Illinois Graduate Schools

2022 Illinois Graduate Schools Statistics

In Illinois State, there are 298 colleges and universities - 67 public and 231 private schools. Among them, 98 schools are offering graduate programs. 69 Illinois Graduate Schools offer the distance learning Opportunities (online degree/certificate programs) in Illinois. Total 158,725 students are attending Illinois Graduate Schools and the average students to faculty ratio is 13.14 to 1. The 2022 average graduate school tuition & fees at Illinois Graduate Schools is $11,876 for Illinois residents and $19,235 for out-of-state students. The next table shows the 2021-2022 statistics for Illinois Graduate Schools.
Illinois Graduate Schools Statistics
academic year 2021-2022
Number of Schools298 schools
By Types67 public, 231 private
By Levels276 undergraduate schools
98 graduate schools
By Categories
(where graduate program offered)
17 National Universities
3 Liberal Arts Colleges
8 Law Schools
8 Medical Schools
Tuition & fees
Undergraduate$6,320 Illinois residents
$18,815 out-of-state
Graduate$11,876 Illinois residents
$19,235 out-of-state
Student Population703,427
Undergraduate543,784
Graduate159,643
Students to Faculty Ratio13.14 to 1

Illinois Graduate Schools Comparison By Rank, Tuition, and Admission

The next table lists Illinois Graduate Schools ordered by rank. The number in rank column refers to the rank in the Illinois college ranking. You can sort the schools by clicking column name that you want to sort.
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2021-2022 Illinois Graduate Schools Comparison
Rank*NameGraduate Tuition & FeesGraduate StudentsOffered Degree/ProgramsNumber of Graduate ProgramsStudents to Faculty Ratio
1 University of ChicagoPrivate, 4 yearsChicago, IL $63,936 10,778 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS, Doctorate 206 programs 5 to 1
2 Northwestern UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsEvanston, IL $56,567 14,044 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS, Doctorate 387 programs 6 to 1
4 University of Illinois Urbana-ChampaignPublic, 4 yearsChampaign, IL $30,862
($17,823 Residents)
18,996 Master's, Post-MS, Doctorate 374 programs 20 to 1
5 Illinois Institute of TechnologyPrivate, 4 yearsChicago, IL $30,822 3,203 Master's, Doctorate 140 programs 10 to 1
6 Wheaton CollegePrivate, 4 yearsWheaton, IL $18,096 643 Post-BS, Master's, Doctorate 58 programs 10 to 1
7 Loyola University ChicagoPrivate, 4 yearsChicago, IL $19,894 5,281 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS, Doctorate 309 programs 14 to 1
9 Lewis UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsRomeoville, IL $14,960 2,131 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS, Doctorate 118 programs 14 to 1
10 Bradley UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsPeoria, IL $17,400 1,281 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS 158 programs 14 to 1
11 University of St FrancisPrivate, 4 yearsJoliet, IL $13,839 1,902 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS, Doctorate 83 programs 13 to 1
12 Trinity International University-IllinoisPrivate, 4 yearsDeerfield, IL $17,780 883 Post-BS, Master's, Doctorate 61 programs 8 to 1
13 North Park UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsChicago, IL $14,184 985 Master's, Post-MS 78 programs 10 to 1
14 Illinois State UniversityPublic, 4 yearsNormal, IL $11,773
($9,773 Residents)
2,733 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS, Doctorate 158 programs 19 to 1
15 Judson UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsElgin, IL $16,314 219 Post-BS, Master's, Doctorate 73 programs 10 to 1
16 University of Illinois SpringfieldPublic, 4 yearsSpringfield, IL $16,757
($10,983 Residents)
1,492 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS, Doctorate 61 programs 12 to 1
17 Elmhurst UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsElmhurst, IL $32,800 583 Post-BS, Master's 100 programs 13 to 1
18 Northern Illinois UniversityPublic, 4 yearsDekalb, IL $11,390
($11,086 Residents)
4,492 Master's, Post-MS, Doctorate 140 programs 16 to 1
19 North Central CollegePrivate, 4 yearsNaperville, IL $15,822 357 Post-BS, Master's 78 programs 13 to 1
21 University of Illinois ChicagoPublic, 4 yearsChicago, IL $28,468
($17,277 Residents)
11,597 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS, Doctorate 273 programs 18 to 1
22 McKendree UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsLebanon, IL $9,756 499 Master's, Post-MS, Doctorate 68 programs 14 to 1
23 Governors State UniversityPublic, 4 yearsUniversity Park, IL $14,674
($8,320 Residents)
