Online Colleges in Illinois

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While the fact that more and more colleges are taking the leap online is generally a good sign, there has been a noticeable increase in not-so-reputable organizations claiming to offer degree plans and diplomas without having any actual educational authority to do so. However, the Illinois Board of Higher Education has caught on to this and has since implemented several initiatives such as the Illinois Online Network to ensure that online educators have access to top quality training in online teaching. This goal is also reflected in other movements made throughout the state.

Higher Learning Initiatives

Blended Learning

Offered through the University of Illinois-Chicago, this program of Blended Learning started in 2008 as a way to give students more flexible education options they could rely on. Sure, there was and still is no shortage of online degree programs available, but half of those were not even from accredited organizations. Plus, this was a great option for the student interested in online education but wasn’t yet ready to give up face-to-face instruction. As of Fall 2010, there were 40 blended courses available.

Illinois Online Network

First created in 1997 when there were just a handful of online courses to choose from, the Illinois Online Network was originally just a collaboration of 10 community colleges seeking to join forces when it came to the world of distance learning. Today, the entity has more than 40 participating institutions and works with roughly 2,000 faculty members to provide current and prospective students with the most up-to-date, thorough information in their selected fields. Some degrees offered through this network can be obtained completely via online education, perfectly illustrating the pervasive impact of the trend.

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Online Schools in Illinois

Aurora University

Aurora, IL


  • Graduation Rate: 52%
  • Average Net Price: $16,548

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Benedictine University

Lisle, IL


  • Graduation Rate: 53%
  • Average Net Price: $19,916

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Concordia University-Chicago

River Forest, IL


  • Graduation Rate: 49%
  • Average Net Price: $18,318

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DePaul University

Chicago, IL


  • Graduation Rate: 68%
  • Average Net Price: $27,125

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Eastern Illinois University

Charleston, IL


  • Graduation Rate: 60%
  • Average Net Price: $17,274

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Governors State University

University Park, IL


  • Graduation Rate: 40%
  • Average Net Price: $15,146

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Greenville College

Greenville, IL


  • Graduation Rate: 54%
  • Average Net Price: $19,323

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Illinois Institute of Technology

Chicago, IL


  • Graduation Rate: 68%
  • Average Net Price: $19,807

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Judson University

Elgin, IL


  • Graduation Rate: 50%
  • Average Net Price: $19,795

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Lewis University

Romeoville, IL


  • Graduation Rate: 59%
  • Average Net Price: $17,477

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Lincoln Christian University

Lincoln, IL


  • Graduation Rate: 45%
  • Average Net Price: $18,312

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Loyola University Chicago

Chicago, IL


  • Graduation Rate: 70%
  • Average Net Price: $28,760

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MacMurray College

Jacksonville, IL


  • Graduation Rate: 36%
  • Average Net Price: $17,839

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McKendree University

Lebanon, IL


  • Graduation Rate: 49%
  • Average Net Price: $17,125

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Moody Bible Institute

Chicago, IL


  • Graduation Rate: 62%
  • Average Net Price: $21,242

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Morthland College

West Frankfort, IL


  • Graduation Rate: N/A
  • Average Net Price: $17,642

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Northern Illinois University

DeKalb, IL


  • Graduation Rate: 54%
  • Average Net Price: $19,937

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National Louis University

Chicago, IL


  • Graduation Rate: 44%
  • Average Net Price: $13,702

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North Park University

Chicago, IL


  • Graduation Rate: 56%
  • Average Net Price: $17,845

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National University of Health Sciences

Lombard, IL


  • Graduation Rate: N/A
  • Average Net Price: $N/,A

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Olivet Nazarene University

Bourbonnais, IL


  • Graduation Rate: 57%
  • Average Net Price: $17,650

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Quincy University

Quincy, IL


  • Graduation Rate: 56%
  • Average Net Price: $16,704

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Roosevelt University

Chicago, IL


  • Graduation Rate: 42%
  • Average Net Price: $24,252

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Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing

Peoria, IL


  • Graduation Rate: %
  • Average Net Price: $18,850

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Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

Carbondale, IL


  • Graduation Rate: 48%
  • Average Net Price: $17,014

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Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville

Edwardsville, IL


  • Graduation Rate: 52%
  • Average Net Price: $17,042

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University of St Francis

Joliet, IL


  • Graduation Rate: 56%
  • Average Net Price: $16,739

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St. John's College-Department of Nursing

Springfield, IL


  • Graduation Rate: N/A
  • Average Net Price: N/A

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Saint Xavier University

Chicago, IL


  • Graduation Rate: 54%
  • Average Net Price: $16,990

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Trinity International University-Illinois

Deerfield, IL


  • Graduation Rate: 55%
  • Average Net Price: $20,128

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University of Illinois at Chicago

Chicago, IL


  • Graduation Rate: 58%
  • Average Net Price: $16,515

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University of Illinois at Springfield

Springfield, IL


  • Graduation Rate: 47%
  • Average Net Price: $10,198

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Champaign, IL


  • Graduation Rate: 84%
  • Average Net Price: $17,932

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Western Illinois University

Macomb, IL


  • Graduation Rate: 54%
  • Average Net Price: $19,207

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