LearnHowToBecome.org Determines Best Colleges in Illinois List for 2017

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Student Outcomes, Career Success Metrics Used to Rank Top 99 Schools for Overall Excellence

LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has released its list of the Best Colleges in Illinois for 2017. 50 four-year colleges were ranked, with Northwestern University, University of Chicago, Bradley University, Illinois Institute of Technology and Augustana College taking the top five spots on the list. 49 two-year schools were also selected; Carl Sandburg College, Illinois Central College, Richland Community College, Rend Lake College and Lincoln Land Community College were the top five. A complete list of schools is included below.

“The schools on our list have shown that they offer outstanding educational programs that set students up for post-college success,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.org. “Students exploring higher education options in Illinois can also look to these schools to provide top-quality resources that help maximize the overall educational experience.”

To be included on the “Best Colleges in Illinois” list, all schools must be not-for-profit and regionally accredited. Each college is also evaluated metrics including annual alumni earnings, the opportunity for employment services and academic counseling, the selection of degree programs offered, financial aid availability and graduation rates.

Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in Illinois” list, visit:

http://www.learnhowtobecome.org/college/illinois/

The Best Four-Year Colleges in Illinois for 2017 include:
Augustana College
Aurora University
Benedictine University
Blackburn College
Bradley University
Chicago State University
Concordia University-Chicago
DePaul University
Dominican University
Eastern Illinois University
Elmhurst College
Eureka College
Governors State University
Greenville College
Illinois College
Illinois Institute of Technology
Illinois State University
Illinois Wesleyan University
Judson University
Knox College
Lake Forest College
Lewis University
Loyola University Chicago
MacMurray College
McKendree University
Millikin University
Monmouth College
National Louis University
North Central College
North Park University
Northern Illinois University
Northwestern University
Olivet Nazarene University
Principia College
Quincy University
Rockford University
Roosevelt University
Rush University
Saint Xavier University
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
Trinity Christian College
Trinity International University-Illinois
University of Chicago
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Illinois at Springfield
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of St Francis
Western Illinois University
Wheaton College

The Best Two-Year Colleges in Illinois for 2017 include:
Black Hawk College
Carl Sandburg College
City Colleges of Chicago - Harry S Truman College
City Colleges of Chicago - Malcolm X College
City Colleges of Chicago - Wilbur Wright College
City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College
City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College
College of DuPage
College of Lake County
Danville Area Community College
Elgin Community College
Frontier Community College
Harper College
Heartland Community College
Highland Community College
Illinois Central College
Illinois Valley Community College
John A Logan College
John Wood Community College
Joliet Junior College
Kankakee Community College
Kaskaskia College
Kishwaukee College
Lake Land College
Lewis and Clark Community College
Lincoln Land Community College
Lincoln Trail College
MacCormac College
McHenry County College
Moraine Valley Community College
Morton College
Oakton Community College
Olney Central College
Parkland College
Prairie State College
Rend Lake College
Richland Community College
Rock Valley College
Sauk Valley Community College
Shawnee Community College
South Suburban College
Southeastern Illinois College
Southwestern Illinois College
Spoon River College
Triton College
Wabash Valley College
Waubonsee Community College

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