1,628 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS, Doctorate 77 programs 11 to 1
24 Southern Illinois University-CarbondalePublic, 4 yearsCarbondale, IL $33,064
($16,162 Residents)
3,067 Post-BS, Master's, Doctorate 240 programs 11 to 1
25 Aurora UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsAurora, IL $14,100 2,107 Master's, Post-MS, Doctorate 68 programs 20 to 1
26 Olivet Nazarene UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsBourbonnais, IL $12,190 962 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS, Doctorate 99 programs 14 to 1
27 Benedictine UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsLisle, IL $19,640 1,480 Post-BS, Master's, Doctorate 103 programs 13 to 1
29 DePaul UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsChicago, IL $18,341 7,777 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS, Doctorate 261 programs 17 to 1
30 Greenville UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsGreenville, IL $8,568 171 Master's 61 programs 10 to 1
31 Saint Xavier UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsChicago, IL $15,450 684 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS 96 programs 16 to 1
32 Rockford UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsRockford, IL $13,615 253 Master's 53 programs 10 to 1
33 DeVry University-IllinoisPrivate, 4 yearsNaperville, IL $17,552 3,658 Post-BS, Master's 42 programs 27 to 1
36 Eastern Illinois UniversityPublic, 4 yearsCharleston, IL $21,407
($10,640 Residents)
1,657 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS 106 programs 14 to 1
37 Western Illinois UniversityPublic, 4 yearsMacomb, IL $12,182
($11,996 Residents)
1,636 Post-BS, Master's, Doctorate 128 programs 13 to 1
38 Southern Illinois University-EdwardsvillePublic, 4 yearsEdwardsville, IL $9,316
($9,300 Residents)
2,918 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS, Doctorate 114 programs 16 to 1
39 Columbia College ChicagoPrivate, 4 yearsChicago, IL $2,350 227 Post-BS, Master's 71 programs 14 to 1
40 Lake Forest CollegePrivate, 4 yearsLake Forest, IL $15,252 25 Master's 37 programs 12 to 1
41 Illinois CollegePrivate, 4 yearsJacksonville, IL $9,100 - Master's 37 programs 13 to 1
42 Dominican UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsRiver Forest, IL $20,413 1,023 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS, Doctorate 91 programs 10 to 1
43 Roosevelt UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsChicago, IL $21,605 1,612 Post-BS, Master's, Doctorate 128 programs 11 to 1
44 Concordia University-ChicagoPrivate, 4 yearsRiver Forest, IL $9,378 4,953 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS, Doctorate 134 programs 12 to 1
46 Chicago State UniversityPublic, 4 yearsChicago, IL $15,218
($9,728 Residents)
959 Post-BS, Master's, Doctorate 69 programs 9 to 1
47 National Louis UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsChicago, IL $12,096 3,798 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS, Doctorate 63 programs 16 to 1
50 Northeastern Illinois UniversityPublic, 4 yearsChicago, IL $17,375
($9,428 Residents)
1,899 Master's 74 programs 12 to 1
- Trinity Christian CollegePrivate, 4 yearsPalos Heights, IL $10,708 71 Master's, Post-MS 62 programs 10 to 1
- Institute for Clinical Social WorkPrivate, 4 yearsChicago, IL $21,000 128 Master's, Doctorate 2 programs -
- Catholic Theological Union at ChicagoPrivate, 4 yearsChicago, IL $22,560 227 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS 6 programs -
- Pacific College of Health Science-ChicagoPrivate, 4 yearsChicago, IL $13,020 153 Master's, Post-MS 4 programs 12 to 1
- Quincy UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsQuincy, IL $12,450 181 Master's 46 programs 15 to 1
- Trinity College of Nursing & Health SciencesPrivate, 4 yearsRock Island, IL $32,334 28 Master's 6 programs 11 to 1
- Rasmussen University-Mokena/Tinley ParkPrivate, 4 yearsMokena, IL - - - - -
- National University of Health SciencesPrivate, 4 yearsLombard, IL $24,716 486 Master's 8 programs 6 to 1
- Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and SciencePrivate, 4 yearsNorth Chicago, IL $36,765 2,099 Post-BS, Master's, Doctorate 39 programs -
- Midwestern University-Downers GrovePrivate, 4 yearsDowners Grove, IL $47,207 2,980 Master's 13 programs -
- Bexley Hall Seabury Western Theological Seminary Federation, Inc.Private, 4 yearsChicago, IL $21,738 68 Post-BS, Master's 3 programs -
- McCormick Theological SeminaryPrivate, 4 yearsChicago, IL $9,410 221 Post-BS, Master's 5 programs -
- DeVry University-Administrative OfficePrivate, 4 yearsNaperville, IL - - Post-BS, Master's - -
- Rasmussen University-Romeoville/JolietPrivate, 4 yearsRomeoville, IL - - - - -
- Adler UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsChicago, IL $37,732 1,726 Master's, Post-MS 20 programs -
- VanderCook College of MusicPrivate, 4 yearsChicago, IL $7,730 231 Master's 2 programs 4 to 1
- The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at ChicagoPrivate, 4 yearsChicago, IL $23,918 1,267 Master's, Post-MS, Doctorate 17 programs 4 to 1
- Toyota Technological Institute at ChicagoPrivate, 4 yearsChicago, IL $30,000 43 Doctorate 1 programs -
- Relay Graduate School of Education - ChicagoPrivate, 4 yearsChicago, IL - - - - -
- University of Saint Mary of the LakePrivate, 4 yearsMundelein, IL $32,028 186 Master's, Post-MS 3 programs -
- Illinois College of OptometryPrivate, 4 yearsChicago, IL - 531 - 1 programs -
- American Islamic CollegePrivate, 4 yearsChicago, IL $4,650 8 Master's 3 programs 2 to 1
- Resurrection UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsOak Brook, IL $14,455 82 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS 12 programs 8 to 1
- Northern Baptist Theological SeminaryPrivate, 4 yearsLisle, IL $13,929 285 Master's 5 programs -
- Lake Forest Graduate School of ManagementPrivate, 4 yearsLake Forest, IL - 395 Master's 1 programs -
- Rasmussen University-IllinoisPrivate, 4 yearsRockford, IL $5,615 31 Master's 56 programs 19 to 1
- Meadville Lombard Theological SchoolPrivate, 4 yearsChicago, IL $27,700 83 Master's 2 programs -
- Spertus CollegePrivate, 4 yearsChicago, IL $20,900 117 Master's, Doctorate 3 programs -
- School of the Art Institute of ChicagoPrivate, 4 yearsChicago, IL $45,601 645 Post-BS, Master's 19 programs 8 to 1
- Chicago Theological SeminaryPrivate, 4 yearsChicago, IL $24,846 294 Post-BS, Master's, Doctorate 7 programs -
- Chamberlain University-Administrative OfficePrivate, 4 yearsChicago, IL - - Master's, Post-MS - -
- Rush UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsChicago, IL $37,207 2,712 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS, Doctorate 41 programs 5 to 1
- Methodist CollegePrivate, 4 yearsPeoria, IL $16,590 38 Master's 6 programs 8 to 1
- Garrett-Evangelical Theological SeminaryPrivate, 4 yearsEvanston, IL $22,835 283 Post-BS, Master's, Doctorate 10 programs -
- Saint Anthony College of NursingPrivate, 4 yearsRockford, IL $18,987 81 Master's, Post-MS 4 programs 6 to 1
- Lincoln Christian UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsLincoln, IL $8,812 273 Master's 34 programs 12 to 1
- Chamberlain University-IllinoisPrivate, 4 yearsAddison, IL $14,090 14,630 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS 10 programs 20 to 1
- Saint Francis Medical Center College of NursingPrivate, 4 yearsPeoria, IL $8,730 182 Master's, Post-MS 4 programs 9 to 1
- Millikin UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsDecatur, IL $20,000 107 Post-BS, Master's 67 programs 10 to 1
- Blessing Rieman College of Nursing and Health SciencesPrivate, 4 yearsQuincy, IL $27,830 19 Master's 3 programs 10 to 1
- Erikson InstitutePrivate, 4 yearsChicago, IL $20,588 457 Post-BS, Master's 5 programs -
- Moody Bible InstitutePrivate, 4 yearsChicago, IL $9,270 709 Post-BS, Master's 27 programs 19 to 1
- Telshe Yeshiva-ChicagoPrivate, 4 yearsChicago, IL $8,000 12 Master's 2 programs 13 to 1
- Midwest College of Oriental Medicine-EvanstonPrivate, 4 yearsSkokie, IL $20,290 44 Master's 3 programs 9 to 1
- Lutheran School of Theology at ChicagoPrivate, 4 yearsChicago, IL $19,755 145 Master's, Post-MS, Doctorate 5 programs -
- Rasmussen University-AuroraPrivate, 4 yearsAurora, IL - - - - -
- St. John's College-Department of NursingPrivate, 4 yearsSpringfield, IL $17,678 11 Master's 3 programs 6 to 1
- Hebrew Theological CollegePrivate, 4 yearsSkokie, IL $5,550 - Master's 12 programs 6 to 1
Average$11,876 Residents
$19,235 Out-of-State
158,725 - 40 programs 13.14 to 1
*Illinois college ranking
**Ranking data provided by CollegeEvaluator.
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Graduate Programs at Illinois Best Colleges

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1. University of ChicagoPrivate, 4 yearsChicago, IL

northwestern-university

2. Northwestern UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsEvanston, IL

university-of-illinois-at-urbana-champaign

4. University of Illinois Urbana-ChampaignPublic, 4 yearsChampaign, IL

illinois-institute-of-technology

5. Illinois Institute of TechnologyPrivate, 4 yearsChicago, IL

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6. Wheaton CollegePrivate, 4 yearsWheaton, IL

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7. Loyola University ChicagoPrivate, 4 yearsChicago, IL

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