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Illinois

State of Illinois

ORIGIN OF STATE NAME: French derivative of Iliniwek, meaning "tribe of superior men," a Native American group formerly in the region.

NICKNAME: The Prairie State; Land of Lincoln (slogan).

CAPITAL: Springfield.

ENTERED UNION: 3 December 1818 (21st).

SONG: "Illinois."

MOTTO: State Sovereignty-National Union.

FLAG: The inner portion of the state seal and the word "Illinois" on a white field.

OFFICIAL SEAL: An American eagle perched on a boulder holds in its beak a banner bearing the state motto; below the eagle is a shield resting on an olive branch. Also depicted are the prairie, the sun rising over a distant eastern horizon, and on the boulder, the dates 1818 and 1868, the years of the seal's introduction and revision, respectively. The words "Seal of the State of Illinois Aug. 26th 1818" surround the whole.

BIRD: Cardinal.

FISH: Bluegill.

FLOWER: Native violet.

TREE: White oak.

LEGAL HOLIDAYS: New Year's Day, 1 January; Birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., 3rd Monday in January; Lincoln's Birthday, 12 February; George Washington's Birthday, 3rd Monday in February; Memorial Day, last Monday in May; Independence Day, 4 July; Labor Day, 1st Monday in September; Columbus Day, 2nd Monday in October; Election Day, 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday in November in even-numbered years; Veterans' Day, 11 November; Thanksgiving Day, 4th Thursday in November; Christmas Day, 25 December.

TIME: 6 AM CST = noon GMT.

LOCATION, SIZE, AND EXTENT

Situated in the eastern north-central United States, Illinois ranks 24th in size among the 50 states. Its area totals 56,345 sq mi (145,934 sq km), of which land comprises 55,645 sq mi (144,120 sq km) and inland water 700 sq mi (1,814 sq km). Illinois extends 211 mi (340 km) e-w; its maximum n-s extension is 381 mi (613 km).

Illinois is bounded on the n by Wisconsin; on the e by Lake Michigan and Indiana (with the line in the se defined by the Wabash River); on the extreme se and s by Kentucky (with the line passing through the Ohio River); and on the w by Missouri and Iowa (with the entire boundary formed by the Mississippi River).

The state's boundaries total 1,297 mi (2,088 km). The geographic center of Illinois is in Logan County, 28 mi (45 km) ne of Springfield.

TOPOGRAPHY

Illinois is flat. Lying wholly within the Central Plains, the state exhibits a natural topographic monotony relieved mainly by hills in the northwest (an extension of Wisconsin's Driftless Area) and throughout the southern third of the state, on the fringes of the Ozark Plateau. The highest natural point, Charles Mound, tucked into the far northwest corner, is only 1,235 ft (377 m) above sea levelfar lower than Chicago's towering skyscrapers. The low point, at the extreme southern tip along the Mississippi River, is 279 ft (85 m) above sea level. The mean elevation is about 600 ft (183 m).

Although some 2,000 rivers and streams totaling 9,000 mi (14,500 km) crisscross the land, pioneers in central Illinois confronted very poor drainage. The installation of elaborate and expensive networks of ditches and tiled drains was necessary before commercial agriculture became feasible. Most of the 2,000 lakes of 6 acres (2.4 hectares) or more were created by dams. The most important rivers are the Wabash and the Ohio, forming the southeastern and southern border; the Mississippi, forming the western border; and the Illinois, flowing northeast-southwest across the central region and meeting the Mississippi at Grafton, just northwest of the junction between the Mississippi and the Missouri rivers. The artificial Lake Carlyle (41 sq mi/106 sq km) is the largest body of inland water. Illinois also has jurisdiction over 1,526 sq mi (3,952 sq km) of Lake Michigan.

CLIMATE

Illinois has a temperate climate, with cold, snowy winters and hot, wet summersideal weather for corn and hogs. The seasons are sharply differentiated: Mean winter temperatures are 22°f (6°c) in the north and 37°f (3°c) in the south; mean summer temperatures are 70°f (21°c) in the north and 77°f (25°c) in the south. The record high, 117°f (47°c), was set at East St. Louis on 14 July 1954; the record low, 36°f (37.8°c), was registered at Congerville on 5 January 1999.

The average farm sees rain one day in three, for a total of 36 in (91 cm) of precipitation a year. An annual snowfall of 37 in (94 cm) is normal for northern Illinois, decreasing to 24 in (61 cm) or less in the central and southern regions. Chicago's record 90 in (229 cm) of snow in the winter of 197879 created monumental transportation problems, enormous personal hardship, and even a small political upheaval when incumbent Mayor Michael Bilandic lost a primary election to Jane Byrne in February 1979, partly because of his administration's slowness in snow removal.

Chicago is nicknamed the "Windy City" because in the 1800s, New York journalists labeled Chicagoans "the windy citizenry out west" and called some Chicago leaders "loudmouth and windy"not because of fierce winds. In fact, the average wind speed, 10.4 mph (16.7 km/h), is lower than that of Boston, Honolulu, Cleveland, and 16 other major US cities. The flat plains of Illinois are favorable to tornado activity.

FLORA AND FAUNA

Urbanization and commercial development have taken their toll on the plant and animal resources of Illinois. Northern and central Illinois once supported typical prairie flora, but nearly all the land has been given over to crops, roads, and suburban lawns. About 90% of the oak and hickory forests that once were common in the north have been cut down for fuel and lumber. In the forests that do remain, mostly in the south, typical trees are black oak, sugar maple, box elder, slippery elm, beech, shagbark hickory, white ash, sycamore, black walnut, sweet gum, cottonwood, black willow, and jack pine. Characteristic wildflowers are the Chase aster, French's shooting star, lupine, primrose violet, purple trillium, small fringed gentian, and yellow fringed orchid.

Before 1800, wildlife was abundant on the prairies, but the bison, elk, bear, and wolves that once roamed freely have long since vanished. The white-tailed deer (the state animal) disappeared in 1910 but was successfully reintroduced in 1933 by the Department of Conservation. Among the state's fur-bearing mammals are opossum, raccoon, mink, red and gray foxes, and muskrat. More than 350 birds have been identified, with such game birds as ruffed grouse, wild turkey, and bobwhite quail especially prized. Other indigenous birds are the cardinal (the state bird), horned lark, blue jay, purple martin, black-capped chickadee, tufted titmouse, bluebird, cedar waxwing, great crested flycatcher, and yellow-shafted flicker. Mallard and black ducks are common, and several subspecies of Canada goose are also found. The state claims 17 types of native turtle, 46 kinds of snake, 19 varieties of salamander, and 21 types of frog and toad. Heavy industrial and sewage pollution have eliminated most native fish, except for the durable carp and catfish. Coho salmon were introduced into Lake Michigan in the 1960s, thus reviving sport fishing.

The Cache River-Cypress Creek Wetlands area in southern Illinois is home to 138 species of trees and shrubs, 11 species of ferns, 87 types of fish, 25 species of snail, 19 mussels, 181 bird species, 47 different mammals, and 54 reptile and amphibian species. Swamp woodlands host the oldest living stand of trees east of the Mississippi. The water locust and green hawthorn found here are considered to be the largest trees of their species in the United States. Seventy-nine of the plant and animal species found on the state list of threatened or endangered species can be found in the wetland. The area also serves as a winter habitat for over 260,000 migratory birds each year.

In 1973, the state Department of Conservation established an endangered and threatened species protection program. In April 2006, a total of 25 species occurring within the state were on the threatened and endangered species list of the US Fish and Wildlife Service. These included 16 animal (vertebrates and invertebrates) and 9 plant species. Included among the threatened animals are the bald eagle and gray wolf. Endangered species include the piping plover, pallid sturgeon, Hine's emerald dragonfly, Higgins' eye pearly mussel, and the least tern. The leafy prairie-clover was listed; small-whorled pogonia, lakeside daisy, prairie bush-clover, and eastern prairie fringed orchid are among the other threatened plant species.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

The history of conservation efforts in Illinois can be categorized into three stages. From 1850 to the 1930s, city and state parks were established and the beauty of Chicago's lakefront was successfully preserved. During the next stage, in the 1930s, federal intervention through the Civilian Conservation Corps and other agencies focused on upgrading park facilities and, most important, on reversing the severe erosion of soils, particularly in the hilly southern areas. Soil conservation laws took effect in 1937, and within a year the first soil conservation district was formed. By 1970, 98 districts, covering 44% of the state's farmland, promoted conservation cropping systems, contour plowing, and drainage.

The third stage of environmentalism began in the late 1960s, when Attorney General William J. Scott assumed the leadership of an antipollution campaign; he won suits against steel mills, sanitary districts, and utility companies and secured the passage of clean air and water legislation. The Illinois Environmental Protection Act of 1970 created the Pollution Control Board to set standards and conduct enforcement proceedings, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish a comprehensive program for protecting environmental quality. In 1980, the Department of Nuclear Safety was established. The federal EPA has also helped upgrade water and air quality in Illinois.

The years since the enactment of specific environmental laws and regulations have seen a noticeable improvement in environmental quality. Dirty air has become less prevalent. The Illinois EPA maintains more than 200 air-monitoring stations to measure different types of pollutants. Many of these stations are in the Chicago area. The agency also conducts about 2,500 facility inspections each year to verify compliance with air regulations. Because Illinois formerly produced about 6 million tons of hazardous wastes annually, the state agency tried to pinpoint and clean up abandoned hazardous waste sites. In 1984, Illinois began a three-year, $20 million program to eliminate the 22 worst sites and to evaluate nearly 1,000 other potential hazardous waste sites. Thanks to that program, over 60 sites were cleaned up by the mid-1990s. Progress has been made toward the voluntary cleanup of contaminated sites. In 1997, the Illinois General Assembly enacted a law developing a state underground storage tank program, and since May of that year over 14,800 releases from underground storage tanks have been reported, 5,800 of which have completed remediation under the new initiative. In 2003, the US EPA database listed 455 hazardous waste sites in Illinois, 41 of which were on the National Priorities List as of 2006, including 4 military sites. Illinois ranks seventh in the nation for the most sites on the National Priorities List. In 2005, the EPA spent over $4 million through the Superfund program for the cleanup of hazardous waste sites in the state. Also in 2005, federal EPA grants awarded to the state included $50.7 million for wastewater treatment work projects and $31.9 million to assist public water systems in compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act. In 2003, 132.4 million lb of toxic chemicals were released in the state.

About 3.5% of the state is wetland, most of which is governed under the state-imposed Interagency Wetland Policy Act of 1989. The Cache River-Cypress Creek Wetlands area in southern Illinois was designated as a Ramsar Wetland of International Importance in 1994. The site consists of several separate conservation areas that are jointly management through the US Fish and Wild-life Service, Ducks Unlimited, the Nature Conservancy, and the Illinois Department of Conservation.

IllinoisCounties, County Seats, and County Areas and Populations
COUNTY COUNTY SEAT LAND AREA (SQ MI) POPULATION (2005 EST.) COUNTY COUNTY SEAT LAND AREA (SQ MI) POPULATION (2005 EST.)
Adams Quincy 852 67,040 Livingston Pontiac 1,046 39,186
Alexander Cairo 236 8,927 Logan Lincoln 619 30,603
Bond Greenville 377 18,027 Macon Decatur 581 110,167
Boone Belvidere 282 50,483 Macoupin Carlinville 865 49,111
Brown Mt. Sterling 306 6,835 Madison Edwardsville 728 264,309
Bureau Princeton 869 35,330 Marion Salem 573 40,144
Calhoun Hardin 250 5,163 Marshall Lacon 388 13,217
Carroll Mt. Carroll 444 16,086 Mason Havana 536 15,741
Cass Virginia 374 13,898 Massac Metropolis 241 15,348
Champaign Urbana 998 184,905 McDonough Macomb 590 31,966
Christian Taylorville 710 35,176 McHenry Woodstock 606 303,990
Clark Marshall 506 16,976 McLean Bloomington 1,185 159,013
Clay Louisville 469 14,122 Menard Petersburg 315 12,738
Clinton Carlyle 472 36,095 Mercer Aledo 559 16,912
Coles Charleston 509 51,065 Monroe Waterloo 388 31,040
Cook Chicago 958 5,303,683 Montgomery Hillsboro 705 30,396
Crawford Robinson 446 19,898 Morgan Jacksonville 568 35,722
Cumberland Toledo 346 10,973 Moultrie Sullivan 325 14,510
DeKalb Sycamore 634 97,665 Ogle Oregon 759 54,290
De Witt Clinton 397 16,617 Peoria Peoria 621 182,328
Douglas Tuscola 417 19,950 Perry Pinckneyville 443 22,815
DuPage Wheaton 337 929,113 Piatt Monticello 439 16,680
Edgar Paris 623 19,157 Pike Pittsfield 830 17,099
Edwards Albion 223 6,784 Pope Golconda 374 4,211
Effingham Effingham 478 34,581 Pulaski Mound City 203 6,794
Fayette Vandalia 709 21,713 Putnam Hennepin 160 6,094
Ford Paxton 486 14,157 Randolph Chester 583 33,122
Franklin Benton 414 39,723 Richland Olney 360 15,798
Fulton Lewistown 871 37,708 Rock Island Rock Island 423 147,808
Gallatin Shawneetown 325 6,152 Saline Harrisburg 385 26,072
Greene Carrollton 543 14,581 Sangamon Springfield 866 192,789
Grundy Morris 423 43,838 Schuyler Rushville 436 7,073
Hamilton McLeansboro 436 8,301 Scott Winchester 251 5,412
Hancock Carthage 796 19,153 Shelby Shelbyville 747 22,322
Hardin Elizabethtown 181 4,718 Stark Toulon 288 6,169
Henderson Oquawka 373 7,972 St. Clair Belleville 672 260,067
Henry Cambridge 824 50,591 Stephenson Freeport 564 47,965
Iroquois Watseka 1,118 30,677 Tazewell Pekin 650 129,999
Jackson Murphysboro 590 57,954 Union Jonesboro 414 18,202
Jasper Newton 496 10,020 Vermilion Danville 900 82,344
Jefferson Mt. Vernon 570 40,434 Wabash Mt. Carmel 224 12,570
Jersey Jerseyville 373 22,456 Warren Monmouth 543 17,558
Jo Daviess Galena 603 22,580 Washington Nashville 563 14,922
Johnson Vienna 346 13,169 Wayne Fairfield 715 16,796
Kane Geneva 524 482,113 White Carmi 497 15,284
Kankakee Kankakee 679 107,972 Whiteside Morrison 682 59,863
Kendall Yorkville 322 79,514 Will Joliet 844 642,813
Knox Galesburg 720 53,309 Williamson Marion 427 63,617
Lake Waukegan 454 702,682 Winnebago Rockford 516 288,695
LaSalle Ottawa 1,139 112,604 Woodford Eureka 527 37,448
Lawrence Lawrenceville 374 15,930 totals 55,651 12,763,371
Lee Dixon 725 35,669

POPULATION

Illinois ranked fifth in population in the United States with an estimated total of 12,763,371 in 2005, an increase of 2.8% since 2000. Between 1990 and 2000, Illinois's population grew from 11,430,602 to 12,419,293, an increase of 8.6%. The population is projected to reach 13 million by 2015 and 13.3 million by 2025. Illinois ceded its third-place ranking to California by 1950 and fourth place to Texas during the 1960s. In 2004, population density was 228.8 per sq mi.

The population of Illinois was only 12,282 in 1810. Ten years later, the new state had 55,211 residents. The most rapid period of growth came in the mid-19th century, when heavy immigration made Illinois one of the fastest-growing areas in the world. Between 1820 and 1860, the state's population doubled every 10 years. The rate of increase slowed somewhat after 1900, especially during the 1930s, although the population more than doubled between 1900 and 1960. Population growth was very slow in the 1970s, about 0.3% a year; the rate of growth from 1980 to 1990 was a tiny 0.04%. However, a rebound occurred in the 1990s. The age distribution of the state's population in 2004 closely mirrored the national pattern, with 25.5% under age 18 and 12% aged 65 or older. The median age in 2004 was 35.4.

The rapid rise of Chicago as a metropolitan area meant that a large proportion of the state's population was concentrated in cities from a relatively early date. Thus, by 1895, 50% of Illinoisans lived in urban areas, whereas the entire country reached that point only in 1920. By 1990, 83% of the population lived in metropolitan areas, compared with 75.2% nationally. With an estimated population of 9,391,515 in 2004, Greater Chicago was the third-largest metropolitan area in the nation. The state's other major metropolitan areas, with their estimated 2004 populations, were Peoria, 367,860, and Rockford, 335,278. The largest city in 2004 was Chicago, with an estimated 2,862,244 residents, followed by Aurora, 166,614; Rockford, 152,452; Naperville, 140,106; Joliet, 129,519; Peoria, 112,720; and Springfield, 114,738.

ETHNIC GROUPS

The American Indian population of Illinois disappeared by 1832 as a result of warfare and emigration. By 2000, however, Indian migration from Wisconsin, Minnesota, and elsewhere brought the Native American population to 31,006, concentrated in Chicago. In 2004, 0.3% of the population was American Indian.

French settlers brought in black slaves from the Caribbean in the mid-18th century; in 1752, one-third of the small non-Indian population was black. Slavery was slowly abolished in the early 19th century. For decades, however, few blacks entered the state, except to flee slavery in neighboring Kentucky and Missouri. Freed slaves did come to Illinois during the Civil War, concentrating in the state's southern tip and in Chicago. By 1900, 109,000 blacks lived in Illinois. Most held menial jobs in the cities or eked out a precarious existence on small farms in the far south. Large-scale black migration, mainly to Chicago, began during World War I. By 1940, Illinois had a black population of 387,000; extensive wartime and postwar migration brought the total in 2000 to 1,876,875, of whom more than half lived within the city of Chicago, which was close to 40% black. Smaller numbers of black Illinoisans lived in Peoria, Rockford, and certain Chicago suburbs. In 2004, 15.1% of the state's population was black.

The Hispanic population did not become significant until the 1960s. In 2000, the number Hispanics and Latinos was 1,530,262, living chiefly in Chicago. There were 1,144,390 persons of Mexican origin (up from 557,536 in 1990), 157,851 Puerto Ricans, and 18,438 Cubans; most of the remainder came from other Caribbean and Latin American countries. The Hispanic or Latino population represented 12.3% of the total state population. That figure had risen to 14% by 2004.

In 2000, there were 76,725 Chinese in Illinois, 20,379 Japanese, 86,298 Filipinos, 51,453 Koreans, and 19,101 Vietnamese (up from 8,550 in 1990). The total Asian population was estimated at 423,603, placing Illinois sixth among the 50 states in number of Asian residents. Pacific Islanders numbered 4,610. In 2004, 4% of the population was Asian, and 0.1% was of Pacific Island origin. In 2004, 1.1% of the population reported origin of two or more races.

Members of non-British European ethnic groups are prevalent in all the state's major cities and in many farming areas. In 2000, 1,529,058 persons were foreign born (12.3% of the total population), including 389,928 Europeans, 359,812 Asians, 731,397 from Latin American countries, 26,158 Africans, and 2,553 from Oceanic countries. The most common ancestries of Illinois residents are German, Irish, Polish, English, and Italian.

There are also significant numbers of Scandinavians, Irish, Lithuanians, Serbs, Eastern European Jews, Ukrainians, Slovaks, Hungarians, Czechs, Greeks, and Dutch. Except for the widely dispersed Germans, most of these ethnic groups live in and around Chicago.

Most ethnic groups in Illinois maintain their own newspapers, clubs, festivals, and houses of worship. These reminders of their cultural heritage are now largely symbolic for the European ethnics, who have become highly assimilated into a "melting pot" society. Such was not always the case, however. In 1889, the legislature attempted to curtail foreign-language schools, causing a sharp political reaction among German Lutherans, German Catholics, and some Scandinavians. The upshot was the election of a German-born Democrat, John Peter Altgeld, as governor in 1892. During World War I, anti-German sentiment was intense in the state despite the manifest American loyalty of the large German element, then about 25% of the state's population. The Germans responded by rapidly abandoning the use of their language and dissolving most of their newspapers and clubs. At about the same time, the US government, educators, social workers, and business firms sponsored extensive "Americanization" programs directed at the large numbers of recent arrivals from Poland, Italy, and elsewhere. The public schools especially played a major role in the assimilation process, as did the Catholic parochial schools, which sought to protect the immigrants' religious, but not their ethnic, identities.

LANGUAGES

A number of place-namesIllinois itself, Chicago, Peoria, Kankakee, and Ottawaattest to the early presence of various Algonkian-speaking tribes, such as the Kickapoo, Sauk, and Fox, and particularly those of the Illinois Federation, the remnants of which moved west of the Mississippi River after the Black Hawk War of 1832.

Nineteenth-century western migration patterns determined the rather complex distribution of regional language features. Excepting the Chicago metropolitan area and the extreme northwestern corner of Illinois, the northern quarter of the state is dominated by Northern speech. An even greater frequency of Northern features appears in the northeastern quadrant; in this region, speakers get sick to the stomach, catch cold (take cold), use dove as the past tense of dive, pronounce hog, fog, frog, crop, and college with the vowel /ah/, and sound a clear /h/ in whine, wheel, and wheat.

Settlement from Pennsylvania and Ohio led to a mix of Northern and North Midland speech in central Illinois, with such dominating Northern features as white bread, pail, greasy with an /s/ sound, and creek rhyming with stick. Here appear Midland fish-worm (earthworm), firebug (firefly), wait on (wait for), dived as the past tense of dive, quarter til four (3:45), and sick at one's stomach (but sick on the stomach in German communities near East St. Louis).

Migration from South Midland areas in Indiana and Kentucky affected basic speech in the southern third of Illinois, known as Egypt. Here especially occur South Midland and Southern pully-bone (wishbone), dog irons (andirons), light bread (white bread), and in extreme southern countries, loaf bread, snakedoctor (drag-onfly), redworm (earthworm), ground squirrel (chipmunk), plum peach (clingstone peach), to have a crow to pick (to have a bone to pick) with someone, and the pronunciations of coop with the vowel of put and of greasy with a /z/ sound. Such speech is found also in the northwestern corner around Galena, where Kentucky miners who came to work in the lead mines brought such pronunciations as bulge with the vowel of put, soot with the vowel of but, and /yelk/ for yolk.

Metropolitan Chicago has experienced such complex in-migration that, although it still has a basic Northern/Midland mix, elements of almost all varieties of English appear somewhere. The influx since World War II of speakers of black English, a Southern dialect, and of nonstandard Appalachian English has aggravated language problems in the schools. Foreign-language schools were common in the 1880s and 1890s, but by 1920, all instruction was in English. The policy of monolingual education came into question in the 1970s, when the state legislature mandated bilingual classes for immigrant children, especially Spanish speakers.

In Chicago, rough-and-tumble politics have created a new meaning for clout; prairie means a vacant lot, porch includes the meaning of stoop, and cornbread has been generalized to include the meanings of corn pone and hush puppies. A fuel and food stop on the Illinois tollway system is an oasis.

In 2000, English was spoken at home by 80.8% of all state residents five years of age and older, down from 85.8% in 1990.

The following table gives selected statistics from the 2000 Census for language spoken at home by persons five years old and over. The category "Other Indo-European languages" includes Albanian, Gaelic, Lithuanian, and Rumanian. The category "Other Slavic languages" includes Czech, Slovak, and Ukrainian. The category "Other Asian languages" includes Dravidian languages, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, and Turkish. The category "Other Indic languages" includes Bengali, Marathi, Punjabi, and Romany.

LANGUAGE NUMBER PERCENT
Population 5 years and over 11,547,505 100.0
  Speak only English 9,326,786 80.8
  Speak a language other than English 2,220,719 19.2
Speak a language other than English 2,220,719 19.2
  Spanish or Spanish Creole 1,253,676 10.9
  Polish 185,749 1.6
  Chinese 65,251 0.6
  German 63,366 0.5
  Tagalog 63,366 0.5
  Italian 51,975 0.5
  Korean 43,712 0.4
  French (incl. Patois, Cajun) 40,812 0.4
  Greek 40,581 0.4
  Russian 38,053 0.3
  Arabic 35,397 0.3
  Other Indo-European languages 32,806 0.3
  Urdu 32,420 0.3
  Serbo-Croatian 29,631 0.3
  Gujarathi 28,725 0.2
  Other Slavic languages 27,772 0.2
  Other Asian languages 26,745 0.2
  Hindi 18,734 0.2
  Other Indic languages 17,632 0.2
  Vietnamese 16,487 0.1
  Other and unspecified languages 15,885 0.1
  Japanese 15,481 0.1
  African languages 15,379 0.1

RELIGIONS

Before 1830, little religion of any sort was practiced on the Illinois frontier. Energetic Protestant missionaries set out to evangelize this un-Christian population, and they largely succeeded. By 1890, 36% of the adults in Illinois were affiliated with evangelical denominationschiefly Methodist, Disciples of Christ, Baptist, Congregationalist, and Presbyterianwhile 35%, mostly immigrants, belonged to liturgical denominations (chiefly Roman Catholic, Lutheran, and Episcopal). The remaining adults acknowledged no particular denomination.

Illinois has had episodes of religious bigotry: At Carthage in 1844, the Mormon founder Joseph Smith was killed by a mob, and strong but brief waves of anti-Catholicism developed in the 1850s (the "Know-Nothing" movement) and 1920s (the Ku Klux Klan). Robert Green Ingersoll, a self-proclaimed agnostic, was appointed attorney general of Illinois in 186769, but his identity as an agnostic prevented him from ever being elected into politics. Nevertheless, tolerance of religious diversity has been the norm for most of the state's history.

Beginning about 1830, a group of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) moved into Nauvoo and formed a fairly strong religious community there. By 1846, persecution from citizens of neighboring cities inspired the massive migration to Utah over the Mormon Trail. Because many of the Saints passed through the territory on their way to Utah, the group continued to maintain some missionary presence in the state. In 1962, the church began restoration projects of historical sites at Nauvoo. An annual pageant is held in Nauvoo and a rebuilt Nauvoo temple was dedicated in 2002. There is also a temple in Chicago (est. 1985). As of 2006, the church reported a statewide membership of 52,500.

The largest religious institution is the Roman Catholic Church, which had 3,948,768 adherents in 2004; about 2,442,000 members belonged to the archdiocese of Chicago in that year. The largest Protestant denomination is the United Methodist Church, with 365,182 adherents (in 2000), followed by the Southern Baptist Convention with 305,838 adherents (2000). The Southern Baptist Convention reported 6,522 newly baptized members in the state in 2002. Other major Protestant groups (with 2000 data) include the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America with 279,724 adherents and the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod with 278,008 adherents. In 2005, the United Church of Christ reported a statewide membership of about 121,371. The Jewish population was estimated at 270,000 in 2000 and the Muslim community had about 125,203 adherents. There are over 11,000 Mennonites throughout the state. About 44.7% of the population did not specify a religious affiliation.

The Moody Bible Institute in Chicago is a nondenominational, conservative Christian seminary that also sponsors well-known publishing and broadcasting services. In 2006, it was listed among America's best colleges by U.S. News & World Report. The American Conference of Cantors, a Jewish organization, and the International Conference of Christians and Jews are based in Chicago. AMF International (formerly known as the American Messianic Fellowship) was founded in Chicago in 1887 and maintains headquarters in Lansing, Illinois. Awana Clubs International, a Christian organization of children and youth clubs, was also founded in Chicago and currently has its international headquarters in Streamwood. The Evangelical Church Alliance International is based in Bradley. The National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the United States is located in Evanston.

TRANSPORTATION

The fact that Illinois is intersected by several long-distance transportation routes has been of central importance in the state's economic development for a century and a half. Eastern access by way of the major rivers and the Great Lakes system facilitated extensive migration to Illinois even before the coming of the railroads in the 1850s. Most of the nation's rail lines converge on Illinois, and Chicago and St. Louis (especially East St. Louis) have been the two main US railroad centers since the late 19th century. Interstate highways, notably the main east-west routes, also cross the state, and Chicago's central location in the United States has made it a major transfer point for airline connections.

After several false starts in the 1830s and 1840s, the state's railroad system was begun in the 1850s. The Illinois Central was aided by the first land grant (state sponsored), which opened up downstate lands in the years before the Civil War. By 1890, about 10,000 mi (16,000 km) of track crisscrossed the state, placing 90% of all Illinois farms no more than 5 mi (8 km) from a rail line. The railroads stimulated not only farming but also coal mining, and in the process created tens of thousands of jobs in track and bridge construction, maintenance, traffic operations, and the manufacture of cars, rails, and other railroad equipment.

However, the rise of automobile and truck traffic (starting in the 1920s and 1930s) and later competition from airlines dealt the railroads a serious blow. In the 1970s, their unprofitable passenger business (except for important commuter lines around Chicago that were taken over by public agencies) was shed, while the railroads concentrated on long-distance freight traffic. The bankruptcy of the Penn Central, Rock Island, and Milwaukee Road systems during the 1970s also impelled some companies, notably the Illinois Central Gulf and the Chicago and North Western, to shift their attention to real estate and manufacturing. Abandoned railroad tracks and right-of-ways reverted to the private sector in the 1990s or were developed into public bicycle trails, walking paths, and greenways to take advantage of the scenic beauty of the state. As of 2003, there were 39 railroad companies in Illinois operating 9,757 route mi (15,708 km) of track within the state. Of that total in that year, seven were deemed Class I railroads. As of 2006, Chicago was the hub of Amtrak's passenger service, which operated 12 named trains, connecting a total of 14 cities in Illinois.

Mass transit is of special importance to Chicago, where subways, buses, and commuter railroads are essential to daily movement. The transit systems were built privately but eventually were acquired by the city and regional transportation authorities. Ridership declines every year, as fewer people work in the central city and as more people choose the privacy and convenience of travel by automobile. Federal aid to mass transit, beginning in 1964, and state aid, initiated in 1971, have only partly stemmed the decline. Outside Chicago, transit service is available in some of the older, larger cities.

The road system of Illinois was inadequate until the 1920s, when an elaborate program to build local and trunk highways first received heavy state aid. In 2004, there were 138,624 mi (223,184 km) of public roadway serving some 9.417 million registered vehicles, including around 5.580 million automobiles and 3.547 million trucks of all types, operated by 8,057,683 licensed drivers. The main east-west routes are I-90, I-88, I-80, I-74, I-72, I-70, and I-64. I-94 links Chicago with Milwaukee to the north and Indiana to the east, while I-57 and I-55 connect Chicago with the south and southwest (St. Louis), respectively.

Barge traffic along the Mississippi, Ohio, and Illinois rivers remains important, especially for the shipment of grain. The port of Chicago no longer harbors the sailing ships that brought lumber, merchandise, and people to a fast-growing city. However, the port is still the largest on the Great Lakes, handling 24.602 million tons of cargo in 2004, mostly grain and iron ore, and the 35th busiest port in the United States. For that same year, Illinois had 1,095 mi (1,762 km) of navigable inland waterways. In 2003, waterborne shipments totaled 113.314 million tons.

Midway International Airport in Chicago became the world's busiest after World War II but was superseded by O'Hare International Airport, which opened in the late 1950s. O'Hare lost its title as busiest airport in the world in March 2000 when it was superseded by Atlanta's Hartsfield International. In 2005, Illinois had a total of 860 public and private-use aviation-related facilities. This included 586 airports, 265 heliports, two STOLports (Short Take-Off and Landing), and seven seaplane bases. O'Hare International Airport had 36,100,147 enplanements in 2004, making it the second-busiest airport in the United States. In that same year, Chicago Midway International had 9,238,592 enplanements, making it the 26th-busiest airport in the United States.

HISTORY

Different tribes of Paleo-Indians lived in Illinois as long ago as 8000 bc. By 2000 bc, the cultivation of plants and use of ceramics were known to village dwellers; the first pottery appeared during the Woodland phase, a millennium later. Between 500 bc and ad 500, skilled Hopewellian craftsmen practiced a limited agriculture, developed an elaborate social structure, and constructed burial mounds. Huge mounds, which still exist, were built along the major rivers by the Middle Mississippian culture, about ad 900.

It is not known why the early native civilizations died out, but by the time white explorers arrived in the 17th century, the state was inhabited by seminomadic Algonkian-speaking tribes. The Kickapoo, Sauk, and Fox lived in the north, while the shores of Lake Michigan were populated by the Potawatomi, Ottawa, and Ojibwa. The Kaskaskia, Illinois (Iliniwek), and Peoria tribes roamed across the central prairies, and the Cahokia and Tamoroa lived in the south. Constant warfare with tribes from neighboring areas, plus disease and alcohol introduced by white fur traders and settlers, combined to decimate the Native American population. Warfare with the whites led to a series of treaties, the last in 1832, that removed all of the Indians to lands across the Mississippi.

French missionaries and fur traders from Quebec explored the rivers of Illinois in the late 17th century. Father Jacques Marquette and trader Louis Jolliet were the first to reach the area now known as the state of Illinois in 1673, when they descended the Mississippi as far as the Arkansas River and then returned by way of the Illinois River. The first permanent settlement was a mission built by French priests at Cahokia, near present-day St. Louis, in 1699. It was followed by more southerly settlements at Kaskaskia in 1703 and Ft. Chartres in 1719. In 1765, pursuant to the Treaty of Paris (1763), which ended the French and Indian War, the British took control of the Illinois country, but they established no settlements of their own. Most of the French settlers were Loyalists during the American Revolution. However, they put up no resistance when Virginia troops, led by George Rogers Clark, captured the small British forts at Cahokia and Kaskaskia in 1778. Virginia governed its new territory in desultory fashion, and most of the French villagers fled to Missouri. In 1784, Virginia relinquished its claim to Illinois, which three years later became part of the newly organized Northwest Territory. In 1800, Illinois was included in the Indiana Territory. Nine years later, the Illinois Territory, including the present state of Wisconsin, was created; Kaskaskia became the territorial capital, and Ninian Edwards was appointed territorial governor by President James Madison. A territorial legislature was formed in 1812. During the War of 1812, British and Indian forces combined in a last attempt to push back American expansion into the Illinois country, and much fighting took place in the area. On 3 December 1818, Illinois was formally admitted to the Union as the 21st state. The capital was moved to Vandalia in 1820 and to Springfield in 1839.

Apart from a few thousand nomadic Indians and the remaining French settlers and their slaves, Illinois was largely uninhabited before 1815; two years after statehood, the population barely exceeded 55,000. The withdrawal of British influence after the War of 1812 and the final defeat of the Indian tribes in the Black Hawk War of 1832 opened the fertile prairies to settlers from the south, especially Kentucky. The federal government owned most of the land, and its land offices did a fast business on easy terms. Before the 1830s, most of the pioneers were concerned with acquiring land titles and pursuing subsistence agriculture, supplemented by hunting and fishing. An effort in 1824 to call a constitutional convention to legalize slavery failed because of a widespread fear that rich slaveholders would seize the best land, squeezing out the poor yeoman farmers. Ambitious efforts to promote rapid economic development in the 1830s led to fiscal disaster. Three state banks failed; a lavish program of building roads, canals, and railroads totally collapsed, leaving a heavy state debt that was not paid off until 1880. Despite these setbacks, the steady influx of land-hungry poor people and the arrival after 1840 of energetic Yankee entrepreneurs, all attracted by the rich soil and excellent water routes, guaranteed rapid growth.

Although Illinois gradually eliminated French slavery and even served as a conduit to Canada for slaves escaping from the South, the state was deeply divided over the slavery issue and remained unfriendly territory for blacks and their defenders. The abolitionist leader Elijah P. Lovejoy was killed in Alton in 1837, and as late as 1853, the state passed legislation providing that free blacks entering Illinois could be sold into slavery. In 1856, however, the new Republican Party nominated and Illinois voters elected a governor, William H. Bissell, on a reform program that included support for school construction, commercial and industrial expansion, and the abolition of slavery. During the Civil War, Illinois sent half its young men to the battlefield and supplied the Union armies with huge amounts of food, feed, and horses. The strong-handed wartime administration of Republican governor Richard Yates guaranteed full support for the policies of Abraham Lincoln, who had been prominent in Illinois political life since the 1840s and had been nominated for the presidency in 1860 at a Republican convention held in Chicago. Democratic dissenters were suppressed, sometimes by force, leaving a legacy of bitter feuds that troubled the "Egypt" section (the southern third of the state) for decades thereafter.

Economic and population growth quickened after 1865, exemplified by the phenomenal rise of Chicago, which became the principal city of the Midwest. Responding to opportunities presented by the coming of the railroads, boosters in hundreds of small towns and cities built banks, grain elevators, retail shops, small factories, ornate courthouses, and plain schools in an abundance of civic pride. The Democrats sought the support of the working class and small farmers, assuming an attitude of hostility toward banks, high railroad freight rates, protective tariffs, and antiunion employers, but they failed to impose any significant restraints on business expansion. They were more successful, however, in opposing Prohibition and other paternalistic methods of social control demanded by reformers such as Frances Willard, a leader in the Women's Christian Temperance Union and the Prohibition Party. In Chicago and other cities, the Democrats were less concerned with social reform than with building lucrative political machines on the backs of the poor Irish, Polish, and Czech Catholic immigrants, who kept arriving in large numbers. Statewide, Illinois retained a highly competitive two-party system, even as the excitement and high voter turnouts characteristic of 19th-century elections faded rapidly in the early 20th century.

During the second half of the 19th century, Illinois became the center of the American labor movement. Workers joined the Knights of Labor in the 1870s and 1880s and fought for child-labor laws and the eight-hour workday. Union organizing led to several spectacular incidents, including the Haymarket riot in 1886 and the violent Pullman strike in 1894, which was suppressed by federal troops at the behest of President Grover Cleveland. A coalition of Germans, labor, and small farmers elected John Peter Altgeld to the governorship in 1892. After 1900, Illinois became a center of the Progressive movement, led by Jane Addams and Republican governor Frank Lowden. Lowden reorganized the state government in 1917 by placing experts in powerful positions in state and municipal administrations.

After the Great Fire of 1871 destroyed Chicago's downtown section (but not its main residential or industrial areas), the city's wealthy elite dedicated itself to rebuilding Chicago and making it one of the great metropolises of the world. Immense steel mills, meat-packing plants, and factories sprang up, and growth was spectacular in the merchandising, banking, and transportation fields. Their fortunes made, Chicago's business leaders began building cultural institutions in the 1890s that were designed to rival the best in the world: the Chicago Symphony, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Field Museum of Natural History. The World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 was a significant international exhibition of the nation's technological achievements, and it focused worldwide attention on what was by then the second-largest American city. A literary renaissance, stimulated by the new realism that characterized Chicago's newspapers, flourished for a decade or two before World War I, but the city was recognized chiefly for its contributions in science, architecture, and (in the 1920s) jazz.

The first three decades of the 20th century witnessed almost unbroken prosperity in all sections except Egypt, the downstate re-gion where poor soil and the decline of the coal industry produced widespread poverty. The slums of Chicago were poor, too, because most of the hundreds of thousands of new immigrants had arrived virtually penniless. After 1920, however, large-scale immigration ended, and the immigrants' steady upward mobility, based on savings and education, became apparent. During the Prohibition era, a vast organized crime empire rose to prominence, giving Chicago and Joliet a reputation for gangsterism, violence, and corruption; the most notorious gangster was Al Capone. Money, whether legally or illegally acquired, mesmerized Illinois in the 1920s as never beforeand never since.

The Great Depression of the 1930s affected the state unevenly, with agriculture hit first and recovering first. Industries began shutting down in 1930 and did not fully recover until massive military contracts during World War II restored full prosperity. The very fact of massive depression brought discredit to the probusiness Republican regime that had run the state with few exceptions since 1856. Blacks, white ethnics, factory workers, and the under-educated, all of whom suffered heavily during the early years of the Depression, responded enthusiastically to President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal. They elected Henry Horner, a Democrat, to the governorship in 1932, reelected him in 1936, and flocked to the new industrial unions of the Congress of Industrial Organizations, founded in 1938.

World War II and its aftermath brought prosperity, as well as new anxiety about national security in a nuclear age. The chilling events of the 1960s and 1970sassassinations, the Vietnam War, the race riots, and the violence that accompanied the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicagohelped reshape many people's attitudes in Illinois. The problems attendant on heavy industrialization, particularly air and water pollution and urban decay, began to be addressed for the first time. This transformation was perhaps best exemplified in Chicago, where voters elected Jane Byrne as the city's first woman mayor in 1979 and chose Harold Washington as its first black mayor in 1983.

The economy of Illinois, like those of other Rust Belt states, suffered a severe recession in the early 1980s. By the end of the decade, the economy had begun to rebound, but many industrial jobs were permanently lost, as industries sought to improve efficiency and productivity through automation. In 1990, the unemployment rate in Illinois was 7.2%, in contrast to the national average of 5.2%. Into the 1990s, industrial losses slowed while the service industries and the newer high-tech industries, which had gained a foothold in the Greater Chicago area, became dominant. By 1998, as the United States experienced the longest sustained economic boom in its history, many in Illinois felt the prosperity. The state ranked eighth in the nation for per capita income, and by 1999 unemployment in the state had fallen to 4.3%, in line with the national average. The poverty rate also fell during the decade, from 11.9% in 1989 to 10.1% a decade later.

Chicago's infrastructure has suffered several problems. In 1992 there was a rupture in the 60-mi (96-km) maze of tunnels that lies beneath downtown. Water from the Chicago River flooded basements and sub-basements in the city's central Loop district with as much as 30 ft (9 m) of water, forcing the temporary closure of many downtown buildings and businesses, including the Chicago Board of Trade, City Hall, and Marshall Fields department store. In August 1999, the downtown area was without power when a substation failed. About 2,300 Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) customers in the Loop, including skyscrapers, numerous businesses, and university buildings, were without electricity. Again buildings were forced to close, sending thousands of workers home early. Later that month ComEd suffered another high-profile outage when power was lost at the city's popular Field Museum, forcing its closure. In 2000, barge and other commercial boat operators on the Chicago River complained that the increase in recreational boater traffic on the waterway posed a serious danger to safety.

In June 2000, a panel of experts convening for a legislative history roundtable in Springfield concluded that the state's 1980 cutback amendment, which reduced the size of the Illinois General Assembly by one-third, had been a detriment to state government for two decades. The 1980 amendment ended the state's system of three-member house districts; experts argued that the old system had encouraged Republicans and Democrats to work together and that the new, one-member house district system resulted in "a higher degree of partisanship and bitterness."

Meanwhile, the state was embroiled in a bribe-for-licenses scandal involving Governor George Ryan. It was alleged that truck driver's licenses were issued in exchange for campaign contributions (from trucking companies) when Ryan was secretary of state. Indictments were handed down to some state officials, but the governor insisted he knew nothing about the contributions and said if the accusations proved to be true, the money would be contributed to charities. Ryan left after one term in office due to the scandal, succeeded by Rod Blagojevich.

In 2003, the state had a $5 billion budget deficit and was experiencing the worst recession in two decades. In 2002, Illinois lost 23,000 manufacturing jobs. In his State of the State address, Governor Blagojevich targeted four areas in need of attention: jobs, schools, health care, and crime. In June 2003, the Illinois legislature passed a $10 billion budget allowing for increased school spending. The budget also called for increasing casino taxes and eliminating tax exemptions for trucking, chemical, insurance, and other industries.

In 2004, Governor Blagojevich announced a plan to make Illinois the first state in the nation to provide consumers with access to prescription drugs from Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. The I-SaveRx prescription drug importation program began in October 2004. In October 2005, Governor Blagojevich praised the Illinois General Assembly for passing his All Kids health insurance proposal and reaffirmed his commitment to signing it. The plan would make Illinois the first state in the nation to provide affordable, comprehensive health insurance for every child in the state. Earlier in the year, Blagojevich committed himself to expanding, improving, and promoting access to health care for Illinois families. Also in 2005, Blagojevich promoted his Higher Standards, Better Schools Initiativea comprehensive proposal to increase education funding and better prepare students to compete and succeed in the economy of the 21st century. Blagojevich's budget plan for fiscal year 2006 was $43.56 billion.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Illinois has had four constitutions. The first, written in 1818, was a short document modeled on those of New York, Kentucky, and Ohio. An attempt to rewrite the charter to allow slavery failed in a bitterly contested referendum in 1824. A new constitution in 1848 democratized government by providing for the popular election of judges. A third constitution, enacted in 1870, lasted a century; its unique feature was a voting system for the lower house of the state legislature that virtually guaranteed minority party representation in each electoral district. Important amendments in 1884 and 1904, gave the governor an item veto over appropriation bills and provided a measure of home rule for Chicago, respectively. In 1970, a fourth constitution streamlined state offices, improved accounting procedures, reformed the state tax system, and gave the state rather than local governments the major responsibility for financing education. The state bill of rights was expanded to include provisions banning discrimination in housing and employment and recognizing women's rights. An elected judiciary and the state's unique representational system were retained.

