distribution

This section analyzes the student population by race/ethnicity at Illinois colleges. There are 340,594 Caucasian, 83,378 Black/African American, 51,153 Asian, and 133,274 Hispanic students in Illinois colleges.
Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity on
Illinois Colleges
TotalMenWomen
Total693,740282,231411,509
American Indian/Native American1,494539955
Asian51,15323,81827,335
Black/African American83,37826,92656,452
Hispanic133,27450,50882,766
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islnader812329483
White340,594140,670199,924
Two More20,4028,37912,023
Un-Known25,63610,01915,617
[Chart] Illinois Colleges Race/Ethnicity Distribution