Colleges within 100 Miles of Chicago

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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.

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).

Institution Location
Aurora University Aurora, IL
Benedictine University Lisle, IL
Bethel College Mishawaka, IN
Blackhawk Technical College Janesville, WI
Brightwood College – Hammond Hammond, IN
Calumet College of St. Joseph Whiting, IN
Cardinal Stritch University Milwaukee, WI
Carroll University Waukesha, WI
City Colleges of Chicago – Wilbur Wright College Chicago, IL
City Colleges of Chicago – Harold Washington College Chicago, IL
City Colleges of Chicago – Kennedy-King College Chicago, IL
City Colleges of Chicago – Malcolm X College Chicago, IL
City Colleges of Chicago – Richard J Daley College Chicago, IL
College of DuPage Glen Ellyn, IL
College of Lake County Grayslake, IL
Columbia College of Nursing Glendale, WI
Concordia University Chicago River Forest, IL
Concordia University Wisconsin Mequon, WI
Cortiva Institute – Chicago Chicago, IL
DePaul University Chicago, IL
Dominican University River Forest, IL
East-West University Chicago, IL
Elmhurst College Elmhurst, IL
Erikson Institute Chicago, IL
Everest College – Skokie Skokie, IL
Fox College Inc Oak Lawn, IL
Gateway Technical College Kenosha, WI
Goshen College Goshen, IN
Governors State University University Park, IL
Hebrew Theological College Skokie, IL
Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago, IL
Illinois Valley Community College Oglesby, IL
Indiana University South Bend South Bend, IN
Joliet Junior College Joliet, IL
Judson University Elgin, IL
Kankakee Community College Kankakee, IL
Lake Forest Graduate School of Management Lake Forest, IL
Lake Michigan College Benton Harbor, MI
Lewis University Romeoville, IL
Loyola University of Chicago Chicago, IL
Marquette University Milwaukee, WI
Medical College of Wisconsin Milwaukee, WI
Milwaukee Area Technical College Milwaukee, WI
Milwaukee School of Engineering Milwaukee, WI
Moraine Valley Community College Palos Hills, IL
National Louis University Chicago, IL
North Park University Chicago, IL
Northeastern Illinois University Chicago, IL
Northern Illinois University Dekalb, IL
Northwestern College – Chicago Chicago, IL
Northwestern University Evanston, IL
Oakton Community College Des Plaines, IL
Olivet Nazarene University Bourbonnais, IL
Prince Institute – Southeast Elmhurst, IL
Purdue University Northwest – Westville Westville, IN
Resurrection University Chicago, IL
Robert Morris University – Illinois Chicago, IL
Rock Valley College Rockford, IL
Roosevelt University Chicago, IL
Saint Anthony College of Nursing Rockford, IL
Saint Augustine College Chicago, IL
Saint Josephs College Rensselaer, IN
Saint Xavier University Chicago, IL
Sanford-Brown College Chicago Chicago, IL
Sauk Valley Community College Dixon, IL
South Suburban College of Cook County South Holland, IL
Southwestern Michigan College Dowagiac, MI
The Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago Chicago, IL
Trinity Christian College Palos Heights, IL
University of Chicago Chicago, IL
University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, IL
University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, IN
University of St. Francis Joliet, IL
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI
University of Wisconsin – Whitewater Whitewater, WI
Valparaiso University Valparaiso, IN
Waubonsee Community College Sugar Grove, IL
Waukesha County Technical College Pewaukee, WI
Wheaton College Wheaton, IL
William Rainey Harper College Palatine, IL