Under the 1970 constitution, amended 11 times as of January 2005, the upper house of the General Assembly consists of a Senate of 59 members, who are elected on a two-year cycle to four-year terms. Until 1980, the lower house, the House of Representatives, consisted of 177 members, with three representatives elected for two-year terms from each district. Each voter was empowered to cast three ballots for representatives, giving one vote to each of three candidates, one and a half votes to each of two, or all three to one candidate; each party never nominated more than two candidates in any single district. In November 1980, however, Illinois voters chose to reduce the size of House membership to 118 (2 representatives from each district) and to eliminate the proportional system. Annual legislative sessions, which are not limited in length, begin in January. A joint call by the presiding officers in both houses may secure a special session, also of unlimited duration. Legislators must be US citizens, at least 21 years old, and residents of their district for at least two years prior to election. The legislative salary was $55,788 in 2004.

Illinois Presidential Vote by Political Parties, 19482004
YEAR ELECTORAL VOTE ILLINOIS WINNER DEMOCRAT REPUBLICAN SOCIALIST LABOR PROHIBITION COMMUNIST SOCIALIST
*Won US presidential election.
1948 28 *Truman (D) 1,994,715 1,961,103 3,118 11,959 11,522
1952 27 *Eisenhower (R) 2,013,920 2,457,327 9,363
1956 27 *Eisenhower (R) 1,775,682 2,623,327 8,342
1960 27 *Kennedy (D) 2,377,846 2,368,988 10,560
1964 26 *Johnson (D) 2,796,833 1,905,946
AMERICAN IND.
1968 26 *Nixon (R) 2,039,814 2,174,774 13,878 390,958
AMERICAN
1972 26 *Nixon (R) 1,913,472 2,788,179 12,344 2,471 4,541
LIBERTARIAN SOC. WORKERS
1976 26 Ford (R) 2,271,295 2,364,269 2,422 8,057 9,250 3,615
CITIZENS
1980 26 *Reagan (R) 1,981,413 2,358,094 10,692 38,939 9,711 1,302
1984 24 *Reagan (R) 2,086,499 2,707,103 2,716 10,086
1988 24 *Bush (R) 2,215,940 2,310,939 10,276 14,944
NEW ALLIANCE IND. (Perot) POPULIST
1992 22 *Clinton (D) 2,453,350 1,734,096 5,267 9,218 840,515 3,577
1996 22 *Clinton (D) 2,341,744 1,587,021 - 22,548 346,408
GREEN (Buchanan)
2000 22 Gore (D) 2,589,026 2,019,421 103,759 11,623 16,106
WRITE-IN (Nader) WRITE-IN (Peroutka) WRITE-IN (Cobb)
2004 21 Kerry (D) 2,891,550 2,345,946 3,571 32,442 440 241

The executive officers elected statewide are the governor and lieutenant governor (who run jointly), secretary of state, treasurer, comptroller, and attorney general. Each serves a four-year term and is eligible for reelection. An important revision of appointive offices in 1917 made most agency heads responsible to the governor. In the 1970s, the governor's office expanded its control over the budget and the higher education complex, further augmenting an already strong executive position. The governor must be a US citizen, at least 25 years old, a qualified voter, and a state resident for three years prior to election. As of December 2004, the governor's salary was $150,691.

Bills passed by both houses of the legislature become law if signed by the governor, if left unsigned for 60 days (whether or not the legislature is in session), or if vetoed by the governor but passed again by three-fifths of the elected members of each house. Constitutional amendments require a three-fifths vote by the legislature for placement on the ballot. Amendments may also be initiated by a petition of 8% of the total votes cast in the prior gubernatorial election. Either a simple majority of those voting in the election or three-fifths of those voting on the amendment is sufficient for ratification.

Qualified voters must be US citizens, at least 18 years old, and unable to claim the right to vote elsewhere. There is a 30-day precinct residency requirement. Jailed felons may not vote.

POLITICAL PARTIES

The Republican and Democratic parties have been the only major political groups in Illinois since the 1850s. Illinois is a closely balanced state, with a slight Republican predominance from 1860 to 1930 giving way in seesaw fashion to a highly competitive situation statewide. In Chicago and Cook County, an equally balanced division before 1930 gave way to heavy Democratic predominance forged during the New Deal.

The Democrats, organized by patronage-hungry followers of President Andrew Jackson in the 1830s, dominated state politics to the mid-1850s. They appealed to subsistence farmers, former Southerners, and poor Catholic immigrants. Though they advocated minimal government intervention, Democratic officials were eager for the patronage and inside deals available in the fast-growing state. Their outstanding leader, Stephen Douglas, became a major national figure in the 1850s but never lost touch with his base of support. After Douglas died in 1861, many Illinois Democrats began to oppose the conduct of the Civil War and became stigmatized as "Copperheads." The success of the Republican war policies left the Democrats in confusion in the late 1860s and early 1870s. Negative attitudes toward blacks, banks, railroads, and Prohibition kept a large minority of Illinoisans in the Democratic fold, while the influx of Catholic immigrants replenished the party's voter base. However, the administration of Governor John Peter Altgeld (189397), coinciding with a deep depression and labor unrest, split the party, and only one other Democrat held the governorship between 1852 and 1932. The intraparty balance between Chicago and downstate changed with the rise of the powerful Cook County Democratic organization in the 1930s. Built by Mayor Anton Cermak and continued from 1955 to 1976 by six-term Mayor Richard J. Daley, the Chicago Democratic machine totally controlled the city, dominated the state party, and exerted enormous power at the national level. However, the machine lost its clout with the election in 1979 of independent Democrat Jane Byrne as Chicago's first woman mayor and again in 1983, when Harold Washington became its first black mayor. Although Richard Daley's son, also named Richard Daley, won the mayoralty in 1989, the machine has never recovered the power it once enjoyed. Richard Daley was elected to his fifth consecutive term as mayor of Chicago in 2003.

The Republican Party, born amid the political chaos of the 1850s, brought together most former Whigs and some Democrats who favored industrialization and opposed slavery. Abraham Lincoln, aided by many talented lieutenants, forged a coalition of commercial farmers, businessmen, evangelical Protestants, skilled craftsmen, professionals, and later, patronage holders and army veterans. Ridiculing the Democrats' alleged parochialism, the Republican Party called for vigorous prosecution of the Civil War and Reconstruction and for an active policy of promoting economic growth by encouraging railroads and raising tariffs. However, such moralistic crusades as the fight for Prohibition frequently alienated large voting blocs (especially the Germans) from the Republicans.

In the early 20th century, Republican politicians built their own ward machines in Chicago and succumbed to corruption. William "Big Bill" Thompson, Chicago's Republican mayor in the 1910s and 1920s, openly allied himself with the gangster Al Capone. Moralistic Republicans, who were strongest in the smaller towns, struggled to regain control of their party. They succeeded in the 1930s, when the Republican political machines in Chicago collapsed or switched their allegiance to the Democrats.

Since then, the Republicans have become uniformly a party of the middle and upper-middle classes, hostile to machine politics, welfare, and high taxes but favorable to business, education, and environmental protection. Although the Republican Party has a stronger formal organization in Illinois than in most other states, its leading candidates have exuded an aura of independence. Republican James R. Thompson, elected to the governorship in 1976 and reelected in 1978 and 1982, served in that office longer than any other. Thompson was followed by Republican Jim Edgar in 1990. In November 1998, Illinois voters elected Republican George H. Ryan for governor, but his administration was dogged by controversy surrounding the licensing of truck drivers when Ryan served as secretary of state, and he served only one term. Democrat Rod R. Blagojevich was elected governor in 2002.

The Whigs ran a close second to the Democrats from 1832 to 1852. Taken over in the 1840s by a group of professional organizers under Lincoln's leadership, the Whigs simply vanished after their crushing defeat in 1852. Notable among the smaller parties was the Native American ("Know-Nothing") Party, which controlled Chicago briefly in the 1850s. The Prohibitionists, Green-backers, Union Labor, and Populist parties were weak forces in late-19th-century Illinois. The Socialist Party, strongest among coal miners and central European immigrants, grew to a minor force in the early 20th century and elected the mayor of Rockford for many years.

Illinois provided two important leaders of the national Republican Party in the 1860sAbraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant. The only major-party presidential nominee from the state between 1872 and 1976, however, was Governor Adlai Stevenson, the unsuccessful Democratic candidate in 1952 and 1956. In 1980, three native-born Illinoisans pursued the Republican Party nomination. The first, US representative Philip Crane, was the earliest to declare his candidacy but failed in the primaries. The second, US representative John Anderson, dropped out of the Republican primaries to pursue an independent candidacy, ultimately winning more than 6% of the popular vote nationally and in Illinois, but no electoral votes. The third, Ronald Reagan, a native of Tampico, won both the Republican nomination and the November election, becoming the 40th president of the United States; he was elected by a heavy majority of Illinois voters in 1980 and reelected in 1984.

In the 2000 presidential election, Democrat Al Gore won 55% of the vote, Republican George W. Bush received 43%, and Green Party candidate Ralph Nader garnered 2%. In 2004, Bush won 50% in his successful bid for reelection to Democrat John Kerry's 49%. In 2004 there were 8,594,000 registered voters; there is no party registration. The state had 21 electoral votes in the 2004 presidential election, a loss of 1 vote over 2000.

In 1996, Democratic senator Richard J. Durbin won the race to succeed retiring US senator Paul Simon; Durbin was reelected in 2002. Illinois elected its first black female senator, Carol Moseley Braun, in 1992; she was defeated by Republican Peter G. Fitzgerald in 1998. Fitzgerald did not run for a second term; the seat he left vacant was won in 2004 by Democrat Barack Obama. In the 1994 elections, the once-powerful chairman of the US House Ways and Means Committee, Dan Rostenkowski, was defeated by a relative unknown, Michael P. Flanagan. Rostenkowski, an 18-term Chicago Democrat, had been indicted on corruption charges, a fact that did not go unnoticed by an electorate that was already in an anti-incumbent mood. In the 2004 elections, Illinois voters sent nine Republicans and ten Democrats to the US House of Representa-tives. In mid-2005, there were 32 Republicans, 26 Democrats, and 1 independent in the state Senate and 65 Democrats and 53 Republicans in the state House.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Illinois has more units of local government (most with property-taxing power) than any other state. In 2005, there were 102 counties, 1,291 municipalities, 934 public school districts, and 3,145 special districts. In 2002, there were 1,431 townships.

County government in Illinois dates from 1778, when Virginia, claiming authority over the territory, established the earliest counties. Today, the major county offices are elective: county board chairman, county clerk (chief administrative officer), clerk of the circuit court, sheriff, state's attorney, treasurer, coroner, and superintendent of schools. Cook County, which encompasses all of Chicago and many of its suburbs, controls hospital and welfare programs in Chicago, thus spreading the cost over both the city's own tax base and that of the more affluent suburbs. The New England township system was made optional by the state's 1848 constitution, and eventually 85 counties, including Cook County, adopted the idea. Townships, which elect administrators and local judges, also handle tax collection.

Chicago is governed by an elected mayor, clerk, treasurer, and city council composed of 50 aldermen. The mayor's power has been closely tied with the city's Democratic Party organization. Independent candidates are elected to the city council from time to time, but the Democratic machine generally staffs the city with its members.

Larger municipalities are administered by an elected mayor and council members; most smaller communities are administered by nonpartisan city managers, though some have elected mayors.

In 2005, local government accounted for about 504,379 full-time (or equivalent) employment positions.

STATE SERVICES

To address the continuing threat of terrorism and to work with the federal Department of Homeland Security, homeland security in Illinois operates under the authority of the governor; a special assistant to the governor coordinates homeland security activities in the state.

Officials responsible to the governor of Illinois and the members of Congress, as well as to the mayor of Chicago, actively provide ombudsman service, although there is no state office by that name. Illinois has a board of ethics, but the US attorney's office in Chicago has far more potent weapons at its disposal: Many top political leaders were indicted and convicted in the 1970s, including federal judge and former Governor Otto Kerner and, in 1980, Attorney General William Scott.

Educational services provided by the Illinois Board of Education include teacher certification and placement, curriculum development, educational assessment and evaluation, and programs for the disadvantaged, gifted, handicapped, and ethnic and racial minorities. The Board of Higher Education and the Illinois Community College Board oversee postsecondary education. The Department of Transportation handles highways, traffic safety, and airports.

State agencies offering health and welfare services include the Department of Children and Family Services, which focuses on foster care, the deaf, the blind, and the handicapped, and the Department of Human Services, which supervises Medicaid, food stamps, and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). The Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities operates homes and outpatient centers for the developmentally disabled and the mentally ill. Established in 1973, the Department on Aging provides nutritional and field services. The Department of Veterans Affairs administers bonus and scholarship programs and maintains four veterans' homes with nursing facilities, including one with an Alzheimer's unit, and at least three with 300 or more beds.

State responsibility for public protection is divided among several agencies: the Office of the Attorney General, Department of Corrections, Prisoner Review Board, Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board, and Military Affairs Department. Resource protection is supervised by the Department of Natural Resources, which oversees fish hatcheries, state parks, nature reserves, game preserves, and forest fire protection. The Department of Labor mediates disputes and handles unemployment compensation. The Department of Human Rights, founded in 1980, seeks to ensure equal employment, housing, and credit opportunities.

JUDICIAL SYSTEM

The state's highest court is the Illinois Supreme Court, which consists of seven justices elected by judicial districts for 10-year terms. The justices elect one of their number as chief justice for three years. The Illinois Supreme Court has appellate jurisdiction generally but has original jurisdiction in cases relating to revenue, mandamus, and habeas corpus. The chief justice, assisted by an administrative director, has administrative and supervisory authority over all other courts. The appellate court is divided into five districts; appellate judges, also elected for 10-year terms, hear appeals from the 22 circuit courts, which handle civil and criminal cases. Circuit judges are elected for six-year terms. Repeated efforts to remove the state's judgeships from partisan politics have failed in the face of strong party opposition.

The penal system, under the general supervision of the Department of Corrections (established in 1970), includes large prisons at Joliet (1860), Pontiac (1871), Menard (1878), and Stateville (1919), near Joliet, plus juvenile facilities and an active parole division. The Cook County House of Corrections is highly active, as are federal facilities in Chicago and Marion.

As of 31 December 2004, a total of 44,054 prisoners were held in Illinois' state and federal prisons, an increase (from 43,418) of 1.5% from the previous year. As of year-end 2004, a total of 2,750 inmates were female, up from 2,700 or 1.9% from the year before. Among sentenced prisoners (includes some sentenced to one year or less), Illinois had an incarceration rate of 346 per 100,000 population in 2004.

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, in 2004 Illinois had a violent crime rate (murder/nonnegligent manslaughter; forcible rape; robbery; aggravated assault) of 542.9 reported incidents per 100,000 population, or a total of 69,026 reported incidents. Crimes against property (burglary; larceny/theft; and motor vehicle theft) in that same year totaled 405,070 reported incidents or 3,186.1 reported incidents per 100,000 people. Illinois has a death penalty, of which lethal injection is the sole method. However, the state has authorized electrocution should lethal in-jection be ruled unconstitutional. From 1976 through 5 May 2006, the state executed 12 persons, all of whom were executed prior to 2005. As of 1 January 2006, there were 10 death row inmates.

In 2003, Illinois spent $225,709,514 on homeland security, an average of $18 per state resident.

ARMED FORCES

The most important military installations in Illinois are the Great Lakes Naval Training Center near Chicago, with 5,317 active-duty military personnel, and Scott Air Force Base near Belleville with 7,678 active-duty military personnel. Great Lakes Naval Training Sites are the Navy's largest technical training operation, with up to 4,500 students at any time, training approximately 15,000 students annually. Total active-duty military personnel in Illinois numbered 20,812 in 2004, with 9,045 civilian personnel. Illinois firms received defense contract awards amounting to $3.0 billion in 2004. In addition, another $3.02 billion in defense payroll spending came to the state.

About 1 million Illinoisans served in World War II, of whom 30,000 were killed. There were 896,640 veterans of US military service in Illinois as of 2003, of whom 141,968 served in World War II; 109,644 in the Korean conflict; 270,629 during the Vietnam era; and 126,068 in the Persian Gulf War. Expenditures for veterans reached $1.9 billion in 2004.

As of 31 October 2004, the Illinois State Police employed 2,008 full-time officers.

MIGRATION

Apart from the small French settlements along the Mississippi River that were formed in the 18th century, most early white migration into Illinois came from the South, as poor young farm families trekked overland to southern Illinois from Kentucky, Tennessee, and the Carolinas between 1800 and 1840. After 1830, migration from Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania filled the central portion of the state, while New Englanders and New Yorkers came to the northern portion.

Immigration from Europe became significant in the 1840s and continued in a heavy stream for about 80 years. Before 1890, most of the new arrivals came from Germany, Ireland, Britain, and Scandinavia. These groups continued to arrive after 1890, but they were soon outnumbered by heavy immigration from southern and eastern Europe. The opening of prairie farms, the burgeoning of towns and small cities, and the explosive growth of Chicago created a continuous demand for unskilled and semiskilled labor. Concern for the welfare of these newcomers led to the establishment of Hull House (1889) by Jane Addams in Chicago. Hull House served as a social center, shelter, and advocate for immigrants. Launching the settlement movement in America, its activities helped popularize the concept of cultural pluralism. The University of Chicago was one of the first major universities to concern itself with urban ecology and with the tendency to "ghettoize" culturally and economically disadvantaged populations.

The outbreak of World War I interrupted the flow of European immigrants but also increased the economy's demand for unskilled labor. The migration of blacks from states south of Illinoisespecially from Arkansas, Tennessee, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabamaplayed an important role in meeting the demand for labor during both world wars. After World War II, the further collapse of the cotton labor market drove hundreds of thousands more blacks to Chicago and other northern cities.

In contrast to the pattern of foreign and black migration to Illinois was the continued westward search by native-born whites for new farmland, a phenomenon that produced a net outflow among this group from 1870 to 1920. After World War II, native whites again left the state in large numbers, with Southern California as a favorite destination. After 1970, for the first time, more blacks began leaving than entering Illinois.

The major intrastate migration pattern has been from farms to towns. Apart from blacks, who migrated considerable distances from farms in the South, most ex-farmers moved only 10-30 mi (16-48 km) to the nearest town or city.

During the 1970s, the state lost 649,000 persons in net migration, for an annual rate of 0.5%. From 1980 to 1983, the net loss from migration totaled 212,000, or 0.6% annually. From 1985 to 1990, the net loss from migration came to 139,360. Between 1990 and 1998, there was a net loss of 516,000 persons from domestic migration and a net gain of 337,000 from international migration. In 1998, 33,163 immigrants from foreign countries arrived in Illinois, the sixth-highest number for any state and over 5% of all foreign immigration to the United States for that year. The greatest number of foreign-born residents that year came from Mexico, totaling 10,127. In 1998, the Illinois Hispanic population numbered 1,145,000, while those of Hispanic origin numbered 1,224,000. Between 1990 and 1998, the state's overall population increased 5.4%. In the period 200005, net international migration was 328,020 and net internal migration was 391,031, for a net loss of 63,011 people.

INTERGOVERNMENTAL COOPERATION

Illinois participates in many interstate compacts, including such regional accords and commissions as the Bi-State Development Agency Compact (with Missouri), Great Lakes Commission, Wabash Valley Compact, Ohio River Basin Commission, and Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission. In 1985, Illinois and seven other states formed the Great Lakes Charter to protect the lakes' water supply. Federal grants to Illinois totaled $12.902 billion in fiscal year 2005, an estimated $12.699 billion in fiscal year 2006, and an estimated $13.205 billion in fiscal year 2007.

ECONOMY

The economic development of Illinois falls into four periods: the frontier economy, up to 1860; the industrial transition, 18601900; industrial maturity, 19001950; and the transition to a service economy, 1950 to the present.

In the first phase, subsistence agriculture was dominant; the cost of transportation was high, cities were small and few, and cash markets for farm products hardly existed. The main activity was settling and clearing the land. A rudimentary market economy developed at the end of the period, with real estate and land speculation emerging as the most lucrative activities.

The industrial transition began about 1860, stimulated by the construction of the railroad network, which opened up distant markets for farm products and rural markets for manufactured items. The Civil War stimulated the rapid growth of cash farming, commercial and financial institutions, and the first important factories. The last quarter of the 19th century saw the closing of the agricultural frontier in Illinois and the rapid growth of commercial towns and industrial cities, especially Chicago.

Industrial maturity was reached in the early 20th century. Large factories grew, and small ones proliferated. Chicago's steel industry, actually centered in Gary, Indiana, became second in size only to Pittsburgh's, while the state took a commanding lead in food production, agricultural implement manufacture, and agricultural finance. The Depression of the 1930s stifled growth in the state and severely damaged the coal industry, but with the heavy industrial and food demands created by World War II, the state recovered its economic health.

Since 1950, the importance of manufacturing has declined, but a very strong shift into servicesgovernment, medicine, education, law, finance, and businesshas underpinned the state's economic vigor.

Severe competition from Japan wreaked havoc in the state's steel, television, and automotive industries during the 1980s, while Illinois's high-wage, high-cost business climate encouraged the migration of factories to the southern states. Meat-packing, once the most famous industry in Illinois, dwindled after the closing of the Chicago stockyards in 1972. Chicago remained the nation's chief merchandising center during the early 1980s, and an influx of huge international banks boosted the city's financial strength.

In the 1990s, Illinois's major industries included primary and secondary metals; industrial and farm equipment; electric equipment and appliances; electronic components; food processing; and printing equipment. Output from the state's manufacturing sector continued to grow in absolute terms until 1999; a small 0.5% contraction in 2000 (more than compensated for by annual overall growth rates averaging over 5.2% 1998 to 2000) was followed by sharp 5% contraction during the national recession of 2001. As a percentage of total output, manufacturing fell from 17.8% in 1997 to 14.4% in 2001. By contrast, financial services increased 31.5% and general services almost 28% over this time period. In the period 200102, the state's diverse economy closely mirrored national trends. The biggest job losses were in manufacturing, totaling approximately 64,000 in the two-year period, compared to 35,700 jobs lost in general services, 24,700 in trade, and 12,700 in transportation and utilities. The annual decline in jobs had moderated to 1.3% by September 2002 (from 1.6% in December 2001).

In 2004, the gross state product (GSP) in Illinois totaled $521.900 billion, of which manufacturing (durable and nondurable goods) made up the largest portion at $71.028 billion or 13.6% of GSP, followed by real estate at $64.434 billion (12.3% of GSP) and professional and technical services at $42.671 billion (8.1% of GSP). In that same year, there were an estimated 1,001,185 small businesses in Illinois. Of the 285,208 businesses having employees, a total of 280,373 or 98.3% were small companies. An estimated 28,453 new businesses were established in the state in 2004, down 1.7% from the year before. Business terminations that same year came to 33,472, down 18.6% from 2003. There were 912 business bankruptcies in 2004, down 8% from the previous year. In 2005, the state's personal bankruptcy (Chapter 7 and Chapter 13) filing rate was 671 filings per 100,000 people, ranking Illinois as the 14th highest in the nation.

INCOME

In 2005 Illinois had a gross state product (GSP) of $560 billion, which accounted for 4.5% of the nation's gross domestic product and placed the state fifth in GSP among the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, in 2004, Illinois had a per capita personal income (PCPI) of $34,721. This ranked 14th in the United States and was 105% of the national average of $33,050. The 19942004 average annual growth rate of PCPI was 3.8%. Illinois had a total personal income (TPI) of $441,372,577,000, which ranked fifth in the United States and reflected an increase of 3.4% from 2003. The 19942004 average annual growth rate of TPI was 4.5%. Earnings of persons employed in Illinois increased from $339,209,331,000 in 2003 to $351,081,708,000 in 2004, an increase of 3.5%. The 200304 national change was 6.3%.

The US Census Bureau reports that the three-year average median household income for 200204 in 2004 dollars was $45,787 compared to a national average of $44,473. During the same period, 12.5% of the population was below the poverty line, compared to 12.4% nationwide.

LABOR

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in April 2006, the seasonally adjusted civilian labor force in Illinois numbered 6,525,100. Approximately 332,500 workers were unemployed, yielding an unemployment rate of 5.1%, compared to the national average of 4.7% for the same period. Preliminary data for the same period placed nonfarm employment at 5,919,700. Since the beginning of the BLS data series in 1976, the highest unemployment rate recorded in Illinois was 12.9% in February 1983. The historical low was 4.1% in March 1999. Preliminary nonfarm employment data by occupation for April 2006 showed that approximately 4.6% of the labor force was employed in construction; 11.5% in manufacturing; 20.1% in trade, transportation, and public utilities; 6.9% in financial activities; 14.3% in professional and business services; 12.7% in education and health services; 8.9% in leisure and hospitality services; and 14.2% in government.

The first labor organizations sprang up among German tailors, Teamsters, and carpenters in Chicago in the 1850s and among British and German coal miners after the Civil War. The period of industrialization after the Civil War saw many strikes, especially in coal mining and construction, many of them spontaneous rather than union related. The Knights of Labor organized extensively in Chicago, Peoria, and Springfield in the 1870s and 1880s, reaching a membership of 52,000 by 1886. However, in the aftermath of the Haymarket riotduring which a dynamite blast at a labor rally killed seven policemen and four civiliansthe Knights faded rapidly. More durable was the Chicago Federation of Labor, formed in 1877 and eventually absorbed by the American Federation of Labor (AFL). Strongest in the highly skilled construction, transportation, mining, and printing industries, the federation stood aside from the 1894 Pullman strike, led by industrial union organizer Eugene V. Debs, a bitter struggle broken by federal troops over the protest of Governor John Peter Altgeld.

Labor unions are powerful in Chicago but relatively weak downstate. The major unions are the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the United Steelworkers of America, the International Association of Machinists, the United Automobile Workers, the United Brotherhood of Carpenters, and the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees. The Illinois Education Association, though not strictly a labor union, has become one of the state's most militant employee organizations, often calling strikes and constituting the most active lobby in the state. In 1983, a new law granted all public employees except police and firemen the right to strike.

The BLS reported that in 2005, a total of 927,000 of the state's 5,473,000 employed wage and salary workers were formal members of a union. This represented 16.9% of those so employed, up from 16.8% in 2004 and above the national average of 12%. Overall in 2005, a total of 965,000 workers (17.6%) in Illinois were covered by a union or employee association contract, which includes those workers who reported no union affiliation. Illinois is one of 28 states that does not have a right-to-work law.

As of 1 March 2006, Illinois had a state-mandated minimum wage of $6.50 per hour. In 2004, women in the state accounted for 46.5% of the employed civilian labor force.

AGRICULTURE

Total agricultural income in 2005 reached $8.7 billion in Illinois, ranking the state seventh in the nation. Crops accounted for nearly 79% of the value of farm marketings, with corn and soybeans as the leading cash commodities.

Prior to 1860, agriculture was the dominant occupation, and food for home consumption was the leading product. Enormous effort was devoted to breaking the thick prairie soil in the northern two-thirds of the state. Fences and barns were erected, and in the 1870s and 1880s, the drainage of low-lying areas in central Illinois was a major concern. Commercial agriculture was made possible by the extension of the railroad network in the 1860s and 1870s. Corn, wheat, hogs, cattle, and horses were the state's main products in the 19th century. Since then, wheat and poultry have declined greatly in significance, while soybeans and, to a lesser extent, dairy products and vegetables have played an increasingly important role. The mechanization and electrification of agriculture, beginning about 1910, proceeded at an unmatched pace in Illinois. Strong interest in scientific farming, including the use of hybrid corn, sophisticated animal-breeding techniques, and chemical fertilizers, has also fostered a steady, remarkable growth in agricultural productivity.

The number of farms reached a peak of 264,000 in 1900 and began declining rapidly after World War II, down to 73,000 in 2004. Total acreage in farming was 27.5 million acres (11.1 million hectares) in 2004, down from 32.8 million acres (13.3 million hectares) in 1990. The average farm size more than doubled from 124 acres (50 hectares) in 1900 to 377 acres (152 hectares) in 2004. The farm population, which averaged 1.2 million persons from 1880 to 1900, declined to 314,000 in 1980; by then, about half the people who lived on farms commuted to work in stores, shops, and offices.

The major agricultural region is the Corn Belt, covering all of central and about half of northern Illinois. Among the 50 states, Illinois ranked second only to Iowa in the production of corn and soybeans during 200004.

Agriculture is big business in the state, though very few farms are owned by corporations (except "family corporations," a tax device). The financial investment in agriculture is enormous, largely because of the accelerating cost of land. The value of land quadrupled during the 1970s to an average of $2,013 per acre in 1980, fell to $1,536 per acre by 1992, but rose to $2,210 by 1997 and $2,610 by 2004.

ANIMAL HUSBANDRY

Livestock is raised almost everywhere in Illinois, but production is concentrated especially in the west-central region. In 2005, Illinois farms had an estimated 1.38 million cattle and calves worth around $1.1 billion. Illinois farms had an estimated 4 million hogs and pigs in 2004, worth around $400 million. The Dairy Belt covers part of northern Illinois. Milk production in 2003 totaled an estimated 2 billion lb (0.9 billion kg). During 2003, Illinois poultry farmers sold an estimated 7.1 million lb (3.2 million kg) of chicken. An estimated 973 million eggs were produced in 2003, worth around $51 million.

FISHING

Commercial fishing is relatively insignificant in Illinois. Sport fishing is of modest importance in southern Illinois and around Lake Michigan. Some 450 lakes and ponds and 200 streams and rivers are open to the public. In 2004, there were 713,120 sport anglers licensed in Illinois. The state Division of Fisheries operates four fish hatcheries, producing more than 50 million fish of 18 species for stocking Illinois waters. In 2004, Illinois had 18 catfish farms covering 320 acres (130 hectares).

FORESTRY

Forestland covering 4,331,000 acres (1,753,000 hectares) makes up about 12% of the state's land area. Forests in the northern two-thirds of the state are predominately located in the northwestern part of the state and along major rivers and streams. The majority of Illinois's forests are located in the southern one-third of the state. Some 4,087,000 acres (1,654,000 hectares) are classified as commercial forests and 89% privately owned. As of 2005, Illinois had two national forests, with a total National Forest System acreage of 857,000 acres (347,000 hectares). In 2004, lumber production totaled 123 million board feet.

MINING

According to preliminary data from the US Geological Survey (USGS), the estimated value of Illinois nonfuel mineral production in 2003 was $911 million, a decrease from 2002 of about 1%. The USGS data ranked Illinois 16th among the 50 states by the total value of its nonfuel mineral production, accounting for around 2.5% of total US output.

All of the state's nonfuel mineral output in 2003 was accounted for by industrial minerals, of which crushed stone was the leading item produced, accounting for around 46% of all production by value. Portland cement ranked second at around 23%, while construction sand and gravel stood at nearly 17% and industrial sand and gravel at 8%. Lime, fuller's earth, and tripoli accounted for most of the remainder.

For 2003, preliminary data showed that Illinois produced 72.6 million metric tons of crushed stone, valued at $421 million; con-struction sand and gravel output totaled 33.2 million metric tons, or $153 million; and industrial sand and gravel production totaling 4.51 million metric tons, or $72.9 million. Portland cement production that same year came to 2.8 million metric tons, or an estimated $207 million.

Until 1997, Illinois was the only state with reported fluorspar production. A combination of increased competition from foreign imports and a decrease in the use of chlorofluorocarbons (because of environmental concerns) was mostly responsible for the decline in domestic production. Fluorspar had been mined commercially in Hardin County since 1870, and in 1996, the last two operating fluorspar mines in the United States were closed (making it difficult to obtain fluorite, the state mineral).

ENERGY AND POWER

Illinois is one of the nation's leading energy producers and consumers. As of 2003, Illinois had 92 electrical power service providers, of which 41 were publicly owned and 27 were cooperatives. Of the remainder, nine were investor owned, 11 were generation-only suppliers, 3 were delivery-only suppliers, and 1 was an owner of an independent generator that sold directly to customers. As of that same year, there were 5,457,799 retail customers. Of that total, 4,931,955 received their power from investor-owned service providers. Cooperatives accounted for 258,814 customers, while publicly owned providers had 254,387 customers. There were 12,642 generation-only customers and only one independent generator or "facility" customer. There were no data on the number of delivery-only customers.

Total net summer generating capability by the state's electrical generating plants in 2003 stood at 45.541 million kW, with total production that same year at 189.055 billion kWh. Of the total amount generated, 94.9% came from electric utilities, with the remainder coming from independent producers and combined heat and power service providers. The largest portion of all electric power generated, 94.733 billion kWh (50.1%), came from nuclear power plants, with coal-fired plants in second place at 87.981 billion kWh (46.5%) and natural gas-fired plants in third place at 3.902 billion kWh (2.1%). Other renewable power sources, petroleum, hydroelectric, and plants using other types of gases accounted for the remaining facilities.

As of 2006, Illinois had six nuclear power generating facilities: the Braidwood Station in Will County; the Byron plant in Ogle County; the Clinton Power Station near Clinton; the Dresden plant in Grundy County; the La Salle County plant; and the Quad Cities plant near the cities of Davenport, Rock Island, Moline, and East Moline.

As of 2004, Illinois had proven crude oil reserves of 92 million barrels, or less than 1% of all proven US reserves, while output that same year averaged 30,000 barrels per day. Including federal offshore domains, the state that year ranked 15th (14th excluding federal offshore) in proven reserves and 15th (14th excluding federal offshore) in production among the 31 producing states. In 2004, Illinois had 16,859 producing oil wells, accounting for 1% of all US production. The state's four refineries had a combined crude oil distillation capacity of 896,000 barrels per day.

In 2004, Illinois had 251 producing natural gas and gas condensate wells. In that same year, marketed gas production (all gas produced excluding gas used for repressuring, vented and flared, and nonhydrocarbon gases removed) totaled 174 million cu ft (4.9 million cu m).

Coal is abundant throughout Illinois, with the largest mines in the south and central regions. Coal mining reached its peak in the 1920s but suffered thereafter from high pricing policies, the Depression of the 1930s, and environmental restrictions against burning high-sulfur coal in the 1970s. In 2004, Illinois had 19 producing coal mines, seven of which were surface mines and 12 were underground. Coal production that year totaled 31,853,000 short tons, up from 31,640,000 short tons in 2003. Of the total produced in 2004, underground mines accounted for 26,907,000 short tons. Recoverable coal reserves in 2004 totaled 796 million tons. One short ton equals 2,000 lb (0.907 metric tons).

INDUSTRY

Manufacturing in Illinois, concentrated in but not limited to Chicago, has always been diverse. Before 1860s, small gristmills, bakeries, and blacksmith shops handled what little manufacturing was done. Industry tripled in size in the 1860s, doubled in the 1870s, and doubled again in the 1880s, until manufacturing employment leveled off at 10%-12% of the population. Value added by manufacture grew at a compound annual rate of 8.1% between 1860 and 1900 and at a rate of 6.3% until 1929.

According to the US Census Bureau's Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM) for 2004, Illinois' manufacturing sector covered some 20 product subsectors. The shipment value of all products manufactured in the state that same year was $210.042 billion. Of that total, food manufacturing accounted for the largest share at $32.669 billion. It was followed by chemical manufacturing at $28.221 billion; machinery manufacturing at $26.085 billion; fabricated metal product manufacturing at $18.620 billion; petroleum and coal products manufacturing at $18.109 billion; and plastics and rubber products manufacturing at $12.759 billion.

In 2004, a total of 676,061 people in Illinois were employed in the state's manufacturing sector, according to the ASM. Of that total, 466,252 were actual production workers. In terms of total employment, the fabricated metal product manufacturing industry accounted for the largest portion of all manufacturing employees at 103,818, with 76,955 actual production workers. It was followed by machinery manufacturing at 84,390 employees (52,647 actual production workers); food manufacturing at 80,454 employees (59,980 actual production workers); plastics and rubber products manufacturing at 55,183 employees (42,305 actual production workers); and chemical manufacturing with 49,396 employees (25,740 actual production workers).

ASM data for 2004 showed that the state's manufacturing sector paid $29.166 billion in wages. Of that amount, the fabricated metal product manufacturing sector accounted for the largest share at $4.243 billion. It was followed by machinery manufacturing at $3.915 billion; chemical manufacturing at $2.951 billion; food manufacturing at $2.851 billion; and transportation equipment manufacturing at $2.211 billion.

By far the leading industrial center is Chicago, followed by Rockford, the East St. Louis area, Rock Island and Moline in the Quad Cities region, and Peoria.

COMMERCE

Chicago is the leading wholesaling center of the Midwest. According to the 2002 Census of Wholesale Trade, the wholesale trade sector had sales that year totaling $317.4 billion from 20,520 establishments. Wholesalers of durable goods accounted for 11,911 establishments, followed by nondurable goods wholesalers at 6,670 and electronic markets, agents, and brokers accounting for 1,939 establishments. Sales by durable goods wholesalers in 2002 totaled $155.7 billion, while wholesalers of nondurable goods saw sales of $135.7 billion. Electronic markets, agents, and brokers in the wholesale trade industry had sales of $25.9 billion.

In the 2002 Census of Retail Trade, Illinois was listed as having 43,022 retail establishments with sales of $131.4 billion. The leading types of retail businesses (by number of establishments) were food and beverage stores (6,114); clothing and clothing accessories stores (6,078); miscellaneous store retailers (4,965); motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts dealers (4,375); and gasoline stations (4,153). In terms of sales, motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts stores accounted for the largest share of retail sales at $32.6 billion, followed by food and beverage stores at $18.7 billion; general merchandise stores at $18.4 billion; nonstore retailers at $13.05 billion; and building material/garden equipment and supplies dealers at $10.9 billion. A total of 601,465 people were employed by the retail sector in Illinois that year.

Illinois ranked sixth among the states in exports with estimated exports of $35.8 billion in 2005.

CONSUMER PROTECTION

The Office of the Attorney General is the most active protector of Illinois consumers with its Consumer Protection Division, which handles around 28,000 complaints a year. Within the Consumer Protection Division are the Franchise Bureau, Health Care Bureau, Charitable Trusts Bureau, and Consumer Fraud Bureau. The Department of Insurance also has a Consumer Division. The Department of Human Rights was established in 1979 to protect individuals in regard to employment, public accommodations, and other areas. Nearly half of all claims involve motor vehicle or home repair fraud in the state of Illinois.

The Illinois Office of the Attorney General can initiate civil, and, in antitrust actions, criminal proceedings; it can also represent the state before state and federal regulatory agencies; and is responsible for the administration of consumer protection and education programs; and the handling of consumer complaints. However, the office has only limited subpoena powers. In antitrust actions, the Attorney General's Office can act on behalf of those consumers who are incapable of acting on their own and can initiate damage actions on behalf of the state in state courts. However, the office cannot represent counties, cities, and other governmental entities in recovering civil damages under state or federal law.

The state's Consumer Fraud Bureau has offices in Carbondale, Chicago, and Springfield. The Governor's Office of Citizens Assistance is located in Springfield. The cities of Chicago and Des Plaines also have offices devoted to consumer protection.

BANKING

Banking was highly controversial in 19th-century Illinois. Modernizers stressed the need for adequate venture capital and money supplies, but traditionalist farmers feared they would be impoverished by an artificial "money monster." Efforts to create a state bank floundered in confusion, while the dubious character of most private banknotes inspired the state to ban private banks altogether. The major breakthrough came during the Civil War, when federal laws encouraged the establishment of strong national banks in all the larger cities, and Chicago quickly became the financial center of the Midwest. Apart from the 1920s and early 1930s, when numerous neighborhood and small-town banks folded, the banking system has flourished. The Bureau of Banks and Trust Companies at the Office of Banks and Real Estate regulates state-chartered banks and trust companies.

As of June 2005, Illinois had 718 insured banks, savings and loans, and saving banks, plus 366 state-chartered and 117 federally chartered credit unions (CUs). Illinois had the highest number of banks of any state (Texas was second with 677) in 2005, due in large part to past state regulations that restricted branch banking. From 1870 through 1970, even the state's largest banks were limited to just one office. However, by 1993, branch banking without limitation had become available. Excluding the CUs, the Chicago-Naperville-Joliet market area accounted for the vast bulk of the state's financial institutions and deposits in 2004, with 309 institutions and $239.618 billion in deposits. The Bloomington-Normal area was second in terms of deposits with $9.549 billion, while the Davenport-Moline-Rock Island area (which includes portions of Iowa and Illinois) was tied with Peoria for second place in the number of financial institutions at 46 each. As of June 2005, CUs accounted for 5.8% of all assets held by all financial institutions in the state, or some $22.192 billion. Banks, savings and loans, and savings banks collectively accounted for the remaining 94.2% or $357.480 billion in assets held.

As of fourth quarter 2005, the median net interest margin (the difference between the lower rates offered to savers and the higher rates charged on loans) stood at 3.70%, down from 3.71% in 2004, but up from 3.67% in 2003. The median percentage of pastdue/nonaccrual loans to total loans for the same time periods stood at 1.59%, 1.63%, and 1.78%, respectively.

INSURANCE

Illinois is a major center of the insurance industry. In 2004, there were 8 million individual life insurance policies in force with a total value of over $636 billion; total value for all categories of life insurance (individual, group, and credit) was over $1 trillion. The average coverage amount was $79,100 per policy holder. Death benefits paid that year totaled $2.66 billion.

In 2003, 71 life and health insurance and 186 property and casualty insurance companies were domiciled in Illinois. In 2004, direct premiums for property and casualty insurance totaled $21.2 billion. That year, there were 44,444 flood insurance policies in force in the state, with a total value of $5.4 billion. About $1.1 billion of coverage was offered through FAIR (Fair Access to Insurance) Plans, which are designed to offer coverage for some natural circumstances, such as wind and hail, in high-risk areas.

Illinois fire and casualty companies are among the US leaders. State Farm is based in Bloomington, and Allstate, a subsidiary of Sears, Roebuck, is in Chicago. Blue Cross-Blue Shield, the nation's largest hospital and medical insurance program, is headquartered in Chicago.

In 2004, 58% of state residents held employment-based health insurance policies, 5% held individual policies, and 21% were covered under Medicare and Medicaid; 14% of residents were uninsured. In 2003, employee contributions for employment-based health coverage averaged 17% for single coverage and 23% for family coverage. The state offers a nine-month health benefits expansion program for small-firm employees in connection with the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA, 1986), a health insurance program for those who lose employment-based coverage due to termination or reduction of work hours.

In 2003, there were over 7.3 million auto insurance policies in effect for private passenger cars. Required minimum coverage includes bodily injury liability of up to $20,000 per individual and $40,000 for all persons injured in an accident, as well as property damage liability of $15,000. Uninsured motorist coverage is also mandatory. In 2003, the average expenditure per vehicle for insurance coverage was $760.98.

SECURITIES

The Chicago Stock Exchange (CHX) is the third most active stock exchange in the United States by volume. It was founded in 1882. After a 1949 merger with the St. Louis, Cleveland, and Minneapolis/St. Paul stock exchanges, the organization was known as the Midwest Stock Exchange. The New Orleans Stock Exchange was added to the group in 1959. The name reverted back to Chicago Stock Exchange in 1993. As of 2006, the CHX trades over 3,500 NYSE, AMEX, NASDAQ, and CHX-exclusive issues.

The most intensive trading in Chicago takes place on the three major commodity exchanges. The Chicago Board of Trade has set agricultural prices for the world since 1848, especially in soybeans, corn, and wheat. The Chicago Mercantile Exchange specializes in pork bellies (bacon), live cattle, potatoes, and eggs; since 1972, it has also provided a market for world currency futures. The Mid-America Commodity Exchange, the smallest of the three, has a colorful ancestry dating from 1868. It features small-lot futures contracts on soybeans, silver, corn, wheat, and live hogs.

In 2005, there were 3,540 personal financial advisers employed in the state and 14,940 securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents. In 2004, there were over 449 publicly traded companies within the state, with over 120 NASDAQ companies, 195 NYSE listings, and 53 AMEX listings. In 2006, the state had 32 Fortune 500 companies; State Farm Insurance Companies (with mutual funds listed on NASDAQ) ranked first in the state and 22nd in the nation with revenues of over $59.2 million, followed by the NYSE listed Boeing, Sears Holdings, Walgreens, and Motorola.

PUBLIC FINANCE

Among the larger states, Illinois is known for its low taxes and conservative fiscal policy. The Bureau of the Budget, under the governor's control, has major responsibility for the state's overall fiscal program, negotiating annually with key legislators, cabinet officers, and outside pressure groups. The governor then submits the budget to the legislature for amendment and approval. The fiscal year (FY) runs from 1 July to 30 June.

