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194 Colleges
37,535 Yearly Graduations
$65,997 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$24,380 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly trade school graduations, Illinois is ranked #4 in the country with 37,535 degrees handed out in 2019. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Illinois is $16,499 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $18,231 a year.

About 53% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,095 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Lake Land College

Mattoon, Illinois
Public Public vs. Private
1,651 Yearly Degrees
$8,104 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,862 students at Lake Land College in total, 1,928 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 10% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,669 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,200 during the early-career years.

#2

William Rainey Harper College

Palatine, Illinois
Public Public vs. Private
1,503 Yearly Degrees
$9,942 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,405 full-time undergraduates at Harper College, and 12,199 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 4% of students at Harper College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,297 a year. Harper College has a 7.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Harper College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#3

College of Lake County

Grayslake, Illinois
Public Public vs. Private
1,440 Yearly Degrees
$9,632 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,966 full-time undergraduates at College of Lake County, and 11,854 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 4% of students at College of Lake County take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,033 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,800 during the early-career years.

#4

College of DuPage

Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Public Public vs. Private
1,416 Yearly Degrees
$9,750 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,255 full-time undergraduates at COD, and 21,010 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 20% of students at COD take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,805 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.7% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from COD is $29,500.

#5

DeVry University - Illinois

Chicago, Illinois
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
1,221 Yearly Degrees
$15,200 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 17,174 undergraduates at DeVry University - Illinois, of which 6,979 are full-time, and there are 20,832 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at DeVry University - Illinois is 4.2 years.

About 44% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 32% are men and 68% are women.

89% of DeVry University - Illinois students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,676 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.1% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,600 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
1,184 Yearly Degrees
$11,520 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at City Colleges of Chicago - Malcolm X College is 7,273, which includes 2,785 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

1% of Malcolm X College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,159 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $19,700 during the early-career years.

#7

Joliet Junior College

Joliet, Illinois
Public Public vs. Private
1,138 Yearly Degrees
$4,440 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 10,267 students at Joliet Junior College in total, 3,915 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 10% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,474 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Joliet Junior College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#8

Elgin Community College

Elgin, Illinois
Public Public vs. Private
1,060 Yearly Degrees
$7,140 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Elgin Community College is 7,882, which includes 2,846 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 6% of students at ECC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,510 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.9% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from ECC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

Southwestern Illinois College

Belleville, Illinois
Public Public vs. Private
997 Yearly Degrees
$6,390 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,906 students at SWIC in total, 3,037 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 14% of students at SWIC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,844 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from SWIC is $22,000.

#10

Moraine Valley Community College

Palos Hills, Illinois
Public Public vs. Private
948 Yearly Degrees
$8,095 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,131 full-time undergraduates at MVCC, and 11,026 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 9% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,855 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,000 during the early-career years.

#11

Lincoln Land Community College

Springfield, Illinois
Public Public vs. Private
792 Yearly Degrees
$6,648 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Lincoln Land Community College is 4,977, which includes 1,835 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

22% of LLCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,496 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,700 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
723 Yearly Degrees
$15,057 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is 11,366, of which 8,299 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,796 are full-time. It takes the average SIUC undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

Around 92% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

Roughly 55% of students at SIUC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,770 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.2% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,200 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
690 Yearly Degrees
$11,520 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,485 full-time undergraduates at Richard J Daley College, and 4,929 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

Roughly 1% of students at Richard J Daley College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $2,842 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Richard J Daley College is $24,500.

#14

Rock Valley College

Rockford, Illinois
Public Public vs. Private
641 Yearly Degrees
$9,314 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Rock Valley College is 5,762, which includes 2,507 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

6% of Rock Valley College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,226 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.6% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Rock Valley College is $25,000.

#15

Parkland College

Champaign, Illinois
Public Public vs. Private
611 Yearly Degrees
$11,580 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,282 full-time undergraduates at Parkland College, and 5,758 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 33% of students at Parkland College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,091 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Parkland College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

Illinois Central College

East Peoria, Illinois
Public Public vs. Private
600 Yearly Degrees
$9,240 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Illinois Central College is 7,813, which includes 2,484 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 15% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,314 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from ICC is $24,700.

#17

Waubonsee Community College

Sugar Grove, Illinois
Public Public vs. Private
573 Yearly Degrees
$9,271 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,564 students at Waubonsee in total, 2,275 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 14% of students at Waubonsee take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,439 a year. Waubonsee has a 8.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Waubonsee with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
531 Yearly Degrees
$11,520 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 782 full-time undergraduates at Kennedy-King College, and 1,878 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

4% of Kennedy-King College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,894 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Kennedy-King College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $18,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#19

Rend Lake College

Ina, Illinois
Public Public vs. Private
516 Yearly Degrees
$6,000 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 950 full-time undergraduates at Rend Lake College, and 1,802 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 2% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,405 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,800 during the early-career years.

#20

McHenry County College

Crystal Lake, Illinois
Public Public vs. Private
514 Yearly Degrees
$11,862 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,814 students at MCC in total, 2,029 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Roughly 6% of students at MCC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,554 a year. MCC has a 7.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,000 during the early-career years.

#21

Triton College

River Grove, Illinois
Public Public vs. Private
511 Yearly Degrees
$10,890 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,819 students at Triton College in total, 2,557 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 5% of students at Triton College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,005 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,300 during the early-career years.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
507 Yearly Degrees

There are 1,181 full-time undergraduates at UTI Illinois, and 1,181 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 45 to 1.

85% of UTI Illinois students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,237 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UTI Illinois is $35,000.

#23

Oakton Community College

Des Plaines, Illinois
Public Public vs. Private
502 Yearly Degrees
$10,446 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Oakton Community College is 7,313, which includes 2,491 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

2% of Oakton Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,882 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,500 during the early-career years.

#24

Richland Community College

Decatur, Illinois
Public Public vs. Private
500 Yearly Degrees
$6,210 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,235 students at Richland Community College in total, 620 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 10% of students at Richland Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,206 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,200 during the early-career years.

#25

John A Logan College

Carterville, Illinois
Public Public vs. Private
488 Yearly Degrees
$5,506 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,481 full-time undergraduates at John A Logan College, and 3,328 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Approximately 2% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,346 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from John A Logan College is $21,500.

