Illinois Private Colleges Ranked by Largest Enrollment

List of Private Colleges by Enrollment

List of Private Colleges by Enrollment

Below is a ranking of the 53 private colleges in Illinois with the largest enrollment of full and part time students. DePaul University tops the list with a population of 22,437 students.

Data is reported for the 2018/19 academic year by the U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics.

List of Illinois Private Colleges Ranked by Largest Enrollment
College Enrollment
D

Chicago, IL

22,437
N

Evanston, IL

22,127
L

Chicago, IL

17,007
C

Chicago, IL

17,002
C

Chicago, IL

6,825
I

Chicago, IL

6,753
L

Romeoville, IL

6,440
A

Aurora, IL

6,005
C

River Forest, IL

6,005
N

Chicago, IL

5,992
B

Peoria, IL

5,882
B

Lisle, IL

4,940
O

Bourbonnais, IL

4,655
R

Chicago, IL

4,329
S

Joliet, IL

3,927
S

Chicago, IL

3,667
S

Chicago, IL

3,639
E

Elmhurst, IL

3,426
M

Chicago, IL

3,086
D

River Forest, IL

2,990