Fiscal year 2006 general funds were estimated at $27.5 billion for resources and $27.0 billion for expenditures. In fiscal year 2004, federal government grants to Illinois were nearly $16.5 billion.

In the federal budget for the 2007 fiscal year, Illinois was slated to receive $233.1 million for major cities throughout the state to fund buses, railcars, and maintenance facilities essential to sustaining public transportation systems that serve their communities; $96.6 million for the renovation of the Dirksen US Courthouse in Chicago, including the modernization of building systems and the

IllinoisState Government Finances
(Dollar amounts in thousands. Per capita amounts in dollars.)
AMOUNT PER CAPITA
Abbreviations and symbols: - zero or rounds to zero; (NA) not available; (X) not applicable.
source: U.S. Census Bureau, Governments Division, 2004 Survey of State Government Finances, January 2006.
Total Revenue 61,255,138 4,818.69
  General revenue 46,518,645 3,659.43
    Intergovernmental revenue 14,172,550 1,114.90
    Taxes 25,490,593 2,005.24
      General sales 6,922,587 544.57
      Selective sales 5,603,955 440.84
      License taxes 2,385,596 187.66
      Individual income tax 8,139,558 640.31
      Corporate income tax 2,068,574 162.73
      Other taxes 370,323 29.13
    Current charges 3,211,635 252.65
    Miscellaneous general revenue 3,643,867 286.65
  Utility revenue - -
  Liquor store revenue - -
  Insurance trust revenue 14,736,493 1,159.26
Total expenditure 53,429,176 4,203.05
  Intergovernmental expenditure 13.303,609 1,046.54
  Direct expenditure 40,125,567 3,156.51
    Current operation 26,072,092 2,050.98
    Capital outlay 2,467,325 194.09
    Insurance benefits and repayments 7,620,381 599.46
    Assistance and subsidies 1,280,524 100.73
    Interest on debt 2,685,245 211.24
Exhibit: Salaries and wages 5,974,189 469.96
Total expenditure 53,429,176 4,203.05
  General expenditure 45,808,795 3,603.59
    Intergovernmental expenditure 13,303,609 1,046.54
    Direct expenditure 32,505,186 2,557.05
  General expenditures, by function:
    Education 15,272,814 1,201.45
    Public welfare 12,694,089 998.59
    Hospitals 994,622 78.24
    Health 2,696,902 212.15
    Highways 3,096,955 243.62
    Police protection 399,085 31.39
    Correction 1,284,453 101.04
    Natural resources 395,095 31.08
    Parks and recreation 373,134 29.35
    Government administration 1,395,966 109.81
    Interest on general debt 2,685,245 211.24
    Other and unallocable 4,520,435 355.60
  Utility expenditure - -
  Liquor store expenditure - -
  Insurance trust expenditure 7,620,381 599.46
Debt at end of fiscal year 48,726,054 3,833.08
Cash and security holdings 104,783,007 8,242.84

renovation of interior space; $42.8 million to continue the construction and rehabilitation of transit rail systems in Chicago; $38 million in incremental funding for a $152 million project for the construction of a US I-80 to I-88 north-south connector in Illinois; $37.5 million in incremental funding for a $150 million project for the Mississippi River Bridge in Illinois; $13.5 million to improve public transportation in Illinois for the elderly, persons with disabilities, and persons with lower-incomes providing access to job and health care facilities; and $12.4 million to provide transportation in rural areas statewide meeting the needs of individuals that may have no other means of transportation.

TAXATION

In 2005, Illinois collected $26,412 million in tax revenues or $2,069 per capita, which placed it 29th among the 50 states in per capita tax burden. The national average was $2,192 per capita. Property taxes accounted for 0.2% of the total, sales taxes 27.2%, selective sales taxes 23.3%, individual income taxes 30.1%, corporate income taxes 8.3%, and other taxes 10.9%.

As of 1 January 2006, Illinois had one individual income tax bracket of 3.0%. The state taxes corporations at a flat rate of 7.3%.

In 2004, state and local property taxes amounted to $17,888,828,000 or $1,407 per capita. The per capita amount ranks the state ninth nationally. Local governments collected $17,831,744,000 of the total and the state government $57,084,000.

Illinois taxes retail sales at a rate of 6.25%. In addition to the state tax, local taxes on retail sales can reach as much as 3%, making for a potential total tax on retail sales of 9.25%. Food purchased for consumption off premises is taxable although at a lower rate. The tax on cigarettes is 98 cents per pack, which ranks 21st among the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Illinois taxes gasoline at 20.1 cents per gallon. This is in addition to the 18.4 cents per gallon federal tax on gasoline.

According to the Tax Foundation, for every federal tax dollar sent to Washington in 2004, Illinois citizens received $0.73 in federal spending.

ECONOMIC POLICY

The state's policy toward economic development has engendered political controversy since the 1830s. Before the Civil War, the Democrats in power usually tried to slow, though not reverse, the tide of rapid industrial and commercial growth. The Republican ascendancy between the 1850s and the 1930s (with a few brief interruptions) produced a generally favorable business climate, which in turn fostered rapid economic growth. The manufacturing sector eroded slowly in the 1960s and 1970s, as incentives and tax credits for new industry were kept at a modest level. In 1989, however, the state began to aggressively encourage companies undergoing modernization or commercializing new technologies by enacting the Technology Advancement and Development Act, which invests in companies developing advanced technologies for commercial purposes.

In 2006, the lead government agency coordinating economic development programs was the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), previously called the Department of Commerce and Community Affairs. The name change indicated a shift in emphasis toward inclusion ("no community left behind") in the economic downturn that followed the prosperous 1990sa shift, for instance, from primary emphasis on keeping up with the latest digital technology (as in the government's Science and Technology Initiative of 2000 that included "technology challenge" business and educational grants, and research funding) to a concern with bridging the "digital divide." The Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) was given managerial control of the Team Illinois initiative, which featured the pooling of resources of virtually every state agency, including the DCEO, to address the needs of the state's poorest communities. The goal of Team Illinois was to work with residents, elected officials, local business leaders, and community stakeholders to help build needed infrastructure. The creation of public-private partnerships and the empowerment of community stakeholders were to be central parts of the approach. Hopkins Park in Pembroke Township, a rural community in Kankakee County, was the first of four communities scheduled to receive Team Illinois assistance. Infrastructural improvements under way included road repair, a new Technology Learning Center, public-private partnerships to build affordable housing, the removal and cleanup of tire dumps (by the Illinois EPA), and health screenings and immunizations (by the Department of Public Health). Internationally, the DCEO's role is that of the "sales department for Illinois." It maintains trade and investment offices in Toronto, Mexico City, Tokyo, Warsaw, Johannesburg, Brussels, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. The promotion of jobs, tourism, minority-owned enterprises, and foreign markets for Illinois products is the department's major responsibility. The assistance by the DCEO includes equity capital and low interest loans for small businesses; low-interest financing to communities undergoing infrastructure improvements which help create or retain jobs; tax-exempt bonds for companies expanding or renovating their physical plant; and grants for employee training and retraining.

HEALTH

The infant mortality rate in October 2005 was estimated at 7.6 per 1,000 live births. The birth rate in 2003 was 14.4 per 1,000 population. The abortion rate stood at 23.2 per 1,000 women in 2000. In 2003, about 85.4% of pregnant woman received prenatal care beginning in the first trimester. In 2004, approximately 83% of children received routine immunizations before the age of three.

The crude death rate in 2002 was 8.5 deaths per 1,000 population. The same year, the death rates for major causes of death (per 100,000 resident population) were as follows: heart disease, 244.6; cancer, 196.3; cerebrovascular diseases, 57; chronic lower respiratory diseases, 38.3; and diabetes, 23.9. The mortality rate from HIV infection was 3.9 per 100,000 population. In 2004, the reported AIDS case rate was at about 13.2 per 100,000 population. In 2002, about 55.8% of the populations was considered overweight or obese. As of 2004, about 22.2% of state residents were smokers.

Hospitals abound in Illinois, with Chicago serving as a diagnostic and treatment center for patients throughout the Midwest. In 2003, Illinois had 192 community hospitals with about 35,000 beds. There were about 1.5 million patient admissions that year and 27 million outpatient visits. The average daily inpatient census was about 22,400 patients. The average cost per day for hospital care was $1,497. Also in 2003, there were about 827 certified nursing facilities in the state with 106,734 beds and an overall occupancy rate of about 74.8%. In 2004, it was estimated that about 72.6% of all state residents had received some type of dental care within the year. Illinois had 284 physicians per 100,000 resident population in 2004 and 803 nurses per 100,000 in 2005. In 2004, there was a total of 7,958 dentists in the state.

In 2005, University of Chicago Hospitals ranked 14th on the Honor Roll of Best Hospitals 2005 by U.S. News & World Report. In the same report, the hospital ranked seventh in the nation for best care in cancer. Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, ranked within the top 25 hospitals for best reputation in pediatric care.

About 21% of state residents were enrolled in Medicaid and Medicare programs in 2004. Approximately 14% of the state population was uninsured in 2004. In 2003, state health care expenditures totaled $13.2 million.

SOCIAL WELFARE

Prior to the 1930s, social welfare programs were the province of county government and private agencies. Asylums, particularly poor farms, were built in most counties following the Civil War; they provided custodial care for orphans, the very old, the helpless, sick, and itinerant "tramps." Most people who needed help, however, turned to relatives, neighbors, or church agencies. The local and private agencies were overwhelmed by the severe Depression of the 1930s, forcing first the state and then the federal government to intervene. Social welfare programs are implemented by county agencies but funded by local and state taxes and federal aid.

In 2004, about 392,000 people received unemployment benefits, with the average weekly unemployment benefit at $279. In fiscal year 2005, the estimated average monthly participation in the food stamp program included about 1,158,271 persons (520,350 households); the average monthly benefit was about $100.73 per person. That year, the total of benefits paid through the state for the food stamp program was about $1.4 billion.

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), the system of federal welfare assistance that officially replaced Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) in 1997, was reauthorized through the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005. TANF is funded through federal block grants that are divided among the states based on an equation involving the number of recipients in each state. In 2004, the state TANF program had 89,000 recipients; state and federal expenditures on this TANF program totaled $132 million in fiscal year 2003.

In December 2004, Social Security benefits were paid to 1,883,750 Illinois residents. This number included 1,221,330 retired workers, 195,560 widows and widowers, 210,030 disabled workers, 100,520 spouses, and 156,300 children. Social Security beneficiaries represented 14.8% of the total state population and 90.2% of the state's population age 65 and older. Retired workers received an average monthly payment of $993; widows and widowers, $960; disabled workers, $924; and spouses, $498. Payments for children of retired workers averaged $492 per month; children of deceased workers, $652; and children of disabled workers, $277. Federal Supplemental Security Income payments went to 255,624 Illinois residents in December 2004, averaging $427 a month. An additional $2.3 million of state-administered supplemental payments were distributed to 30,501 residents.

HOUSING

Flimsy cabins and shacks provided rude shelter for many Illinoisans in pioneer days. Later, the balloon-frame house, much cheaper to build than traditional structures, became a trademark of the Prairie State. After a third of Chicago's wooden houses burned in 1871, the city moved to enforce more stringent building codes. The city's predominant dwelling then became the three- or five-story brick apartment house. Great mansions were built in elite areas of Chicago (first Prairie Avenue, later the Gold Coast), and high-rise lakefront luxury apartments first became popular in the 1920s. In the 1970s, Chicago pioneered the conversion of luxury apartment buildings to condominiums.

In 2004, there were an estimated 5,094,186 housing units in Illinois, of which 4,659,791 were occupied; 69.2% were owner occupied. About 58.9% of all units were single-family, detached homes. Most units rely on utility gas for heating. It was estimated that 247,234 units were without telephone service, 15,492 lacked complete plumbing facilities, and 16,789 lacked complete kitchen facilities. The average household had 2.66 members.

In 2004, 59,800 new privately owned units were authorized for construction. The median home value was $167,711. The median monthly cost for mortgage owners was $1,370, while renters paid a median of $698 per month. In 2006, the state received over $32.4 million in community development block grants from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The city of Chicago received similar grants of over $85 million.

EDUCATION

In 1854, Ninian Edwards became the first superintendent of public education. His first and most difficult task was to convince pioneer parents that a formal education was a necessary part of the lives of their children. By the mid-1870s, education in Illinois had become a going enterprise. Edwards helped create an outstanding public school system, although the city of Chicago was hard-pressed to construct enough school buildings to serve the growing numbers of students until foreign immigration subsided in the 1920s. The dedication of these educators continued to improve the quality of education, but it was not until the development of a good highway system and state funding for the transporting of students that rural Illinois would see the demise of one-room schoolhouses. In one decade, 194454, state-mandated school consolidation/reorganization reduced the number of school districts from 11,955 to 2,607.

In 2004, 86.8% of the Illinois population 25 years and over held high school diplomas, with 27.4% continuing their education and earning a bachelor's degree or higher.

Total public school enrollment for fall 2002 stood at 2,084,000. Of these, 1,488,00 attended schools from kindergarten through grade eight, and 597,000 attended high school. Approximately 57.4% of the students were white, 21.1% were black, 17.7% were Hispanic, 3.6% were Asian/Pacific Islander, and 0.2% were American Indian/Alaskan Native. Total enrollment was estimated at 2,086,000 in fall 2003 and expected to be 2,118,000 by fall 2014, an increase of 1.6% during the period 200214. Expenditures for public education in 2003/04 were estimated at $21 billion. Non-public schools, dominated by Chicago's extensive Roman Catholic school system, have shown a slight decrease since the early 1980s. In fall 2003, 270,490 students were enrolled in 1,346 private schools. Since 1969, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has tested public school students nationwide. The resulting report, The Nation's Report Card, stated that in 2005, eighth graders in Illinois scored 278 out of 500 in mathematics, the same as the national average.

As of fall 2002, there were 776,622 students enrolled in college or graduate school; minority students comprised 31% of total postsecondary enrollment. As of 2005, Illinois had 173 degree-granting institutions. The University of Illinois system has both the largest and smallest public university campuses. The University of Illinois at Springfield was formerly Sangamon State University. Champaign-Urbana is the state's most populous campus. Nearly half of all Illinois college students attend one of the state's 48 public community colleges.

ARTS

The Illinois Arts Council was founded in 1965. In 2005, state organizations received 92 grants totaling $2,903,600 from the National Endowment for the Arts. The Illinois Humanities Council, founded in 1974, offers programs that include a lecture/presentation series program called the Heartland Chautauqua and the Odyssey Project, as of 2006 an ongoing opportunity, which offers free college-level courses in the humanities to individuals with incomes below the poverty level. In 2005, the National Endowment for the Humanities sponsored 49 grants for state programs, with a total contribution of $5,957,480. A humanities fellowship of $210,000 was awarded to the American Institute of Indian Studies in Chicago in 2003.

Chicago emerged in the late 19th century as the leading arts center of the Midwest, and as of 2005, it continued to hold this premier position. The major downstate facilities include the Krannert Center at the University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana), founded in 1969having served more than 350,000 people annually.

Architecture is the outstanding art form in Illinois. Chicagowhere the first skyscrapers were built in the 1880shas been a mecca for modern commercial and residential architects ever since the fire of 1871. The Art Institute of Chicago, incorporated in 1879, is the leading art museum in the state. Although its holdings, largely donated by wealthy Chicagoans, cover all the major periods, its French Impressionist collection is especially noteworthy. In 2005, the Art Institute of Chicago revealed the master plans for a new buildingthe last addition to the museum was made in 1988. The museum commissioned architect Renzo Piano to design the $200 million project; the new building was scheduled to open to the public in 2009. Another example of bold contemporary architecture is the $l72-million State of Illinois Center in Chicago, which opened in 1985.

Theater groups aboundthere were 116 theatrical producers in 1982notably in Chicago, where the Second City comedy troupe and the Steppenwolf Theatre are located; the city's best playwrights and performers, however, often gravitate to Broadway in New York or Hollywood. Film production was an important industry in Illinois before 1920, when operations shifted to the sunnier climate and more opulent production facilities of southern California. By the early 1980s, however, the Illinois Film Office had staged an impressive comeback, and television films and motion pictures were being routinely shot in the state. In 2004, films shot in Illinois included Spiderman 2, I Robot, Oceans 12, and Batman Begins.

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, organized by Theodore Thomas in 1891, quickly acquired world stature; its permanent conductors have included Frederick Stock, Fritz Reiner, Sir George Solti, who regularly took the symphony on triumphant European tours, and Daniel Barenboim (since 1991). German immigrants founded many musical societies in Chicago in the late 19th century, when the city also became a major center of musical education. Opera flourished in Chicago in the early 20th century, collapsed during the early 1930s, but was reborn through the founding of the Lyric Opera in 1954. Chicago's most original musical contribution was jazz, imported from the South by black musicians in the 1920s. Such jazz greats as King Oliver, Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Benny Goodman, and Gene Krupa all worked or learned their craft in the speakeasies and jazz houses of the city's South Side. More recently, Chicago became the center of an urban blues movement, using electric rather than acoustic guitars and influenced by jazz. The Jazz Institute of Chicago was founded in 1969 and provides such programs as the Jazz Fair, also known as, the Winter Delights Jazz Fair and the JazzCity Series.

The seamy side of Chicago has fascinated writers throughout the 20th century. Well-known American novels set in Chicago include two muckraking works, Frank Norris's The Pit (1903) and Upton Sinclair's The Jungle (1906), as well as James T. Farrell's Studs Lonigan (1935) and Saul Bellow's The Adventures of Augie March (1953). Famous American plays associated with Chicago are The Front Page (1928), by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur, and A Raisin in the Sun (1959), by Lorraine Hansberry.

LIBRARIES AND MUSEUMS

For the fiscal year ending in June 2001, Illinois had 629 public library systems, with a total of 786 libraries, of which 157 were branches. Libraries and library science are particularly strong in Illinois. In that same year, the state's public library systems had a combined book and serial publications stock of 41,620,000 volumes and a total circulation of 83,703,000. The system also had 1,991,000 audio and 1,309,000 video items, 412,000 electronic format items (CD-ROMs, magnetic tapes, and disks), and 25 bookmobiles. The facilities in Peoria, Oak Park, Evanston, Rockford, and Quincy are noteworthy; the Chicago Public Library system (with 6,490,452 volumes) operates 89 branch libraries and the Illinois Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. The outstanding libraries of the University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana) and the University of Chicago (with over 8,000,000 and 6,419,936 volumes respectively) constitute the state's leading research facilities, and the University of Illinois has a famous library school. Principal historical collections are located at the Newberry Library in Chicago, the Illinois State Historical Society in Springfield, and the Chicago Historical Society. In fiscal year 2001, operating income for the public library system totaled $512,341,000, which included $2,850,000 in federal grants and $37,445,000 in state grants.

Illinois has 277 museums and historical sites. Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History, with an annual attendance of over 1.2 million, has sponsored numerous worldwide expeditions in the course of acquiring some 13 million anthropological, zoological, botanical, and geological specimens. The Museum of Science and Industry, near the University of Chicago, attracts two million visitors a year, mostly children, to see its exhibits of industrial technology. Also noteworthy are the Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium, and the Oriental Institute Museum of the University of Chicago. The Brookfield Zoo, near Chicago, opened in 1934; smaller zoos can be found in Chicago's Lincoln Park and in Peoria, Elgin, and other cities.

Just about every town has one or more historic sites authenticated by the state. The most popular is New Salem, near Springfield, where Abraham Lincoln lived from 1831 to 1837. Its reconstruction, begun by press magnate William Randolph Hearst in 1906, includes one original cabin and numerous replicas. The most important archaeological sites are the Dixon Mounds, 40 mi (64 km) south of Peoria, and the Koster Excavation in Calhoun County, north of St. Louis, Missouri.

COMMUNICATIONS

Illinois has an extensive communications system. The state's households with telephones numbered about 90.1% of all households in 2004. In addition, by June of that same year there were 7,529,966 mobile wireless telephone subscribers. In 2003, 60.0% of Illinois households had a computer and 51.1% had Internet access. By June 2005, there were 1,854,004 high-speed lines in Illinois, 1,658,639 residential and 195,365 for business.

Illinois had 36 major AM and 130 major FM commercial radio stations in 2005, when 31 major television stations served the state. In 1999, the Chicago area had the third-largest number of television households of all metropolitan areas (3,204,710), with cable in 65%.

In 1979, WGN-TV in Chicago became a "superstation," with sports programs, movies, and advertising. Although the three major networks own stations in Chicago, they originate very little programming from the city. However, as a major advertising center, Chicago produces many commercials and industrial films. Most educational broadcasting in Illinois comes from state universities and the Chicago public and Catholic school systems.

A total of 259,713 Internet domain names were registered in the state in the year 2000.

PRESS

The state's first newspaper, the Illinois Herald, was begun in Kas-kaskia in 1814. From the 1830s through the end of the 19th century, small-town weeklies exerted powerful political influence. After 1900, however, publishers discovered that they needed large circulations to appeal to advertisers, so they toned down their partisanship and began adding a broad range of features to attract a wider audience.

The most popular magazines published in Chicago are Playboy and Ebony. Many specialized trade and membership magazines, such as the Lion and the Rotarian, are published in Chicago, which is also the printing and circulation center for many magazines edited in New York. The popular Cricket Magazine for children is published in LaSalle-Peru.

As of 2005, Illinois had 26 morning newspapers (including all-day papers), 41 evening dailies, and 32 Sunday papers. The Illinois editions of St. Louis newspapers are also widely read. The Chicago Tribune was the eighth-largest daily and fourth-largest Sunday newspaper nationwide in 2005, based on circulation figures.

The following table shows the state's leading dailies with their 2005 estimated circulations:

AREA NAME DAILY SUNDAY
Chicago Sun-Times (m,S) 481,980 377,640
Tribune (m,S) 600,988 963,927
Peoria Journal Star (m,S) 76,879 87,188
Rockford Register Star (m,S) 64,518 77,183
Springfield State Journal-Register (m,S) 55,334 64,548

In 2005, there were 459 weekly publications in Illinois. Of these there are 310 paid weeklies, 64 free weeklies, and 85 combined weeklies. The total circulation of paid weeklies (1,420,940) and free weeklies (1,459,988) is 2,880,938. The Chicago paid weekly, Southwest News-Herald, ranked fifth in the United States based on its circulation of 54,000, and the Des Plaines, Mount Prospect Journal, ranked second in the United States based on circulation for combined weeklies, 90,996. Two Illinois shopping publicationsthe Chicago Local Values (1,672,500) and the Tinley Park Penny Saver (456,953)ranked second and twelfth in the United States, respectively.

ORGANIZATIONS

Before the Civil War, Yankee-dominated towns and cities in northern Illinois sponsored lyceums, debating circles, women's clubs, temperance groups, and antislavery societies. During the 20th century, Chicago's size and central location attracted the headquarters of numerous national organizations, though far fewer than New York or, more recently, Washington, D.C.

In 2006, there were over 15,985 nonprofit organizations registered within the state, of which about 10,432 were registered as charitable, educational, or religious organizations. Major national service and fraternal bodies with headquarters in Chicago or nearby suburbs include the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the USA, Lions Clubs International, Loyal Order of Moose, and Rotary International.

Chicago has long been a center for professional organizations, among them the most powerful single US medical group, the American Medical Association, founded in 1847, and the American Hospital Association, begun in 1898. Other major groups include associations of surgeons, dentists, veterinarians, osteopaths, and dietitians, as well as the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and the National Easter Seal Society. The national offices of the Alzheimer's Association are in Chicago.

The American Bar Association has its headquarters in Chicago, as do several smaller legal groups, including the American Judicature Society and the Commercial Law League of America. Librarians also have a base in Chicago; the American Library Association, the Society of American Archivists, and the associations of law and medical librarians are all headquartered in the city. The National Parent-Teacher Association is the only major national educational group. The Illinois State Historical Society promotes the study of state history.

A variety of trade organizations, such as the American Marketing Association, are based in Chicago, though many have moved to Washington, D.C. The American Farm Bureau Federation operates out of Park Ridge. The National Dairy Council is also based in the state. State agricultural organizations include the Illinois Corn Marketing Board, the Illinois Christmas Tree Association, and the Illinois Soybean Association. The National Women's Christian Temperance Union, one of the most important of all US pressure groups in the 19th century, has its headquarters in Evanston. The World Bocce Association is based in Elmhurst.

TOURISM, TRAVEL, AND RECREATION

The tourist industry is of special importance to Chicago, which has become the nation's leading convention center. Business travel accounts for 36% of all state travel in 2004, when tourism and travel expenditures contributed some $24 billion to the state economy. Over 300,000 people were employed in the industry. In 2004, Illinois generated $764 billion in tourism payroll.

Chicago's chief tourist attractions are its museums, restaurants, and shops. Chicago also boasts the world's tallest building, the Sears Tower, which is 110 stories and 1,454 feet (443 meters) high. Chicago entertains visitors with museums (Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum, Museum of Science and Industry, and Art Institute), shopping (Magnificent Mile along Michigan Avenue), and the Brookfield Zoo. There are 42 state parks, 4 state forests, 36,659 campsites, and 25 state recreation places. Downtown Chicago is home to many public beaches and recreation areas on Lake Michigan. The Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Springfield was one of the state's most popular tourist attractions; the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum opened to the public on 14 October 2004 (library) and 16-19 April 2005 (museum). Galesburg, Illinois is the home of poet Carl Sandburg. In Nauvoo, visitors can see a re-creation of the original Mormon Temple. Spoon River Drive, in Fulton County, will take tourists past places mentioned in Edgar Lee Masters' Spoon River Anthology. Hartford, Illinois, has a Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center. The Ronald Reagan home and visitor center is located in Dixon, Illinois. Swimming, bicycling, hiking, camping, horseback riding, fishing, and motorboating are the most popular recreational activities. Even more popular than hunting is wildlife observation, an activity that engages millions of Illinoisans annually.

SPORTS

Illinois has six major professional sports teams, all of which play in Chicago: the Cubs and the White Sox of Major League Baseball, the Bears of the National Football League, the Bulls of the National Basketball Association, the Fire of Major League Soccer, and the Blackhawks of the National Hockey League.

The Cubs last won a World Series in 1908, the White Sox in 1917. The Bears won the Super Bowl in 1985. The Bulls established a remarkable basketball dynasty fueled by the play of Michael Jordan, perhaps the best athlete in the history of basketball, winning National Basketaball Association (NBA) championships in 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, and 1998. They were the first basketball team to win three consecutive championships since the Boston Celtics set the probably unbreakable record of eight consecutive titles from 1959 to 1966. The Bulls' string of titles ended, however, as Jordan retired in 1999 and the title-winning team was dismantled. The Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup in 1934, 1938, and 1961. The state also has minor league baseball, basketball, and hockey teams.

The White Sox built a new ballpark, Comiskey Park, which opened in 1993. The Cubs play their home games at Wrigley Field, perhaps one of the most venerable parks because of its ivy-covered outfield walls. Horse racing is very popular in the state, with parimutuel betting allowed. The Golden Glove Boxing Tournament is held annually in February in Chicago.

In collegiate sports, the emphasis is on basketball and football. The University of Illinois and Northwestern University compete in the Big Ten Conference. Illinois won the Rose Bowl in 1947, 1952, and 1964 and was named National Champion in 1923. In a remarkable revival of its football program, Northwestern won its first Big Ten title in 46 years in 1995. The Northwestern Wildcats played in the Rose Bowl for the first time since 1949, when they recorded their only victory in the New Year's Day game. Southern Illinois won the National Invitational Tournament in basketball in 1967. The DePaul Blue Demons of Conference USA consistently rank high among college basketball teams.

FAMOUS ILLINOISANS

Abraham Lincoln (b.Kentucky, 180965), 16th president of the United States, is the outstanding figure in Illinois history, having lived and built his political career in the state between 1830 and 1861. The only Illinois native to be elected president is Ronald Reagan (19112004), who left the state after graduating from Eureka College to pursue his film and political careers in California. Ulysses S. Grant (b.Ohio, 182285), the nation's 18th president, lived in Galena on the eve of the Civil War. Adlai E. Stevenson (b.Kentucky, 18351914), founder of a political dynasty, served as US vice president from 1893 to 1897, but was defeated for the same office in 1900. His grandson, also named Adlai E. Stevenson (b.California, 190065), served as governor of Illinois from 1949 to 1953, was the Democratic presidential nominee in 1952 and 1956, and ended his career as US ambassador to the United Nations. Charles Gates Dawes (b.Ohio, 18651951), a Chicago financier, served as vice president from 1925 to 1929 and shared the 1925 Nobel Peace Prize for the Dawes Plan to reorganize German finances. William Jennings Bryan (18601925), a leader of the free-silver and Populist movements, was the Democratic presidential nominee in 1896, 1900, and 1908.

US Supreme Court justices associated with Illinois include David Davis (b.Maryland, 181586); John M. Harlan (18991971); Chicago-born Arthur Goldberg (190890), who also served as US secretary of labor and succeeded Stevenson as UN ambassador; Harry A. Blackmun (190897); and John Paul Stevens (b.1920). Melville Fuller (b.Maine, 18331910) served as chief justice from 1888 to 1910.

Many other politicians who played important roles on the national scene drew their support form the people of Illinois. They include Stephen Douglas (b.Vermont, 181361), senator from 1847 to 1861, Democratic Party leader and 1860 presidential candidate, but equally famous as Lincoln's opponent in a series of debates on slavery in 1858; Lyman Trumbull (b.Connecticut, 181396), senator from 1855 to 1873 who helped secure passage of the 13th and 14th amendments to the US Constitution; Joseph "Uncle Joe" Cannon (b.North Carolina, 18361926), Republican congressman from Danville for half a century and autocratic Speaker of the House from 1903 to 1911; Henry Rainey (18601934), Democratic Speaker of the House during 193334; Everett McKinley Dirksen (18961969), senator and colorful Republican leader during the 1950s and 1960s; Charles H. Percy (b.Florida, 1919), Republican senator from 1967 to 1985; John B. Anderson (b.1922), Republican congressman for 20 years and an independent presidential candidate in 1980; and Robert H. Michel (b.1923), House Republican leader in the 1980s.

Noteworthy governors of the state, in addition to Stevenson, were Richard Yates (b.Kentucky, 181573), who maintained Illinois's loyalty to the Union during the Civil War and Richard J. Daley (190276) was the Democratic boss and mayor of Chicago from 1955 to 1976.

Phyllis Schlafly (b.Missouri, 1924) of Alton became nationally known as an antifeminist conservative crusader during the 1970s. An outstanding Illinoisan was Jane Addams (18601935), founder of Hull House (1889), author, reformer, prohibitionist, feminist, and tireless worker for world peace; in 1931, she shared the Nobel Peace Prize. A Nobel award in literature went to Saul Bellow (b.Canada, 19152005), and the economics prize was given to Milton Friedman (b.New York, 1912), leader of the so-called Chicago School of economists, and to Theodore Schultz (b.South Dakota, 190298) in 1979.

Some of the most influential Illinoisans have been religious leaders; many of them also exercised social and political influence. Notable are Methodist circuit rider Peter Cartwright (b.Virginia, 17851872); Dwight Moody (b.Massachusetts, 183799), leading force in the National Women's Christian Temperance Union and the feminist cause; Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini (b.Italy, 18501917), the first American to be canonized; Bishop Fulton J. Sheen (18951979), influential spokesman for the Roman Catholic Church; Elijah Muhammad (Elijah Poole, b.Georgia, 18971975), leader of the Black Muslim movement; and Jesse Jackson (b.North Carolina, 1941), civil rights leader and one of the most prominent black spokesmen of the 1980s and 1990s.

Outstanding business and professional leaders who lived in Illinois include John Deere (b.Vermont, 180486), industrialist and inventor of the steel plow; Cyrus Hall McCormick (b.Virginia, 180984), inventor of the reaping machine; Nathan Davis (18171904), the "father of the American Medical Association"; railroad car inventor George Pullman (b.New York 183197); meatpacker Philip Armour (b.New York, 18321901); merchant Marshall Field (b.Massachusetts, 18341906); merchant Aaron Montgomery Ward (b.New Jersey, 18431913); sporting-goods manufacturer Albert G. Spalding (18501915); breakfast-food manufacturer Charles W. Post (18541911); William Rainey Harper (b.Ohio, 18561906), first president of the University of Chicago; and lawyer Clarence Darrow (b.Ohio, 18571938).

Artists who worked for significant periods in Illinois (usually in Chicago) include architects William Le Baron Jenney (b.Massachusetts, 18321907), Dankmar Adler (b.Germany, 18441900), Daniel H. Burnham (b.New York, 18461912), John Wellborn Root (b.Georgia, 185091), Louis Sullivan (b.Massachusetts, 18561924), Frank Lloyd Wright (b.Wisconsin, 18691959), and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (b.Germany, 18861969).

Important writers include humorist Finley Peter Dunne (18671936), creator of the fictional saloonkeeper-philosopher Mr. Dooley, and novelists Hamlin Garland (b.Wisconsin, 18601940), Edgar Rice Burroughs (18751950), John Dos Passos (18961970), Ernest Hemingway (18991961), and James Farrell (190479).

Performing artists connected with the state include opera stars Mary Garden (b.Scotland, 18771967) and Sherrill Milnes (b.1935); clarinetist Benny Goodman (190986); pop singers Mel Torme (192599) and Grace Slick (b.1939); jazz musician Miles Davis (b.192691); showmen Gower Champion (192180) and Robert Louis "Bob" Fosse (b.192787); comedians Jack Benny (Benjamin Kubelsky, 18941974), Harvey Korman (b.1927), Bob Newhart (b.1929), and Richard Pryor (19402005); and a long list of stage and screen stars, including Gloria Swanson (18991983), Ralph Bellamy (b.190491), Robert Young (190798), Karl Malden (Malden Sekulovich, b.1913), William Holden (191881), Jason Robards Jr. (19222000), Charlton Heston (b.1922), Rock Hudson (Roy Fitzgerald, 192585), Donald O'Connor (19252003), Bruce Dern (b.1936), and Raquel Welch (Raquel Tejeda, b.1942).

Dominant figures in the Illinois sports world include Ernest "Ernie" Banks (b.Texas, 1931) of the Chicago Cubs; Robert "Bobby" Hull (b.Canada, 1939) of the Chicago Black Hawks; owner George Halas (189583); and running backs Harold Edward "Red" Grange (b.Pennsylvania, 190391), Gale Sayers (b.Kansas, 1943), and Walter Payton (b.Mississippi, 195499) of the Chicago Bears; and collegiate football coach Amos Alonzo Stagg (b.New Jersey, 18621965).

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Illinois

ILLINOIS

ILLINOIS. The fertile plains of Illinois have served as a center for commerce and transportation since prehistoric times. Located in the center of the North American continent, Illinois has boundaries that are largely defined by three great rivers—the Mississippi, Ohio, and Wabash—and by the southern shore of Lake Michigan. A Paleo-Indian culture existed in Illinois at least as early as 8000 b.c.e. About 1000 c.e. a great Woodland (or Mississippian) Indian culture established its capital at Cahokia, near present-day East St. Louis. Here at least twenty thousand inhabitants built huge earthen mounds, fortified their city with an elaborate log stockade, conducted trade with peoples on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, and dominated the economic and political life of the Mississippi River valley. Cahokia had been abandoned for two hundred years or more when the first Europeans arrived. In 1673 Jacques Marquette, a French Jesuit priest, and Louis Jolliet (Joliet) explored the Fox and Illinois rivers by canoe and met with peaceful Illini and Kaskaskia Indians. With their Indian guides the two French explorers reached the Mississippi River. Jolliet observed that a canal dug at the strategic portage where the Chicago River disappeared into the sandy marshes along the shore of Lake Michigan would link the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico. On a return voyage in 1675, Marquette established his first mission, the Church of the Immaculate Conception, on the north bank of the Illinois River. By 1680 the location of Marquette's mission was occupied by the Grand Village of the Kaskaskia (or Grand Village of the Illinois) and had grown to nearly seven thousand residents under the leadership of the French adventurer Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, who also built Fort Crevecoeur, near the present site of Peoria, and Fort St. Louis, at Starved Rock near La Salle, in 1680 and 1682, respectively.

For nearly a century French priests and soldiers slowly established outposts along the rivers of the Illinois country, including the Holy Family mission at Cahokia (near the ancient mound city) in 1699 and Kaskaskia, on the banks of the Mississippi, in 1703. Fort de Chartres developed from a rude wooden stockade to a formidable stone fortress between 1720 and 1753, and was intended to serve as the headquarters of an anticipated French colonial empire stretching across most of the central part of North America. Unable to transplant great numbers of settlers, the French colonial administration monitored trade with the Indians and governed with only a modest military presence. Overextended and outnumbered by the expansion of British colonization into the Ohio River valley, the French ultimately lost a war for empire in North America. In 1763, following the French and Indian War, the British gained control of all French lands in North America under the terms of the Treaty of Paris and, after delays caused by Pontiac's War, the British military peacefully took possession of the great Fort de Chartres. With the arrival of the British, many of the French abandoned Illinois and relocated across the Mississippi in the area around St. Louis, Missouri. In 1774 the British Parliament, anxious to assure their French subjects in the Mississippi valley that they would be well and effectively governed, passed the Quebec Act, placing all of the area that would become the Old Northwest, including Illinois, under the control of British authorities in Canada. This action nullified claims to this area by colonies such as Virginia, and was viewed as one of the "Intolerable Acts" by the Americans on the eve of the Revolutionary War.

During the American Revolution, George Rogers Clark led a Virginia militia unit across southern Illinois on foot to attack a surprised British garrison at Kaskaskia on 4 July 1778. Clark claimed all of Illinois for his native state. Virginia relinquished its claim on 1 March 1784, and Illinois (along with Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, and all of Minnesota east of the Mississippi River) became part of the Northwest Territory governed under the Ordinances of 1785 and 1787. Conflicts between Indians and land-hungry white settlers defined the territorial period, and in 1811 the ineffective territorial governor, Ninian Edwards, sadly informed native chiefs: "My Children, I have found it almost impossible to prevent white people from rushing to your towns, to destroy your corn, burn your property, take your women and children prisoners, and murder your warriors." Still, Indian resistance led by Tecumseh's federation slowed white settlement, and the massacre of the garrison at Fort Dearborn (Chicago) in 1812 spread terror throughout the frontier.

Following the War of 1812, Indian resistance to white settlement was largely eliminated, and settlers streamed into southern Illinois, via the Ohio River, from Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee, and the Carolinas. Meanwhile, pioneers from New England and the Middle Atlantic states arrived in northern Illinois, often through the Great Lakes. The distinct political and cultural differences still evident in Illinois can be traced to this early settlement pattern. On 3 December 1818 the Illinois Territory became the nation's twenty-first state, with a northern boundary set at 42§30' to provide a generous shoreline on Lake Michigan and land for fourteen northern counties. At the time of its admission to the Union, Illinois probably had only about thirty-five thousand white inhabitants and several thousand slaves, most of them scattered on hardscrabble farms alongcrude trails in the southernmost part of the state between Shawneetown, on the Ohio River, and Kaskaskia. Much of the land along the Mississippi, known as the "American Bottom," was swampy, prone to flooding, and notorious for its disease-carrying mosquitoes. With the exception of the lead mining district around Galena in the state's northwest corner, the population in the first decades of statehood remained in the southernmost parts of the state. This rough, hilly region was called "Little Egypt" by the early pioneers, because they felt the land between the Mississippi and Ohio rivers resembled the Nile River delta; as a result of this perceived resemblance, residents in this region named one of their most important towns Cairo. State government was housed at Kaskasia in a small, rented cabin that eventually was carried away by flood waters, and the state's first governor, the semiliterate Shadrach Bond, favored the introduction of slavery as a means of providing a much-needed work force. By 1820 Illinois had fifty-five thousand inhabitants and the capital was moved to Vandalia, the terminus of the new National Road (today U.S. Route 40).

During its formative years the state government grappled with myriad problems resulting from the state's rapid and diverse development. An effort to amend the state's constitution to allow slavery was defeated in an 1824 referendum by a vote of 6,640 to 4,972. However, sympathy for slavery remained strong in southern Illinois, which bordered on the slave states of Kentucky and Missouri. In 1837 Elijah Lovejoy, an abolitionist newspaper publisher, was murdered in Alton and his press destroyed. In 1832, following the brief but bloody Black Hawk War, the Sauk and Fox Indians were forced to relinquish all claims to lands in Illinois. The Illinois governor proved powerless in his feeble attempts to quell anti-Mormon sentiment in western Illinois; in 1844 a vigilante-militia in Carthage murdered the charismatic leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons),

Joseph Smith, and his brother, Hyrum. Several thousand of Smith's followers, under the leadership of Brigham Young, soon abandoned their settlement at Nauvoo and began their journey to Utah. In 1837 the legislature once again moved the capital, this time to Spring field—in the very center of the state and closer to the most fertile and rapidly developing regions. The first decades of statehood witnessed an extraordinary growth in the state's population; it reached nearly half a million people by 1840, almost a tenfold increase since statehood just two decades earlier. Key to this amazing growth, as settlers filled the rich prairie lands of central and northern Illinois, was an excellent transportation system. Steamboats navigated the Mississippi, Ohio, Wabash, and Illinois rivers, facilitating the movement of settlers and goods. The legislature approved "an Act to establish and maintain a general system of internal improvements" in 1837, and this led to the construction of the one-hundred-mile Illinois and Michigan Canal. Opened in 1848, it linked the rising metropolis of Chicago with the Illinois River at La Salle, from which river traffic could proceed from Lake Michigan to the Mississippi River and ultimately the Gulf of Mexico. The canal was not commercially successful because it soon faced competition from railroads. Chartered in 1851, the Illinois Central Railroad (for which Abraham Lincoln served as an attorney) used federal and state subsidies, along with $25 million of private capital, to construct more than seven hundred miles of track connecting Chicago with Cairo and Galena to form a Y across the fertile prairie. By the mid-1850s Illinois had the nation's most modern network of railroads and Chicago had become the Midwest's railroad center.

In 1860, the year an Illinois Republican, Abraham Lincoln, was elected president, following his loss to Stephen A. Douglas in the nationally significant election for the U.S. Senate just two years earlier, the state's population had swelled to 1,715,000; over a quarter of a million of them served in the Civil War, and thirty-four thousand died fighting for the Union. Although pro-slavery, Confederate sympathizers (Copperheads) in Illinois organized themselves as the Sons of Liberty or Knights of the Golden Circle and opposed the Union cause, sometimes with violence, there was otherwise little opposition to the war in the state. Meanwhile, Chicago prospered as the Union's central warehouse for military operations in the West.

Between the Civil War and the turn of the century, farmers transformed vast stretches of prairie grassland into neat, square fields of corn and other grains, and pasture for cattle and hogs. However, farm foreclosures caused by high taxes, overproduction, low prices, and exploitation by railroads led to unrest in rural areas. Meanwhile, in Chicago and other industrial centers, and in coal mining towns, expansion brought overcrowding, poor working conditions, and a new flood of immigrant labor. When the major political parties ignored their plight, farmers responded by supporting third-party movements, such as the Grangers and the Populist party. In a victory for rural agitators, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling Munn v. Illinois (1877) established the principle that state legislatures could regulate railroads. Workers sought to join unions, and violent labor clashes and strikes occurred throughout the state. In 1873 a rail strike virtually shut down the state, as did another strike in 1877. At the Hay-market Riot in 1886, a bomb killed seven Chicago policemen and led to the execution of four alleged anarchists the following year. The Pullman strike of 1894 ended with President Grover Cleveland ordering federal troops into Chicago to restore order. Illinois advanced as an agricultural and industrial giant, becoming the nation's third most populace state in 1890, with Chicago (devastated by fire in 1871 but quickly rebuilt) emerging as the nation's "Second City." The state was the national leader in wheat and corn production and second in livestock; it was also a leader in the mining of bituminous (soft) coal. At the same time that steel, farm equipment, and industrial machinery manufacturing grew in the northern cities of Joliet, Rock Island-Moline, Peoria, and Rockford, Chicago, with its port and railroad facilities, steel mills, manufacturing plants, Union Stockyards, and meatpacking businesses served as the hub of commerce in the north central United States. By the early twentieth century the Illinois poet Carl Sandberg could rightly proclaim Chicago the "Hog Butcher of the World" and the "City of Big Shoulders."

