Illinois Public Colleges

List of Public Colleges and Universities in Illinois

There are 59 public colleges and universities in Illinois enrolling 242,449 full time students. Explore the list below to find the public college match for you. Public college tend to be larger in size and more affordable than private schools when attended by students with Illinois state residency. Illinois is home to popular nationally ranked public schools like University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and Northern Illinois University.


59 results found

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
I
Champaign, IL

Public 4 Year

62% acceptance rate

  • 49,702enrollment
  • $16,638net price
  • $15,094tuition
  • 1200-1460SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.79*Avg GPA
University of Illinois at Chicago
I
Chicago, IL

Public 4 Year

76% acceptance rate

  • 31,683enrollment
  • $11,884net price
  • $13,764tuition
  • 1020-1220SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.29Avg GPA
Illinois State University
I
Normal, IL

Public 4 Year

89% acceptance rate

  • 20,635enrollment
  • $19,227net price
  • $14,516tuition
  • 1010-1190SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.36Avg GPA
Northern Illinois University
N
Dekalb, IL

Public 4 Year

54% acceptance rate

  • 17,169enrollment
  • $19,379net price
  • $14,617tuition
  • 970-1190SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.15Avg GPA
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
S
Carbondale, IL

Public 4 Year

72% acceptance rate

  • 12,817enrollment
  • $16,431net price
  • $14,704tuition
  • 1000-1210SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 2.86Avg GPA
College of DuPage
D
Glen Ellyn, IL

Public 2 Year

100% acceptance rate

  • 24,900enrollment
  • $6,349net price
  • $4,080tuition
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
Chicago State University
C
Chicago, IL
 

Public 4 Year

33% acceptance rate

  • 2,964enrollment
  • $11,141net price
  • $10,163tuition
  • 900-1020SAT range
  • 16-20ACT range
  • 2.98*Avg GPA
Northeastern Illinois University
N
Chicago, IL

Public 4 Year

56% acceptance rate

  • 8,103enrollment
  • $16,462net price
  • $11,218tuition
  • -SAT range
  • 15-22ACT range
  • 2.87Avg GPA
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
S
Edwardsville, IL

Public 4 Year

87% acceptance rate

  • 13,281enrollment
  • $15,090net price
  • $12,132tuition
  • 1010-1220SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.36*Avg GPA
Western Illinois University
W
Macomb, IL

Public 4 Year

59% acceptance rate

  • 8,502enrollment
  • $15,605net price
  • $12,951tuition
  • 930-1110SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.11Avg GPA
Harper College
H
Palatine, IL

Public 2 Year

100% acceptance rate

  • 13,530enrollment
  • $6,616net price
  • $3,684tuition
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
Eastern Illinois University
E
Charleston, IL

Public 4 Year

55% acceptance rate

  • 7,526enrollment
  • $14,107net price
  • $11,803tuition
  • 920-1110SAT range
  • 18-22ACT range
  • 3.33Avg GPA
Joliet Junior College
J
Joliet, IL

Public 2 Year

100% acceptance rate

  • 14,726enrollment
  • $4,162net price
  • $4,380tuition
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
University of Illinois at Springfield
I
Springfield, IL

Public 4 Year

53% acceptance rate

  • 4,575enrollment
  • $12,054net price
  • $11,813tuition
  • 990-1220SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.44Avg GPA
Parkland College
P
Champaign, IL
 

Public 2 Year

100% acceptance rate

  • 7,074enrollment
  • $7,627net price
  • $4,920tuition
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
City Colleges of Chicago Malcolm X College
C
Chicago, IL
 

Public 2 Year

100% acceptance rate

  • 7,104enrollment
  • $4,751net price
  • $3,504tuition
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
Illinois Central College
I
East Peoria, IL

Public 2 Year

100% acceptance rate

  • 8,875enrollment
  • $8,749net price
  • $4,500tuition
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
Oakton Community College
O
Des Plaines, IL
 

Public 2 Year

100% acceptance rate

  • 8,454enrollment
  • $6,910net price
  • $3,985tuition
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA