Colleges within 100 Miles of Chicago

Choosing a college isn’t easy. You’re investing thousands of dollars and trusting four influential years of life to another institution. So how do you start? If you live near Chicago, defining a radius is a great way to begin.

We’ve mapped every institution of higher education accredited by the U.S. Department of Education within 100 miles of Chicago. These 80 colleges and universities are close enough to come home for an occasional weekend meal—and far enough away to enjoy your independence.

Browse the interactive map below to discover the perfect university near Chicago:

Colleges within 100 Miles of Chicago

Not surprisingly, Illinois-based universities dominate our list of colleges near Chicago, but there are options in Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin if you’re determined to get out of Illinois (and willing to pay out-of-state tuition).

InstitutionLocation
Aurora UniversityAurora, IL
Benedictine UniversityLisle, IL
Bethel CollegeMishawaka, IN
Blackhawk Technical CollegeJanesville, WI
Brightwood College – HammondHammond, IN
Calumet College of St. JosephWhiting, IN
Cardinal Stritch UniversityMilwaukee, WI
Carroll UniversityWaukesha, WI
City Colleges of Chicago – Wilbur Wright CollegeChicago, IL
City Colleges of Chicago – Harold Washington CollegeChicago, IL
City Colleges of Chicago – Kennedy-King CollegeChicago, IL
City Colleges of Chicago – Malcolm X CollegeChicago, IL
City Colleges of Chicago – Richard J Daley CollegeChicago, IL
College of DuPageGlen Ellyn, IL
College of Lake CountyGrayslake, IL
Columbia College of NursingGlendale, WI
Concordia University ChicagoRiver Forest, IL
Concordia University WisconsinMequon, WI
Cortiva Institute – ChicagoChicago, IL
DePaul UniversityChicago, IL
Dominican UniversityRiver Forest, IL
East-West UniversityChicago, IL
Elmhurst CollegeElmhurst, IL
Erikson InstituteChicago, IL
Everest College – SkokieSkokie, IL
Fox College IncOak Lawn, IL
Gateway Technical CollegeKenosha, WI
Goshen CollegeGoshen, IN
Governors State UniversityUniversity Park, IL
Hebrew Theological CollegeSkokie, IL
Illinois Institute of TechnologyChicago, IL
Illinois Valley Community CollegeOglesby, IL
Indiana University South BendSouth Bend, IN
Joliet Junior CollegeJoliet, IL
Judson UniversityElgin, IL
Kankakee Community CollegeKankakee, IL
Lake Forest Graduate School of ManagementLake Forest, IL
Lake Michigan CollegeBenton Harbor, MI
Lewis UniversityRomeoville, IL
Loyola University of ChicagoChicago, IL
Marquette UniversityMilwaukee, WI
Medical College of WisconsinMilwaukee, WI
Milwaukee Area Technical CollegeMilwaukee, WI
Milwaukee School of EngineeringMilwaukee, WI
Moraine Valley Community CollegePalos Hills, IL
National Louis UniversityChicago, IL
North Park UniversityChicago, IL
Northeastern Illinois UniversityChicago, IL
Northern Illinois UniversityDekalb, IL
Northwestern College – ChicagoChicago, IL
Northwestern UniversityEvanston, IL
Oakton Community CollegeDes Plaines, IL
Olivet Nazarene UniversityBourbonnais, IL
Prince Institute – SoutheastElmhurst, IL
Purdue University Northwest – WestvilleWestville, IN
Resurrection UniversityChicago, IL
Robert Morris University – IllinoisChicago, IL
Rock Valley CollegeRockford, IL
Roosevelt UniversityChicago, IL
Saint Anthony College of NursingRockford, IL
Saint Augustine CollegeChicago, IL
Saint Josephs CollegeRensselaer, IN
Saint Xavier UniversityChicago, IL
Sanford-Brown College ChicagoChicago, IL
Sauk Valley Community CollegeDixon, IL
South Suburban College of Cook CountySouth Holland, IL
Southwestern Michigan CollegeDowagiac, MI
The Illinois Institute of Art – ChicagoChicago, IL
Trinity Christian CollegePalos Heights, IL
University of ChicagoChicago, IL
University of Illinois at ChicagoChicago, IL
University of Notre DameNotre Dame, IN
University of St. FrancisJoliet, IL
University of Wisconsin – MilwaukeeMilwaukee, WI
University of Wisconsin – WhitewaterWhitewater, WI
Valparaiso UniversityValparaiso, IN
Waubonsee Community CollegeSugar Grove, IL
Waukesha County Technical CollegePewaukee, WI
Wheaton CollegeWheaton, IL
William Rainey Harper CollegePalatine, IL