Political power in Illinois has traditionally rested in county courthouses and city halls, where local party organizations choose candidates, make key decisions on issues, and dole out favors and patronage. The Democrats and Republicans have generally shared power on a fairly equal basis throughout the state's history. In pre-Civil War Illinois the slavery issue gave Democrats an edge over Whigs and, later, Republicans. However, between the Civil War and the Great Depression, Republicans maintained the upper hand, largely due to the party's strength in the prosperous and rapidly growing northern and central regions of the state, and to its successful efforts to defeat reapportionment of the state legislature. Viewing with alarm the rise of Chicago with its huge and largely ethnic population (mainly Irish and eastern European), "downstate" Republican politicians successfully fought off all reapportionment schemes that would have appropriately recognized Chicago's rapidly growing population, which was 12 percent of the state's total in 1870, 35 percent in 1900, and 44 percent in 1930. Illinois's outmoded constitution of 1848 was replaced in 1870 by a poorly crafted document that neglected to provide home rule for cities, left the office of governor relatively weak, and set up an unorthodox system of cumulative voting that allowed voters to cast a ballot for one, two, or three candidates for the state House of Representatives, thus assuring at least one Republican or Democrat from every district.

Political rivalries in Illinois have traditionally been bitter and complex. Despite the efforts of reform-minded leaders such as Democratic governor John Peter Altgeld (1893–1897) and of a number of Progressives during the early twentieth century, political reform came slowly, and corruption and party patronage have characterized the state's political history. When congressional districts were redrawn, following the 1940 census, Chicago still had less than its correct share of districts. The courts had to force the state legislature's reapportionment in the 1960s; and when no agreement could be hammered out by 1964, all 177 members of the Illinois General Assembly were elected at large. A new state constitution in 1970 finally provided home rule to municipalities, established more equitable tax policies, and strengthened the governor and the state supreme court; but the unorthodox system of cumulative voting was not abandoned until 1981. Political patronage remained a scandal throughout most of the twentieth century in both Chicago and Springfield; and a U.S. Supreme Court decision in 1990 (Rutan v. Republican Party of Illinois) only altered rather than eliminated the practice. Illinois has more than thirty-six thousand elected officials, and some observers believe politics is so pervasive because so many political units comprise the complex fabric of Illinois government. There are 102 counties in Illinois, 1,300 cities and villages, 1,400 townships, and over 2,500 special governmental districts responsible for such diverse matters as libraries, airports, community colleges, water and sanitation, parks, and mosquito abatement. Illinois also has 960 elected school boards.

Throughout the twentieth century Illinois occupied a place among the nation's agricultural, commercial, and industrial leaders. It was home to such corporate giants as Sears, Montgomery Ward, International Harvester, Kraft Foods, Archer Daniels Midland, John Deere, and Caterpillar Tractor. The Great Depression hit Illinois even harder than other states, and in the early 1930s the state received more federal relief money than New York and Pennsylvania combined. Governor Henry Horner (1933–1941) used a suspension of the property tax to aid farmers and persuaded the legislature to enact taxes on gasoline and liquor (legal after the repeal of Prohibition) to fund relief efforts, but the economy did not fully re-cover until the nation began building up for war in 1940. Following World War II, Illinois enjoyed several decades of prosperity and growth. The completion of the St. Lawrence Seaway in 1959 transformed Chicago into an international port by linking the Great Lakes to the Atlantic, and by 1970 Chicago's O'Hare Airport was the nation's busiest. Illinois led the nation in corn and soybean production in 1971. The nation's first commercial nuclear power plant was built near Morris, Illinois, in the late 1940s, and Illinois, with its internationally renowned universities—the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, and the Chicago campus of the University of Illinois—provided an ideal location for research centers such as AT&T's Bell Laboratories, DeKalb Genetics, the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, and the Argonne National Laboratory.

In 1970 the state had a population of more than 11 million, a 10 percent increase over 1960. Illinois retained the twenty-four seats that it had held in the U.S. House of Representatives since the redistricting following the 1910 census. (It would lose four of these seats by the end of the century.) More than half the state's population lived in the Chicago metropolitan area. Although Chicago was then the nation's second most populous city, only two other cities in Illinois, Peoria and Rockford, had populations exceeding one hundred thousand. The completion of the Sears Tower in Chicago in 1974 (then the world's tallest building) called attention to Illinois as an economic powerhouse. However, in the late 1970s Illinois, like other Midwestern states in the nation's "Rust Belt," appeared to be in economic decline. Manufacturing plants relocated abroad in search of cheap, nonunionized labor, and farm prices declined due to overproduction (although the number of farms dwindled from 255,700 in the late nineteenth century to 80,000 in the late twentieth century). Illinois's coal production, once second only to Pennsylvania, dropped to sixth nationally by 1991, and production was only 30 percent of that of the nation's leader, Wyoming. Illinois lost manufacturing jobs, and its unemployment climbed from 7.1 percent in 1978 to a staggering 8.6 percent in 1986.

However, by the early 1990s Illinois had recovered, and a new economic base featuring banking, research, and new technologies emerged. The lands west and north of Chicago became the "silicon prairie," the fastest-growing high-technology corridor in the nation. Foreign capital poured into Chicago's revitalized banks. The accounting firm of Arthur Andersen provided financial services to corporate giants throughout the world, and though Chicago no longer housed stockyards, slaughterhouses, or giant grain elevators, the Chicago Board of Trade employed thirty-three thousand people and helped set prices for agricultural commodities throughout the world.

Because of its central location and extensive economic infrastructure, Illinois will likely continue to serve as a vital center of trade, transportation, and commerce in North America. With its large and ethnically diverse population, the "Prairie State" continues to be viewed as a political bellwether and a microcosm of the nation. Those wanting to gauge the mood of folks in the heartland continue to ask, "Will it play in Peoria?"

By 2000 Illinois's population had grown to 12,419,293, an expansion of 8.64 percent over 1990, but an increase that lagged the national growth rate of 13.1 percent. The state's Hispanic population grew by nearly 70 percent in the 1990s and comprised 12.3 percent of the population in 2000; African Americans comprised 15.1 percent of the total. All the population growth occurred in the northern part of the state. In 2000, 17.5 percent of the state's children lived in poverty despite Illinois's renewed prosperity. Political power in Illinois, still balanced between Republicans and Democrats, was located in three district geographic segments: Chicago, "downstate," and the "collar counties," comprised of sprawling suburbs and expanding cities surrounding the great metropolis. From 1977 and into the opening years of the twenty-first century, the Republicans held the governor's office, including during the four terms (1977–1991) of James "Big Jim" Thompson, a popular moderate Republican who managed to forge compromises with a legislature usually controlled by Democrats. His Republican successors, lacking his charisma, found dealing with the Democrats problematic, and because of declining state revenues in 2000, the funding of education and basic government services remained a chronically contentious issue.

Although the Illinois legislature failed to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment in 1982, thereby killing all chances of its becoming part of the U.S. Constitution, women in Illinois made significant gains in attaining state office. While the 1971–1972 General Assembly had only four female members, legislatures in the 1990s had more than forty. Reflecting the state's ethnic diversity, minority representation in the state legislature increased, from five African Americans in 1950 to more than twenty in the 1990s. In 1978 Roland Burris became the first African American to win statewide office when he was elected comptroller (he was subsequently elected attorney general); and in 1992 Carol Moseley Braun became the first black woman elected to the U.S. Senate by any state. At the beginning of the twenty-first century, Hispanics held seats in both the Illinois Senate and the House.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Bridges, Roger D., and Rodney O. Davis. Illinois: Its History and Legacy. St. Louis, Mo.: River City, 1984.

Davis, G. Cullom. "Illinois: Crossroads and Cross Section." In Heartland: Comparative Histories of Midwestern States. Edited by James H. Madison. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1988.

Howard, Robert P. Illinois: A History of the Prairie State. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdman's, 1972.

Nardulli, Peter F., ed. Diversity, Conflict, and State Politics: Regionalism in Illinois. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1989.

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Illinois (state, United States)

Illinois, midwestern state in the N central United States. It is bordered by Lake Michigan and Indiana (E); Kentucky, across the Ohio River (SE); Missouri and Iowa, across the Mississippi River (W); and Wisconsin (N).

Facts and Figures

Area, 56,400 sq mi (146,076 sq km). Pop. (2010) 12,830,632, a 3.3% increase since the 2000 census. Capital, Springfield. Largest city, Chicago. Statehood, Dec. 3, 1818 (21st state). Highest pt., Charles Mound, 1,235 ft (377 m); lowest pt., Mississippi River, 279 ft (85 m). Nicknames, Inland Empire; Prairie State. Motto, State Sovereignty—National Union. State bird, cardinal. State flower, native violet. State tree, white oak. Abbr., Ill.; IL

Geography

The broad level lands that gave Illinois the nickname Prairie State were fashioned by late Cenozoic glaciation, which leveled rugged ridges and filled valleys over the northern and central parts of the state. The fertile prairies are drained by more than 275 rivers, most of which flow to the Mississippi-Ohio system; the Illinois is the largest river in the state.

These rivers provided early explorers a way SW from Lake Michigan into the interior of the continent and later, in the days of canal building, played a big part in hastening settlement of the prairies. The completion of the Erie Canal linked Illinois, through the Great Lakes, to the eastern seaboard of the United States. The Illinois Waterway links Chicago to the Mississippi basin as the old Chicago and Illinois and Michigan canals once did, and the St. Lawrence Seaway provides access for oceangoing vessels. The waterways are but a part of a transportation complex that includes railroads, airlines (Chicago's O'Hare airport is one of the busiest in the world), and an extensive modern highway system.

The state's climate is continental, with extreme seasonal variations of temperature in parts of the state. Among Illinois's many tourist attractions are Shawnee National Forest, with recreational facilities; the Cahokia Mounds; and many state parks and historical sites, including New Salem and Lincoln's home and burial place in Springfield. An additional summer attraction is the Illinois State Fair. Springfield is the capital; Chicago, Rockford, and Peoria are the largest cities.

Economy

Rich land, adequate rainfall (32–36 in./81–91 cm annually), and a long growing season make Illinois an important agricultural state. It consistently ranks among the top states in the production of corn and soybeans. Hogs and cattle are also principal sources of farm income. Other major crops include hay, wheat, and sorghum. Beneath the fertile topsoil lies mineral wealth, including fluorspar, bituminous coal, and oil; Illinois ranks high among the states in the production of coal, and its reserves are greater than any other state east of the Rocky Mts. Its agricultural and mineral resources, along with its excellent lines of communication and transportation, made Illinois industrial; by 1880 income from industry was almost double that from agriculture.

Leading Illinois manufactures include electrical and nonelectrical machinery, food products, fabricated and primary metal products, and chemicals; printed and published materials are also important. Metropolitan Chicago, the country's leading rail center, is also a major industrial, as well as a commercial and financial, center. Suburbs of Chicago such as Schaumburg and Oak Brook have become important business centers. Scattered across the northern half of the state are cities with specialized industries—Elgin, Peoria, Rock Island, Moline, and Rockford. Industrially important cities in central Illinois include Springfield and Decatur.

Government, Politics, and Higher Education

The governor of Illinois is elected for a term of four years. Jim Edgar, a Republican elected governor in 1990 and 1994, was succeeded by another Republican, George H. Ryan, elected in 1998. In 2002 a Democrat, Rod Blagojevich, was elected to the office; he was reelected in 2006. In 2009, however, he was impeached and removed from office because of accusations that he had sought to gain from his appointment of the U.S. senator who would succeed Barack Obama. (In 2011 he was convicted in federal courts on charges arising from the case.) Lieutenant Governor Patrick J. Quinn, also a Democrat, replaced Blagojevich and won election to the office in 2010, but Quinn lost to Republican Bruce Rauner in 2014. The state legislature, called the general assembly, consists of a senate with 59 members and a house of representatives with 118 members. Illinois elects 18 representatives and 2 senators to the U.S. Congress and has 20 electoral votes.

Institutions of higher learning in Illinois include the Univ. of Illinois, at Urbana-Champaign and Chicago; DePaul Univ., the Univ. of Chicago, and the Illinois Institute of Technology, at Chicago; Northwestern Univ., at Evanston; Illinois State Univ., at Normal; and Southern Illinois Univ., at Carbondale and Edwardsville.

History

Early Inhabitants and European Exploration

At the end of the 18th cent. the Illinois, Sac, Fox, and other Native American groups were living in the river forests, where many centuries before them the prehistoric Mound Builders had dwelt. French explorers and missionaries came to the region early. Father Marquette and Louis Jolliet, on their return from a trip down the Mississippi, paddled up the Illinois River in 1673, and two years later Marquette returned to establish a mission in the Illinois country.

In 1679 the French explorer Robert Cavelier, sieur de La Salle, went from Lake Michigan to the Illinois, where he founded (1680) Fort Creve Coeur and with his lieutenant, Henri de Tonti, completed (1682–83) Fort St. Louis on Starved Rock cliff. French occupation of the area was sparse, but the settlements of Cahokia and Kaskaskia achieved a minor importance in the 18th cent., and the area was valued for fur trading.

By the Treaty of Paris of 1763, ending the French and Indian Wars, France ceded all of the Illinois country to Great Britain. However, the British did not take possession until resistance, led by the Ottawa chief, Pontiac, was quelled (1766). In the American Revolution, George Rogers Clark and his expedition captured (1778) the British posts of Cahokia and Kaskaskia before going on to take Vincennes. The Illinois region was an integral part of the Old Northwest that came within U.S. boundaries by the 1783 Treaty of Paris ending the American Revolution. Under the Ordinance of 1787 the area became the Northwest Territory. Made part of Indiana Territory in 1800, Illinois became a separate territory in 1809.

Statehood and Settlement

The fur trade was still flourishing throughout most of Illinois when it became a state in 1818, but already settlers were pouring down the Ohio River by flatboat and barge and across the Genesee wagon road. In 1820 the capital was moved from Kaskaskia to Vandalia. The Black Hawk War (1832) practically ended the tenure of the Native Americans in Illinois and drove them W of the Mississippi. In the 1830s there was heavy and uncontrolled land speculation. Mob fury broke out with the murder (1837) of the abolitionist Elijah P. Lovejoy at Alton and in the lynching (1844) of the Mormon leader Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum at Carthage.

Industrialization and Abraham Lincoln

Industrial development came with the opening of an agricultural implements factory by Cyrus H. McCormick at Chicago in 1847 and the building of the railroads in the 1850s. During this period the career of Abraham Lincoln began. In the state legislature, Lincoln and his colleagues from Sangamon co. had worked hard and successfully to bring the capital to Springfield in 1839. As Illinois moved toward a wider role in the country's affairs, Lincoln and another Illinois lawyer, Stephen A. Douglas, won national attention with their debates on the slavery issue in the senatorial race of 1858. In 1861, Lincoln became president and fought to preserve the Union in the face of the South's secession. During the Civil War, Illinois supported the Union, but there was much proslavery sentiment in the southern part of the state.

By the 1860s industry was well established, and many immigrants from Europe had already settled in the state, foreshadowing the influx still to come. Immediately after the Civil War, industry expanded to tremendous proportions, and the Illinois legislature, by setting aside acreage for stockyards, prepared the way for the development of the meatpacking industry. Economic development had outrun the construction of facilities, and Chicago was a mass of flimsy wooden structures when the fire of 1871 destroyed most of the city.

Discontent and the Rise of the Labor Movement

In the latter part of the 19th cent. farmers in the state revolted against exorbitant freight rates, tariff discrimination, and the high price of manufactured goods. Illinois farmers enthusiastically joined the Granger movement. Laborers in factories, railroads, and mines also became restive, and from 1870 to 1900 Illinois was the scene of such violent labor incidents as the Haymarket Square riot of 1886 and the Pullman strike of 1894.

In the 20th cent. labor conditions improved, but violent labor disputes persisted, notably the massacre at Herrin in 1922 during a coal-miners' strike and the bloody riot during a steel strike at Chicago in 1937. State politics became divided by the conflicting forces of farmers, laborers, and corporations, and opposing political machines came into being downstate and upstate.

Diversification and Change

In 1937 new oil fields were discovered in southern Illinois, further enhancing the state's industrial development. During World War II the nation's first controlled nuclear reaction was accomplished at the Univ. of Chicago, paving the way for development of nuclear weapons during the war. The war also spurred the further growth of the Chicago metropolitan area, and in the postwar period thousands of African Americans from the rural south came seeking industrial work.

Adlai E. Stevenson, governor of Illinois from 1949 to 1953, achieved national prominence in winning the Democratic presidential nomination in 1952 and 1956. Also during the 1950s the "gateway amendment" to the Illinois constitution simplified the state's constitutional amendment process. In 1970, Illinois adopted a new state constitution that, among other reforms, banned discrimination in employment and housing.

Southern Illinois experienced population declines in the 1950s and 60s as farms in the south became more mechanized, providing fewer jobs in the area. The area was hard hit again in the 1980s as farm prices fell and farm machinery, the major industrial product of southern Illinois, was no longer in high demand. The northern portion of the state saw a major decline in manufacturing in the 1970s and 80s, which was partially offset by an increase in the service and trade industry and Chicago's continued strength as a financial center. The election of Ronald Reagan as president in 1980 was the first time someone born in the state had won that office, and Barack Obama, who became the first African-American to be elected president in 2008, had served as U.S. senator from Illinois before his election. Flooding along the Mississippi inundated large areas of W Illinois in 1993.

Bibliography

See W. L. Burton, The Trembling Land: Illinois in the Age of Exploration (1966); V. Hicken, Illinois in the Civil War (1966); R. J. Jensen, Illinois: A History (1978); R. E. Nelson, ed., Illinois (1978); C. W. Horrell et al., Land Between the Rivers (1982); A. D. Horsley, Illinois: A Geography (1986); P. F. Nardulli, Diversity, Conflict, and State Politics (1989).

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Illinois

ILLINOIS


Situated in the center of the Midwestern prairie, on the edge of Lake Michigan, the state of Illinois was always in a good position to benefit from its own natural resources. It is bounded on the west by the Mississippi River, while the Ohio runs along its southern border. Good land and water routes helped the state grow from an undeveloped territory into a powerhouse of agriculture and industry. Most notable of the land routes were the numerous railway lines running through the state. Illinois cities and farms, as well as its service industries continuously fostered a diverse economy. This eventually placed the state high in per capita income nationwide, with Chicago as its shining star.

The first white people to exploit the resources of Illinois were French fur traders who explored Illinois rivers in the seventeenth century. Although the British controlled the Illinois territory after the Treaty of Paris (1763), they made no attempt to establish permanent settlements. The state of Virginia claimed Illinois from 1778 to 1784 but gave up its claim to the area when Illinois became part of the new Northwest Territory. The Treaty of Greenville in 1795 gave the United States the tract at the mouth of the Chicago River, which later became the site of Chicago. The Illinois Territory was created in 1809, and after the British were defeated in the War of 1812 (181214), Illinois formally became the twenty-first state in 1818.

After the final defeat of the Indians in the Black Hawk War of 1832 the Illinois prairie became open to settlement, especially by people from Kentucky. The term "land office business" certainly applied to Illinois during this time, as settlers, who were lured by cheap land prices, flocked into the new state. Farmers and entrepreneurs from the East found possibilities in the state's good soil and convenient water routes.

In the first part of the century, schemes to promote rapid economic development in the form of roads, canals, and railroads left the state in a debt so heavy that it would persist for 50 years. Yet, Illinois continued to grow rapidly, and northern and central Illinois were helped considerably when the short-lived Illinois and Michigan Canal opened in 1848. A network of railroads was built in the 1850s and allowed the state to prosper during the American Civil War (186165). It fostered continued growth after the war by providing easier routes to market for both farmers and manufacturers.

The early years of the industrial revolution helped both farm and city. The John Deere plow and McCormick reaper, both made in Illinois, revolutionized agriculture during the mid-nineteenth century and added to the increased prosperity of the state

The period after the American Civil War saw substantial economic growth, particularly in the city of Chicago. In the minds of its citizens, Illinois was soon divided into two parts: Chicago and "downstate." Chicago became the central city of the Midwest; its development was spurred by its proximity to Lake Michigan and the Chicago River, and by the railroads, which brought farm products to the city. The great Chicago Fire of 1871 temporarily halted the city's growth. But it was soon brought into even greater prominence by steel mills, banks, new buildings, and transportation networks. The crown jewel in the latter part of the nineteenth century was the building of the "White City"the Columbian International Exposition of 1893. It showcased the technological achievements of a growing United States and highlighted the importance of the nation's second largest city at the time.

Foreign immigrants, so vital to the growth of the entire state, came at first from northern Europe and after 1890 from southern and eastern Europe. They developed prairie farms, small towns, and cities and eventually provided needed labor for Chicago industries. Chicago became a cradle of the labor movement; the Knights of Labor and the Chicago Federation of Labor, two of the earliest unions were originated in Chicago. The 1886 Haymarket riot and the 1894 Pullman Strike brought the labor problems of Illinois to national attention.

Most of Illinois prospered during the first 30 years of the twentieth century. The International Harvester Company became a major Chicago manufacturer of farm equipment. The Caterpillar Company, makers of earth-moving equipment, dominated Peoria. The Chicago steel industry, centered in Gary, Indiana, became second only to that of Pittsburgh. The state led the nation in food production, agricultural implement manufacture, and agricultural finance. World War I (191418) spurred economic growth in the state. War production demanded more the unskilled labor, which was again provided by European immigrants and also by African Americans coming from the South.

The pursuit of wealth preoccupied Illinois during the 1920s, highlighted by the violence and corruption surrounding the Prohibition era and the organized crime wave that accompanied it. The Great Depression affected Illinois as much as it did the rest of the nation. Farmers were the first to suffer; then industries began closing around 1930. Growth slowed drastically, and the Illinois coal industry suffered. The pro-business Republicans who had run the state since the 1850s suffered great losses in the 1932 election, as African Americans, white ethnic minorities, and factory workers responded to the economic hopes brought by Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal. The 1933 Chicago World's Fair (named "A Century of Progress") brought attention to Chicago and optimism to its citizens, despite depressed economic conditions. During World War II (193945) Illinois began to recover, helped largely by military contracts.

Prosperity reigned in Illinois during the 1950s. At that time the economy began its gradual shift from a manufacturing to a service economy. The negative effects of heavy industrialization began to appear as well. By the 1960s the state faced severe problems with air and water pollution, and urban decay. The Chicago stockyards closed in 1972. The yards had been a symbol of Chicago's preeminence in the meat-packing industry since 1865. A severe recession followed during the early 1980s, as industries like steel, machine tooling, and automobiles were facing increasing foreign competition and were forced to lay off workers. Many industries fled to the South, and by 1990 the unemployment rate in Illinois was 7.2 percent, in contrast to the national average of 5.2 percent. In 1992 the city of Chicago faced additional economic losses when water tunnels under the city ruptured. In 1993 flooding of the Mississippi and Illinois rivers caused 1.5 billion dollars of damage in western Illinois.

In the 1990s Illinois regained economic strength, ranking seventh in per capita income among all the states in 1996. It prospered in the service sector, the metals industry, and food processing, as well as in the manufacture of industrial and farm equipment, electric equipment, appliances, electronic components, and printing equipment. The 1989 Technology Advancement and Development Act aided companies that develop advanced technologies for commercial use. Labor unions in Illinois declined to little more than 20 percent of workers statewide, but continued to be strong in the Chicago area. Chicago remained the Great Lakes' busiest port and the leading wholesaling center of the Midwest, as well as Illinois's industrial center. The city was followed by Rockford, the East St. Louis area, Rock Island and Moline, and Peoria. The tourism industry also became an important economic boon to the state, with Chicago as a major tourist destination.

Led by the central and northern corn-belt counties, Illinois was one of the top five producers of agricultural products in the late 1990s. The total number of farms, however, declined significantly after World War II. Mining is also an important industry in the state. Illinois continued producing significant amounts of non-fuel minerals, including industrial sand and gravel, cement, and clays. The state was the only producer in the nation of fluorspar in 1995.

See also: Black Hawk War, Caterpillar Company, Chicago Fire of 1871, John Deere, Haymarket Bombing, Knights of Labor, Cyrus McCormick, McCormick Reaper, Northwest Ordinance, Pullman Strike


FURTHER READING

Carrier, Lois. Ohio: Illinois: Crossroads of a Continent. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1993.

Howard, Robert P. Illinois: A History of the Prairie State. 5 vols. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans, 1972.

Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs. Illinois Data Book. Springfield, 1994.

Jensen, Richard J. Illinois: A Bicentennial History. New York: Norton, 1978.

Petterchak, Janice A., ed. Illinois History: An Annotated Bibliography. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1995.

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Illinois (Indians)

ILLINOIS (INDIANS)

ILLINOIS (INDIANS). The Illinois Indian tribe (they identified themselves as inoca, perhaps meaning "men"; the French later called them Illinois, and they are commonly referred to today as Illini) moved from Michigan to Illinois and Wisconsin by the 1630s. Illinois traders first contacted the French in 1666 at Chequamegon Bay, Lake Superior. The Illinois and Miami, speaking central Algonquian dialects, separated shortly before Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet arrived in the Illinois country in 1673. With more than 13,000 members by the mid-1650s, the tribe divided into a dozen subtribes. Dramatic population losses resulted from war, disease, Christianity, monogamy, alcoholism, and emigration. Illinois vulnerability was a consequence of dependency on their close allies, the French. As their numbers deteriorated, they combined into fewer subtribes (Cahokia, Kaskaskia, Michigamea, Moingwena, Peoria, and Tamaroa) and withdrew to the southwest, collecting along the east bank of the Mississippi south of the Illinois River. By 1736 the Illinois numbered just 2,500, and 80 in 1800; the last full-blood and his relatives left the state in 1833.

The Illinois constituted a tribe, not a confederacy, and maintained a tribal chief; the subtribes, however, often operated independently. Influential leaders included Rouensa, Chicago, and Ducoigne. Each man could marry several women, and would locate his families near his father. The tribe reckoned descent through the male line, and individuals became members of a clan and a moiety (division). The male role required prowess as hunter and warrior; and women tended to their dwellings, children, gathering, and agriculture. Men enjoyed a power and status advantage over women, but women employed considerable influence in their own realm.

In early spring the Illinois traditionally gathered in large semipermanent villages to plant crops and engage in communal buffalo hunting. Spring also saw them launch small war parties against such enemies as the Fox, Sauk, and Sioux. In the fall, they divided into small hunting villages of 200 or 300 cabins. Most Peorias moved west of the Mississippi River after 1765; eventually a few Kaskaskias joined them. Today, the Peorias, descendents of the Illinois and the Miamis, live in Peoria, Oklahoma.


BIBLIOGRAPHY

Blasingham, Emily J. "The Depopulation of the Illinois Indians." Ethnohistory 3 (1956): 193–224, 361–412. A most re-liable examination of the depopulation of the Illinois tribe.

Callender, Charles. "Illinois." In Handbook of North American Indians. Edited by William C. Sturtevant et al. Vol. 15: Northeast, edited by Bruce G. Trigger. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1978. A useful and authoritative account by an anthropologist.

Zitomersky, Joseph. French Americans—Native Americans in Eighteenth-Century French Colonial Louisiana: The Population Geography of the Illinois Indians, 1670s–1760s. Lund, Sweden: Lund University Press, 1994.

Raymond E.Hauser

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Illinois

ILLINOIS


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The State in Brief

Nickname: Prairie State

Motto: State sovereigntynational union

Flower: Native violet

Bird: Cardinal

Area: 57,914 square miles (2000; U.S. rank: 25th)

Elevation: Ranges from 279 feet to 1,235 feet above sea level

Climate: Temperate, with hot summers and cold, snowy winters

Admitted to Union: December 3, 1818

Capital: Springfield

Head Official: Governor Rod R. Blagojevich (D) (until 2007)

Population

1980: 11,427,000

1990: 11,543,000

2000: 12,419,647

2004 estimate: 12,713,634

Percent change, 19902000: 8.6%

U.S. rank in 2004: 5th

Percent of residents born in state: 67.1% (2000)

Density: 223 people per square mile (2000)

2002 FBI Crime Index Total: 506,086

Racial and Ethnic Characteristics (2000)

White: 9,125,471

Black or African American: 1,876,875

American Indian and Alaska Native: 31,006

Asian: 423,603

Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander: 4,610

Hispanic or Latino (may be of any race): 1,530,262

Other: 722,712

Age Characteristics (2000)

Population under 5 years old: 876,549

Population 5 to 19 years old: 2,728,957

Percent of population 65 years and over: 12.1%

Median age: 34.7 years (2000)

Vital Statistics

Total number of births (2003): 181,753

Total number of deaths (2003): 105,575 (infant deaths, 1,361)

AIDS cases reported through 2003: 14,321

Economy

Major industries: Manufacturing; mining; agriculture; oil; trade; finance, insurance, and real estate; services

Unemployment rate: 5.6% (March 2005)

Per capita income: $33,205 (2003; U.S. rank: 15th)

Median household income: $45,607 (3-year average, 2001-2003)

Percentage of persons below poverty level: 11.8% (3-year average, 2001-2003)

Income tax rate: 3.0%

Sales tax rate: 6.25%

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Illinois (indigenous people of North America)

Illinois (Ĭl´ənoi´, –noiz´), confederation of Native North Americans, comprising the Cahokia, the Kaskaskia, the Michigamea, the Moingwena, the Peoria, and the Tamaroa tribes. They belong to the Algonquian branch of the Algonquian-Wakashan linguistic stock (see Native American languages). In the mid-17th cent. they lived in S Wisconsin, N Illinois, and sections of Iowa and Missouri. They then numbered some 6,500. Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet are believed to have been the first Europeans to travel (1673) through Illinois territory. Father Claude Jean Allouez, a Jesuit missionary, visited them in 1676 and stayed with them for years. By 1750 wars with the Sioux, the Fox, and the Iroquois had reduced the population to some 2,000. In 1769 the assassination of the celebrated Ottawa chief Pontiac by a Kaskaskia provoked the Lake tribes (the Ojibwa, the Ottawa, the Potawatami, the Kickapoo, and the Sac and Fox) to vengeance. They began a war of extermination, which in a few years diminished the Illinois to a small number, who sought asylum at the French settlement at Kaskaskia. By 1800 there remained some 150 Illinois. In 1833 the survivors, represented by the Kaskaskia and the Peoria, sold their lands in Illinois and moved W of the Mississippi. Their descendants now occupy tribal land in NE Oklahoma, which they share with the Wea and Piankashaw. The Peoria's relationship with the federal government was terminated in 1959. In 1990 there were about 1,300 Peoria in the United States.

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Illinois

The Illinois, including the Cahokia, Kaskaskia, Michigamea, Peoria, and Tamaroa, with the related Mascouten, lived principally along the Illinois and Mississippi rivers in the states of Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri. The remnants of the Illinois, together with the Wea and Piankashaw, now live on or near the former Peoria Indian Reservation in northeastern Oklahoma, and are largely assimilated with the European-American Population.

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Callender, Charles (1978). "Illinois." In Handbook of North American Indians. Vol. 15, Northeast, edited by Bruce G. Trigger, 673-680. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution.

Goddard, Ives (1978). "Mascouten." In Handbook of North American Indians. Vol. 15, Northeast, edited by Bruce G. Trigger, 668-672. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution.

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Illinois State in n central USA, on the e bank of the Mississippi River; the capital is Springfield. Illinois was explored first by the French in 1673. Ceded to the British in 1763, it was occupied by American troops during the American Revolution. Illinois became a state of the Union in 1818. The land is generally flat and is drained by many rivers flowing sw to the Mississippi. The state has fertile soil that supports crops such as hay, oats and barley; livestock farming is also important. Mineral deposits are found in the s. Chicago (the largest city) is a transport centre and port on Lake Michigan. Area: 146,075sq km (56,400sq mi). Pop. (2000) 12,419,293.

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State bird :

Cardinal

State flower :

Native violet

State tree :

Oak

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State sovereignty, national union


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Illinois (river, United States)

Illinois, river, 273 mi (439 km) long, formed by the confluence of the Des Plaines and Kankakee rivers, NE Ill., and flowing SW to the Mississippi at Grafton, Ill. It is an important commercial and recreational waterway. The Illinois forms the greater part of the Illinois Waterway, which links the Great Lakes with the Mississippi. The chief city on the river is Peoria.

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Illinois

Illinoisahoy, alloy, Amoy, annoy, boy, buoy, cloy, coy, destroy, employ, enjoy, Hanoi, hoi polloi, hoy, Illinois, joy, koi, oi, ploy, poi, Roy, savoy, soy, toy, trompe l'œil, troy

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ILLINOIS

ILLINOIS , Middle West state of the U.S.; general population 12,713,634 (est. 2004), Jewish population 280,000, all but 20,000 of whom lived in and around *Chicago. Early land-development companies included Jewish partners resident in the East. However, the first known permanent Jewish resident was John Hays, grandson of an early New York Jew, who settled in Cahokia in 1793. Farmer, trader, and soldier, Hays served as the county's postmaster until 1798, when he was appointed sheriff. The only other Jew known to have been in Illinois before it became a state in 1818 was Joseph Phillips, a veteran of the War of 1812, who was named secretary of Illinois Territory in 1817. The most prominent Jew in the early days of Illinois was Abraham *Jonas, who moved to Quincy in 1838 from Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1842 he was elected to the Illinois legislature, where he met Abraham Lincoln, of whom he became a lifelong friend and political ally. Another early Jewish settler outside of Chicago was Captain Samuel Noah, the first Jewish graduate of West Point, who taught school at Mount Pulaski in Logan County in the late 1840s.

Jews first settled in Chicago in the 1830s. The oldest Jewish community outside of Chicago is Peoria, where the first Jews arrived in 1847. A benevolent society was organized in 1852 and the first congregation, Anshai Emeth, was formed in 1859. Jews settled in Springfield around 1850. The first arrivals were Julius, Edward, and Louis Hammerslough, merchants, whose firm was established in 1855. One of their employees was Samuel Rosenwald, who was born in Springfield in 1862 (see *Rosenwald) and was the father of Julius Rosenwald, the mail-order tycoon and philanthropist. Julius Hammerslough was a friend of Lincoln, whom he visited often at the White House. He was also the first president of Springfield's first synagogue, Brith Sholom, founded in 1858. Jews first went to Cairo in 1863 during the Civil War, when the town was the headquarters of General Ulysses S. Grant. Jewish settlers named Oppenheimer and Abendheimer were the pioneers, followed

by A. and David Marks. There were also Jews in Rock Island in the 1850s. Other early Jewish settlements were at Aurora, 1860; Moline, 1866; Bloomington, 1875; East St. Louis, 1888; Granite City, 1891; Centralia, 1894; and Waukegan, 1897.

The first B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation was established at the University of Illinois in Urbana in 1923 by Rabbi Benjamin F. Frankel, whose family was among the Jewish pioneers of Peoria. By 1960, 40% of the families in Niles Township (Skokie and surrounding areas) were Jewish. The Niles Township Jewish Congregation, founded in 1959, was the first of what soon became a network of Jewish communal and religious institutions in the area, including a Jewish community center. The town of Park Forest, a southern Chicago suburb, whose Jewish settlement began in the 1950s, was the first large community ever planned by private enterprise. Philip M. *Klutznick was president of the company that developed it. Many other suburbs of Chicago also have substantial Jewish communities, most of their members having moved from Chicago itself. The earliest communities dating from the 1930s are Winnetka, Glencoe, Highland Park, Evanston, and Oak Park. By the late 1960s there were at least 16 other suburban communities.

Beyond the Chicago metropolitan area the Jewish population in the mid-1990s of Champaign-Urbana was approximately 1,500, of Springfield was approximately 1,060, of Rockford was approximately 1,000, of Peoria was approximately 1,000, of Elgin was approximately 600, of Aurora was approximately 500, of Waukegan was approximately 400, of Bloomington was approximately 230, of Decatur was approximately 140, of Kankakee and Danville was approximately 100 each, and of Quincy was approximately 105.

There were also 2,000 Jews widely scattered in the 63 towns and cities of southern Illinois, which united for communal purposes in the Southern Illinois Jewish Federation. The largest Jewish communities represented in this federation are Aurora, Belleville, East St. Louis, Cairo, Alton, Centralia, Carbondale, Granite City, Benton, Mattoon, and Robinson. The communities Champaign, Decatur, Peoria, and Springfield joined forces in 1969 in the Central Illinois Jewish Federation.

Illinois had two Jewish governors: Henry *Horner, elected in 1932 and reelected in 1936, and Samuel H. *Shapiro of Kankakee, who succeeded to the governorship in May 1968 after serving eight years as lieutenant governor but was defeated in the November elections. Illinois has sent several Jews to Congress, including Sidney Yates who served for almost half a century and was the dean of the Jewish Congressional Delegation. He lost on his one attempt to run for the Senate in 1952. The earliest Jewish mayors were William Eppinger of Jacksonville (1880–90) and Morris Saddler of Saddler, which was named for him (1880–86).

bibliography:

M.A. Gutstein, A Priceless Heritage (1953); P.P. Bregstone, Chicago and Its Jews (1933); S. Rawidowicz (ed.), The Chicago Pinkas (1952); B. Postal and L. Koppman, A Jewish Tourist's Guide to the U.S. (1954), 138–61.

[Bernard Postal /

Ben Paul (2nd ed.)]

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Illinois

■ AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ART D-16

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■ AUGUSTANA COLLEGE E-6

639 38th St.
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Independent, 4-year, coed, affiliated with Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1860. Setting: 115-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $93 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $274,253. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $12,696 per student. Total enrollment: 2,386. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 2,921 applied, 84% were admitted. 29% from top 10% of their high school class, 63% from top quarter, 94% from top half. Full-time: 2,363 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 23 students, 52% women, 48% men. Students come from 31 states and territories, 23 other countries, 11% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 2% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 1% 25 or older, 72% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 85% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; biological/life sciences; social sciences. Core. Services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships. Study abroad program.

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Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1893. Setting: 26-acre suburban campus with easy access to Chicago. Endowment: $26 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $7965 per student. Total enrollment: 3,556. Faculty: 271 (95 full-time, 176 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 1,405 applied, 74% were admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 36% from top quarter, 70% from top half. Full-time: 1,686 students, 66% women, 34% men. Part-time: 221 students, 68% women, 32% men. Students come from 21 states and territories, 1 other country, 6% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 12% Hispanic, 13% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 23% 25 or older, 30% live on campus, 15% transferred in. Retention: 71% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: trimesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at 3 members of the Council of West Suburban Colleges. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Recommended: essay, interview. Required for some: essay, 2 recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $22,770 includes full-time tuition ($16,080), mandatory fees ($100), and college room and board ($6590). College room only: $2994. Part-time tuition: $495 per semester hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 20 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 1% of eligible men and 3% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Black Student Association, Aurora University Student Association, Student Nursing Association, Social Work Association. Major annual events: homecoming, Parents' Weekend, Wellness Fair. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. Option: coed housing available. Charles B. Phillips Library plus 1 other with 115,642 books, 220,042 microform titles, 748 serials, 6,015 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $743,772. 90 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Aurora is a large suburb in the Chicago metropolitan area but retains its own distinctive community life and atmosphere. The city is located in the Fox River Valley, 40 miles west of Chicago. Aurora is a city of schools, churches, libraries, and beautiful homes. Phillips Park provides facilities for tennis, swimming and golf.

■ BENEDICTINE UNIVERSITY D-15

5700 College Rd.
Lisle, IL 60532-0900
Tel: (630)829-6000; 888-829-6363
Admissions: (630)829-6306
Fax: (630)960-1126
Web Site: http://www.ben.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1887. Setting: 108-acre suburban campus with easy access to Chicago. Endowment: $20.4 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5980 per student. Total enrollment: 3,400. Faculty: 353 (87 full-time, 266 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 972 applied, 82% were admitted. 20% from top 10% of their high school class, 45% from top quarter, 74% from top half. 4 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,518 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 802 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 23 states and territories, 7 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 10% black, 14% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 29% 25 or older, 24% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 76% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; health professions and related sciences; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at 3 members of the Council of West Suburban Colleges. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, recommendations, ACT. Recommended: rank in upper 50% of high school class, ACT score of 21. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $25,810 includes full-time tuition ($18,700), mandatory fees ($510), and college room and board ($6600). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time, degree level, and location. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $630 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $15 per credit hour. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to class time and degree level.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 38 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, campus ministry, choir/gospel choir. Major annual events: homecoming, Quad Day, Spring Fest. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Benedictine Library with an OPAC and a Web page.

Community Environment:

Lisle (population 19,000) is a suburban city located in Greater Chicago between Downers Grove and Naperville; it enjoys a temperate climate. Trains and buses serve the area. Ten shopping centers are located within 10 miles of the campus. Part-time employment is available for students. Recreational activities include varsity and intramural sports. Lisle is the home of the world famous Morton Arboretum. Benedictine University is located in DuPage County, one of the fastest growing areas in the Midwest.

■ BLACK HAWK COLLEGE E-7

6600 34th Ave.
Moline, IL 61265-5899
Tel: (309)796-5000
Admissions: (309)796-5043
Web Site: http://www.bhc.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Black Hawk College District System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1946. Setting: 161-acre urban campus. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2593 per student. Total enrollment: 6,600. 5% from top 10% of their high school class, 18% from top quarter, 49% from top half. Full-time: 3,138 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 3,462 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 5 states and territories, 3% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 7% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 43% 25 or older, 0.1% transferred in. Retention: 62% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Scott Community College, WEIC. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing and allied health programs. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT, COMPASS required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1860 full-time, $62 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $4200 full-time, $140 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7770 full-time, $259 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $210 full-time, $7 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to program and reciprocity agreements.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Quad City Campus Library plus 1 other with 59,840 books, 8,340 microform titles, 612 serials, 140 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $581,228. 822 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ BLACKBURN COLLEGE P-9

700 College Ave.
Carlinville, IL 62626-1498
Tel: (217)854-3231
Free: 800-233-3550
Fax: (217)854-3713
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.blackburn.edu/

Description:

Independent Presbyterian, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1837. Setting: 80-acre small town campus with easy access to St. Louis. Endowment: $10.4 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3474 per student. Total enrollment: 590. 916 applied, 56% were admitted. 13% from top 10% of their high school class, 41% from top quarter, 81% from top half. 8 class presidents, 9 valedictorians, 14 student government officers. Full-time: 580 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 10 students, 80% women, 20% men. Students come from 12 states and territories, 8 other countries, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 8% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international. Retention: 65% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at American University. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Required for some: 1 recommendation, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $16,628 includes full-time tuition ($12,733) and college room and board ($3895). College room only: $1795. Full-time tuition varies according to program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $501 per semester hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 31 open to all. Most popular organizations: Cultural Expressions, Residence Hall Association, New Student Orientation Committee, choral groups, student government. Major annual events: Academic Honors Banquet, Founder's Day Convocation, President's Convocation. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: student patrols, late night transport-escort service. 475 college housing spaces available; 425 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Lumpkin Library with 61,586 books, 10,844 microform titles, 79 serials, and 1,181 audiovisual materials. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $148,304. 202 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ BLESSING-RIEMAN COLLEGE OF NURSING M-4

Broadway at 11th St., POB 7005
Quincy, IL 62305-7005
Tel: (217)228-5520
Free: 800-877-9140
Fax: (217)223-6400
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.brcn.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1985. Setting: 1-acre small town campus. Endowment: $7 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3805 per student. Total enrollment: 211. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 46 applied, 63% were admitted. 23% from top 10% of their high school class, 72% from top quarter, 100% from top half. Full-time: 193 students, 93% women, 7% men. Part-time: 18 students, 94% women, 6% men. Students come from 7 states and territories, 34% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 0.5% Hispanic, 2% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 29% 25 or older, 82% live on campus, 19% transferred in. Retention: 86% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, honors program, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 3.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $20,025 includes full-time tuition ($13,900), mandatory fees ($350), and college room and board ($5775). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, location, and student level. Room and board charges vary according to location.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: national fraternities, national sororities; 30% of women are members. Most popular organization: Student Nurses Organization. Major annual events: Teddy Bear Clinic, Health Fair, Convocation. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 40 college housing spaces available; 26 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: coed housing available. Blessing Health Professions Library plus 1 other with 4,282 books, 123 serials, 656 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $60,000. 23 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ BRADLEY UNIVERSITY I-10

1501 West Bradley Ave.
Peoria, IL 61625-0002
Tel: (309)676-7611
Free: 800-447-6460
Admissions: (309)677-3144
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.bradley.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and first professional degrees. Founded 1897. Setting: 75-acre urban campus with easy access to Chicago and St. Louis. Endowment: $193.5 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $5.3 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $7550 per student. Total enrollment: 6,154. Faculty: 550 (326 full-time, 224 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 4,218 applied, 91% were admitted. 28% from top 10% of their high school class, 59% from top quarter, 91% from top half. 2 National Merit Scholars, 41 valedictorians. Full-time: 5,055 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 314 students, 59% women, 41% men. Students come from 44 states and territories, 31 other countries, 11% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 6% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 7% 25 or older, 42% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 87% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; communications/journalism; engineering. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Georgetown University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $25,280 includes full-time tuition ($18,700), mandatory fees ($130), and college room and board ($6450). College room only: $3700. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $510 per credit. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 220 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 28% of eligible men and 25% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Alpha Phi Omega, Student Activities Council, Student Action for Environment, Investment Club, Student Senate. Major annual events: All School Picnic, International Night, Activities Fair. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, bicycle patrol. 3,395 college housing spaces available; 3,270 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: coed housing available. Cullom-Davis Library with 435,394 books, 809,009 microform titles, 1,724 serials, 9,889 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2.4 million. 2,000 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Bradley benefits tremendously from its location in Peoria, the state's second largest metropolitan area. (350,000) Students find manifold opportunities in terms of professional internships, cooperative education programs, research opportunities, social and cultural life and employment, and they also benefit from adjunct professors employed in various professors employed in various Peoria area businesses, professions, and other organizations. Peoria is a mecca for the arts and medical sciences. The city's three major health care facilities and the University of Illinois School of Medicine are known collectively as the Downstate Medical Center of Illinois. Together they have built one of the most modern, comprehensive health systems in the Midwest. With a symphony orchestra, civic opera, ballet company and a rich theater and gallery life, Peoria is the center of arts activity in central Illinois. Peoria is blessed with natural beauty, clean air and water, numerous parks, an all-season sports arena and a wealth of recreational opportunities. Peoria is within easy driving distance of two great cities: Three hours from Chicago and from St. Louis.

