Illinois Public Colleges Ranked by Largest Enrollment

List of Public Colleges by Enrollment

List of Public Colleges by Enrollment

Below is a ranking of the 59 public colleges in Illinois with the largest enrollment of full and part time students. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign tops the list with a population of 49,702 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 Public Colleges Ranked by Largest Enrollment
College Enrollment
I

Champaign, IL

49,702
I

Chicago, IL

31,683
D

Glen Ellyn, IL

24,900
I

Normal, IL

20,635
N

Dekalb, IL

17,169
J

Joliet, IL

14,726
L

Grayslake, IL

14,193
M

Palos Hills, IL

13,762
H

Palatine, IL

13,530
S

Edwardsville, IL

13,281
S

Carbondale, IL

12,817
T

River Grove, IL

10,529
C

Chicago, IL

9,777
E

Elgin, IL

9,567
W

Sugar Grove, IL

9,176
I

East Peoria, IL

8,875
S

Belleville, IL

8,841
C

Chicago, IL

8,643
W

Macomb, IL

8,502
O

Des Plaines, IL

8,454