Other Illinois Trade Schools

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Midwest Technical Institute - Springfield, Illinois 471
27 Kaskaskia College 469
28 Lewis and Clark Community College 462
29 Midwest Technical Institute - East Peoria 440
30 City Colleges of Chicago - Olive-Harvey College 419
31 Prairie State College 417
32 Illinois Valley Community College 416
33 Heartland Community College 394
34 Rasmussen University - Illinois 381
35 Lincoln College of Technology - Melrose Park 358
36 Sauk Valley Community College 337
37 Kankakee Community College 300
38 Coyne College 296
39 Kishwaukee College 267
40 HVAC Technical Institute 263
41 Midwest Technical Institute - Moline 257
42 Fox College 256
42 Shawnee Community College 256
44 Danville Area Community College 253
45 Olney Central College 252
46 Highland Community College 243
47 Black Hawk College 236
48 G Skin & Beauty Institute 235
49 South Suburban College 223
50 Midwestern Career College 218
51 G Skin & Beauty Institute 212
52 Northern Illinois University 198
53 Stautzenberger College - Rockford Career College 192
54 Spoon River College 189
55 DePaul University 181
56 John Wood Community College 173
57 ETI School of Skilled Trades 170
58 Soma Institute-The National School of Clinical Massage Therapy 164
58 First Institute of Travel, Inc 164
60 Morton College 160
61 Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Bridgeview 159
62 National Louis University 148
62 City Colleges of Chicago - Wilbur Wright College 148
64 Carl Sandburg College 147
65 Illinois State University 143
66 Northwestern College - Bridgeview 133
67 Lewis University 131
68 John Amico School of Hair Design 130
69 Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Chicago NW 128
70 Lincoln Trail College 123
71 American InterContinental University - Online 122
72 Paul Mitchell the School Bradley 116
73 University of Illinois at Chicago 115
74 Capital Area School of Practical Nursing 114
75 Universal Spa Training Academy 113
76 Frontier Community College 111
77 Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Rockford 110
78 Southeastern Illinois College 107
79 Estelle Skin Care and Spa Institute 103
80 Aveda Institute - Chicago 101
81 University of Spa & Cosmetology Arts 99
82 Cosmetology & Spa Academy 96
82 City Colleges of Chicago - Harry S Truman College 96
84 Paul Mitchell the School Lombard 93
85 Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Peoria 91
86 Career Center of Southern Illinois 84
86 University of St Francis 84
88 Wabash Valley College 83
88 Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Libertyville 83
90 Larry’s Barber College 82
91 State Career College 80
92 Verve College 78
93 Paul Mitchell the School Normal 77
93 CALC Institute of Technology 77
95 Worsham College of Mortuary Science 74
96 Paul Mitchell the School Chicago 73
96 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 73
98 Western Illinois University 71
99 Cannella School of Hair Design, Chicago (South Archer Ave) 66
100 Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Elgin 57
100 Eastern Illinois University 57
102 Empire Beauty School-Stone Park 55
103 Pivot Point Academy 54
104 Trenz Beauty Academy 53
105 Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Urbana 51
106 Cannella School of Hair Design, Villa Park 50
106 The Salon Professional Academy - Shorewood 50
108 Wheaton College Illinois 46
108 Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Glendale Heights 46
108 Curve Metric School of Hair Design 46
111 Hairmasters Institute of Cosmetology 45
111 Estelle Medical Academy 45
113 Debutantes School of Cosmetology and Nail Technology 43
113 Rush University 43
113 Ambria College of Nursing 43
116 Pacific College of Health and Science 42
116 Morrison Institute of Technology 42
118 Governors State University 41
119 Loyola University Chicago 40
120 Concordia University, Chicago 39
120 Empire Beauty School-Hanover Park 39
120 Oak Point University 39
120 Robert Morris University Illinois 39
124 University of Aesthetics & Cosmetology 38
124 Bell Mar Beauty College 38
126 Rosel School of Cosmetology 37
126 North Park University 37
128 The University of Aesthetics & Cosmetology 36
128 Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Chicago NE 36
130 Educators of Beauty College of Cosmetology-Rockford 35
131 Hair Professionals Career College 34
131 Empire Beauty School-Vernon Hills 34
133 City Colleges of Chicago - Harold Washington College 33
134 Saint Augustine College 32
134 Capri Beauty College 32
134 Cannella School of Hair Design, Blue Island 32
137 Phipps Academy of Barbering 30
137 Hair Professionals School of Cosmetology 30
139 Cannella School of Hair Design, Chicago (South Commercial) 28
139 Capri Beauty College 28
139 Networks Barber College 28
142 Oehrlein School of Cosmetology 25
143 Cameo Beauty Academy 24
144 Methodist College 23
144 Illinois Institute of Technology 23
146 Mr John’s School of Cosmetology Esthetics & Nails-Decatur 22
146 Professional’s Choice Hair Design Academy 22
146 Taylor Business Institute 22
149 Educators of Beauty College of Cosmetology-Sterling 21
149 Reflections Academy of Beauty 21
149 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville 21
149 Hair Professionals Career College 21
153 Niles School of Cosmetology 19
153 Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences 19
153 Gem City College 19
153 Steven Papageorge Hair Academy 19
153 Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Danville 19
153 Educators of Beauty College of Cosmetology-Peru 19
159 CAAN Academy of Nursing 16
160 Moody Bible Institute 15
161 Chicago State University 14
162 McKendree University 12
162 National University of Health Sciences 12
164 North Central College 11
164 Roosevelt University 11
166 Blessing Hospital School of Radiologic Technology 10
166 MacCormac College 10
168 Trinity International University - Illinois 9
168 Creative Touch Cosmetology School 9
170 Mr John’s School of Cosmetology & Nails-Jacksonville 8
170 East-West University 8
170 Tri-County Beauty Academy 8
170 Olivet Nazarene University 8
170 Illinois College 8
175 Innovations Design Academy 7
175 University of Illinois at Springfield 7
177 Aurora University 6
178 Blessing Hospital School of Medical Laboratory Technology 5
178 National Latino Education Institute 5
178 Northeastern Illinois University 5
178 Blessing Rieman College of Nursing and Health Sciences 5
182 Hebrew Theological College 4
182 Lincoln College 4
184 Dominican University 3
184 Millikin University 3
186 Quincy University 2
186 Bradley University 2
186 Benedictine University 2
186 La James International College-East Moline 2
190 University of Phoenix - Illinois 1
191 Northwestern University 0
191 Blackburn College 0
191 Saint Xavier University 0
191 Eureka College 0

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