■ CAREER COLLEGES OF CHICAGO D-16

11 East Adams St., 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60603-6301
Tel: (312)895-6300
Admissions: (312)895-6217
Fax: (312)895-6301
Web Site: http://www.careerchi.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1950. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 144. 26 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 35 students, 80% women, 20% men. Part-time: 109 students, 88% women, 12% men. 0% from out-of-state, 71% 25 or older. Core. Advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview. Recommended: ACT. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Major annual events: Holiday Party, Professional Day. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, guard on duty during building hours. College housing not available. Main library plus 1 other with 1,000 books and 10 serials. 46 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ CARL SANDBURG COLLEGE H-7

2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.
Galesburg, IL 61401-9576
Tel: (309)344-2518
Admissions: (309)341-5234
Fax: (309)344-1395
Web Site: http://www.sandburg.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Illinois Community College Board. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 105-acre small town campus with easy access to Peoria. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $1150 per student. Total enrollment: 5,290. Students come from 5 states and territories, 2 other countries, 0.3% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 4% black, 0.5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission for district residents. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT ASSET required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center plus 1 other with 39,900 books and 290 serials. 110 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Galesburg (population 36,290), once selected as one of the four ideal American cities by noted editor and author, Edward Bok, is located 180 miles southwest of Chicago on the main lines of the Burlington and Santa Fe Railroads. The Carl Sandburg birthplace preserves the early home of the poet and contains interesting Sandburg and Lincoln memoirs.

■ CHICAGO STATE UNIVERSITY D-16

9501 South King Dr.
Chicago, IL 60628
Tel: (773)995-2000
Admissions: (773)995-2513
Web Site: http://www.csu.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1867. Setting: 161-acre urban campus. Endowment: $1.9 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2.6 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2967 per student. Total enrollment: 7,131. Faculty: 462 (307 full-time, 155 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 2,997 applied, 51% were admitted. 11% from top 10% of their high school class, 32% from top quarter, 63% from top half. Full-time: 3,456 students, 70% women, 30% men. Part-time: 1,704 students, 76% women, 24% men. Students come from 32 states and territories, 9 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 87% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 54% 25 or older, 7% live on campus, 12% transferred in. Retention: 53% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: liberal arts/general studies; business/marketing; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Naval (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Recommended: SAT or ACT. Required for some: essay, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. State resident tuition: $5670 full-time, $189 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $11,280 full-time, $376 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $1468 full-time, $227 per term part-time. College room and board: $6492.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 75 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities. Most popular organizations: Math/Computer Science Club, Geographic Society Club, gospel choir, Movie Club. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, controlled dormitory access. 328 college housing spaces available; 311 were occupied in 2003-04. Option: coed housing available. Paul and Emily Douglas Library with 320,000 books, 587,812 microform titles, 1,539 serials, 7,887 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3.2 million. 75 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of Chicago.

■ CHRISTIAN LIFE COLLEGE C-15

400 East Gregory St.
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
Tel: (847)259-1840
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.christianlifecollege.edu/

Description:

Independent religious, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Total enrollment: 80. 14 applied, 57% were admitted. Full-time: 47 students, 32% women, 68% men. Part-time: 33 students, 61% women, 39% men. 0% Native American, 8% Hispanic, 4% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 9% international. Retention: 62% of full-time freshmen returned the following year.

■ CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO, HAROLD WASHINGTON COLLEGE D-16

30 East Lake St.
Chicago, IL 60601-2449
Tel: (312)553-5600
Admissions: (312)553-6006
Fax: (312)553-6077
Web Site: http://hwashington.ccc.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of City Colleges of Chicago. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1962. Setting: 1-acre urban campus. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $85,131. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4080 per student. Total enrollment: 8,434. Full-time: 2,608 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 5,826 students, 59% women, 41% men. Students come from 3 states and territories, 1% Native American, 19% Hispanic, 47% black, 11% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 57% 25 or older, 6% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Governors State University, Roosevelt University.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Placement: DTLS, DTMS required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 22 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, Organization of Latin American Students, Black Student Union, Student Government Association, Global Friendship. Major annual events: Black History Month activities, Hispanic-American History Month, Women's History Month. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. Harold Washington College Library plus 1 other with 65,926 books, 8,980 microform titles, 360 serials, and 2,695 audiovisual materials. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $818,867. 360 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of Chicago.

■ CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO, HARRY S. TRUMAN COLLEGE D-16

1145 West Wilson Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640-5616
Tel: (773)907-4000
Admissions: (773)907-4720
Fax: (773)907-4464
Web Site: http://www.trumancollege.cc/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of City Colleges of Chicago. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1956. Setting: 5-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 32,859. 0% from out-of-state, 70% 25 or older. Retention: 25% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Placement: ACT required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous until 9/8.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group. Social organizations: 40 open to all. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. 59,750 books and 250 serials. 150 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of Chicago.

■ CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO, KENNEDY-KING COLLEGE D-16

6800 South Wentworth Ave.
Chicago, IL 60621-3733
Tel: (773)602-5000
Admissions: (773)602-5080
Web Site: http://kennedyking.ccc.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of City Colleges of Chicago. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1935. Setting: 18-acre urban campus. Endowment: $14.1 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2645 per student. Total enrollment: 3,054. Students come from 51 states and territories, 0% from out-of-state, 48% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: electronic application. Required: high school transcript. Placement: SAT or ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Preference given to city residents.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 12 open to all; national fraternities; 1% of men are members. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, Phi Beta Lambda, Herman Bryant Auto Club, Communication Art Guild, POP (print club). Major annual events: Freshmen Reception, Honors Convocation, Career Week. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Harold Washington College Library with 45,000 books, 200 serials, 2,500 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 700 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of Chicago.

■ CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO, MALCOLM X COLLEGE D-16

1900 West Van Buren St.
Chicago, IL 60612-3145
Tel: (312)850-7000
Admissions: (312)850-7120
Fax: (312)850-7092
Web Site: http://malcolmx.ccc.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of City Colleges of Chicago. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1911. Setting: 20-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 8,024. 861 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 4,069 students, 66% women, 34% men. Part-time: 3,955 students, 66% women, 34% men. 1% Native American, 12% Hispanic, 79% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 55% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health programs. Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Required for some: essay, interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to state residents.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 11 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Phi Beta Lambda business organization, Chess Club, Latino Leadership Council. Major annual events: Homecoming Parade, African-American History Month, Hispanic Heritage Month. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. The Carter G. Woodson Library with 50,000 books, 250 serials, 300 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $69,081. 275 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of Chicago.

■ CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO, OLIVE-HARVEY COLLEGE D-16

10001 South Woodlawn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60628-1645
Tel: (773)291-6100
Admissions: (773)291-6349
Fax: (773)291-6304
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://oliveharvey.ccc.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of City Colleges of Chicago. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1970. Setting: 67-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 1,697. 54% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Study abroad program. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, computer electronics, respiratory care programs. Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Preference given to city residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $72 per credit part-time. State resident tuition: $180.83 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $291.61 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $250 per year part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group. Social organizations: 9 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Club Tech, African-American Club, Phi Theta Kappa, Panther Dena. Major annual events: Oh What A Fair, awards banquet for faculty and SGA, Transfer Center College Fair. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. Olga Haley Library with 56,318 books and 325 serials. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $215,681.

Community Environment:

See University of Chicago.

■ CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO, RICHARD J. DALEY COLLEGE D-16

7500 South Pulaski Rd.
Chicago, IL 60652-1242
Tel: (773)838-7500
Fax: (773)838-7524
Web Site: http://daley.ccc.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of City Colleges of Chicago. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1960. Setting: 25-acre urban campus. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $50,000. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3469 per student. Total enrollment: 10,654. Full-time: 3,545 students, 64% women, 36% men. Part-time: 7,109 students, 62% women, 38% men. Students come from 29 states and territories, 71 other countries, 0.3% Native American, 42% Hispanic, 37% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 47% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs. Off campus study at Governors State University, Chicago State University. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing program. Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: interview. Required for some: essay, recommendations. Placement: ACT recommended; ACT required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Preference given to city residents.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: Latin Student Organization, Student Government Association, African-American Culture Club. Major annual event: Annual Ethnic Festival. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center plus 1 other with 53,201 books, 275 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $550,000. 325 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed.

Community Environment:

See University of Chicago.

■ CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO, WILBUR WRIGHT COLLEGE D-16

4300 North Narragansett Ave.
Chicago, IL 60634-1591
Tel: (773)777-7900
Admissions: (773)481-8207
Web Site: http://wright.ccc.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of City Colleges of Chicago. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1934. Setting: 20-acre urban campus with easy access to Chicago, Illinois. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $1700 per student. Total enrollment: 7,365. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 22:1. 2,825 applied, 100% were admitted. 5% from top 10% of their high school class, 20% from top quarter, 41% from top half. 0% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 40% Hispanic, 10% black, 10% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 43% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, accelerated degree program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to city residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $2304 full-time, $72 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $5787 full-time, $181 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $9332 full-time, $292 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $250 full-time, $75 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 23 open to all. Most popular organizations: student government, Circle K, Phi Theta Kappa, Black Student Union. Major annual events: Ethnic Food Fair, Hispanic-American History Month, Graduation. Student services: legal services. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center plus 1 other with 60,000 books and 350 serials. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $750,000. 700 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ COLLEGE OF DUPAGE F-11

425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599
Tel: (630)942-2800
Admissions: (630)942-2442
Fax: (630)790-2686
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.cod.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Illinois Community College Board. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 297-acre suburban campus with easy access to Chicago. Endowment: $10.5 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3135 per student. Total enrollment: 27,117. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 21:1. Full-time: 8,784 students, 48% women, 52% men. Part-time: 18,333 students, 58% women, 42% men. Students come from 19 states and territories, 0% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 14% Hispanic, 6% black, 12% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 34% 25 or older, 7% transferred in. Retention: 65% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at other colleges of the Illinois Community College System. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health programs. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $10. Area resident tuition: $2850 full-time, $96 per semester hour part-time. State resident tuition: $6690 full-time, $223 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8400 full-time, $280 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $634 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 37 open to all. Most popular organizations: Latino Ethnic Awareness Association, The Christian Group, Phi Theta Kappa, International Students Organization, Muslim Student Association. Major annual events: international students year-end cruise, Annual Pool Tournament, Street Fair. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. College of DuPage Library with 203,300 books, 312,000 microform titles, 6,005 serials, 33,600 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3.7 million. 2,403 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Glen Ellyn is an attractive residential village with trees, rolling terrain, and well-landscaped dwellings; a suburban area near Wheaton, served by the regional commuter rail system, the shopping facilities are excellent. Glen Ellyn also has a library, YMCA, clinic in town, and hospitals nearby. Lake Ellyn is nearby for recreation, boating, swimming, etc.

■ COLLEGE OF LAKE COUNTY B-15

19351 West Washington St. Grayslake, IL 60030-1198
Tel: (847)543-2000
Admissions: (847)543-2384
Fax: (847)223-1017
Web Site: http://www.clcillinois.edu/

Description:

District-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Illinois Community College Board. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 226-acre suburban campus with easy access to Chicago and Milwaukee. Endowment: $2.6 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3301 per student. Total enrollment: 15,745. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 1,959 applied, 100% were admitted. 4% from top 10% of their high school class, 15% from top quarter, 41% from top half. Full-time: 4,514 students, 50% women, 50% men. Part-time: 11,231 students, 60% women, 40% men. Students come from 22 states and territories, 42 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 16% Hispanic, 9% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 41% 25 or older, 8% transferred in. Retention: 60% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at McHenry County College, Gateway Technical College, Oakton Community College, William Rainey Harper College, Elgin Community College, College of DuPage. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for health programs. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required for some: high school transcript, interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to district residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $2130 full-time, $71 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $5880 full-time, $196 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8010 full-time, $267 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $270 full-time, $9 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 31 open to all. Most popular organizations: Latino Alliance, Asian Student Alliance, Black Student Union, International Student Council, Phi Theta Kappa. Major annual events: Welcome Week activities, Spring Fling, Retro Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. College of Lake County Library plus 1 other with 106,842 books, 766 serials, 7,433 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.6 million. 1,500 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The college has 2 campuses. The main campus centrally located in Grayslake (population 6,400), and the second campus situated in Waukegan (population 67,600). Waukegan is situated in the northeast corner of Illinois on the scenic shores of Lake Michigan. Excellent transportation facilities are available. Waukegan is an industrial city and is part of the metropolitan area of Chicago. Two of the principal industrial products are pharmaceutical supplies and outboard motors. Community facilities include over 50 churches of various denominations and municipal libraries. Recreation and sports include fishing, swimming, skiing, and hunting in the forest preserves. There are more than 60 lakes located in the county.

■ THE COLLEGE OF OFFICE TECHNOLOGY D-16

1514-20 West Division St., Second Floor
Chicago, IL 60622
Tel: (773)278-0042
Fax: (773)278-0143
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.cotedu.com/

Description:

Private, 2-year. Total enrollment: 1,010.

■ COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO D-16

600 South Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605-1996
Tel: (312)663-1600
Admissions: (312)344-7133
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.colum.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1890. Setting: urban campus. Endowment: $93.8 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3.8 million. Total enrollment: 10,842. Faculty: 1,626 (299 full-time, 1,327 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 3,428 applied, 91% were admitted. 7% from top 10% of their high school class, 23% from top quarter, 50% from top half. Full-time: 8,728 students, 51% women, 49% men. Part-time: 1,416 students, 50% women, 50% men. Students come from 50 states and territories, 73 other countries, 22% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 9% Hispanic, 14% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 17% 25 or older, 13% transferred in. Retention: 68% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: visual and performing arts; liberal arts/general studies; communications/journalism. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Adler Planetarium. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: essay, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview, SAT or ACT. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 6/15.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $26,553 includes full-time tuition ($16,328), mandatory fees ($460), and college room and board ($9765). College room only: $8265. Part-time tuition: $565 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 39 open to all. Most popular organizations: Columbia Urban Music Association, International Student Organization, Acianza Latina, Marketing Club. Major annual events: Student Organizations Day, Welcome Back Dance, CUMBA Annual Music Conference. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, escort upon request. 1,136 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Option: coed housing available. Columbia College Library with 219,952 books, 1,150 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $9.8 million. 730 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The college is located in the dynamic South Loop neighborhood. It is within walking distance of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Shedd Aquarium, major theaters, and the Orchestra Hall. Across the street from the campus are beautiful Grant Park and Lake Michigan.

■ CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY E-14

7400 Augusta St.
River Forest, IL 60305-1499
Tel: (708)771-8300
Free: 800-285-2668
Admissions: (708)209-3100
Fax: (708)209-3176
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.curf.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Part of Concordia University System. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1864. Setting: 40-acre suburban campus with easy access to Chicago. Endowment: $12.7 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $90,000. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5434 per student. Total enrollment: 2,783. Faculty: (80 full-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 1,005 applied, 62% were admitted. 25% from top 10% of their high school class, 50% from top quarter, 72% from top half. Full-time: 961 students, 63% women, 37% men. Part-time: 71 students, 70% women, 30% men. Students come from 22 states and territories, 1 other country, 35% from out-of-state, 7% Hispanic, 8% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 16% 25 or older, 40% live on campus, 11% transferred in. Retention: 73% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; theology and religious vocations. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Chicago Consortium of Colleges and Universities, Dominican University. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, minimum ACT score of 20 or SAT score of 930, SAT or ACT. Required for some: essay, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Comprehensive fee: $26,300 includes full-time tuition ($19,500), mandatory fees ($500), and college room and board ($6300). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Part-time tuition: $585 per semester hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $10 per semester hour, $100 per year. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 43 open to all. Most popular organizations: Concordia Youth Ministries, Kappelle Choir, Wind Symphony, student government, intramural sports. Major annual events: homecoming, Spring Formal, Chicago Experience. Student services: legal services, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, emergency call boxes. 753 college housing spaces available; 628 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Klinck Memorial Library with 163,711 books, 659,912 microform titles, 6,101 serials, 5,438 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $432,950. 70 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ THE COOKING AND HOSPITALITY INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO D-16

361 West Chestnut
Chicago, IL 60610-3050
Tel: (312)944-0882
Admissions: (312)873-2064
Fax: (312)944-8557
Web Site: http://www.chicnet.org/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Part of Career Education Corporation. Awards transfer associate and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1983. Setting: urban campus. Endowment: $35,000. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4850 per student. Total enrollment: 950. Students come from 25 states and territories, 15 other countries, 25% from out-of-state, 65% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: continuous. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, double major, summer session for credit, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Recommended: essay, high school transcript, interview. Placement: SAT or ACT recommended. Entrance: minimally difficult.

Collegiate Environment:

Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 8 open to all. Most popular organizations: The Student Board, Culinary Competition Club, Recipe Development Association, The Cellar Club, Pastry Display Club. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center plus 1 other with 5,000 books, 100 serials, and 200 audiovisual materials. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $75,000. 25 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ DANVILLE AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE L-16

2000 East Main St.
Danville, IL 61832-5199
Tel: (217)443-3222
Admissions: (217)443-8800
Fax: (217)443-8560
Web Site: http://www.dacc.cc.il.us/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Illinois Community College Board. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1946. Setting: 50-acre small town campus. Endowment: $978,329. Total enrollment: 3,000. 7% from top 10% of their high school class, 25% from top quarter, 60% from top half. Students come from 4 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 10% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 41% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT ASSET required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1392 full-time, $58 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $3600 full-time, $150 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $144 full-time, $6 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Choral group. Social organizations: 2 open to all. Most popular organization: choral group. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Learning Resources Center with 50,000 books, 8,790 microform titles, 2,487 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. 332 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Danville, population 39,000, is the county seat of Vermillion County situated in the eastern part of the state, four miles from the Indiana border, and 124 miles south of Chicago. Four railroads serve the area which is in the middle of the cornbelt. The city is the site of the large radio telescope used by the University of Illinois for studying signals a billion light years away. Community facilities include many churches, a newspaper, TV station, YMCA, YWCA, radio stations, and hospitals. Within the city are ten city parks. Nearby is Lake Vermillion for boating, swimming and fishing; Kickapoo State Park is also available for camping and fishing. Annual events are the All Breed Dog Show, boat races, and auto races.

■ DEPAUL UNIVERSITY D-16

1 East Jackson Blvd. Chicago, IL 60604-2287
Tel: (312)362-8000
Admissions: (312)362-8650
Fax: (312)362-3322
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.depaul.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1898. Setting: 36-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 23,148. Faculty: 1,477 (834 full-time, 643 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 9,779 applied, 71% were admitted. 19% from top 10% of their high school class, 43% from top quarter, 76% from top half. Full-time: 11,381 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 3,359 students, 59% women, 41% men. Students come from 50 states and territories, 74 other countries, 15% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 13% Hispanic, 10% black, 9% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 23% 25 or older, 18% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 85% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; liberal arts/general studies; computer and information sciences. Core. Calendar:; semesters for law school. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Required for some: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, interview, audition. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 11/15 for early action. Notification: 10/15, 1/15 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $29,905 includes full-time tuition ($20,900), mandatory fees ($140), and college room and board ($8865). College room only: $6507. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, housing facility, and location. Part-time tuition: $384 per quarter hour. Part-time tuition varies according to program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 120 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 1% of eligible men and 1% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Ambassadors, DePaul Activities Board, DePaul Community Service Association. Major annual events: homecoming, Blues Fest, National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, security lighting, prevention/awareness programs, on-campus police officers, video cameras, smoke detectors in residence halls. 3,500 college housing spaces available; 3,000 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: coed housing available. John T. Richardson Library plus 2 others with 896,864 books, 287,886 microform titles, 26,822 serials, 159,336 audiovisual materials, and a Web page. 1,361 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

DePaul is located in a culturally and academically rich urban environment. The downtown campus is minutes away from the Art Institute, Orchestra Hall, Lake Michigan, and the LaSalle Street business district. Because 75% of DePaul's students work to help finance their education, they find that the downtown location provides many employment opportunities. Facilities of the Colleges of Law and Commerce have undergone extensive remodeling, and further renovations are in progress, thus ensuring DePaul's continuing commitment to the growth and development of downtown Chicago. At the Lincoln Park campus, restoration of the community has paralleled the expansion of University facilities. The potpourri of stores, theaters, musical groups, and events reflects the broad spectrum of interests of the people who live and work in the area. A short walk or local bus ride enables students to browse through neighborhoods of craft shops and fine old Victorian homes or visit the area's conservatory, zoo, and two museums.

■ DEVRY UNIVERSITY (ADDISON) D-15

1221 North Swift Rd.
Addison, IL 60101-6106
Tel: (630)953-1300
Free: 800-346-5420
Fax: (630)953-1236
Web Site: http://www.devry.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 4-year, coed. Part of DeVry University. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1982. Setting: 14-acre suburban campus with easy access to Chicago. Total enrollment: 1,577. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. Full-time: 1,142 students, 39% women, 61% men. Part-time: 435 students, 44% women, 56% men. 0.3% Native American, 13% Hispanic, 12% black, 13% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: computer and information sciences; business/marketing; engineering technologies. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. One-time mandatory fee: $40. Tuition: $11,890 full-time, $445 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $270 full-time, $160 per year part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 11 open to all. Most popular organizations: Epsilon Delta Phi (EDP), International Student Organizations (ISO), Muslim Student Association (MSA), Institute for Electric and Electronic Engineers. Major annual events: Summer Fest, Casino Night, Santa Day. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, lighted pathways/sidewalks. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center with 18,500 books, 4,000 serials, 1,000 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 574 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ DEVRY UNIVERSITY (CHICAGO) D-16

3300 North Campbell Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618-5994
Tel: (773)929-8500
Free: 800-383-3879
Web Site: http://www.devry.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Part of DeVry University. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1931. Setting: 17-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 2,166. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 22:1. Full-time: 1,343 students, 39% women, 61% men. Part-time: 823 students, 46% women, 54% men. 0.2% Native American, 32% Hispanic, 37% black, 7% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international. Retention: 48% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: computer and information sciences; business/marketing; engineering technologies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. One-time mandatory fee: $40. Tuition: $11,890 full-time, $445 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $270 full-time, $160 per year part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 16 open to all. Most popular organizations: DeVry Student Government Association (DSGA), DeVry Telecommunications Society, Filipinos of a Culturally-Unified Society (FOCUS), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE), Society of Mexican-American Engineers and Scientists (MAES). Major annual events: Megaflicks and Freaky Photos, Taste of Chicago, Welcome Week. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, lighted pathways/sidewalks. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center with 16,573 books, 79 serials, 1,047 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 326 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ DEVRY UNIVERSITY (ELGIN) C-14

385 Airport Rd.
Elgin, IL 60123-9341
Tel: (847)622-1135
Fax: (847)622-1246
Web Site: http://www.devry.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Calendar: semesters.

■ DEVRY UNIVERSITY (GURNEE) B-15

1075 Tri-State Parkway, Ste. 800 Gurnee, IL 60031-9126
Tel: (847)855-2649; (866)563-3879
Fax: (847)855-5932
Web Site: http://www.devry.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Calendar: semesters.

Costs Per Year:

One-time mandatory fee: $40. Tuition: $11,890 full-time, $445 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $60 full-time, $30 per year part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

■ DEVRY UNIVERSITY (NAPERVILLE) D-14

2056 Westings Ave., Ste. 40
Naperville, IL 60563-2361
Tel: (630)428-9086
Fax: (630)428-4721
Web Site: http://www.devry.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Calendar: semesters.

Costs Per Year:

One-time mandatory fee: $40. Tuition: $11,890 full-time, $445 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $60 full-time, $30 per year part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

■ DEVRY UNIVERSITY (OAKBROOK TERRACE) F-12

One Tower Ln.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
Tel: (630)574-1960
Web Site: http://www.devry.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Founded 1973. Calendar: semesters.

Costs Per Year:

One-time mandatory fee: $40. Tuition: $11,890 full-time, $445 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $60 full-time, $30 per year part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

■ DEVRY UNIVERSITY ONLINE F-12

One Tower Ln., Ste. 1000
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
Tel: (630)574-1960; (866)338-7934
Fax: (630)574-1969
Web Site: http://online.devry.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 2000. Total enrollment: 6,569. Faculty: 791 (all part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. Full-time: 2,146 students, 63% women, 37% men. Part-time: 2,281 students, 57% women, 43% men. 1% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 26% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.3% international. Retention: 48% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; computer and information sciences. Calendar: semesters.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: high school transcript, interview. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. One-time mandatory fee: $40. Tuition: $13,060 full-time. Mandatory fees: $30 full-time.

■ DEVRY UNIVERSITY (TINLEY PARK) E-16

18624 West Creek Dr.
Tinley Park, IL 60477
Tel: (708)342-3300; (866)338-7934
Web Site: http://www.devry.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Part of DeVry University. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 2000. Setting: 12-acre suburban campus. Total enrollment: 1,285. Faculty: 74 (33 full-time, 41 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. Full-time: 701 students, 37% women, 63% men. Part-time: 348 students, 45% women, 55% men. 0.4% Native American, 9% Hispanic, 33% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international. Retention: 48% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: computer and information sciences; business/marketing; engineering technologies. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. One-time mandatory fee: $40. Tuition: $11,890 full-time, $445 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $270 full-time, $160 per year part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 6 open to all. Most popular organizations: Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), Student Leadership, Hash Bang Slash, OGRE. Major annual event: Anniversary Celebration. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service, lighted pathways/sidewalks, security patrols. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center with 17,500 books, 82 serials, 476 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 504 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY E-14

7900 West Division St.
River Forest, IL 60305-1099
Tel: (708)366-2490
Free: 800-828-8475
Admissions: (708)524-6800
Fax: (708)366-5360
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.dom.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1901. Setting: 30-acre suburban campus with easy access to Chicago. Endowment: $17.3 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $113,983. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6813 per student. Total enrollment: 3,250. Faculty: 309 (109 full-time, 200 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 993 applied, 81% were admitted. 24% from top 10% of their high school class, 52% from top quarter, 85% from top half. 3 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,146 students, 69% women, 31% men. Part-time: 191 students, 72% women, 28% men. Students come from 22 states and territories, 18 other countries, 11% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 19% Hispanic, 7% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 13% 25 or older, 35% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 83% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Concordia University (IL), Illinois Institute of Technology. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.75 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: recommendations, interview. Required for some: 2 recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $26,370 includes full-time tuition ($19,950), mandatory fees ($100), and college room and board ($6320). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $665 per semester hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $10 per course. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to location and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 30 open to all. Most popular organizations: student government, Torch, Center Stage, Resident Student Association, International Club. Major annual events: Candle and Rose, Spring Fling, Homecoming. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, door alarms. 435 college housing spaces available; 425 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Rebecca Crown Library with 255,840 books, 49,610 microform titles, 14,089 serials, 4,635 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $445,959. 212 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The university is located in River Forest, a quiet, tree-lined residential suburb of Chicago; public transportation is easily accessible to downtown Chicago.

■ EAST-WEST UNIVERSITY D-16

816 South Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605-2103
Tel: (312)939-0111
Fax: (312)939-0083
Web Site: http://www.eastwest.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1978. Setting: urban campus. Endowment: $15 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6092 per student. Total enrollment: 1,040. 947 applied, 90% were admitted. 8% from top 10% of their high school class, 21% from top quarter, 76% from top half. Students come from 6 states and territories, 10 other countries, 0.1% Native American, 12% Hispanic, 73% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 11% international, 20% 25 or older. Retention: 80% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early decision. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview, ACT. Required for some: 1 recommendation. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 7/1 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Tuition: $10,950 full-time, $365 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $495 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course level.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. College housing not available. East-West University Library with 32,000 books, 1,300 microform titles, 3,450 serials, 1,700 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $206,298. 130 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Located in Chicago's South Loop (Burnham Park) District, East-West overlooks scenic Grant Park and is within walking distance of the Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium, Art Institute and Buckingham Fountain. Also within walking distance of the University is the"Loop" (Chicago's main business and banking district) and the historic Printer's Row area. The accessibility of such cultural landmarks adds to the overall education of the students.

■ EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY O-14

600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920-3099
Tel: (217)581-5000
Free: 800-252-5711
Admissions: (217)581-2223
Fax: (217)581-7060
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.eiu.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1895. Setting: 320-acre small town campus. Endowment: $33.3 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $811,115. Total enrollment: 12,129. Faculty: 755 (610 full-time, 145 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 7,682 applied, 78% were admitted. 8% from top 10% of their high school class, 24% from top quarter, 60% from top half. Full-time: 9,293 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 1,082 students, 67% women, 33% men. Students come from 32 states and territories, 44 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 7% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.5% international, 10% 25 or older, 44% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 81% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; English. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Olney Central College, Kaskaskia College, Parkland College, Danville Aea Community College, Richland Community College, Lakeland College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: electronic application. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.25 high school GPA, audition for music program, SAT or ACT. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $4629 full-time, $154 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $13,887 full-time, $463 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $1744 full-time, $63 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $6196. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 137 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 16% of eligible men and 17% of eligible women are members. Most popular organization: Black Student Union. Major annual events: Homecoming, Arts Festival, Family Weekend. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols. 5,527 college housing spaces available; 4,330 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Booth Library with 1 million books, 1.4 million microform titles, 18,901 serials, 24,100 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $4 million. 798 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Located in east central Illinois, 50 miles south of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Charleston (population 20,000) is second only to Springfield in Lincoln Lore. Airline service is available at the county airport. Within the community are churches of all denominations, medical facilities, library, and motels. Part-time employment is available. Fox Ridge and Lincoln Log Cabin State Parks nearby are of historical, scenic, and recreational interest.

■ ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE C-14

1700 Spartan Dr.
Elgin, IL 60123-7193
Tel: (847)697-1000
Admissions: (847)214-7414
Web Site: http://www.elgin.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Illinois Community College Board. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1949. Setting: 145-acre suburban campus with easy access to Chicago. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $160,158. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $8801 per student. Total enrollment: 10,851. Full-time: 3,348 students, 51% women,

49% men. Part-time: 7,503 students, 58% women, 42% men. Students come from 4 states and territories, 22 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 16% Hispanic, 5% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 51% 25 or older, 29% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at McHenry County College, Waubonsee Community College, College of DuPage, William Rainey Harper College, Rock Valley College, Illinois Valley Community College, College of Lake County.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, selected health programs. Option: early admission. Required for some: high school transcript. Placement: ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $15. Area resident tuition: $2250 full-time, $75 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $7666 full-time, $255.54 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $9947 full-time, $331.59 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $10 full-time, $5 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 29 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, United Students of All Cultures, Organization of Latin American Students, Black Student Association, Office Administration Association. Major annual events: Welcome Week, International Week, Career Expo. Student services: legal services, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Renner Learning Resource Center with 58,413 books, 56,000 microform titles, 458 serials, 7,394 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1 million. 1,011 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Judson College.

■ ELMHURST COLLEGE EE-12

190 Prospect Ave.
Elmhurst, IL 60126-3296
Tel: (630)617-3500
Free: 800-697-1871
Admissions: (630)617-3400
Fax: (630)617-5501
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.elmhurst.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with United Church of Christ. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1871. Setting: 38-acre suburban campus with easy access to Chicago. Endowment: $59.9 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $7057 per student. Total enrollment: 2,670. 1,487 applied, 76% were admitted. 24% from top 10% of their high school class, 48% from top quarter, 79% from top half. Full-time: 2,129 students, 63% women, 37% men. Part-time: 355 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 26 states and territories, 21 other countries, 8% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 5% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 22% 25 or older, 40% live on campus. Retention: 83% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, interview. Required for some: essay, recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 7/15. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $28,506 includes full-time tuition ($21,600) and college room and board ($6906). College room only: $3816. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $614 per semester hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 100 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local sororities; 5% of eligible men and 11% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Programming Board and Student Government, theater and music groups, Black Student Union, residence life groups, Hablamos. Major annual events: homecoming, Orientation/Welcome Week, Spring Fling. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 805 college housing spaces available; 796 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: coed housing available. Buehler Library with 222,441 books, 50,605 microform titles, 2,010 serials, 7,537 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.2 million. 345 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

A beautiful residential suburb of Chicago, 16 miles west of the Loop, Elmhurst has a population of approximately 40,000. Residents enjoy the advantages of life in a small city and the resources of a large city with its social and cultural facilities.

■ EUREKA COLLEGE I-11

300 East College Ave. Eureka, IL 61530-1500
Tel: (309)467-3721; 888-4-EUREKA
Admissions: (309)467-6350
Fax: (309)467-6576
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.eureka.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed, affiliated with Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1855. Setting: 112-acre small town campus. Endowment: $10.7 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5861 per student. Total enrollment: 516. 635 applied, 75% were admitted. 17% from top 10% of their high school class, 44% from top quarter, 79% from top half. 5 class presidents, 9 valedictorians, 15 student government officers. Full-time: 505 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 11 students, 82% women, 18% men. Students come from 15 states and territories, 2 other countries, 0% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 9% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 5% 25 or older, 84% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 67% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: 4 8-week terms. Advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.3 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, minimum 17 ACT Composite, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, interview. Required for some: essay, 3 recommendations. Placement: SAT or ACT required. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $19,280 includes full-time tuition ($13,000), mandatory fees ($400), and college room and board ($5880). College room only: $2820. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $375 per semester hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 41 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local sororities; 45% of eligible men and 45% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: College Choral, theater, Campus Activities Board, intercollegiate athletics. Major annual events: homecoming, Greek Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night patrols. 534 college housing spaces available; 378 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Option: coed housing available. Melick Library with 75,000 books, 6,127 microform titles, 330 serials, 500 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $288,280. 95 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

A small community in central Illinois, between Bloomington and Peoria, Eureka, population 4,000, is 140 miles southwest of Chicago. The community provides a public library, churches, and a hospital. A lake more than a mile long offers boating and fishing. Part-time employment is available.

■ FOX COLLEGE D-16

4201 West 93rd St. Oak Lawn, IL 60453
Tel: (708)636-7700; (866)636-7711
Fax: (708)636-8078
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.foxcollege.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Founded 1932. Total enrollment: 251. Full-time: 251 students, 92% women, 8% men. 0% Native American, 54% Hispanic, 8% black, 0.5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international.

Costs Per Year:

Tuition: $12,720 full-time.

■ GEM CITY COLLEGE M-4

PO Box 179
Quincy, IL 62301
Tel: (217)222-0391
Fax: (217)222-1557
Web Site: http://www.gemcitycollege.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards diplomas and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1870. Setting: small town campus. Total enrollment: 150. 65 applied, 100% were admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 20% from top quarter, 40% from top half. Students come from 10 states and territories, 1 other country, 40% 25 or older. Academic remediation for entering students, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Student services: personal-psychological counseling. College housing not available. 2,700 books and 40 serials. 40 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ GOVERNORS STATE UNIVERSITY J-15

One University Parkway
University Park, IL 60466-0975
Tel: (708)534-5000
Admissions: (708)534-4490
Fax: (708)534-1640
Web Site: http://www.govst.edu/

Description:

State-supported, upper-level, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1969. Setting: 750-acre suburban campus with easy access to Chicago. Total enrollment: 5,405. Faculty: 212 (185 full-time, 27 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. Students come from 8 states and territories, 20 other countries, 3% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 38% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 60% 25 or older. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: liberal arts/general studies; education; business/marketing. Core. Calendar: trimesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Chicago State University, Northeastern Illinois University, Western Illinois University, Eastern Illinois University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $3720 full-time, $155 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $11,160 full-time, $465 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $580 full-time, $170 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 30 open to all; 7% of eligible men and 12% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Future Teachers of America, American College of Health Executives, Circle K, Counseling Club, African-American Student Association. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. University Library with 260,000 books, 86,000 microform titles, 2,200 serials, 2,700 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 165 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Located in University Park, Illinois, on 750 acres, the University is in a suburban/rural setting. However, it is about 35 miles from downtown Chicago and thirty miles from Kankakee or Joliet, Illinois, in the Southern metropolitan area of Chicago. The campus is accessible via public transportation, from the city and most of the southern suburbs. Governors State University is a commuter institution. There is no student housing available.

■ GREENVILLE COLLEGE Q-10

315 East College, PO Box 159 Greenville, IL 62246-0159
Tel: (618)664-2800
Free: 800-345-4440
Admissions: (618)664-7100
Fax: (618)664-9841
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.greenville.edu/

Description:

Independent Free Methodist, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1892. Setting: 12-acre small town campus with easy access to St. Louis. Endowment: $13.7 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4279 per student. Total enrollment: 1,350. Faculty: 124 (59 full-time, 65 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 633 applied, 90% were admitted. 16% from top 10% of their high school class, 37% from top quarter, 71% from top half. 2 National Merit Scholars, 13 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,175 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 40 students, 75% women, 25% men. Students come from 39 states and territories, 15 other countries, 32% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 8% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 24% 25 or older, 62% live on campus, 12% transferred in. Retention: 73% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; visual and performing arts. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at 13 members of the Christian College Consortium; 100 members of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, agreement to code of conduct, SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $23,146 includes full-time tuition ($17,142), mandatory fees ($100), and college room and board ($5904). College room only: $2794. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $361 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 25 open to all. Most popular organizations: Campus Activity Board, Intramurals, Greenville Student Outreach, Habitat for Humanity, Student Senate. Major annual events: Back to School Bash, Agape Music Festival, All-College Hike. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 743 college housing spaces available; 709 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Ruby E. Dare Library with 126,210 books, 14,023 microform titles, 490 serials, 4,377 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $297,024. 65 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ HARRINGTON COLLEGE OF DESIGN D-16

200 West Madison St.
Chicago, IL 60606
Tel: (312)939-4975; 877-939-4975
Fax: (312)939-8005
Web Site: http://www.interiordesign.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 4-year, coed. Part of Career Education Corporation. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1931. Setting: urban campus. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3100 per student. Total enrollment: 1,563. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. Full-time: 747 students, 87% women, 13% men. Part-time: 816 students, 88% women, 12% men. Students come from 19 states and territories, 6% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 9% Hispanic, 6% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 46% 25 or older, 6% live on campus, 34% transferred in. Retention: 43% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: visual and performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. Part-time degree program, internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview. Recommended: essay, 1 recommendation. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $60. Tuition: $6930 full-time, $550 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $580 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Part-time tuition varies according to course load and program. College room only: $5000. Room charges vary according to housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 4 open to all. Most popular organizations: American Society of Interior Designers, International Interior Design Association, Green Design Club, Student Government. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. 85 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: coed housing available. Harrington Institute Design Library with 19,672 books, 100 serials, 26,514 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $262,983. 52 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ HEARTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE J-12

1500 West Raab Rd.
Normal, IL 61761
Tel: (309)268-8000
Fax: (309)268-7999
Web Site: http://www.heartland.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Illinois Community College Board. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1990. Setting: urban campus. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6193 per student. Total enrollment: 4,667. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. Students come from 5 states and territories, 2 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 38% 25 or older. Retention: 55% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing program, network administration program. Recommended: high school transcript. Placement: SAT, ACT recommended; ACT COMPASS required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $2010 full-time, $67 per semester hour part-time. State resident tuition: $4020 full-time, $134 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6030 full-time, $201 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $90 full-time, $3 per semester hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 21 open to all. Most popular organizations: Environmental Club, Early Childhood Club, student government, Nursing Club, Phi Theta Kappa. Major annual events: Fall Fest, Spring Fest, Diversity Day. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. Heartland Community College Library with 5,000 books, 188 serials, 4,000 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 400 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ HEBREW THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE C-16

7135 North Carpenter Rd.
Skokie, IL 60077-3263
Tel: (847)982-2500
Web Site: http://www.htcnet.edu/

Description:

Independent Jewish, comprehensive, men only, coordinate with Anne M. Blitstein Teachers Institute of the Hebrew Theological College. Awards bachelor's and first professional degrees. Founded 1922. Setting: 13-acre suburban campus with easy access to Chicago. Total enrollment: 155. Students come from 16 states and territories. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, interview, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/15.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Campus security: controlled dormitory access. Option: men-only housing available. Saul Silber Memorial Library plus 2 others with 63,000 books and 60 serials. 30 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

A suburb of Chicago and adjacent to Evanston, Skokie has all the usual community facilities as well as good shopping areas.

■ HIGHLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE B-10

2998 West Pearl City Rd.
Freeport, IL 61032-9341
Tel: (815)235-6121
Fax: (815)235-6130
Web Site: http://www.highland.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Illinois Community College Board. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1962. Setting: 240-acre rural campus. Endowment: $5.6 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $1340 per student. Total enrollment: 2,406. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 665 applied, 100% were admitted. 12% from top 10% of their high school class, 32% from top quarter, 41% from top half. Full-time: 1,134 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 1,272 students, 68% women, 32% men. Students come from 8 states and territories, 2% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 9% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 58% 25 or older. Retention: 65% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing program. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Preference given to district residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1608 full-time, $67 per credit part-time. State resident tuition: $2880 full-time, $120 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $2880 full-time, $120 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $120 full-time, $5 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 21 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, Royal Scots, Prairie Wind, intramurals, Collegiate Choir. Major annual events: Spring Fling, Welcome Back to Campus Day. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Highland Library plus 1 other with 47,000 books, 295 microform titles, 3,980 serials, 2,776 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $242,430. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ ILLINOIS CENTRAL COLLEGE I-2

One College Dr.
East Peoria, IL 61635-0001
Tel: (309)694-5011
Admissions: (309)694-5784
Fax: (309)694-5450
Web Site: http://www.icc.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Illinois Community College Board. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 430-acre suburban campus. Total enrollment: 12,343. Students come from 20 other countries, 0.4% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 10% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 55% 25 or older. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for college transfer associate degree, health applied science programs. Option: early admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $2240 full-time, $70 per semester hour part-time. State resident tuition: $4960 full-time, $155 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $4960 full-time, $155 per semester hour part-time. College room only: $3978.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: Student Association for the Environment, Horticulture Club. Major annual events: Fine Arts Festival, Gaming Fair, Train Fair. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. 82,492 books and 563 serials. 250 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Illinois Central College is located in rural Tazewell County on the outskirts of East Peoria, IL. Primarily a commuter college, adequate bus transportation is available from the city of Peoria. The large rolling campus of 434 acres provides an open feeling for attending students. With the surrounding wooded areas, the beautiful campus provides easy access to classrooms, laboratories, bookstore, cafeteria, and other student services. Illinois Central faculty and staff are committed to student learning and take pride in the large number of successful graduates. Over the 25-year history of the college, approximately 225,000 different individuals have taken classes, and more than 20,000 have received degrees and certificates. Illinois Central College offers a diverse curriculum including college transfer, career education, developmental assistance and continuing community education.

■ ILLINOIS COLLEGE M-7

1101 West College Ave. Jacksonville, IL 62650-2299
Tel: (217)245-3000; (866)464-5265
Admissions: (217)245-3030
Fax: (217)245-3034
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ic.edu/

Description:

Independent interdenominational, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1829. Setting: 62-acre small town campus with easy access to St. Louis. Endowment: $123 million. Total enrollment: 1,030. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 1,144 applied, 64% were admitted. 22% from top 10% of their high school class, 52% from top quarter, 82% from top half. 17 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,009 students, 53% women, 47% men. Part-time: 21 students, 86% women, 14% men. Students come from 19 states and territories, 7 other countries, 8% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 3% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 2% 25 or older, 75% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 75% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; biological/life sciences; social sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, interview. Required for some: essay. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 7/1. Notification: continuous until 8/15.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $23,600 includes full-time tuition ($17,100) and college room and board ($6500). Part-time tuition: $712 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 50 open to all; local fraternities, local sororities; 22% of eligible men and 18% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Activity Board, Forum, Homecoming Committee, literary societies, B.A.S.I.C. (Brothers and Sisters in Christ). Major annual events: homecoming, Night of a Thousand Stars, All-College Christmas Dinner. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 750 college housing spaces available; 730 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Schewe Library plus 1 other with 163,810 books, 7,957 microform titles, 10,234 serials, 4,011 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $422,578. 110 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Jacksonville, population 20,553, is located in the west-central part of Illinois. It is the home of the only ferris wheel factory in the United States. Within the community are a library, many churches, hospitals, movie theaters, golf courses, and lakes for boating and fishing. Part-time jobs are available.

■ ILLINOIS EASTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGES, FRONTIER COMMUNITY COLLEGE T-14

Frontier Dr.
Fairfield, IL 62837-2601
Tel: (618)842-3711
Fax: (618)842-6340
Web Site: http://www.iecc.edu/fcc/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Illinois Eastern Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1976. Setting: 8-acre rural campus. Total enrollment: 2,164. Full-time: 249 students, 65% women, 35% men. Part-time: 1,915 students, 66% women, 34% men. 0.1% Native American, 0.3% Hispanic, 0.2% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 56% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to district residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $10. Area resident tuition: $1696 full-time, $53 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $5908 full-time, $184.63 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7314 full-time, $228.55 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $106 full-time, $3 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

College housing not available. 19,088 books, 25,656 microform titles, 7,664 serials, and 2,679 audiovisual materials. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $17,786. 42 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ ILLINOIS EASTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGES, LINCOLN TRAIL COLLEGE Q-16

11220 State Hwy. 1
Robinson, IL 62454
Tel: (618)544-8657
Fax: (618)544-7423
Web Site: http://www.iecc.edu/ltc/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Illinois Eastern Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1969. Setting: 120-acre rural campus. Total enrollment: 1,532. Full-time: 505 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 1,027 students, 47% women, 53% men. 0.2% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 15% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.3% international, 54% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to district residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $10. Area resident tuition: $1696 full-time, $53 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $5908 full-time, $184.63 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7314 full-time, $228.55 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $106 full-time, $3 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: national fraternities. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. College housing not available. Eagleton Learning Resource Center with 16,654 books, 7,654 microform titles, 7,391 serials, and 2,029 audiovisual materials. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $9632. 96 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ ILLINOIS EASTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGES, OLNEY CENTRAL COLLEGE R-15

305 North West St.
Olney, IL 62450
Tel: (618)395-7777
Fax: (618)392-5212
Web Site: http://www.iecc.edu/occ/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Illinois Eastern Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1962. Setting: 128-acre rural campus. Total enrollment: 1,701. Full-time: 758 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 943 students, 57% women, 43% men. 0.1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 64% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to district residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $10. Area resident tuition: $1696 full-time, $53 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $5908 full-time, $184.63 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7314 full-time, $228.55 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $106 full-time, $3 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. College housing not available. Anderson Learning Resources Center with 22,976 books, 81 serials, and 693 audiovisual materials. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $15,047. 125 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ ILLINOIS EASTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGES, WABASH VALLEY COLLEGE S-16

2200 College Dr.
Mount Carmel, IL 62863-2657
Tel: (618)262-8641
Fax: (618)262-8641
Web Site: http://www.iecc.edu/wvc/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Illinois Eastern Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1960. Setting: 40-acre rural campus. Total enrollment: 3,155. Full-time: 631 students, 48% women, 52% men. Part-time: 2,524 students, 37% women, 63% men. 0.2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 3% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 53% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to district residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $10. Area resident tuition: $1696 full-time, $53 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $5908 full-time, $184.63 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7314 full-time, $228.55 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $106 full-time, $3 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. College housing not available. Bauer Media Center with 34,589 books, 51,262 microform titles, 7,665 serials, and 1,629 audiovisual materials. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $6704. 100 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ THE ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF ART-CHICAGO D-16

350 North Orleans
Chicago, IL 60654
Tel: (312)280-3500
Free: 800-351-3450
Fax: (312)280-3528
Web Site: http://www.ilic.artinstitutes.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 4-year, coed. Part of Education Management Corporation. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1916. Setting: 2-acre urban campus. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2265 per student. Total enrollment: 2,588. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 24:1. 2,177 applied, 48% were admitted. Full-time: 1,932 students, 62% women, 38% men. Part-time: 656 students, 54% women, 46% men. Students come from 42 states and territories, 26 other countries, 30% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 8% Hispanic, 12% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.04% international, 30% 25 or older, 6% transferred in. Retention: 70% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: visual and performing arts; communication technologies; communications/journalism. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at members of the International Council of Design Schools.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, interview. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, ACT. Required for some: recommendations, portfolio, SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT, ACT ASSET. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $150. Tuition: $18,720 full-time, $390 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $300 full-time. College room only: $8070.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 10 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Activities Committee, American Society of Interior Designers Club, Commercial Art Club, Student Ambassador Program, Fashion Focus. Major annual events: Halloween Party, Fashion Show, Student Show. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. 500 college housing spaces available; 350 were occupied in 2003-04. The Illinois Institute of Art Library plus 1 other with 11,324 books, 264 serials, 502 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 150 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ THE ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF ART-SCHAUMBURG C-15

1000 Plaza Dr.
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Tel: (847)619-3450
Free: 800-314-3450
Fax: (847)619-3064
Web Site: http://www.ilis.artinstitutes.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 4-year, coed. Part of Education Management Corporation. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Setting: suburban campus. Total enrollment: 1,187. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 562 applied, 74% were admitted. Full-time: 911 students, 45% women, 55% men. Part-time: 276 students, 42% women, 58% men. Students come from 11 states and territories, 6 other countries, 13% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 8% Hispanic, 2% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 21% 25 or older, 8% transferred in. Retention: 8% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships. Off campus study.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Required for some: recommendations, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Tuition: $16,605 full-time, $369 per credit hour part-time. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: Animation Club, ASID, newspaper, Music Club, A.I.G.A. (graphic design club). Major annual events: ASID job fair, Portfolio Show, Artimation (video festival). Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols. 130 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. 300 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY D-16

3300 South Federal St.
Chicago, IL 60616-3793
Tel: (312)567-3000
Free: 800-448-2329
Admissions: (312)567-3025
Fax: (312)567-6939
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.iit.edu/

Description:

Independent, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Founded 1890. Setting: 120-acre urban campus. Endowment: $225.6 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $31.2 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $9463 per student. Total enrollment: 6,378. 2,609 applied, 65% were admitted. 37% from top 10% of their high school class, 70% from top quarter, 92% from top half. 15 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,825 students, 25% women, 75% men. Part-time: 264 students, 19% women, 81% men. Students come from 50 states and territories, 61 other countries, 30% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 5% black, 14% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 16% international, 14% 25 or older, 56% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 81% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Naval, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 3.0 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, minimum ACT score of 24 or SAT score of 1150, SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $30,520 includes full-time tuition ($22,218), mandatory fees ($784), and college room and board ($7518). College room only: $3900. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $692 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $7 per credit hour. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 98 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local sororities; 13% of eligible men and 13% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Union Board, Student Government Association, Residence Hall Association, Techmate Commuters, International Student Organization. Major annual events: International Fest, Greek Week, Union Board Spring Formal. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,251 college housing spaces available; 1,170 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Paul V. Galvin Library plus 5 others with 877,581 books, 184,392 microform titles, 678 serials, 54,611 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $4.5 million. 650 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of Chicago.

■ ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY J-12

Normal, IL 61790-2200
Tel: (309)438-2111
Admissions: (309)438-2181
Fax: (309)438-3932
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ilstu.edu/

Description:

State-supported, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1857. Setting: 850-acre urban campus. Endowment: $32.7 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $14.9 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4901 per student. Total enrollment: 20,653. Faculty: 1,103 (829 full-time, 274 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 10,414 applied, 77% were admitted. 11% from top 10% of their high school class, 36% from top quarter, 79% from top half. 1 National Merit Scholar, 29 valedictorians. Full-time: 16,635 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 1,223 students, 54% women, 46% men. Students come from 43 states and territories, 46 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 6% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 8% 25 or older, 35% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 85% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; social sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at National Student Exchange. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 3/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $5400 full-time, $180 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $11,280 full-time, $376 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $1691 full-time, $46.70 per credit hour part-time, $700.50 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $5748. College room only: $3010. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 250 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 7% of eligible men and 8% of eligible women are members. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 6,901 college housing spaces available; 6,865 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Milner Library with 1.6 million books, 14,166 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $8 million. 1,869 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Bloomington-Normal, with a combined population of 142,650, has a strong agricultural base with many business and industrial affiliations. Located at the intersection of Interstates 55 and 74, it is 132 miles from Chicago, 65 miles from Springfield, and 168 miles from St. Louis. Winters are moderately cold, summers are warm, and spring and fall are delightful. Both the twin-cities offer business districts for shopping, banking, and professional services, as well as year-round municipal recreational programs.

■ ILLINOIS VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE F-11

815 North Orlando Smith Ave.
Oglesby, IL 61348-9692
Tel: (815)224-2720
Admissions: (815)224-0437
Fax: (815)224-3033
Web Site: http://www.ivcc.edu/

Description:

District-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Illinois Community College Board. Awards transfer associate and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1924. Setting: 410-acre rural campus with easy access to Chicago. Total enrollment: 4,315. 6% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Sauk Valley Community College, Kishwaukee College, Kankakee Community College, Joliet Junior College, Rock Valley College, Elgin Community College, Waubonsee Community College. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, dental assistant programs, therapeutic massage. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Area resident tuition: $63.25 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $214.02 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $246.71 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 3 open to all. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Jacobs Library with 58,250 books and 504 serials. 420 computers available on campus for general student use.

Community Environment:

Oglesby (population 4,175) is almost 75 miles southwest of Chicago, 50 miles northeast of Peoria.

■ ILLINOIS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY J-12

PO Box 2900
Bloomington, IL 61702-2900
Tel: (309)556-1000
Free: 800-332-2498
Admissions: (309)556-3031
Fax: (309)556-3411
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.iwu.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1850. Setting: 79-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $158.7 million. Total enrollment: 2,146. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 2,770 applied, 57% were admitted. 47% from top 10% of their high school class, 81% from top quarter, 99% from top half. 13 National Merit Scholars, 32 valedictorians. Full-time: 2,140 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 6 students, 17% women, 83% men. Students come from 36 states and territories, 17 other countries, 14% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 4% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 0% 25 or older, 81% live on campus, 1% transferred in. Retention: 92% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences; visual and performing arts. Core. Calendar: 4-4-1. Services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, internships. Off campus study at Midwest College Arts program, Colleges of the Midwest Urban Education program, Washington semenster, United Nations semester. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, interview. Entrance: very difficult. Notification: continuous, continuous for nonresidents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $35,790 includes full-time tuition ($28,926), mandatory fees ($150), and college room and board ($6714). College room only: $4104. Part-time tuition: $3619 per course.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 160 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local sororities; 33% of eligible men and 25% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Alpha Phi Omega, Christian Fellowship, Students for a Just Society, Black Student Union, Habitat for Humanity. Major annual events: Soul Food Dinner, Homecoming, Undercover. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, Emergency Response Team. 1,745 college housing spaces available; 1,640 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: coed housing available. The Ames Library with 314,894 books, 23,297 microform titles, 15,226 serials, 15,076 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2.4 million. 450 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Illinois Wesleyan University is located in Bloomington, Illinois, which is known as a research, insurance, retail, education and business center. Situated in a corporate community of 100,000 people, Bloomington is now one of the fastest growing communities in the country and is listed among the most desirable places to live in the nation.

■ INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY D-16

One North State St., Ste. 400
Chicago, IL 60602-9736
Tel: (312)980-9200; 877-ACADEMY
Fax: (312)828-9405
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.iadtchicago.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 4-year, coed. Part of Career Education Corporation. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1977. Setting: 1-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 2,768. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 1,713 applied, 99% were admitted. 5% from top 10% of their high school class, 15% from top quarter, 45% from top half. Full-time: 2,409 students, 69% women, 31% men. Part-time: 359 students, 70% women, 30% men. Students come from 20 states and territories, 5% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 20% Hispanic, 33% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 27% 25 or older, 13% transferred in. Retention: 34% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: visual and performing arts; business/marketing; computer and information sciences. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, interview. Recommended: essay, minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Required for some: GED. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Tuition: $22,400 full-time, $2200 per course part-time. Mandatory fees: $600 full-time, $150 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 5 open to all. Most popular organizations: ASID/IDSA (Interior Design Student Organization), Byte-Me Club/AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Artists), International Club, Fashion Council, Adult Student Support Group. Major annual events: Windy City Starz Fashion Show, Senior Salute, Industry Speaks. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, building security during hours of operation. College housing not available. International Academy of Design and Technology Library with 6,500 books, 80 serials, 750 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $61,500. 360 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (BURR RIDGE) H-12

7040 High Grove Blvd.
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
Tel: (630)455-6470
Web Site: http://www.itt-tech.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Part of ITT Educational Services, Inc. Awards terminal associate and bachelor's degrees. Core.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview, Wonderlic aptitude test. Recommended: recommendations. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $100.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. College housing not available.

■ ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (MATTESON) L-15

600 Holiday Plaza Dr.
Matteson, IL 60443
Tel: (708)747-2571
Web Site: http://www.itt-tech.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Part of ITT Educational Services, Inc. Awards terminal associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1993. Setting: suburban campus with easy access to Chicago. Core.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview, Wonderlic aptitude test. Recommended: recommendations. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $100.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. College housing not available.

■ ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (MOUNT PROSPECT) C-15

1401 Feehanville Dr.
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
Tel: (847)375-8800
Web Site: http://www.itt-tech.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Part of ITT Educational Services, Inc. Awards terminal associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1986. Setting: 1-acre suburban campus with easy access to Chicago. Core.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview, Wonderlic aptitude test. Recommended: recommendations. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $100.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. College housing not available.

■ JOHN A. LOGAN COLLEGE V-11

700 Logan College Rd.
Carterville, IL 62918-9900
Tel: (618)985-3741
Fax: (618)985-2248
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.jalc.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Illinois Community College Board. Awards certificates and transfer associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 160-acre rural campus. Endowment: $19,000. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4580 per student. Total enrollment: 5,501. 5% from top 10% of their high school class, 65% from top half. Students come from 41 states and territories, 20 other countries, 54% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Belleville Area College, Rend Lake College, Illinois Eastern Community Colleges, Shawnee Community College, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Southeastern Illinois College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing program. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT ASSET required; SAT or ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/25. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1900 full-time, $61 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $6000 full-time, $169.24 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $9000 full-time, $254.89 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center with 33,306 books, 298 serials, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $16,687. 150 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ JOHN WOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE M-4

1301 South 48th St.
Quincy, IL 62305-8736
Tel: (217)224-6500
Admissions: (217)641-4339
Fax: (217)224-4208
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.jwcc.edu/

Description:

District-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Illinois Community College Board. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1974. Setting: small town campus. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2730 per student. Total enrollment: 2,530. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 711 applied, 100% were admitted. 4% from top 10% of their high school class, 19% from top quarter, 53% from top half. Full-time: 1,197 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 1,333 students, 68% women, 32% men. Students come from 4 states and territories, 3 other countries, 9% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 4% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 32% 25 or older, 6% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at members of the Quincy Area Education Consortium, Southeastern Community College (IA), Blessing Hospital, Quincy Area Vocational Technical Center. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for broadcast electronics program. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, early admission. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: ACT. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to district residents.

Costs Per Year:

Area resident tuition: $2280 full-time, $76 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $5280 full-time, $176 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $150 full-time, $5 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. 18,000 books, 160 serials, 2,200 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $195,684. 250 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Quincy University.

■ JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE E-15

1215 Houbolt Rd.
Joliet, IL 60431-8938
Tel: (815)729-9020
Admissions: (815)280-2493
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.jjc.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Illinois Community College Board. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1901. Setting: suburban campus with easy access to Chicago. Endowment: $9.6 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6999 per student. Total enrollment: 13,022. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 24:1. 4,484 applied, 100% were admitted. 6% from top 10% of their high school class, 22% from top quarter, 54% from top half. Full-time: 4,895 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 8,127 students, 64% women, 36% men. Students come from 12 states and territories, 0.3% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 9% Hispanic, 10% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 44% 25 or older, 2% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing program. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Preference given to district residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1800 full-time, $60 per hour part-time. State resident tuition: $6248 full-time, $208 per hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7149 full-time, $238 per hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $390 full-time, $13 per hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 47 open to all; national fraternities; 8% of men are members. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, JC Players, Nursing Student Association, Student Agricultural Association, Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. 296 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Learning Resource Center with 60,364 books, 1,516 microform titles, 360 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $646,078.

Community Environment:

Joliet is a leading industrial area 38 miles southwest of Chicago's Loop. Railroads and buses are accessible; Midway and O'Hare Airports serve the area. Industries are steel, petroleum products, chemicals, wallpaper, machinery, and greeting cards. Shipping is also a major industry. Community facilities include excellent libraries, churches of almost every denomination, hospitals, YMCA, hotels and private rooming houses. Outdoor sports include hunting, boating, fishing, golf, and other sports.

■ JUDSON COLLEGE C-14

1151 North State St.
Elgin, IL 60123-1498
Tel: (847)628-2500
Free: 800-879-5376
Admissions: (847)695-2500
Fax: (847)695-0712
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.judsoncollege.edu/

Description:

Independent Baptist, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1963. Setting: 80-acre suburban campus with easy access to Chicago. Endowment: $6 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2527. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5386 per student. Total enrollment: 1,241. Faculty: 111 (55 full-time, 56 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 457 applied, 76% were admitted. Full-time: 915 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 278 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 21 states and territories, 18 other countries, 30% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 4% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 8% 25 or older, 64% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 78% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Christian College Coalition. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, Lifestyle statement, SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT. Required for some: essay, 2 recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $26,350 includes full-time tuition ($19,150), mandatory fees ($300), and college room and board ($6900).

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: Judson Choir, Nowhere Near Broadway, Philosophy and Religion Club, Phi Beta Lambda. Major annual events: Founders' Day, Homecoming, Spiritual Emphasis Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, controlled dormitory access. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Benjamin P. Browne Library plus 2 others with 104,331 books, 20,000 microform titles, 450 serials, 12,500 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $414,446. 90 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ KANKAKEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE G-15

PO Box 888
Kankakee, IL 60901-0888
Tel: (815)933-0345
Admissions: (815)802-8520
Fax: (815)933-0217
Web Site: http://www.kcc.cc.il.us/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Illinois Community College Board. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees (also offers continuing education program with significant enrollment not reflected in profile). Founded 1966. Setting: 178-acre small town campus with easy access to Chicago. Total enrollment: 3,475. 0.2% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 13% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Olivet Nazarene University. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for health occupations programs. Option: early admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT ASSET or ACT COMPASS recommended; ACT, ACT ASSET or ACT COMPASS required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to district residents for health occupations programs.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Kankakee Community College Learning Resource Center with 48,239 books, 19,761 microform titles, 245 serials, and 2,308 audiovisual materials. 250 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Kankakee (population 31,000), one of the fastest growing cities of Illinois and the U.S., has beautiful residential sections along the banks of the picturesque Kankakee River. Kankakee is located 60 miles southwest of Chicago and is the seat of Kankakee County. Some of the world's largest gladiolus fields are nearby. The manufacturing plants offer ample opportunity for employment. Nearby Chicago provides the cultural facilities for the outlying area. Kankakee County Fair and Championship Rodeo is an annual event in August.

■ KASKASKIA COLLEGE S-11

27210 College Rd.
Centralia, IL 62801-7878
Tel: (618)545-3000
Admissions: (618)545-3066
Fax: (618)532-1135
Web Site: http://www.kaskaskia.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Illinois Community College Board. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: 195-acre rural campus with easy access to St. Louis. Endowment: $606,505. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $15,323 per student. Total enrollment: 4,742. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 22:1. 514 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 1,908 students, 62% women, 38% men. Part-time: 2,834 students, 56% women, 44% men. Students come from 23 states and territories, 2 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 7% black, 0.4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 42% 25 or older, 21% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Belleville Area College, Illinois Eastern Community Colleges, Lake Land College, Rend Lake College, Shawnee Community College, Lincoln Land Community College. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health programs. Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: ACT, ASSET. Required for some: interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to district residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1590 full-time, $53 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $3030 full-time, $101 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7038 full-time, $234.60 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $210 full-time, $7 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to location. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to location.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 26 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, Administration of Justice, Student Radiology Club, Cosmetology Club, Vocal Music Club. Major annual events: Student Picnic, Blood Drive, Chili Cook-Off. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Kaskaskia College Library with 23,685 books, 2,649 microform titles, 165 serials, 480 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $241,956. 129 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Centralia, located 60 miles east of St. Louis, has mild winters and warm summers. Buses and planes serve the area. Community facilities include a hospital, library, hotels, motels, rooming houses, and a good shopping area. Three lakes are located nearby, for hunting and fishing, and there are three golf courses. The local merchants and civic organizations sponsor a Halloween Parade each year.

■ KENDALL COLLEGE D-16

900 North Branch St. Chicago, IL 60622
Tel: (847)448-2000; 877-588-8860
Admissions: (312)752-2160
Fax: (847)448-2556
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.kendall.edu/

Description:

Independent United Methodist, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1934. Setting: 1-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 780. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 605 applied, 30% were admitted. 4 class presidents, 12 student government officers. Students come from 20 states and territories, 19 other countries, 12% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 38% 25 or older, 20% live on campus. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum ACT score of 18, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Required for some: recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $75. Comprehensive fee: $30,750 includes full-time tuition ($20,100), mandatory fees ($450), and college room and board ($10,200).

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Most popular organizations: culinary competition group, student culinary board, ECHO (early childhood organization), Volunteer Club, student government. Major annual events: trip to Great America, Cubs Game Day, Lake Michigan Cruise. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: student patrols, late night security in dorms. 300 college housing spaces available. Option: coed housing available. Kendall Library plus 1 other with 37,000 books, 215 serials, and 150 audiovisual materials. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $120,000. 48 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Northwestern University.

■ KISHWAUKEE COLLEGE C-12

21193 Malta Rd.
Malta, IL 60150-9699
Tel: (815)825-2086
Fax: (815)825-2306
Web Site: http://www.kishwaukeecollege.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Illinois Community College Board. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 120-acre rural campus with easy access to Chicago. Endowment: $1.3 million. Total enrollment: 4,076. Full-time: 577 students, 45% women, 55% men. Part-time: 3,499 students, 58% women, 42% men. Students come from 25 states and territories, 14 other countries, 0.03% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 11% Hispanic, 11% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 33% 25 or older, 15% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at 6 other Illinois community colleges. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, radiological technology programs. Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, transcripts from all other colleges or universities previously attended. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Required for some: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Placement: ACT, SAT, or in-house placement test required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 14 open to all. Most popular organizations: student association, Black Student Union, Horticulture Club, Student Nurses Association, International Club. Major annual events: Awards and Recognition Ceremony, Black History Month/Soul Food Buffet, Women's History Month. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center with 52,075 books, 13,003 microform titles, 248 serials, 3,500 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $435,355. 565 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Northern Illinois University.

■ KNOX COLLEGE H-7

2 East South St.
Galesburg, IL 61401
Tel: (309)341-7000
Free: 800-678-KNOX
Admissions: (309)341-7100
Fax: (309)341-7070
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.knox.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1837. Setting: 82-acre small town campus with easy access to Peoria. Endowment: $51.2 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $10,867 per student. Total enrollment: 1,245. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 1,771 applied, 76% were admitted. 33% from top 10% of their high school class, 61% from top quarter, 97% from top half. 4 National Merit Scholars, 9 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,218 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 27 students, 52% women, 48% men. Students come from 46 states and territories, 41 other countries, 45% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 4% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 7% international, 2% 25 or older, 95% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 85% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences; English; visual and performing arts; psychology. Core. Calendar: three courses for each of three terms. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, part-time degree program, internships. Off campus study at Associated Colleges of the Midwest, Great Lakes College Association. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations. Recommended: interview. Required for some: SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 2/1, 12/1 for early action. Notification: 3/31, 12/31 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $32,385 includes full-time tuition ($25,815), mandatory fees ($285), and college room and board ($6285). College room only: $2784. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $870 per credit. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 102 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 24% of eligible men and 11% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: International Club, Allied Blacks for Liberty and Equality, Sexual Equality Awareness Coalition, Union Board, campus radio station. Major annual events: Pumphandle (welcome to all students), International Fair, Flunk Day. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 1,113 college housing spaces available; 1,098 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Seymour Library plus 2 others with 308,614 books, 98,696 microform titles, 927 serials, 7,159 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.1 million. 338 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus. Fax: (309)341-7070
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.knox.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1837. Setting: 82-acre small town campus with easy access to Peoria. Endowment: $51.2 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $10,867 per student. Total enrollment: 1,245. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 1,771 applied, 76% were admitted. 33% from top 10% of their high school class, 61% from top quarter, 97% from top half. 4 National Merit Scholars, 9 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,218 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 27 students, 52% women, 48% men. Students come from 46 states and territories, 41 other countries, 45% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 4% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 7% international, 2% 25 or older, 95% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 85% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences; English; visual and performing arts; psychology. Core. Calendar: three courses for each of three terms. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, part-time degree program, internships. Off campus study at Associated Colleges of the Midwest, Great Lakes College Association. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations. Recommended: interview. Required for some: SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 2/1, 12/1 for early action. Notification: 3/31, 12/31 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $32,385 includes full-time tuition ($25,815), mandatory fees ($285), and college room and board ($6285). College room only: $2784. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $870 per credit. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Community Environment:

Knox College is situated in the small city of Galesburg, Illinois, with a population of 33,500. It is 180 miles west of Chicago and easily accessible by Amtrak, Interstate Highway 74, and Greyhound bus lines.

■ LAKE FOREST COLLEGE B-15

Fax: (309)341-7070
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.knox.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1837. Setting: 82-acre small town campus with easy access to Peoria. Endowment: $51.2 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $10,867 per student. Total enrollment: 1,245. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 1,771 applied, 76% were admitted. 33% from top 10% of their high school class, 61% from top quarter, 97% from top half. 4 National Merit Scholars, 9 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,218 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 27 students, 52% women, 48% men. Students come from 46 states and territories, 41 other countries, 45% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 4% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 7% international, 2% 25 or older, 95% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 85% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences; English; visual and performing arts; psychology. Core. Calendar: three courses for each of three terms. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, part-time degree program, internships. Off campus study at Associated Colleges of the Midwest, Great Lakes College Association. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations. Recommended: interview. Required for some: SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 2/1, 12/1 for early action. Notification: 3/31, 12/31 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $32,385 includes full-time tuition ($25,815), mandatory fees ($285), and college room and board ($6285). College room only: $2784. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $870 per credit. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.
555 North Sheridan Rd.
Lake Forest, IL 60045-2399
Tel: (847)234-3100
Free: 800-828-4751
Admissions: (847)735-5000
Fax: (847)735-6271
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.lakeforest.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1857. Setting: 110-acre suburban campus with easy access to Chicago. Endowment: $60.2 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $862,043. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $9287 per student. Total enrollment: 1,435. Faculty: 158 (89 full-time, 69 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 2,195 applied, 65% were admitted. 32% from top 10% of their high school class, 54% from top quarter, 90% from top half. 27 class presidents, 7 valedictorians, 164 student government officers. Full-time: 1,398 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 20 students, 50% women, 50% men. Students come from 47 states and territories, 47 other countries, 54% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 5% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 8% international, 1% 25 or older, 80% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 82% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences; communications/journalism; business/marketing. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at 14 members of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, graded paper, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 2/15, 12/1 for early decision, 12/1 for early action. Notification: 3/15, 12/20 for early decision, 1/15 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $33,860 includes full-time tuition ($27,000), mandatory fees ($334), and college room and board ($6526). College room only: $3456. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $3375 per course.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 67 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 18% of eligible men and 14% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Garrick Players Drama Group, League for Environmental Awareness and Protection, International Student Organization, Ambassadors Host Organization. Major annual events: homecoming, Semana Latina, Winter Ball. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. 1,105 college housing spaces available; 1,078 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Donnelley and Lee Library plus 1 other with 259,977 books, 104,075 microform titles, 1,303 serials, 5,223 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.4 million. 120 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ LAKE LAND COLLEGE O-14

5001 Lake Land Blvd. Mattoon, IL 61938-9366
Tel: (217)234-5253
Admissions: (217)234-5378
Web Site: http://www.lakelandcollege.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Illinois Community College Board. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: 304-acre rural campus. Endowment: $2.7 million. Total enrollment: 7,038. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 21:1. 2,159 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 23 other countries, 5% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 9% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 36% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, accelerated degree program, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for dental services, nursing, physical therapist assistant, civil engineering technology, John Deere agricultural technology programs. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission. Recommended: high school transcript. Required for some: recommendations. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1545 full-time, $51.50 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $3595 full-time, $119.86 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7568 full-time, $252.27 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $358 full-time, $11.95 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 18 open to all. Most popular organizations: Agriculture Production and Management Club, Cosmetology Club, Agriculture Transfer Club, Phi Theta Kappa, Civil Engineering Technology Club. Major annual events: Spring Carnival, Alcohol Awareness Week, Blood Drives. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Virgil H. Judge Learning Resource Center with 36,912 books, 23,956 microform titles, 193 serials, 1,446 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $439,600. 100 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Mattoon (population 20,000) is an agricultural, commercial, industrial, oil, and transportation center with an average temperature of 53 degrees and an annual rainfall of 39 inches. Bus, train, and air service is available. Community facilities include churches of all denominations, many civic, service, and fraternal organizations, a civic center, hospital, nursing center, clinic, and excellent shopping facilities. Recreational facilities include golf courses, swimming pools, bowling lanes, theatres, skating rinks, and Lakes Paradise and Mattoon with swimming, boating, fishing, and an amusement park. Mattoon is located in the heart of the Lincoln-Lore Lane with many historic points of interest in the area. Part-time employment is available.

■ LAKEVIEW COLLEGE OF NURSING L-16

903 North Logan Ave.
Danville, IL 61832
Tel: (217)443-5238
Fax: (217)431-4015
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.lakeviewcol.edu/

Description:

Independent, upper-level, coed. Part of Danville Area Community College. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1987. Setting: 1-acre small town campus. Endowment: $6.2 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $9994 per student. Total enrollment: 83. 45 applied, 87% were admitted. Full-time: 41 students, 98% women, 2% men. Part-time: 42 students, 90% women, 10% men. Students come from 3 states and territories, 5% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 7% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 70% 25 or older, 47% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program. Off campus study at Eastern Illinois University-branch campus.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 2 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Nurses Association, Nurses Christian Fellowship (NCF). Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. Lakeview College of Nursing Library with 1,500 books, 60 serials, 450 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $19,990. 12 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ LEWIS AND CLARK COMMUNITY COLLEGE Q-8

5800 Godfrey Rd.
Godfrey, IL 62035-2466
Tel: (618)466-7000
Admissions: (618)468-5100
Fax: (618)466-2798
Web Site: http://www.lc.edu/

Description:

District-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Illinois Community College Board. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1970. Setting: 275-acre small town campus with easy access to St. Louis. Total enrollment: 7,446. Students come from 3 states and territories, 4 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 6% black, 0.4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 30% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Blackburn College. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, dental assisting, dental hygiene, occupational therapy programs, paramedicine, and therapeutic massage. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Recommended: high school transcript. Required for some: interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 25 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Beta Lambda, Data Processing Club, Nursing Club, Clinical Laboratory Technicians Club, Music Club. Major annual event: Springfest. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. Reid Memorial with 47,000 books, 2,500 microform titles, 3,500 serials, 1,700 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 350 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Godfrey (population 1,225) is near Alton (population 40,000), an industrial city just north of St. Louis. Industries include glass production, oil refineries, and manufacturing of steel products, brass, bronze, and copper goods. Railroads serve the area and air service is available at St. Louis airport, approximately 17 miles away. Alton has a community concert association, civic orchestra, little theater, and other similar facilities at nearby colleges. Recreational activities include golf, water sports, tennis, and spectator sports. Hunting and fishing opportunities are outstanding. Part-time work is available in industrial and commercial establishments.

■ LEWIS UNIVERSITY J-10

One University Parkway Romeoville, IL 60446
Tel: (815)838-0500
Free: 800-897-9000
Fax: (815)838-9456
Web Site: http://www.lewisu.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Roman Catholic Church. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1932. Setting: 375-acre small town campus with easy access to Chicago. Endowment: $19.9 million. Total enrollment: 5,065. Faculty: 472 (164 full-time, 308 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 2,014 applied, 69% were admitted. 15% from top 10% of their high school class, 40% from top quarter, 74% from top half. 1 valedictorian. Full-time: 2,662 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 931 students, 67% women, 33% men. Students come from 24 states and territories, 31 other countries, 5% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 9% Hispanic, 12% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 40% 25 or older, 27% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 76% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; health professions and related sciences; security and protective services. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $26,800 includes full-time tuition ($19,200) and college room and board ($7600). College room only: $5100. Part-time tuition: $605 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 27 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 12% of eligible men and 9% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Phi Kappa Theta, Scholars Academy, Black Student Union, Fellowship of Justice, Latin American Student Organization. Major annual events: Greekstock, Spring Formal, International Student Food Festival. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,044 college housing spaces available; 998 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. Lewis University Library with 149,870 books, 147,132 microform titles, 1,990 serials, 2,281 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.1 million. 310 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Romeoville, located 35 miles southwest of Chicago, enjoys a seasonal climate. The Regional Transportation Authority between Chicago and Joliet serves the area, as well as Amtrak. Romeoville has the usual civic, fraternal, and veterans' organizations. Part-time employment is available.

■ LEXINGTON COLLEGE D-16

310 South Peoria St., Ste. 512 Chicago, IL 60607-3534
Tel: (312)226-6294
Fax: (312)226-6405
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://lexingtoncollege.edu/general-education.htm

Description:

Independent, 4-year, women only. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1977. Setting: urban campus. Endowment: $29,600. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $8500. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $7702 per student. Total enrollment: 56. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 6:1. 37 applied, 51% were admitted. 8% from top 10% of their high school class, 42% from top quarter, 58% from top half. Full-time: 45 students. Part-time: 11 students. Students come from 4 states and territories, 3 other countries, 13% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 27% Hispanic, 45% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 7% international, 33% 25 or older, 14% transferred in. Retention: 56% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, independent study, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, minimum ACT score of 18 or minimum SAT score of 1000. Recommended: interview. Required for some: 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Tuition: $16,100 full-time, $530 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $940 full-time, $200 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 2 open to all. Major annual events: cultural appreciation events, Taste of Lexington, Christmas Party. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, patrols by municipal security personnel. College housing not available. Lexington College Library with 3,000 books, 40 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $83,845. 30 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ LINCOLN CHRISTIAN COLLEGE L-10

100 Campus View Dr.
Lincoln, IL 62656-2167
Tel: (217)732-3168; 888-522-5228
Fax: (217)732-5914
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.lccs.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed, affiliated with Christian Churches and Churches of Christ. Administratively affiliated with Lincoln Christian Seminary. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1944. Setting: 227-acre small town campus. Total enrollment: 708. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 269 applied, 78% were admitted. 15% from top 10% of their high school class, 32% from top quarter, 70% from top half. Full-time: 610 students, 47% women, 53% men. Part-time: 98 students, 52% women, 48% men. Students come from 27 states and territories, 6 other countries, 30% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 3% black, 0.3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 23% 25 or older, 50% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 69% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: theology and religious vocations; business/marketing. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at University of Illinois at Springfield, Illinois State University, Greenville College.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 3 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Preference given to applicants interested in religious studies.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. Comprehensive fee: $15,100 includes full-time tuition ($10,200) and college room and board ($4900). Part-time tuition: $340 per semester hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols. 420 college housing spaces available; 390 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Jessie Eury Library with 127,000 books, 500 serials, 27,000 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 45 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Lincoln College.

■ LINCOLN COLLEGE L-10

300 Keokuk St.
Lincoln, IL 62656-1699
Tel: (217)732-3155
Free: 800-569-0556
Fax: (217)732-8859
Web Site: http://www.lincolncollege.edu/

Description:

Independent, 2-year, coed. Awards transfer associate degrees. Founded 1865. Setting: 42-acre small town campus. Endowment: $14 million. Total enrollment: 758. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 835 applied, 65% were admitted. 5% from top 10% of their high school class, 17% from top quarter, 43% from top half. 9 class presidents, 3 valedictorians, 41 student government officers. Full-time: 700 students, 45% women, 55% men. Part-time: 58 students, 67% women, 33% men. Students come from 15 states and territories, 9% from out-of-state, 3% 25 or older, 90% live on campus, 2% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Required for some: 1 recommendation. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $21,370 includes full-time tuition ($15,000), mandatory fees ($570), and college room and board ($5800). College room only: $2200. Part-time tuition: $500 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $19 per credit.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 22 open to all. Most popular organizations: Admissions Ambassadors, Phi Beta Kappa, Connections, SHOS, Spanish Club. Major annual events: Parents' Weekend, Spring Formal, Commencement. Student services: health clinic. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, controlled dormitory access. 602 college housing spaces available; 600 were occupied in 2003-04. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. McKinstry Library with 42,500 books, 380 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $116,773. 72 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Lincoln (population 17,582) was founded in 1852, the only one of 24 similarly named cities of the United States that was named for Abraham Lincoln before he became famous. He assisted in planning the city and performed law work necessary for its incorporation. Lincoln christened the town with the juice of a watermelon when the first lots were sold in 1853. Lincoln is midway between Chicago and St. Louis on the main line of Alton route of GM & O Railroad. Churches of many denominations are located here.

■ LINCOLN COLLEGE-NORMAL J-12

715 West Raab Rd.
Normal, IL 61761
Tel: (309)452-0500
Free: 800-569-0558
Fax: (309)454-5652
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.lincolncollege.edu/normal/

Description:

Independent, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1865. Setting: 10-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $14 million. Total enrollment: 520. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 5% from top 10% of their high school class, 10% from top quarter, 35% from top half. Full-time: 350 students, 63% women, 37% men. Part-time: 170 students, 59% women, 41% men. Students come from 6 states and territories, 3 other countries, 6% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 17% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 8% 25 or older, 40% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview. Required for some: 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Tuition: $1500 full-time, $413 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $810 full-time, $8 per credit hour part-time, $35 per term part-time. College room only: $3200.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: local fraternities, local sororities; 40% of eligible men and 60% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, Student Ambassadors. Major annual events: concerts, trips. Student services: health clinic. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 240 college housing spaces available; 210 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Option: coed housing available. Milner Library at Illinois State University plus 1 other with 1.8 million books, 2 million microform titles, 25,000 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 50 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ LINCOLN LAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE M-9

5250 Shepherd Rd.
PO Box 19256 Springfield, IL 62794-9256
Tel: (217)786-2200
Admissions: (217)786-2243
Fax: (217)786-2492
Web Site: http://www.llcc.edu/

Description:

District-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Illinois Community College Board. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 441-acre suburban campus with easy access to St. Louis. Endowment: $1.7 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3200 per student. Total enrollment: 6,847. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 765 applied, 100% were admitted. 5% from top 10% of their high school class, 27% from top quarter, 58% from top half. Full-time: 2,700 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 4,147 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 4 states and territories, 3 other countries, 0.03% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 7% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 39% 25 or older, 3% transferred in. Retention: 46% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Foreign Language/International Studies Consortium. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health programs. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Recommended: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1890 full-time, $63 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $7980 full-time, $266 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $9510 full-time, $317 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $165 full-time, $5.50 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 26 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Senate, Phi Theta Kappa, Model Illinois Government, student newspaper, Madrigals. Major annual event: graduation. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center with 65,000 books, 3,638 microform titles, 10,000 serials, 3,300 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $698,579. 130 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO D-16

820 North Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611-2196
Tel: (773)274-3000
Free: 800-262-2373
Admissions: (773)508-3080
Fax: (773)915-6414
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.luc.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic (Jesuit), university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's certificates (also offers adult part-time program with significant enrollment not reflected in profile). Founded 1870. Setting: 105-acre urban campus. Endowment: $259.1 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $47.3 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $7057 per student. Total enrollment: 14,764. Faculty: 1,106 (523 full-time, 583 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 13,163 applied, 81% were admitted. 30% from top 10% of their high school class, 63% from top quarter, 94% from top half. 34 valedictorians. Full-time: 8,318 students, 65% women, 35% men. Part-time: 922 students, 61% women, 39% men. Students come from 50 states and territories, 60 other countries, 33% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 10% Hispanic, 6% black, 11% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 11% 25 or older, 29% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 83% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; psychology; biological/life sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Naval (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 4/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $36,520 includes full-time tuition ($26,150), mandatory fees ($756), and college room and board ($9614). College room only: $6490. Part-time tuition: $530 per semester hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $75.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 136 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 6% of eligible men and 5% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Campus Life Union Board, Activities Programming Board, student government. Major annual events: President's Ball, Oktoberfest, Student Leadership Awards Program. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 2,449 college housing spaces available; 2,346 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Cudahy Library plus 4 others with 1.1 million books, 1.7 million microform titles, 68,886 serials, 35,090 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $10.8 million. 318 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of Chicago.

■ MACCORMAC COLLEGE D-16

506 South Wabash Ave. Chicago, IL 60605-1667
Tel: (312)922-1884
Fax: (312)922-3196
Web Site: http://www.maccormac.edu/

Description:

Independent, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1904. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 377. 72% from top half of their high school class. Full-time: 159 students, 86% women, 14% men. Part-time: 218 students, 89% women, 11% men. Students come from 7 states and territories, 8 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 27% Hispanic, 42% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 20% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, ACT. Recommended: interview, SAT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 2 open to all. Major annual events: Halloween Party, Christmas Dance, All-College Picnic. Campus security: late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. MacCormac College Library with 11,000 books and 140 serials. 180 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed.

Community Environment:

See University of Chicago.

■ MACMURRAY COLLEGE M-7

447 East College Ave. Jacksonville, IL 62650
Tel: (217)479-7000
Admissions: (217)479-7056
Fax: (217)245-0405
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mac.edu/

Description:

Independent United Methodist, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1846. Setting: 60-acre small town campus. Endowment: $12.1 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5745 per student. Total enrollment: 703. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 1,421 applied, 57% were admitted. 13% from top 10% of their high school class, 28% from top quarter, 86% from top half. 2 valedictorians. Full-time: 646 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 57 students, 74% women, 26% men. Students come from 21 states and territories, 7 other countries, 12% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 11% black, 0.4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 15% 25 or older, 50% live on campus, 11% transferred in. Retention: 56% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: personal and culinary services; social sciences; psychology. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships. Off campus study at 5 members of the Western Illinois Foreign Language Consortium.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Required for some: essay, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $21,748 includes full-time tuition ($15,500), mandatory fees ($250), and college room and board ($5998). College room only: $2732. Part-time tuition: $250 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $35 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 35 open to all; national fraternities, local sororities; 12% of eligible men and 10% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Campus Activity Board, MacMurray Student Association, Sigma Tau Gamma, Alpha Phi Omega, Circle K. Major annual events: homecoming, Sig Tau Days, Spring Fling Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 582 college housing spaces available; 335 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Henry Pfeiffer Library with 1.8 million books, 25,855 microform titles, 185 serials, 1,021 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $261,952. 100 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Illinois College.

■ MCHENRY COUNTY COLLEGE B-14

8900 US Hwy. 14
Crystal Lake, IL 60012-2761

Tel: (815)455-3700

Admissions: (815)479-7620

Web Site: http://www.mchenry.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Illinois Community College Board. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 109-acre suburban campus with easy access to Chicago. Total enrollment: 5,940. 3% from top 10% of their high school class, 12% from top quarter, 38% from top half. Full-time: 2,048 students, 51% women, 49% men. Part-time: 3,892 students, 61% women, 39% men. Students come from 6 states and territories, 17 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 1% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.5% international, 39% 25 or older, 6% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 13 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, Tallywackers, Latinos Unidos, Campus Activities Board, Student Trustee. Major annual events: SOAR (orientation), open house. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. McHenry County College Library with 40,000 books, 13,500 microform titles, 330 serials, 6,000 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 100 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Crystal Lake after which the city (population 25,500) was named, is the only natural spring-fed lake between Chicago and Wisconsin. Within the city are 27 large industrial firms and 45 smaller ones, churches, library, medical center, hospitals, and 350 apartment units ranging from small to luxury townhouses. Recreational facilities include the 400 acres of parks and beaches along the lake for all types of water sports and other recreation.

■ MCKENDREE COLLEGE Y-4

701 College Rd.
Lebanon, IL 62254-1299
Tel: (618)537-4481
Free: 800-232-7228
Fax: (618)537-6259
Web Site: http://www.mckendree.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with United Methodist Church. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1828. Setting: 80-acre small town campus with easy access to St. Louis. Endowment: $20.3 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5188 per student. Total enrollment: 2,585. Faculty: 214 (74 full-time, 140 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 21:1. 1,465 applied, 66% were admitted. 26% from top 10% of their high school class, 54% from top quarter, 90% from top half. 11 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,617 students, 53% women, 47% men. Part-time: 640 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 23 states and territories, 22 other countries, 17% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 13% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 35% 25 or older, 54% live on campus, 14% transferred in. Retention: 80% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at University of Evansville. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, rank in upper 50% of high school class, minimum ACT score of 20, SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $26,280 includes full-time tuition ($18,300), mandatory fees ($600), and college room and board ($7380). College room only: $3900. Part-time tuition: $615 per hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 54 open to all; national fraternities, local fraternities, local sororities; 8% of eligible men and 6% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Model United Nations, Campus Christian Fellowship, Team Bogey, Student Government Association, Students Against Social Injustice. Major annual events: homecoming, Stress Fest (finals week), Family Fest. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 710 college housing spaces available; 702 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Option: coed housing available. Holman Library with 105,000 books, 37,395 microform titles, 450 serials, 9,500 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $459,312. 140 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Lebanon, population 3,700, is 23 miles east of St. Louis. The city has the usual Mississippi Valley climate, neither too hot nor too cold but unpredictable. Scott Air Force Base is six miles from downtown. Employment is available in Belleville, 12 miles away, Fairview Heights, 12 miles away, and in St. Louis proper. Hospital facilities are in Belleville, Highland, Breese and St. Louis. Local recreational activities are tennis, hunting, fishing, golfing, picnicking, and community theater.

■ MIDSTATE COLLEGE I-10

411 West Northmoor Rd. Peoria, IL 61614
Tel: (309)692-4092
Fax: (309)692-3893
Web Site: http://www.midstate.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1888. Setting: 1-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 478. 11% from top 10% of their high school class, 21% from top quarter, 76% from top half. Full-time: 244 students, 81% women, 19% men. Part-time: 234 students, 79% women, 21% men. Students come from 6 states and territories, 3% from out-of-state, 1% Hispanic, 17% black, 0.4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 56% 25 or older. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, freshman honors college, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, Wonderlic aptitude test. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Social organizations: 2 open to all; national sororities, local fraternities. Campus security: late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Barbara Fields Library with 8,724 books, 104 serials, and an OPAC. 49 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Peoria is the third largest city of downstate Illinois. All modes of transportation are available. It is the hub of the central area of the state for cultural, business and professional activities. Peoria is a manufacturing and shipping center located in the heart of the farm belt. Community facilities include good shopping areas and recreational opportunities. Job opportunities are good, particularly for summer work. Points of interest are Fort Creve Coer, Indian burial mounds, Peoria Historical Society Museum, Lakeview Center for Arts Sciences, the Planetarium, the Peoria Civic Center, and Wildlife Prairie Park.

■ MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY M-12

1184 West Main St.
Decatur, IL 62522-2084
Tel: (217)424-6211
Free: 800-373-7733
Admissions: (217)424-6210
Fax: (217)425-4669
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.millikin.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1901. Setting: 70-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $65,137. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $16,374 per student. Total enrollment: 2,641. Faculty: 282 (145 full-time, 137 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 2,917 applied, 70% were admitted. 17% from top 10% of their high school class, 44% from top quarter, 79% from top half. 10 valedictorians. Full-time: 2,438 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 178 students, 71% women, 29% men. Students come from 30 states and territories, 4 other countries, 13% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 9% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.3% international, 13% 25 or older, 70% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 75% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; visual and performing arts; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships. Off campus study at Drew University, American University, Urban Life Center. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Required for some: audition for school of music; portfolio review for art program; audition for theatre and musical/theatre program. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. One-time mandatory fee: $75. Comprehensive fee: $27,834 includes full-time tuition ($20,696), mandatory fees ($425), and college room and board ($6713). College room only: $3763. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $717 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 91 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 15% of eligible men and 25% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: University Center Board, Millikin Marketing Association, Residence Hall Association. Major annual events: Homecoming, Fall Family Weekend, Performing Arts Series. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling.
Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,553 college housing spaces available; 1,549 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Staley Library with 199,660 books, 21,032 microform titles, 927 serials, 9,017 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $660,801. 189 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Decatur is a diversified industrial community. Bus and air service are available. Many part-time jobs are available. A well-developed park system provides varied recreational opportunities. South of Decatur is the Lincoln Trail Homestead State Park, which marks the first homestead site of the Lincoln family in Illinois.

■ MONMOUTH COLLEGE H-6

700 East Broadway Monmouth, IL 61462-1998
Tel: (309)457-2311
Free: 800-747-2687
Admissions: (309)457-2131
Fax: (309)457-2141
Web Site: http://www.monm.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed, affiliated with Presbyterian Church. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1853. Setting: 80-acre small town campus with easy access to Peoria. Endowment: $51.8 million. Total enrollment: 1,345. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 1,634 applied, 79% were admitted. 12% from top 10% of their high school class, 37% from top quarter, 79% from top half. Full-time: 1,329 students, 53% women, 47% men. Part-time: 16 students, 75% women, 25% men. Students come from 20 states and territories, 14 other countries, 7% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 3% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 1% 25 or older, 94% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 80% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; social sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, part-time degree program, internships. Off campus study at members of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest, Great Lakes Colleges Association. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Required for some: essay, 2 recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $25,950 includes full-time tuition ($20,200) and college room and board ($5750). College room only: $3240.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 60 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 23% of eligible men and 24% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Service Organization, Student Association, M-Club, Crimson Masque. Major annual events: Homecoming, SCOTS' Day, Family Weekend. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service, night security. 1,196 college housing spaces available; 1,135 were occupied in 2003-04. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Hewes Library with 176,470 books, 228,943 microform titles, 514 serials, 3,975 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $697,131. 300 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Monmouth is located about 180 miles southwest of Chicago and 180 miles north of St. Louis in the heart of the rich corn belt of the Midwest. Although agriculture is the backbone of the economy in the area, numerous small businesses and light industry firms are located here. As a region noted for beef cattle feeding, Monmouth holds a three-day Prime Beef Festival in September. Monmouth Park, a natural forest at the outskirts of the city, has playground equipment, picnic facilities, and an 18-hole municipal golf course.

■ MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE D-16

820 North LaSalle Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60610-3284
Tel: (312)329-4000
Free: 800-967-4MBI
Admissions: (312)329-4267
Fax: (312)329-8987
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.moody.edu/

Description:

Independent nondenominational, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and first professional degrees. Founded 1886. Setting: 25-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 2,687. 1,174 applied, 40% were admitted. 20% from top 10% of their high school class. Full-time: 1,458 students, 43% women, 57% men. Part-time: 944 students, 35% women, 65% men. Students come from 48 states and territories, 41 other countries, 69% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 4% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 7% 25 or older, 90% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 87% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Roosevelt University, University of Illinois at Chicago, City Colleges of Chicago, Harold Washington College. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: early admission, early decision, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.3 high school GPA, 4 recommendations, Christian testimony, SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 3/1, 12/1 for early decision. Notification: continuous until 8/1, 1/15 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $13,880 includes full-time tuition ($0), mandatory fees ($1400), and college room and board ($12,480). College room only: $4300. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. All students are awarded full-tuition scholarships.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations:; 70% of eligible men and 80% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Missionary Fellowship, Big Brother/Big Sister, music groups, Drama Group. Major annual events: Missions Conference, Founder's Week, Candelight Carols. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,280 college housing spaces available; 1,152 were occupied in 2003-04. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Henry Crowell Learning Center plus 1 other with 135,000 books and 987 serials. 26 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of Chicago.

■ MORAINE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE I-14

10900 South 88th Ave.
Palos Hills, IL 60465-0937
Tel: (708)974-4300
Admissions: (708)974-5346
Fax: (708)974-0681
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.morainevalley.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Illinois Community College Board. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 294-acre suburban campus with easy access to Chicago. Endowment: $12.3 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2081 per student. Total enrollment: 15,929. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 36:1. 3,961 applied, 100% were admitted. 5% from top 10% of their high school class, 17% from top quarter, 46% from top half. Full-time: 6,654 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 9,275 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 10 states and territories, 34 other countries, 0% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 10% Hispanic, 9% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 36% 25 or older, 1% transferred in. Retention: 65% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health, nursing programs. Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to district residents for allied health, nursing programs.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1920 full-time, $64 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $5970 full-time, $199 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7260 full-time, $242 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $152 full-time, $5 per credit hour part-time, $1 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 30 open to all. Most popular organizations: student newspaper, Speech Team, Alliance of Latin American Students, Phi Theta Kappa, Arab Student Union. Major annual events: Back to School Fest, Phi Theta Kappa initiation, Student Activities Awards Banquet. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, safety and security programs. College housing not available. Robert E. Turner Learning Resources Center/Library plus 1 other with 77,164 books, 236,210 microform titles, 399 serials, 22,092 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.3 million. 1,200 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Palos Hills is located 20 miles south of downtown Chicago near Oak Lawn, a suburban area that has access to all the cultural, educational, and recreational opportunities of Chicago. All major forms of transportation are available. The climate is seasonal. Part-time employment is available.

■ MORRISON INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY D-8

701 Portland Ave.
Morrison, IL 61270-0410

Tel: (815)772-7218

Fax: (815)772-7584

E-mail: [email protected]

Web Site: http://www.morrison.tec.il.us/

Description:

Independent, 2-year, coed. Awards transfer associate and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1973. Setting: 17-acre small town campus. Endowment: $76,000. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $1535 per student. Total enrollment: 126. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 3% from top 10% of their high school class, 16% from top quarter, 38% from top half. 1 National Merit Scholar, 4 student government officers. Students come from 4 states and territories, 6% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 4% black, 8% 25 or older, 55% live on campus. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, double major, part-time degree program, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, proof of immunization. Recommended: SAT or ACT. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous until 9/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $100. Tuition: $12,100 full-time, $504.60 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $560 full-time, $125 per term part-time. College room only: $2600.

Collegiate Environment:

Major annual events: Turkey Day, Harvest Hammer. Campus security: late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 136 college housing spaces available; 85 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Option: coed housing available. Milikan Library with 7,946 books and 39 serials. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $22,000. 60 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Morrison is located 130 miles west of Chicago and 10 miles east of the Mississippi River. It is close to the Chestnut Lodge Winter Ski Area. Students are welcome in the local Theater Association and recreation leagues. Morrison also has two city parks and a state park with a lake. Community facilities include shopping areas, 16 churches, a public library, and two medical centers. A very safe campus environment.

■ MORTON COLLEGE D-16

3801 South Central Ave. Cicero, IL 60804-4398
Tel: (708)656-8000
Fax: (708)656-9592
Web Site: http://www.morton.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Illinois Community College Board. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1924. Setting: 25-acre suburban campus with easy access to Chicago. Total enrollment: 5,244. Students come from 2 states and territories, 0.1% Native American, 68% Hispanic, 3% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 53% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, physical therapy assistant programs. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Preference given to district residents for nursing, physical therapy assistant programs.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 20 open to all. Most popular organizations: Hispanic Heritage Club, Program Board, Student Senate, Law Enforcement Association, Nursing Club. Major annual events: Welcome Week, Health Week, comedy/variety series. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, security cameras. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center with 40,972 books and 327 serials. 150 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Cicero, (population 62,000), is a residential and industrial suburb on the west side of the greater Chicago area.

■ NATIONAL-LOUIS UNIVERSITY D-16

122 South Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60603
Tel: (312)621-9650
Free: 800-443-5522
Admissions: 888-NLU-TODAY
Fax: (312)261-3057
Web Site: http://www.nl.edu/

Description:

Independent, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1886. Setting: 12-acre urban campus. Endowment: $21.1 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $64,560. Total enrollment: 7,345. Faculty: 284 (all full-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. Full-time: 1,588 students, 72% women, 28% men. Part-time: 572 students, 80% women, 20% men. Students come from 18 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 8% Hispanic, 26% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 74% 25 or older, 5% live on campus, 26% transferred in. Retention: 100% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; interdisciplinary studies; education. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Recommended: interview. Required for some: 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Tuition: $17,640 full-time, $393 per quarter hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $120 full-time, $40 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 14 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Council, Nosotros Unidos, Accounting Club, African-American Club. Major annual events: Career Fair, holiday dances, Student-Alumni Dinner Dance. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. 170 college housing spaces available; 150 were occupied in 2003-04. Option: coed housing available. NLU Library plus 5 others with 925,978 microform titles, 5,043 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.7 million.

Community Environment:

See Northwestern University.

■ NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE D-14

30 North Brainard St., PO Box 3063 Naperville, IL 60566-7063
Tel: (630)637-5100
Free: 800-411-1861
Admissions: (630)637-5802
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.noctrl.edu/

Description:

Independent United Methodist, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1861. Setting: 56-acre suburban campus with easy access to Chicago. Endowment: $61.6 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $196,029. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5909 per student. Total enrollment: 2,472. Faculty: 203 (111 full-time, 92 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 1,936 applied, 70% were admitted. 21% from top 10% of their high school class, 49% from top quarter, 81% from top half. 1 National Merit Scholar, 7 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,910 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 223 students, 51% women, 49% men. Students come from 26 states and territories, 24 other countries, 8% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 4% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 33% 25 or older, 58% live on campus, 11% transferred in. Retention: 79% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; social sciences. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Aurora University, Benedictine University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, 1 recommendation, ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $28,926 includes full-time tuition ($21,528), mandatory fees ($405), and college room and board ($6993). Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $540 per semester hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $20 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 42 open to all. Most popular organizations: College Union Activities Board, student radio station, Cards in Action (service group), Black Student Organization, Residence Hall Association. Major annual events: homecoming, African-American History Month, Spring Formal. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 990 college housing spaces available; 984 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Oesterle Library with 149,181 books, 205,396 microform titles, 648 serials, 2,717 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $988,367. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Naperville, population 120,000, is a suburban community 29 miles west of Chicago on the Burlington Northern Railroad route. It has a moderate, temperate climate, is the site of many corporate and scientific research installations, and is in the "Research and Development Corridor of Illinois." The community facilities include public and college libraries, a YMCA, hospital, many churches, motels, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and numerous civic organizations. Many parks and attractive natural surroundings provide for outdoor sports and recreation. Part-time employment for students is generally available.

■ NORTH PARK UNIVERSITY D-16

3225 West Foster Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625-4895
Tel: (773)244-6200
Free: 800-888-NPC8
Admissions: (773)244-5500
Fax: (773)583-0858
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.northpark.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Evangelical Covenant Church. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Founded 1891. Setting: 30-acre urban campus. Endowment: $36.4 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6835 per student. Total enrollment: 2,181. 1,068 applied, 74% were admitted. 20% from top 10% of their high school class, 41% from top quarter, 70% from top half. 5 National Merit Scholars. Full-time: 1,252 students, 60% women, 40% men. Part-time: 321 students, 67% women, 33% men. Students come from 38 states and territories, 32 other countries, 39% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 10% Hispanic, 12% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 20% 25 or older, 12% transferred in. Retention: 70% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Christian College Coalition. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, early admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. Comprehensive fee: $21,240 includes full-time tuition ($13,900), mandatory fees ($60), and college room and board ($7280). College room only: $3800. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, housing facility, and student level. Part-time tuition: $650 per credit. Part-time tuition varies according to program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 10 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Association, Urban Outreach, College Life, College Music. Major annual events: homecoming, Spring Event, New Student Orientation. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Consolidated Library plus 4 others with 260,685 books, 254,468 microform titles, 1,178 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $890,036. 105 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of Chicago.

■ NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY D-16

5500 North St Louis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625-4699
Tel: (773)583-4050
Admissions: (773)442-4000
Fax: (773)794-6243
Web Site: http://www.neiu.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1961. Setting: 67-acre urban campus. Endowment: $2.3 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $148,649. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4492 per student. Total enrollment: 12,227. Faculty: 680 (415 full-time, 265 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 3,071 applied, 75% were admitted. 7% from top 10% of their high school class, 16% from top quarter, 55% from top half. Full-time: 5,207 students, 62% women, 38% men. Part-time: 4,211 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 18 states and territories, 45 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 29% Hispanic, 12% black, 11% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 40% 25 or older, 13% transferred in. Retention: 69% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; liberal arts/general studies; business/marketing. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at National Student Exchange. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, ACT. Required for some: SAT or ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 7/1. Notification: 9/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. State resident tuition: $4800 full-time, $160 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $9600 full-time, $320 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $846 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to student level.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 42 open to all; national sororities; 5% of eligible men and 10% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: student government, Chimexla, WZRD Radio Club, Business and Management Club, Black Heritage Gospel Choir. Major annual events: International Day, Student Organization Fair, Fall Fest. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Ronald Williams Library with 713,076 books, 850,696 microform titles, 3,108 serials, 6,324 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3.8 million. 360 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of Chicago.

■ NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY D-12

DeKalb, IL 60115-2854
Tel: (815)753-1000
Admissions: (815)753-0446
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.niu.edu/

Description:

State-supported, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Founded 1895. Setting: 589-acre small town campus with easy access to Chicago. Endowment: $1.8 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $13 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6319 per student. Total enrollment: 25,208. Faculty: 1,193 (894 full-time, 299 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 15,007 applied, 66% were admitted. 9% from top 10% of their high school class, 34% from top quarter, 75% from top half. 7 National Merit Scholars. Full-time: 16,609 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 1,858 students, 53% women, 47% men. Students come from 50 states and territories, 105 other countries, 3% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 12% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 13% 25 or older, 33% live on campus, 12% transferred in. Retention: 76% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Rockford Regional Academic Center, Quad-Cities Graduate Study Center, Hoffman Estate. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application. Required: high school transcript, high school rank, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

State resident tuition: $5061 full-time, $169 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,123 full-time, $338 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $1378 full-time, $58 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $5950. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 200 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 19% of eligible men and 11% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: American Marketing Association, Delta Sigma Pi, Pi Sigma Epsilon, Black Choir, Student Volunteer Choir. Major annual event: homecoming. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 6,200 college housing spaces available; 6,000 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Option: coed housing available. Founders Memorial Library plus 8 others with 3.1 million books, 3.5 million microform titles, 24,696 serials, 52,123 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $9.7 million. 1,200 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ NORTHWESTERN BUSINESS COLLEGE D-16

4829 North Lipps Ave.
Chicago, IL 60630-2298
Tel: (773)777-4220
Free: 800-396-5613
Admissions: (773)481-3730
Web Site: http://www.northwesternbc.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1902. Setting: 3-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 2,000. 900 applied, 63% were admitted. Students come from 4 other countries, 21% 25 or older. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

College housing not available. Edward G. Schumacher Memorial Library with 2,000 books and 20 serials. 69 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY C-16

Evanston, IL 60208
Tel: (847)491-3741
Admissions: (847)491-7271
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.northwestern.edu/

Description:

Independent, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1851. Setting: 250-acre suburban campus with easy access to Chicago. Endowment: $4.2 billion. Total enrollment: 17,004. Faculty: 1,145 (938 full-time, 207 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 7:1. 16,221 applied, 30% were admitted. 82% from top 10% of their high school class, 96% from top quarter, 100% from top half. 152 National Merit Scholars, 158 valedictorians. Full-time: 7,872 students, 53% women, 47% men. Part-time: 151 students, 51% women, 49% men. Students come from 51 states and territories, 48 other countries, 70% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 5% black, 17% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 1% 25 or older, 65% live on campus, 2% transferred in. Retention: 97% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: communications/journalism; social sciences; engineering. Core. Services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Naval, Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: SAT Subject Tests. Required for some: audition for music program, SAT Subject Tests. Entrance: most difficult. Application deadlines: 1/1, 11/1 for early decision. Notification: 4/15, 12/15 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $65. Comprehensive fee: $43,825 includes full-time tuition ($33,408), mandatory fees ($151), and college room and board ($10,266). College room only: $5835. Part-time tuition: $3963 per course.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 415 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 32% of eligible men and 38% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Associated Student Government, Asian Christian Ministry, Activities and Organization Board, Dance Marathon, Arts Alliance. Major annual events: homecoming, dance marathon, Armadillo Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 4,250 college housing spaces available; 3,950 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. University Library plus 6 others with 4.4 million books, 4.3 million microform titles, 39,944 serials, 79,794 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $25.6 million. 678 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Evanston is a residential city on Lake Michigan, adjoining the northern limits of the city of Chicago. With Lake Michigan forming an impressive backdrop, an abundance of oak, elm, and maple trees enhance the beauty of the community. Situated 12 miles from the center of Chicago, Evanston offers the advantages of a quiet, modern community close to a great thriving city. Excellent shopping facilities are available.

■ OAKTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE C-15

1600 East Golf Rd.
Des Plaines, IL 60016-1268
Tel: (847)635-1600
Admissions: (847)635-1629
Fax: (847)635-1706
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.oakton.edu/

Description:

District-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Illinois Community College Board. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1969. Setting: 193-acre suburban campus with easy access to Chicago. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5650 per student. Total enrollment: 9,893. Students come from 50 other countries, 7% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 5% black, 17% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 45% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for health care programs. Recommended: high school transcript. Required for some: recommendations, interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 33 open to all. Most popular organizations: Board of Student Affairs, College Program Board, Phi Theta Kappa, honors student organization, Occurrence (student newspaper). Major annual events: Cultures Week, Spring Fling, Volunteer Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Oakton Community College Library plus 1 other with 92,000 books, 7,800 microform titles, 586 serials, 10,500 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.4 million. 750 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Des Plaines, population 53,568, is a suburban community situated about 12 miles from the center of Chicago, the third largest city in the nation. Cultural facilities of Chicago include museums which cover a wide variety of fields, art galleries, research libraries, theaters, opera, and symphony orchestra.

■ OLIVET NAZARENE UNIVERSITY G-15

One University Ave.
Bourbonnais, IL 60914-2271
Tel: (815)939-5011
Free: 800-648-1463
Admissions: (815)939-5203
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.olivet.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Church of the Nazarene. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1907. Setting: 200-acre small town campus with easy access to Chicago. Endowment: $12.9 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $431,865. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5201 per student. Total enrollment: 4,364. 2,747 applied, 65% were admitted. 25% from top 10% of their high school class, 50% from top quarter, 75% from top half. 1

National Merit Scholar, 24 valedictorians. Full-time: 2,352 students, 60% women, 40% men. Part-time: 281 students, 62% women, 38% men. Students come from 41 states and territories, 15 other countries, 51% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 9% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 17% 25 or older, 79% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 71% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, ACT. Recommended: essay, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $22,590 includes full-time tuition ($15,650), mandatory fees ($840), and college room and board ($6100). College room only: $3050. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $652 per hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $10 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 30 open to all. Most popular organizations: Fellowship of Christian Athletes, C.A.U. S.E. College and University Serving and Enabling, Diakonia, Student Education Association, Women's Residence Association. Major annual events: All-School Christmas Banquet, Junior/Senior Banquet, Homecoming Coronation. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service. 1,900 college housing spaces available; 1,829 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Benner Library with 160,039 books, 240,846 microform titles, 925 serials, 6,818 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.1 million. 339 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The campus is in the historic village of Bourbonnais (16,000) on the north edge of Kankakee, Illinois (100,000). This is the growing edge of the community, with excellent schools and small businesses. A shopping mall and numerous stores provide shopping convenience and employment opportunities. Major industries in the area include Armour Pharmaceutical, Armstrong Tile, Quaker Oats, General Foods, and a variety of metal working plants. The proximity to the Chicago metropolitan area is a definite asset.

■ PARKLAND COLLEGE L-14

2400 West Bradley Ave. Champaign, IL 61821-1899
Tel: (217)351-2200
Admissions: (217)351-2558
Fax: (217)351-7640
Web Site: http://www.parkland.edu/

Description:

District-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Illinois Community College Board. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 233-acre suburban campus. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $6499. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3487 per student. Total enrollment: 9,752. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 4,097 applied, 52% were admitted. 12% from top 10% of their high school class, 31% from top quarter, 66% from top half. Full-time: 4,536 students, 51% women, 49% men. Part-time: 5,216 students, 57% women, 43% men. Students come from 30 states and territories, 14 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 13% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 31% 25 or older, 6% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Naval (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health, nursing programs. Option: deferred admission. Recommended: high school transcript. Required for some: ACT. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $2220 full-time, $72 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $6360 full-time, $212 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $9450 full-time, $315 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Parkland College Library with 122,676 books, 300 serials, 8,115 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $135,263. 800 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

■ PRAIRIE STATE COLLEGE E-16

202 South Halsted St.
Chicago Heights, IL 60411-8226
Tel: (708)709-3500; (708)709-3516
Admissions: (708)709-3542
Web Site: http://www.prairiestate.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Illinois Community College Board. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1958. Setting: 68-acre suburban campus with easy access to Chicago. Endowment: $573,000. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2638 per student. Total enrollment: 5,083. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 836 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 1,714 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 3,369 students, 62% women, 38% men. Students come from 4 states and territories, 4% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 10% Hispanic, 47% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 50% 25 or older, 0.4% transferred in. Retention: 48% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, dental hygiene programs. Options: Common Application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $10. Area resident tuition: $1824 full-time, $67 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $5280 full-time, $211 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7200 full-time, $291 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $236 full-time, $9 per credit hour part-time, $10 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $4500. Room and board charges vary according to location.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 10 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, Black Student Union, Student Government Association, student newspaper, Mental Health Club. Major annual event: Student Leadership Awards. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. Learning Resource Center with 45,000 books, 80,000 microform titles, 515 serials, 4,000 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $632,000. 300 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Chicago Heights is a metropolitan area located 25 miles south of the Chicago loop. Railroads and buses serve the area. Within the city are shopping centers, many churches, a library, and a hospital. For recreation, there are many parks, a community center with an educational, recreational and social service program, and a Forest Preserve of 1,350 acres.

■ PRINCIPIA COLLEGE Q-7

One Maybeck Place
Elsah, IL 62028-9799
Tel: (618)374-2131
Free: 800-277-4648 Ext. 2802
Admissions: (618)374-5180
Fax: (618)374-4000
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.prin.edu/college/

Description:

Independent Christian Science, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1910. Setting: 2,600-acre rural campus with easy access to St. Louis. Endowment: $493.7 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $111,201. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $16,646 per student. Total enrollment: 542. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 8:1. 242 applied, 89% were admitted. 38% from top 10% of their high school class, 63% from top quarter, 79% from top half. 1 National Merit Scholar, 2 class presidents, 2 valedictorians, 36 student government officers. Full-time: 536 students, 53% women, 47% men. Part-time: 6 students, 17% women, 83% men. Students come from 38 states and territories, 24 other countries, 92% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 13% international, 2% 25 or older, 100% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 78% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences; visual and performing arts; business/marketing. Core. ESL program, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.3 high school GPA, 4 recommendations, Christian Science commitment, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview, SAT Subject Tests. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 3/1, 11/15 for early action. Notification: continuous, 12/1 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $29,346 includes full-time tuition ($21,150), mandatory fees ($300), and college room and board ($7896). College room only: $3831. Part-time tuition: $470 per quarter hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 36 open to all. Most popular organizations: Christian Science Organization, student newspaper, International Students Association, student radio station, student government. Major annual events: Whole World Festival, Public Affairs Conference, Speakers Series. Student services: health clinic. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. 600 college housing spaces available; 542 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Marshall Brooks Library plus 1 other with 211,460 books, 187,434 microform titles, 11,876 serials, 7,792 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $770,741. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Principia College is located on 2,600 acres of the highest and loveliest section of the Piasa Bluffs above the Mississippi River. In a setting rich in beauty and historical significance, three great rivers may be seen from the bluffs: the Mississippi below, the Missouri to the southeast, and the Illinois, which joins the Mississippi to the west several miles upstream. Mean temperatures are 28-78 degrees, and rainfall averages 35 inches. Recreation, entertainment, and shopping are found in Alton and St. Louis. Part-time student employment is available at the college.

■ QUINCY UNIVERSITY M-4

1800 College Ave.
Quincy, IL 62301-2699
Tel: (217)222-8020
Free: 800-688-4295
Admissions: (217)228-5210
Fax: (217)228-5479
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.quincy.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1860. Setting: 75-acre small town campus. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4072 per student. Total enrollment: 1,359. Faculty: 127 (54 full-time, 73 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 986 applied, 94% were admitted. 9% from top 10% of their high school class, 30% from top quarter, 61% from top half. Full-time: 927 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 148 students, 61% women, 39% men. Students come from 24 states and territories, 6 other countries, 29% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 6% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 15% 25 or older, 77% live on campus, 11% transferred in. Retention: 68% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $25,970 includes full-time tuition ($18,450), mandatory fees ($560), and college room and board ($6960). College room only: $3740. Part-time tuition: $465 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $15 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 41 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 15% of eligible men and 28% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Senate, campus ministry, Student Programming Board, BACCHUS, Students in Free Enterprise. Major annual events: Fall Festival, Hawk Pride Weekend, Mothers' Weekend. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 833 college housing spaces available; 614 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Brenner Library with 239,983 books, 187,438 microform titles, 694 serials, 4,383 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $397,828. 190 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The University is located in a residential section of Quincy, a city of 50,000, located on the bluffs of the Mississippi River. It is within easy traveling distance of St. Louis (2 1/2 hours), Kansas City (4 hours), and Chicago (4 hours).

■ REND LAKE COLLEGE U-12

468 North Ken Gray Parkway Ina, IL 62846-9801
Tel: (618)437-5321
Fax: (618)437-5677
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.rlc.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Illinois Community College Board. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 350-acre rural campus. Endowment: $1.7 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2375 per student. Total enrollment: 5,142. Students come from 2 states and territories, 2 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 3% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 70% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at SICCM, Murphy-Wall Pinckneyville Center, Reno Lake College Marketplace.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health programs. Options: electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: SAT or ACT, ACT ASSET, ACT COMPASS required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/18.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 24 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Senate, Psi Beta, Phi Theta Kappa, Student Ambassadors. Major annual events: Career Day, Homecoming, Fun Fest. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center with 35,426 books, 68,500 microform titles, 265 serials, 3,770 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $286,412. 451 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The college is located in a rural area with all forms of transportation available. Industries in nearby Mount Vernon, population 16,382, include the manufacture of electric equipment, radiators, women's wear, shoes, forest products, boats, automobile tires, and chemicals. Oil production and agriculture are important in the surrounding areas. Cultural opportunities offered by the State Law Library and Museum. Community facilities include 40 churches of major denominations, hospitals, a clinic, and major civic and service organizations. Recreational activities are boating, fishing, swimming, bowling, and golf. Du Quoin State Fair is an annual event.

■ RICHLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE M-12

One College Park
Decatur, IL 62521-8513
Tel: (217)875-7200
Fax: (217)875-6991
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.richland.edu/

Description:

District-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Illinois Community College Board. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1971. Setting: 117-acre small town campus. Endowment: $4.8 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3742 per student. Total enrollment: 3,034. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 769 applied, 100% were admitted. 0% from top 10% of their high school class, 10% from top quarter, 61% from top half. 0% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 12% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 40% 25 or older. Retention: 53% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: early admission. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: ACT. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1785 full-time, $59.50 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $7566 full-time, $258.20 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $11,490 full-time, $383 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $155 full-time, $4.50 per credit hour part-time, $10 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 35 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Senate, Forensics Club, Drama Club, Black Student Association, Student Activities Board. Major annual events: Multicultural Fair, Career Fair. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. Kitty Lindsay Library with 39,452 books, 2,635 microform titles, 275 serials, 2,910 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $562,302. 150 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Millikin University.

■ ROBERT MORRIS COLLEGE D-16

401 South State St.
Chicago, IL 60605
Tel: (312)935-6800
Free: 800-RMC-5960
Admissions: (312)935-6640
Fax: (312)836-4599
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.robertmorris.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1913. Setting: urban campus. Endowment: $36.4 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $1916 per student. Total enrollment: 5,418. Faculty: 368 (134 full-time, 234 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 26:1. 2,714 applied, 80% were admitted. 7% from top 10% of their high school class, 23% from top quarter, 50% from top half. Full-time: 4,706 students, 65% women, 35% men. Part-time: 712 students, 73% women, 27% men. Students come from 21 states and territories, 17 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 24% Hispanic, 37% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.5% international, 37% 25 or older, 2% live on campus, 21% transferred in. Retention: 56% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; computer and information sciences; visual and performing arts. Core. Calendar: 5 ten-week academic sessions per year. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Tuition: $15,900 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 19 open to all. Most popular organizations: Fitness in Transition, Sigma Beta Delta (honor society), Eagle (newspaper), National Phlebotomy Society, Association for Medical Assistants. Major annual events: Ice Cream Social/Karaoke, African-American and Hispanic-American Heritage Month, St. Patrick's Day Parade. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. 119 college housing spaces available; 109 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. Thomas Jefferson Library plus 6 others with 121,737 books, 193 serials, 21,011 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $852,694. 1,879 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Located in Chicago's Loop, the main campus is in the heart of the downtown business and financial district.

■ ROCK VALLEY COLLEGE B-11

3301 North Mulford Rd. Rockford, IL 61114-5699
Tel: (815)921-7821
Free: 800-973-7821
Admissions: (815)921-4088
Fax: (815)654-5568
Web Site: http://www.rockvalleycollege.edu/

Description:

District-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Illinois Community College Board. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1964. Setting: 217-acre suburban campus with easy access to Chicago. Total enrollment: 8,145. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 21:1. Full-time: 3,508 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 4,637 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 2 states and territories, 3 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 9% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.3% international, 43% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/29. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1830 full-time, $61 per credit part-time. State resident tuition: $7350 full-time, $245 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $12,030 full-time, $401 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 12 open to all. Most popular organizations: Black Student Alliance, Phi Theta Kappa, Adults on Campus, Inter-Varsity Club, Christian Fellowship. Major annual events: New Student Week, Homecoming Week, May Fest. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Educational Resource Center with 67,168 books, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $880,000. 130 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Rockford College.

■ ROCKFORD BUSINESS COLLEGE B-11

730 North Church St.
Rockford, IL 61103
Tel: (815)965-8616
Fax: (815)965-0360
Web Site: http://www.rbcsuccess.com/

Description:

Independent, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1862. Setting: urban campus with easy access to Chicago. Total enrollment: 428. 125 applied. Full-time: 243 students, 90% women, 10% men. Part-time: 185 students, 87% women, 13% men. Students come from 2 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 34% black, 0.2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 65% 25 or older, 8% transferred in. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission. Required: high school transcript, interview. Required for some: essay. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 9/4.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Most popular organization: International Students Club. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service. Rockford Business College Library plus 1 other with 1,823 books, 161 serials, and 50 audiovisual materials. 65 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Rockford College.

■ ROCKFORD COLLEGE B-11

5050 East State St.
Rockford, IL 61108-2393
Tel: (815)226-4000
Free: 800-892-2984
Admissions: (815)226-4050
Fax: (815)226-4119
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.rockford.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1847. Setting: 130-acre suburban campus with easy access to Chicago. Endowment: $8.9 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5185 per student. Total enrollment: 1,376. Faculty: (68 full-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 762 applied, 59% were admitted. 16% from top 10% of their high school class, 35% from top quarter, 57% from top half. 4 valedictorians. Full-time: 731 students, 63% women, 37% men. Part-time: 141 students, 72% women, 28% men. Students come from 8 states and territories, 10 other countries, 6% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 7% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 16% 25 or older, 36% live on campus, 15% transferred in. Retention: 61% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; social sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at American University, Central College (IA), Drew University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.65 high school GPA, interview, campus visit. Required for some: essay, minimum 2.65 high school GPA, 2 recommendations. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $29,681 includes full-time tuition ($22,460) and college room and board ($7221). College room only: $4441. Part-time tuition: $595 per credit.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run radio station. Social organizations: 25 open to all. Most popular organizations: student government, Intercultural Club, 4Ts (Tomorrow's Teachers Together Today), Psychology Society, Nursing Student Organization. Major annual events: Homecoming, Flake Out Winter Carnival, Hunger and Homelessness Week Activities. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,000 college housing spaces available; 650 were occupied in 2003-04. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Howard Colman Library with 140,000 books, 20 microform titles, 831 serials, 9,723 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $479,382. 65 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Rockford, population 147,370, is the second largest city in the state. It is 75 miles northwest of Chicago, and is situated in the historic and attractive Rock River Valley close to the Wisconsin border. Rockford is also an important industrial city that produces machine tools, furniture, hardware and automobile accessories.

■ ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY D-16

430 South Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605-1394
Tel: (312)341-3500; 877-APPLYRU
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.roosevelt.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1945. Setting: urban campus. Endowment: $47.6 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $273,350. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $7638 per student. Total enrollment: 7,234. Faculty: 644 (212 full-time, 432 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 1,390 applied, 60% were admitted. 3% from top 10% of their high school class, 11% from top quarter, 33% from top half. Full-time: 2,041 students, 66% women, 34% men. Part-time: 2,032 students, 69% women, 31% men. Students come from 44 states and territories, 65 other countries, 8% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 11% Hispanic, 24% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 63% 25 or older, 9% live on campus, 15% transferred in. Retention: 70% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; psychology; computer and information sciences. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, audition for music and theater programs, SAT or ACT. Required for some: recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 9/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $22,420 includes full-time tuition ($14,180), mandatory fees ($250), and college room and board ($7990). College room only: $5800. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, housing facility, and location. Part-time tuition: $575 per hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $125 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 14 open to all; 1% of eligible men and 1% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: International Student Union, RU Proud, RU Latinos, Student Government, Residence Hall Council. Major annual events: International Day, semi-formal dances, Student Organization Fair. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, controlled dormitory access. College housing designed to accommodate 300 students; 347 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: coed housing available. Murray-Green Library plus 4 others with 186,944 books, 169,907 microform titles, 1,195 serials, 11,357 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2.1 million. 250 computers available on campus for general student use. A

campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Roosevelt University's downtown location places students only blocks away from such cultural and educational resources as the Art Institute, Orchestra Hall, the Opera House, the Field Museum of Natural History, the Grant Park Band Shell, the Shedd Aquarium and the Adler Planetarium. Roosevelt University is also located in the hub of the city's mercantile and financial districts - the Board of Trade, the State Street department stores, the LaSalle and Dearborn Streets banking houses, law offices, and government buildings all being within easy walking distance of the university. The Schauburg campus is located across from the Chicago area's largest shopping mall and only 15 minutes from O'Hare International Airport. The two campuses are linked by regularly scheduled van service and all academic programs are available at both locations except the Performing Arts (Chicago only).

■ RUSH UNIVERSITY D-16

600 South Paulina Chicago, IL 60612-3832
Tel: (312)942-5000
Admissions: (312)942-7100
Fax: (312)942-2100
Web Site: http://www.rushu.rush.edu/

Description:

Independent, upper-level, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1969. Setting: 35-acre urban campus. Endowment: $340.2 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $41.6 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $20,780 per student. Total enrollment: 1,362. 306 applied, 36% were admitted. Full-time: 195 students, 86% women, 14% men. Part-time: 17 students, 88% women, 12% men. Students come from 8 states and territories, 3 other countries, 12% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 7% black, 11% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 27% live on campus, 40% transferred in. Accelerated degree program, distance learning, part-time degree program.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Tuition: $18,195 full-time, $475 per quarter hour part-time. Full-time tuition varies according to course load, degree level, and program. Part-time tuition varies according to course load, degree level, and program. College room only: $5715. Room charges vary according to housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Major annual events: Octoberfest, TGIF's, Spring Formal. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. Option: coed housing available. Library of Rush University Medical Center with 120,042 books, 1,100 serials, 4,750 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2 million. 150 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of Chicago.

■ SAINT ANTHONY COLLEGE OF NURSING B-11

5658 East State St.
Rockford, IL 61108-2468
Tel: (815)395-5091
Admissions: (815)395-5100
Web Site: http://www.sacn.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic, upper-level, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1915. Setting: 17-acre urban campus with easy access to Chicago. Endowment: $600,000. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $13,656 per student. Total enrollment: 125. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 9:1. Full-time: 108 students, 92% women, 8% men. Part-time: 17 students, 88% women, 12% men. Students come from 2 states and territories, 4% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 1% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 68% 25 or older, 22% transferred in. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships. Off campus study.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Tuition: $16,192 full-time, $506 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $116 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 1 open to all; 8% of eligible men and 92% of eligible women are members. Most popular organization: Student Organization. Major annual events: Opening Mass and Breakfast, Welcome Party for new students, Student Organization Activities. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Sister Mary Linus Learning Resource Center plus 1 other with 1,394 books, 3,136 serials, 163 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $116,000. 17 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ ST. AUGUSTINE COLLEGE D-16

1333-1345 West Argyle
Chicago, IL 60640-3501
Tel: (773)878-8756
Admissions: (773)878-3256
Web Site: http://www.staugustinecollege.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees (offers bilingual Spanish/English degree programs). Founded 1980. Setting: 4-acre urban campus. Endowment: $503,322. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3007 per student. Total enrollment: 1,582. 1,085 applied, 78% were admitted. Full-time: 1,279 students, 79% women, 21% men. Part-time: 303 students, 76% women, 24% men. Students come from 2 states and territories, 0% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 84% Hispanic, 7% black, 7% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 68% 25 or older, 2% transferred in. Retention: 69% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: deferred admission. Required: Ability-To-Benefit Admissions Test. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Tuition: $7128 full-time, $297 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group, student-run newspaper. Most popular organization: ENLACE. Major annual events: Student Alliance Week, Hispanic History Week, Mexican Fiesta. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. St. Augustine College Library plus 1 other with 21,000 books, 48 serials, 931 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $121,000. 292 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ SAINT FRANCIS MEDICAL CENTER COLLEGE OF NURSING I-10

511 NE Greenleaf St.
Peoria, IL 61603-3783
Tel: (309)655-2201
Admissions: (309)624-8980
Web Site: http://www.sfmccon.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic, upper-level, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1986. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 272. Full-time: 182 students, 86% women, 14% men. Part-time: 38 students, 100% women. Students come from 2 states and territories, 0% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 2% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 56% 25 or older, 28% live on campus, 27% transferred in. Retention: 100% of full-time entering class returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Tuition: $10,200 full-time, $425 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $450 full-time, $225 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room only: $1880.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group. Social organizations: 2 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Senate, SNAI. Major annual events: Open House, Christmas Dinner, Spring Formal. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, controlled dormitory access. 118 college housing spaces available. Option: coed housing available. 6,215 books and 125 serials. 6 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ ST. JOHN'S COLLEGE M-9

421 North Ninth St. Springfield, IL 62702-5317
Tel: (217)525-5628
Web Site: http://www.st-johns.org/education/schools/nursing/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic, upper-level, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1886. Setting: urban campus. Endowment: $546,206. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $31,436 per student. Total enrollment: 82. 85 applied, 58% were admitted. Full-time: 79 students, 92% women, 8% men. Part-time: 3 students, 100% women. Students come from 3 states and territories, 1 other country, 2% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 0% Hispanic, 1% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 20% 25 or older, 59% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Part-time degree program.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Tuition: $9980 full-time, $416 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $380 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 2 open to all. Most popular organizations: NSNA, class/student government. Major annual events: Christmas Gathering, community service projects. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. St. John's Health Science Library with 7,715 books, 349 serials, 735 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. 21 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY D-16

3700 West 103rd St.
Chicago, IL 60655-3105
Tel: (773)298-3000
Free: 800-462-9288
Admissions: (773)298-3063
Fax: (773)298-3076
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.sxu.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1847. Setting: 70-acre urban campus. Endowment: $7.7 million. Total enrollment: 5,705. Faculty: 426 (168 full-time, 258 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 1,998 applied, 69% were admitted. 14% from top 10% of their high school class, 43% from top quarter, 73% from top half. Full-time: 2,391 students, 70% women, 30% men. Part-time: 791 students, 79% women, 21% men. Students come from 23 states and territories, 2 other countries, 4% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 13% Hispanic, 18% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 28% 25 or older, 20% live on campus, 15% transferred in. Retention: 75% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, interview. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $25,598 includes full-time tuition ($18,350), mandatory fees ($170), and college room and board ($7078). College room only: $4428. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $611 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $110 per year. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 37 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Activities Board, Black Student Union, UNIDOS (Hispanic Organization), Student Nurses Association, Business Students Association. Major annual events: Homecoming Celebrations, Boat Bash. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 630 college housing spaces available; 600 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. Byrne Memorial Library with 170,753 books, 10,519 microform titles, 717 serials, 3,112 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.2 million. 306 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of Chicago.

■ SAUK VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE D-10

173 Illinois Route 2
Dixon, IL 61021
Tel: (815)288-5511
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.svcc.edu/

Description:

District-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Illinois Community College Board. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1965. Setting: 165-acre rural campus. Total enrollment: 2,745. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 1,327 applied, 100% were admitted. 5% from top 10% of their high school class, 21% from top quarter, 53% from top half. Full-time: 1,154 students, 60% women, 40% men. Part-time: 1,591 students, 63% women, 37% men. 0% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 2% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 50% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Highland Community College, Illinois Valley Community College, Rock Valley College, Kishwaukee College.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for health programs. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Recommended: high school transcript, ACT. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $2418 full-time, $74 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $9065 full-time, $259 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $9375 full-time, $293 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 10 open to all. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center plus 1 other with 55,000 books and 268 serials. 100 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Dixon has a population of 15,701; Sterling (population 16,281) is a small industrial city, enjoying a seasonal climate. Ozark Airlines and Greyhound buses serve the area. Community facilities include a public library, hospital, YMCA, YWCA, many churches, and all the major civic and service groups. Recreational opportunities abound in the many city parks providing swimming, tennis, picnic areas, boating and fishing, along with access to golf, bowling, roller skating, miniature golf and go-carting. Jobs are plentiful in this highly industrialized area.

■ SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO D-16

37 South Wabash
Chicago, IL 60603-3103
Tel: (312)899-5100
Free: 800-232-SAIC
Admissions: (312)899-5219
Fax: (312)263-0141
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.artic.edu/saic/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1866. Setting: 1-acre urban campus. Endowment: $225 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $13,923 per student. Total enrollment: 2,679. Faculty: 468 (124 full-time, 344 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 1,354 applied, 84% were admitted. Full-time: 1,889 students, 65% women, 35% men. Part-time: 210 students,

72% women, 28% men. Students come from 50 states and territories, 27 other countries, 64% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 3% black, 10% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 16% international, 17% 25 or older, 35% live on campus, 14% transferred in. Retention: 77% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: visual and performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, portfolio, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 1/2 for early action. Notification: continuous, 2/15 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $65. Tuition: $28,950 full-time, $965 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $250 full-time. College room only: $8600.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 28 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government/Student Union Galleries, N.I.A. (black student union), L.A.S.O. (Latin Art Student organization), Soccer Group/Kickball League, Student Diversity Council. Major annual events: Day Without Art, Holiday Art Sale, Undergraduate Bachelor of Fine Arts Show. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 718 college housing spaces available; 704 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. Flaxman Memorial Library plus 1 other with 72,490 books, 157 microform titles, 334 serials, 4,067 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $747,141. 450 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of Chicago.

■ SHAWNEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE Y-11

8364 Shawnee College Rd.
Ullin, IL 62992-2206
Tel: (618)634-3200
Fax: (618)634-3300
Web Site: http://www.shawneecc.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Illinois Community College Board. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 163-acre rural campus. Total enrollment: 3,191. 5% from top 10% of their high school class, 20% from top quarter, 60% from top half. Full-time: 943 students, 65% women, 35% men. Part-time: 2,248 students, 52% women, 48% men. Students come from 3 states and territories, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 22% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 54% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, accelerated degree program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for health programs. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT ASSET required; ACT recommended; ACT required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to district residents.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Major annual events: Homecoming, Fall Fest, Spring Fest. Campus security: student patrols. College housing not available. Shawnee Community College Library with 38,000 books, 245 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 40 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ SHIMER COLLEGE B-15

PO Box 500
Waukegan, IL 60079-0500
Tel: (847)623-8400
Free: 800-215-7173
Admissions: (847)249-7174
Fax: (847)249-7171
Web Site: http://www.shimer.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1853. Setting: 3-acre suburban campus with easy access to Chicago and Milwaukee. Total enrollment: 138. 59 applied, 88% were admitted. 25% from top quarter of their high school class, 38% from top half. Full-time: 114 students, 33% women, 67% men. Part-time: 12 students, 33% women, 67% men. Students come from 20 states and territories, 4 other countries, 42% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 0% Hispanic, 12% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 32% 25 or older, 50% live on campus, 12% transferred in. Retention: 66% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Barat College, Northwestern University. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, interview. Recommended: SAT or ACT. Required for some: SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/30. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 8 open to all. Most popular organizations: student government, Drama Group, Quality of Life Committee. Major annual events: Orange Horse, Solidarity Night, Commencement. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service. 55 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. 200,000 books and 200 serials. 9 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Waukegan (population 70,000) is the county seat of Lake County on Lake Michigan. Excellent public transportation is available to Chicago. Students enjoy all the usual services of a small city, including a nearby state park.

■ SOUTH SUBURBAN COLLEGE E-16

15800 South State St.
South Holland, IL 60473-1270
Tel: (708)596-2000
Web Site: http://www.southsuburbancollege.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Illinois Community College Board. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1927. Setting: suburban campus with easy access to Chicago. Total enrollment: 6,672. 851 applied, 100% were admitted. 20% from top 10% of their high school class, 49% from top quarter. 4 National Merit Scholars, 3 student government officers. 0.4% Native American, 8% Hispanic, 60% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 49% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at other colleges of the Illinois Community College System. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, occupational therapy, court reporting, practical nursing, radiological technology programs. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Required for some: essay, interview. Placement: ACT ASSET required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to district residents for nursing program.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 20 open to all. Most popular organizations: Returning Adult Organization, Business Professionals, Disabled Students Organization, O.T. Organization, PAC Rats. Major annual events: Welcome Back Week, Pre-Finals Celebration, Discovering Diversity. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. South Suburban College Library plus 2 others with 38,845 books, 403 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 250 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ SOUTHEASTERN ILLINOIS COLLEGE W-13

3575 College Rd.

Harrisburg, IL 62946-4925
Tel: (618)252-5400; (866)338-2742
Web Site: http://www.sic.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Illinois Community College Board. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1960. Setting: 140-acre rural campus. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4188 per student. Total enrollment: 2,559. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 496 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 5 states and territories, 2 other countries, 17% from out-of-state, 1% Hispanic, 7% black, 0.3% international, 40% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Southern Illinois Collegiate Common Market.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, medical records technology, medical lab technology, operating room technology, game management, occupational therapy programs, health information technology. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 9/1. Notification: continuous. Preference given to district residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1920 full-time, $64 per hour part-time. State resident tuition: $2790 full-time, $93 per hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $3210 full-time, $107 per hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $60 full-time, $2 per hour part-time, $2. College room and board: $3655.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 13 open to all. Most popular organizations: Math and Science Club, Phi Theta Kappa, Forestry Club, Phi Beta Lambda, BASIC. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: student patrols, evening security guard. Melba Patton Library plus 2 others with 58,030 books, 2,939 microform titles, 300 serials, 1,059 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $277,328. 250 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Harrisburg is an important coal mining, dairying, agricultural, and commercial center. Community facilities include a library, hospital, churches, an historical museum, and TV and radio stations. Recreational facilities are unlimited with Shawnee National Forest and other federal and state recreation areas within five to ten miles, and many large lakes in the area. The Saline County Fair is an annual event each July. Some part-time work is available.

■ SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY CARBONDALE W-11

Carbondale, IL 62901-4701
Tel: (618)453-2121
Admissions: (618)453-2908
Fax: (618)453-3250
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.siu.edu/siuc/

Description:

State-supported, university, coed. Part of Southern Illinois University. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and first professional certificates. Founded 1869. Setting: 1,133-acre rural campus with easy access to St. Louis. Endowment: $64.4 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $44.6 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3567 per student. Total enrollment: 21,441. Faculty: 1,081 (901 full-time, 180 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 9,285 applied, 77% were admitted. 9% from top 10% of their high school class, 27% from top quarter, 60% from top half. 1 National Merit Scholar, 32 valedictorians. Full-time: 14,962 students, 43% women, 57% men. Part-time: 1,735 students, 42% women, 58% men. Students come from 56 states and territories, 120 other countries, 14% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 16% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 18% 25 or older, 27% live on campus, 12% transferred in. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; engineering technologies; business/marketing. Core. Calendar: semesters plus 8-week summer session. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine; off campus courses offered at 34 Military bases across the U.S.. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/22. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $5310 full-time, $177 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $13,275 full-time, $442.50 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $1521 full-time, $654 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and student level. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and student level. College room and board: $5560. College room only: $3058. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 386 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 5% of eligible men and 5% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Undergraduate Student Government, International Student Council, Black Togetherness Organization, Black Affairs Council, Hispanic Council. Major annual events: homecoming, Parents' Weekend, Cardboard Boat Regatta. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, well-lit pathways, night safety vans, student transit system. 4,884 college housing spaces available; 4,407 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Morris Library plus 1 other with 4.2 million books, 4.2 million microform titles, 18,271 serials, 371,180 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $14.2 million. 1,827 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Carbondale, an economic center of Southern Illinois, is only a few hours from Chicago, St. Louis, and Memphis. It sits amid rolling hills, farmlands, and orchards just 60 miles above the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers. The area from Carbondale south is ruggedly scenic and suitable for a wide range of year-round outdoor activities. Within minutes are four large recreational lakes, the two great rivers, and spectacular 270,000-acre Shawnee National Forest. A large number of smaller lakes, state parks, and recreational areas are within easy driving distance.

■ SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY EDWARDSVILLE R-8

Edwardsville, IL 62026-0001
Tel: (618)650-2000
Free: 800-447-SIUE
Admissions: (618)650-2298
Fax: (618)692-2081
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.siue.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of Southern Illinois University. Awards bachelor's, master's, and first professional degrees and post-master's and first professional certificates. Founded 1957. Setting: 2,660-acre suburban campus with easy access to St. Louis. Endowment: $10.3 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3.9 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5209 per student. Total enrollment: 13,460. Faculty: 819 (556 full-time, 263 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 5,879 applied, 71% were admitted. 16% from top 10% of their high school class, 43% from top quarter, 78% from top half. Full-time: 9,232 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 1,713 students, 53% women, 47% men. Students come from 46 states and territories, 48 other countries, 9% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 10% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 18% 25 or older, 28% live on campus, 12% transferred in. Retention: 76% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at University of Missouri-St. Louis, International Student Exchange Program, MBA program at southwestern Illinois College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.5 high school GPA. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 5/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. State resident tuition: $4320 full-time, $144 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,800 full-time, $360 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $859 full-time, $366.50 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $5819. College room only: $3389. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 140 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities. Most popular organizations: student government, campus newspaper, University Center Board, International Student Council. Major annual events: Welcome Week, Homecoming, Springfest. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, 24-hour ID check at residence hall entrances, emergency call boxes located throughout campus. 3,000 college housing spaces available; 2,900 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: coed housing available. Lovejoy Library with 788,003 books, 1.7 million microform titles, 14,371 serials, 29,495 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $4.6 million. 600 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Edwardsville/Glen Carbon (population more than 24,000) is a suburban St. Louis community with a public library, many churches, museum, YMCA, and hospital facilities nearby. It is located only 30 minutes from Lambert St. Louis International Airport.

■ SOUTHWESTERN ILLINOIS COLLEGE S-8

2500 Carlyle Rd.

Belleville, IL 62221-5899
Tel: (618)235-2700
Fax: (618)235-1578
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.southwestern.cc.il.us/

Description:

District-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Illinois Community College Board. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1946. Setting: 150-acre suburban campus with easy access to St. Louis. Endowment: $3.1 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2640 per student. Total enrollment: 14,479. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. Full-time: 5,296 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 9,183 students, 58% women, 42% men. Students come from 6 states and territories, 19 other countries, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 18% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 45% 25 or older, 43% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at other colleges of the Illinois Community College System. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: ACT ASSET or ACT COMPASS. Placement: ACT ASSET or ACT COMPASS required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $10. Area resident tuition: $1890 full-time, $63 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $5220 full-time, $174 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8070 full-time, $269 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 35 open to all. Most popular organizations: College Activities Board, Phi Theta Kappa, Student Nurses Association, Horticulture Club, Data Processing Management Association. Major annual events: Spring Blast, Fall Fest, Summer Picnic. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Belleville Area College Library with 82,537 books, 5,680 microform titles, 638 serials, 2,688 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.6 million. 348 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ SPOON RIVER COLLEGE J-8

23235 North County 22
Canton, IL 61520-9801
Tel: (309)647-4645
Admissions: (309)649-6305
Fax: (309)649-6235
Web Site: http://www.spoonrivercollege.net/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Illinois Community College Board. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1959. Setting: 160-acre rural campus. Endowment: $98,726. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2705 per student. Total enrollment: 2,333. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. Students come from 6 states and territories, 0.5% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 5% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 36% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing program. Option: early admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1845 full-time, $61.50 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $3465 full-time, $115.50 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $4545 full-time, $151.50 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $255 full-time, $8.50 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group. Social organizations: 9 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Senate, PEACE, Peer Ambassadors. Major annual events: Crusaders' Day, Homecoming, Spring Formal. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center with 34,799 books, 121 serials, 3,213 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $171,085. 34 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Canton is situated in an extremely fertile agricultural district with a seasonal climate. Planes and buses are available. Air service at Peoria some 30 miles distant. Industries are coal mining and the manufacture of farm implements. The city has a library, YMCA, YWCA, concert association, hospital, a downtown shopping area with over 100 retail outlets. Additional shopping facilities in Peoria. Recreational activities are boating, fishing, hunting, bowling, and golf. At least 12 retail and community-sponsored events are conducted each year.

■ SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE IN ILLINOIS M-9

1500 North Fifth St.
Springfield, IL 62702-2694
Tel: (217)525-1420
Free: 800-635-7289
Fax: (217)789-1698
Web Site: http://www.sci.edu/

Description:

Independent, 2-year, coed, affiliated with Roman Catholic Church. Awards transfer associate degrees (the college partners with Benedictine University, which offers baccalaureate and master degree programs at Springfield College's campus). Founded 1929. Setting: 8-acre urban campus. Endowment: $694,388. Total enrollment: 552. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 243 applied, 86% were admitted. 3% from top 10% of their high school class, 12% from top quarter, 40% from top half. Full-time: 271 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 281 students, 77% women, 23% men. Students come from 13 states and territories, 8 other countries, 3% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 15% black, 0.2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 6% 25 or older, 6% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs. Off campus study at Illinois College, MacMurray College, Sangamon State University, Lincoln Land Community College.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. Comprehensive fee: $15,400 includes full-time tuition ($7490), mandatory fees ($1990), and college room and board ($5920). Part-time tuition: $312 per hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 12 open to all; national fraternities. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, Student Ambassadors, Student Activity Council, Sculpture Club, Pep/Poms. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. Option: coed housing available. Charles E. Becker Library plus 1 other with 19,951 books, 15,398 microform titles, 146 serials, 2,490 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 25 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ TAYLOR BUSINESS INSTITUTE D-16

200 North Michigan Ave., Ste. 301 Chicago, IL 60601
Tel: (312)236-6400
Fax: (312)658-0867

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Founded 1964.

■ TELSHE YESHIVA-CHICAGO D-16

3535 West Foster Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625-5598
Tel: (773)463-7738

Description:

Independent Jewish, comprehensive, men only. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1960. Total enrollment: 73. 15 applied, 100% were admitted. Core. Calendar: semesters. Summer session for credit, part-time degree program.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: interview. Recommended: recommendations.

Collegiate Environment:

Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. On-campus residence required through senior year.

■ TRINITY CHRISTIAN COLLEGE I-14

6601 West College Dr.
Palos Heights, IL 60463-0929
Tel: (708)597-3000
Free: 800-748-0085
Admissions: (708)239-4708
Fax: (708)239-3995
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.trnty.edu/

Description:

Independent Christian Reformed, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1959. Setting: 53-acre suburban campus with easy access to Chicago. Endowment: $5.5 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $58,923. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6484 per student. Total enrollment: 1,280. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 600 applied, 89% were admitted. 14% from top 10% of their high school class, 33% from top quarter, 64% from top half. 1 valedictorian. Full-time: 1,049 students, 64% women, 36% men. Part-time: 231 students, 76% women, 24% men. Students come from 38 states and territories, 12 other countries, 37% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 8% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 17% 25 or older, 67% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 80% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; theology and religious vocations. Core. Calendar: semesters plus 2 week interim term. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, double major, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Saint Xavier College, Moraine Valley Community College. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview, SAT or ACT. Recommended: ACT. Required for some: 1 recommendation. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. Comprehensive fee: $23,735 includes full-time tuition ($16,985), mandatory fees ($150), and college room and board ($6600). College room only: $3400. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $570 per semester hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 15 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Association, student ministries, student-run campus newspaper, Pro-Life Task Force, PACE (prison tutoring program). Major annual events: OPUS, The Gathering, Convocation. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. 768 college housing spaces available; 657 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Option: coed housing available. Jenny Huizenga Memorial Library with 77,833 books, 34,690 microform titles, 437 serials, 820 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $286,278. 140 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Palos Heights is residential area located 25 miles from downtown Chicago.

■ TRINITY COLLEGE OF NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCES E-6

2122-25th Ave.
Rock Island, IL 91201
Tel: (309)779-7700
Admissions: (309)779-7812
Fax: (309)779-7796
Web Site: http://www.trinitycollegeqc.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed. Administratively affiliated with Trinity Medical Center. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees (general education requirements are taken off campus, usually at Black Hawk College, Eastern Iowa Community College District and Western Illinois University). Founded 1994. Setting: 2-acre urban campus. Endowment: $1 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4000 per student. Total enrollment: 165. 115 applied, 43% were admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 30% from top quarter, 50% from top half. Full-time: 109 students, 77% women, 23% men. Part-time: 56 students, 82% women, 18% men. Students come from 2 states and territories, 28% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 50% 25 or older, 30% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs. Off campus study at Black Hawk College, Western Illinois University.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: Common Application. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.75 high school GPA, minimum ACT score of 21, SAT or ACT. Entrance: most difficult. Application deadline: 6/1. Preference given to students from colleges with whom Trinity College of Nursing has an articulation agreement.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 1 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Nurses Association, student government, BSN Honor Society, Phi Theta Kappa, Alpha Beta Gamma Radiology Honor Society. Major annual events: Career Day, Quad City Visiting Artists, Alumni Weekend. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, controlled dormitory access. College housing not available. Trinity Medical Center Library with a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $30,000.

■ TRINITY INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY M-6

2065 Half Day Rd.
Deerfield, IL 60015-1284
Tel: (847)945-8800
Free: 800-822-3225
Admissions: (847)317-7000
Fax: (847)317-7081
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.tiu.edu/

Description:

Independent, university, coed, affiliated with Evangelical Free Church of America. Administratively affiliated with Evangelical Free Church of America. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Founded 1897. Setting: 108-acre suburban campus with easy access to Chicago. Endowment: $10.1 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5619 per student. Total enrollment: 2,836. Faculty: 360 (86 full-time, 274 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 459 applied, 82% were admitted. 19% from top 10% of their high school class, 48% from top quarter, 88% from top half. 4 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,090 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 173 students, 68% women, 32% men. Students come from 33 states and territories, 6 other countries, 45% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 13% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 26% 25 or older, 80% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 71% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; theology and religious vocations; business/marketing. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, double major, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at 13 members of the Christian College Consortium. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous until 9/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $25,686 includes full-time tuition ($19,080), mandatory fees ($286), and college room and board ($6320). College room only: $3430. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to location. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $796 per hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $143 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to location.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 15 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Senate, College Union, Trinity Summer Mission, student newspaper, yearbook. Major annual events: homecoming, Santa Lucia, Parents' Weekend. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, controlled dormitory access. 760 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Rolfing Memorial Library with 206,404 books, 110,350 microform titles, 1,342 serials, 7,273 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.3 million. 130 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Deerfield, population 20,000, is located 25 miles north of Chicago.

■ TRITON COLLEGE E-13

2000 5th Ave.
River Grove, IL 60171-1995
Tel: (708)456-0300
Free: 800-942-7404
Fax: (708)583-3121
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.triton.cc.il.us/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Illinois Community College Board. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1964. Setting: 100-acre suburban campus with easy access to Chicago. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $1585 per student. Total enrollment: 11,021. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 22:1. 5,492 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 3,831 students, 51% women, 49% men. Part-time: 7,190 students, 57% women, 43% men. Students come from 26 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 17% Hispanic, 21% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 45% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for some allied health programs. Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Preference given to district residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1680 full-time, $56 per semester hour part-time. State resident tuition: $5244 full-time, $174.80 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6670 full-time, $222.32 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $250 full-time, $5 per credit hour part-time, $30 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 34 open to all. Most popular organizations: student government, Program Board. Major annual events: Triton Spirit Week, World's Largest Sober Party. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center with 70,859 books, 11,297 microform titles, and 1,247 serials. 350 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Triton college district is in the near west suburbs of Chicago. The college is approximately 15 miles from downtown Chicago.

■ UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO D-16

5801 Ellis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637-1513
Tel: (773)702-1234
Admissions: (773)702-8650
Fax: (773)702-4199
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.uchicago.edu/

Description:

Independent, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Founded 1891. Setting: 211-acre urban campus. Endowment: $4 billion. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $12,846 per student. Total enrollment: 14,150. Faculty: 1,587 (1,057 full-time, 530 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 4:1. 9,011 applied, 40% were admitted. 79% from top 10% of their high school class, 95% from top quarter, 98% from top half. 212 National Merit Scholars. Full-time: 4,614 students, 51% women, 49% men. Part-time: 57 students, 35% women, 65% men. Students come from 51 states and territories, 59 other countries, 85% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 8% Hispanic, 4% black, 14% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 7% international, 1% 25 or older, 67% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 96% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences; biological/life sciences; mathematics. Core. Advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Committee on Institutional Cooperation, Associated Colleges of the Midwest. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 3 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: most difficult. Application deadlines: 1/1, 11/1 for early action. Notification: 4/1, 12/15 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $60. Comprehensive fee: $42,369 includes full-time tuition ($31,629), mandatory fees ($636), and college room and board ($10,104). Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 300 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities. Most popular organizations: Model United Nations, University Theater, Documentary Films Club, Major Activities Board, student radio station. Major annual events: Folk Festival, Blues 'N Ribs, Summer Breeze. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Option: coed housing available. Joseph Regenstein Library plus 6 others with 7 million books, 47,000 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 1,000 computers

available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Chicago, with a population of nearly 3 million and the third largest city in the nation, is a metropolitan area extending along the southern end of Lake Michigan. It is a leading industrial, medical, educational, and cultural center. The University's campus is located in a residential neighborhood along the lake shore fifteen minutes away from the central downtown area. Cultural facilities include museums that cover a wide variety of fields, art galleries, research libraries, public libraries, theaters, opera, and a symphony orchestra. Numerous recreational activities and points of interest exist.

■ UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO D-16

601 South Morgan St.
Chicago, IL 60607-7128
Tel: (312)996-7000
Admissions: (312)996-4350
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.uic.edu/

Description:

State-supported, university, coed. Part of University of Illinois System. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and first professional certificates. Founded 1946. Setting: 240-acre urban campus. Endowment: $148 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $228.1 million. Total enrollment: 24,812. Faculty: 1,456 (1,193 full-time, 263 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 12,692 applied, 58% were admitted. 25% from top 10% of their high school class, 57% from top quarter, 91% from top half. Full-time: 13,733 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 1,417 students, 50% women, 50% men. Students come from 52 states and territories, 48 other countries, 3% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 17% Hispanic, 9% black, 25% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 12% 25 or older, 11% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 78% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; biological/life sciences; engineering. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at University Center of Lake County. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Naval (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 1/15. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. State resident tuition: $6194 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $18,584 full-time. Mandatory fees: $2108 full-time. College room and board: $7954.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 233 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 1% of eligible men and 1% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Golden Key National Honor Society, Chinese Students and Scholars Friendship Association, Muslim Student Association, MBA Association, Alternative Spring Break. Major annual events: Activities and Services Fair, Black History Month, UIC Fashion Show. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, housing ID stickers, guest escort policy, 24-hour closed circuit videos for exits and entrances, security screen for first floor. 3,051 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. Richard J. Daley Library plus 5 others with 3 million books, 3.9 million microform titles, 31,236 serials, 28,168 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $17.9 million. 1,100 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT SPRINGFIELD M-9

One University Plaza
Springfield, IL 62703-5407
Tel: (217)206-6600; 888-977-4847
Fax: (217)206-7279
Web Site: http://www.uis.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of University of Illinois. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1969. Setting: 746-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $6.4 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.3 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6828 per student. Total enrollment: 4,517. Faculty: 331 (179 full-time, 152 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 493 applied, 63% were admitted. 20% from top 10% of their high school class, 52% from top quarter, 90% from top half. Full-time: 1,558 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 1,076 students, 62% women, 38% men. Students come from 35 states and territories, 8% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 9% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 48% 25 or older, 21% transferred in. Retention: 84% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; psychology; liberal arts/general studies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: electronic application. Required: essay, high school transcript, 3 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. State resident tuition: $3953 full-time, $132 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $11,858 full-time, $396 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $1382 full-time, $586 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. College room and board: $7110. College room only: $3270. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 59 open to all. Most popular organizations: USAS - United Students Against Sweatshops, OLAS Organization of Latin American Students, Culturazzi, Christian Student Fellowship, Blue Crew. Major annual events: First Week, Homecoming, Spring Fest. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service. 807 college housing spaces available. Option: coed housing available. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2.5 million. 132 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN L-14

601 East John St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Tel: (217)333-1000
Admissions: (217)333-0302
Fax: (217)244-7278
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.uiuc.edu/

Description:

State-supported, university, coed. Part of University of Illinois System. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1867. Setting: 1,470-acre small town campus. Endowment: $800.1 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $361.9 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $8960 per student. Total enrollment: 41,938. Faculty: 2,701 (2,271 full-time, 430 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 18,916 applied, 76% were admitted. 48% from top 10% of their high school class, 86% from top quarter, 99% from top half. Full-time: 29,912 students, 47% women, 53% men. Part-time: 997 students, 41% women, 59% men. Students come from 52 states and territories, 70 other countries, 13% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 7% black, 13% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 2% 25 or older, 39% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 93% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; engineering; social sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at members of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, Midwest Universities Consortium for International Activities. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Naval, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Required for some: recommendations, interview, audition, statement of professional interest. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadline: 12/15. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. State resident tuition: $7042 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $21,128 full-time. Mandatory fees: $1582 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, program, and student level. College room and board: $7176. College room only: $2970. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 1,000 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 22% of eligible men and 22% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Volunteer Illini Project, Alpha Phi Omega, Indian Student Organization, Residence Hall Association. Major annual events: Homecoming, Moms' Weekend/Dads' Weekend, Quad Day. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, safety training classes, ID cards with safety numbers. 11,033 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. University Library plus 42 others with 10.2 million books, 9.2 million microform titles, 89,444 serials, 169,894 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $33.8 million. 3,500 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-CHICAGO CAMPUS C-15

1500 McConner Parkway, Ste. 700
Schaumburg, IL 60173-4399
Tel: (847)413-1922
Free: 800-228-7240
Admissions: (480)557-1712
Fax: (847)413-8706
Web Site: http://www.phoenix.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 2002. Total enrollment: 1,602. Faculty: 207 (12 full-time, 195 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 8:1. 46 applied. Full-time: 1,279 students, 57% women, 43% men. 0.3% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 6% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 10% international, 91% 25 or older. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; computer and information sciences. Core. Calendar: continuous. Advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, graduate courses open to undergrads.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: deferred admission. Required: 1 recommendation. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $110. Tuition: $11,145 full-time, $371.50 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $560 full-time, $70 per course part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

College housing not available. University Library with 444 books, 666 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. System-wide operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3.2 million.

■ UNIVERSITY OF ST. FRANCIS E-15

500 Wilcox St.
Joliet, IL 60435-6169
Tel: (815)740-3400
Free: 800-735-3500
Admissions: 800-735-7500
Fax: (815)740-4285
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.stfrancis.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1920. Setting: 17-acre suburban campus with easy access to Chicago. Endowment: $14.1 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6237 per student. Total enrollment: 2,062. Faculty: 219 (74 full-time, 145 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 749 applied, 57% were admitted. 18% from top 10% of their high school class, 43% from top quarter, 84% from top half. Full-time: 1,138 students, 68% women, 32% men. Part-time: 138 students, 72% women, 28% men. Students come from 8 states and territories, 4 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 9% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 21% 25 or older, 22% live on campus, 14% transferred in. Retention: 80% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Required for some: essay, 2 recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $26,430 includes full-time tuition ($19,150) and college room and board ($7280). Part-time tuition: $625 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 23 open to all. Most popular organizations: Ethnic Affairs Council, Student Activities Board, Student Government Association, Sometimes Thespians, Student Business Association. Major annual events: Homecoming, Family Celebration, Little Sibs Weekend. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, First Response trained security personnel. 433 college housing spaces available; 270 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. University of St. Francis Library with 106,346 books, 1,308 microform titles, 776 serials, 1,177 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $848,450. 250 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ VANDERCOOK COLLEGE OF MUSIC D-16

3140 South Federal St.
Chicago, IL 60616-3731
Tel: (312)225-6288
Free: 800-448-2655
Fax: (312)225-5211
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.vandercook.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1909. Setting: 1-acre urban campus. Endowment: $432,276. Total enrollment: 227. 44 applied, 95% were admitted. Full-time: 105 students, 50% women, 50% men. Part-time: 45 students, 44% women, 56% men. Students come from 12 states and territories, 2 other countries, 0% Native American, 13% Hispanic, 14% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 11% 25 or older, 5% transferred in. Retention: 89% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Advanced placement, independent study, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: essay, high school transcript, 3 recommendations, interview, audition, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Required for some: minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $25,940 includes full-time tuition ($17,120), mandatory fees ($770), and college room and board ($8050). Part-time tuition: $590 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group. Social organizations: 2 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities. Most popular organizations: MENC (Music

Educators Natural Conference), ACDA (American Choral Directors Association). Major annual event: Mid-West International Band and Orchestra Clinic Concert. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. Harry Ruppel Memorial Library with an OPAC and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $44,600. 20 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Urban.

■ WAUBONSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE D-13

Route 47 at Waubonsee Dr.
Sugar Grove, IL 60554-9799
Tel: (630)466-7900
Fax: (630)466-4964
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.waubonsee.edu/

Description:

District-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Illinois Community College Board. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: 243-acre rural campus with easy access to Chicago. Endowment: $1.6 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2299 per student. Total enrollment: 8,834. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 916 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 2,624 students, 53% women, 47% men. Part-time: 6,210 students, 59% women, 41% men. Students come from 2 other countries, 0% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 17% Hispanic, 7% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.05% international, 21% 25 or older, 2% transferred in. Retention: 63% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, interpreter training, auto body, certified nurse assistant programs, medical assistant, health care interpreting, therapeutic massage, phlebotomy, translation.. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Preference given to in-district residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $2010 full-time, $67 per semester hour part-time. State resident tuition: $6300 full-time, $210 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7110 full-time, $237 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $90 full-time, $3 per semester hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 22 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, VICA, Alpha Sigma Lamda, Latinos Unidos, Christian Fellowship. Major annual events: College Night, Club Fair, Cinco de Mayo Celebration. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Todd Library with 53,679 books, 100,840 microform titles, 562 serials, 6,388 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $682,516. 160 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Aurora University.

■ WEST SUBURBAN COLLEGE OF NURSING D-15

3 Erie Ct.
Oak Park, IL 60302
Tel: (708)763-6530
Fax: (708)763-1531
Web Site: http://www.wscn.edu/

Description:

Independent, upper-level, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1982. Setting: 10-acre suburban campus with easy access to Chicago. Total enrollment: 105. 40 applied, 35% were admitted. Full-time: 90 students, 98% women, 2% men. Part-time: 15 students, 93% women, 7% men. Students come from 8 states and territories, 8% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 17% black, 8% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 39% 25 or older, 50% live on campus, 24% transferred in. Calendar: semesters. Advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. 20 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY J-6

1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455-1390
Tel: (309)298-1414; 877-742-5948
Admissions: (309)298-3157
Fax: (309)298-3111
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wiu.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1899. Setting: 1,050-acre small town campus. Endowment: $21.9 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5872 per student. Total enrollment: 13,404. Faculty: 731 (649 full-time, 82 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 7,286 applied, 72% were admitted. 5% from top 10% of their high school class, 22% from top quarter, 55% from top half. Full-time: 10,317 students, 48% women, 52% men. Part-time: 967 students, 52% women, 48% men. Students come from 37 states and territories, 46 other countries, 5% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 7% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 14% 25 or older, 51% live on campus, 12% transferred in. Retention: 79% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: liberal arts/general studies; education; security and protective services. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Western Illinois Education Consortium. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 5/15. Notification: continuous until 8/3.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $4968 full-time, $213.69 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7452 full-time, $296.49 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $1931 full-time, $48.09 per semester hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to location and student level. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to location and student level. College room and board: $6143. College room only: $3693. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility and student level. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 240 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 9% of eligible men and 8% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Black Student Association, University Union Board, International Friendship Club, Bureau of Cultural Affairs. Major annual events: Family Weekend, Homecoming. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. College housing designed to accommodate 5,200 students; 5,363 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Leslie Malpass Library plus 4 others with 998,041 books, 1.3 million microform titles, 3,200 serials, 3,445 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $4.5 million. 1,000 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Macomb is located 240 miles southwest of Chicago and 150 miles north of St. Louis on the main line of the Burlington Railroad. Besides agriculture, Macomb's industries produce ball bearings, plastic bags, porcelain insulators, and pottery. This is a friendly, Midwest community balanced by the youthfulness and creativity of the rapidly expanding university. The community facilities include a hospital, library, hotels, motels, and many clubs and organizations in the city. Recreational facilities include a swimming pool, bowling alleys, parks, and movie theaters.

■ WESTWOOD COLLEGE-CHICAGO DU PAGE D-15

7155 Janes Ave.
Woodridge, IL 60517
Tel: (630)434-8244
Fax: (630)434-8255
Web Site: http://www.westwood.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards terminal associate and bachelor's degrees. Setting: suburban campus with easy access to Chicago, IL. Total enrollment: 470. 881 applied, 40% were admitted. Full-time: 420 students, 22% women, 78% men. Part-time: 50 students, 44% women, 56% men. 10% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 12% Hispanic, 12% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 21% 25 or older. Calendar: continuous.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: interview, entrance exam (SAT, ACT or Accuplacer) and high school diploma or GED.

■ WESTWOOD COLLEGE-CHICAGO LOOP CAMPUS D-16

17 North State St., Ste. 1500
Chicago, IL 60602
Tel: (312)739-0850
Fax: (312)739-1004
Web Site: http://www.westwood.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards terminal associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 2002. Total enrollment: 106. 163 applied, 68% were admitted. Full-time: 105 students, 47% women, 53% men. Part-time: 1 student, 100% men. 0% Native American, 24% Hispanic, 66% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 21% 25 or older.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: interview, high school diploma or GED, and passing SAT/ACT or Accuplacer scores.

■ WESTWOOD COLLEGE-CHICAGO O'HARE AIRPORT E-13

4825 North Scott St., Ste. 100
Schiller Park, IL 60176
Tel: (847)928-0200
Fax: (847)928-2120
Web Site: http://www.westwood.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards terminal associate and bachelor's degrees. Setting: urban campus with easy access to Chicago. Total enrollment: 425. 399 applied. Full-time: 315 students, 27% women, 73% men. Part-time: 110 students, 32% women, 68% men. 10% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 28% Hispanic, 12% black, 8% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 24% 25 or older. Calendar: continuous.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: essay, interview, entrance exam (SAT, ACT or ACCUPLACER) and high school diploma/GED.

■ WESTWOOD COLLEGE-CHICAGO RIVER OAKS E-16

80 River Oaks Dr., Ste. D-49
Calumet City, IL 60409
Tel: (708)832-1988
Fax: (708)832-9617
Web Site: http://www.westwood.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards terminal associate and bachelor's degrees. Setting: suburban campus with easy access to Chicago. Total enrollment: 650. 574 applied, 55% were admitted. Full-time: 592 students, 37% women, 63% men. Part-time: 58 students, 50% women, 50% men. 0.2% Native American, 15% Hispanic, 62% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 37% 25 or older. Calendar: continuous.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: interview, high school diploma or GED and passing scores on entrance exam (ACT/SAT or Accuplacer).

■ WHEATON COLLEGE D-14

501 East College Ave. Wheaton, IL 60187-5593
Tel: (630)752-5000
Free: 800-222-2419
Admissions: (630)752-5011
Fax: (630)752-5285
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wheaton.edu/

Description:

Independent nondenominational, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1860. Setting: 80-acre suburban campus with easy access to Chicago. Endowment: $294 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $196,267. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $14,224 per student. Total enrollment: 2,932. Faculty: 287 (191 full-time, 96 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 2,163 applied, 51% were admitted. 54% from top 10% of their high school class, 81% from top quarter, 97% from top half. 34 National Merit Scholars. Full-time: 2,342 students, 51% women, 49% men. Part-time: 75 students, 51% women, 49% men. Students come from 51 states and territories, 15 other countries, 72% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 2% black, 7% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 1% 25 or older, 89% live on campus, 2% transferred in. Retention: 95% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences; education; theology and religious vocations. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at members of the Christian College Consortium, Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Option: early action. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview, SAT Subject Test in French, German, Latin, Spanish or Hebrew. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 1/15, 11/1 for early action. Notification: 4/10, 12/31 for early action. Preference given to Christians.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $27,700 includes full-time tuition ($21,100) and college room and board ($6600). College room only: $3900. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $586 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 60 open to all. Most popular organizations: intramurals, Discipleship small groups, Christian Service Council, Orientation Committee, Resident Assistant Staff. Major annual events: talent show, Class Films Festival, Air Jam. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 2,116 college housing spaces available; 2,089 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Buswell Memorial Library plus 1 other with 450,620 books, 674,552 microform titles, 3,556 serials, 33,738 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2.1 million. 238 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ WILLIAM RAINEY HARPER COLLEGE C-15

1200 West Algonquin Rd.
Palatine, IL 60067-7398
Tel: (847)925-6000
Fax: (847)925-6044
Web Site: http://www.harpercollege.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Illinois Community College Board. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1965. Setting: 200-acre suburban campus with easy access to Chicago. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $228,497. Total enrollment: 15,026. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 22:1. 4,887 applied, 100% were admitted. 8% from top 10% of their high school class, 32% from top quarter, 69% from top half. Full-time: 6,174 students, 50% women, 50% men. Part-time: 8,852 students, 62% women, 38% men. Students come from 13 states and territories, 31 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 14% Hispanic, 4% black, 12% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 32% 25 or older, 3% transferred in. Retention: 70% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript.

Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to for district residents for nursing, dental hygienist and cardiac technology programs.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Area resident tuition: $1800 full-time, $75 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $6600 full-time, $275 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8256 full-time, $344 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $450 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 48 open to all. Most popular organizations: student radio station, Program Board, Student Senate, Nursing Club, Phi Theta Kappa. Major annual events: Transfer Information Week, Wellness Week, Career Expo. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Harper College Library with 143,817 books, 47,666 microform titles, 6,606 serials, 33,049 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.5 million. 206 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Palatine, population 57,000, is a suburban community located 30 miles northwest of Chicago. It enjoys a temperate Midwestern climate. Rail and bus services are available. Community facilities include churches of major denominations, a public library, and hospitals nearby. Many active organizations provide social, recreational, and cultural programs and functions.

■ WORSHAM COLLEGE OF MORTUARY SCIENCE A-12

495 Northgate Parkway
Wheeling, IL 60090-2646
Tel: (847)808-8444
Fax: (847)808-8493
Web Site: http://www.worshamcollege.com/

Description:

Independent, 2-year, coed. Awards terminal associate degrees. Total enrollment: 120. 70 applied, 100% were admitted. 0% Native American, 10% Hispanic, 20% black, 10% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international.

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AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ART

332 South Michigan Ave, Ste. 300
Chicago, IL 60604-4302
Tel: (312)461-0600
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.aaart.edu/
President/CEO: Richard Otto
Registrar: Marcia Thomas
Admissions: Stuart Rosenbloom
Financial Aid: Ione Fitzgerald
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Tuition: $20,680 full-time. Mandatory fees: $250 full-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 338, PT 58, Grad 14 Faculty: FT 25, PT 10 Student-Faculty Ratio: 10:1 Library Holdings: 1,730 Credit Hours For Degree: 133 semester hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: ACCSCT

AMERICAN INTERCONTINENTAL UNIVERSITY ONLINE

5550 Prairie Stone Parkway, Ste. 400
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192
Tel: (847)851-5000; 877-701-3800
Fax: (847)851-6002
Web Site: http://www.aiuonline.edu/
President/CEO: Nick Fluge
Admissions: Steve Fireng
Financial Aid: John Morton
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: American InterContinental University Application Fee: $50.00 Calendar System: Miscellaneous Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

ARGOSY UNIVERSITY/CHICAGO

20 South Clark St., Ste. 300
Chicago, IL 60603
Tel: (312)201-0200
Admissions: 800-626-4123
Fax: (312)201-1907
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.argosyu.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. David Harpool, JD, PhD
Registrar: Keith Werosh
Admissions: Ashley Delaney
Financial Aid: Ardith Elgersma
Type: Two-Year Upper Division Sex: Coed Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Decision Plan; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 8, PT 29, Grad 853 Faculty: PT 5 % Receiving Financial Aid: 60 Library Holdings: 20,000 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 120 credit hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: APA

ARGOSY UNIVERSITY/SCHAUMBURG

1000 North Plaza Dr., Ste. 100
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Tel: (847)290-7400; (866)290-2777
Fax: (847)598-6191
Web Site: http://www.argosyu.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Roger Widmer
Registrar: Pete Zaragoza
Financial Aid: Virginia Carlin
Type: Two-Year Upper Division Sex: Coed Application Fee: $50.00 Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester % Receiving Financial Aid: 88 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Professional Accreditation: APA

AUGUSTANA COLLEGE

639 38th St.
Rock Island, IL 61201-2296
Tel: (309)794-7000
Free: 800-798-8100
Admissions: (309)794-7341
Fax: (309)794-7431
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.augustana.edu/
President/CEO: Steven C. Bahls
Registrar: Leisl Fowler
Admissions: Martin Sauer
Financial Aid: Susan B. Standley
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Scores: 30% ACT 18-23; 57% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 84 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $29,862 includes full-time tuition ($22,971), mandatory fees ($486), and college room and board ($6405). College room only: $3243. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $960 per credit hour. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,363, PT 23 Faculty: FT 149, PT 86 Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 67 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 72 Library Holdings: 190,641 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 123 credits, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: NASM, NCATE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Lacrosse M; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Ultimate Frisbee M & W; Volleyball M & W; Wrestling M

AURORA UNIVERSITY

347 South Gladstone Ave.
Aurora, IL 60506-4892
Tel: (630)892-6431
Free: 800-742-5281
Admissions: (630)844-5533
Fax: (630)844-5535
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.aurora.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Rebecca L. Sherrick
Registrar: Ellen J. Goldberg
Admissions: Dr. Carol Dunn
Financial Aid: Heather Gutierrez
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 75% ACT 18-23; 22% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 74 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $22,770 includes full-time tuition ($16,080), mandatory fees ($100), and college room and board ($6590). College room only: $2994. Part-time tuition: $495 per semester hour. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Trimester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,686, PT 221, Grad 1,649 Faculty: FT 95, PT 176 Student-Faculty Ratio: 17:1 % Receiving Financial Aid: 76 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 30 Library Holdings: 115,642 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 30 semester hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: AACN, ACBSP, CSWE, NRPA Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M& W; Football M; Golf M; Soccer M& W; Softball W; Tennis M& W; Volleyball W

BENEDICTINE UNIVERSITY

5700 College Rd.
Lisle, IL 60532-0900
Tel: (630)829-6000; 888-829-6363
Admissions: (630)829-6306
Fax: (630)960-1126
Web Site: http://www.ben.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. William J. Carroll
Registrar: David Striker
Admissions: Kari Gibbons
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Roman Catholic Scores: 55% ACT 18-23; 34% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 82 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $40.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $25,810 includes full-time tuition ($18,700), mandatory fees ($510), and college room and board ($6600). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time, degree level, and location. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $630 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $15 per credit hour. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to class time and degree level. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,518, PT 802, Grad 1,080 Faculty: FT 87, PT 266 Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1 Exams: ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 73 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 24 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 semester hours, Associates; 120 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: ADtA, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis W; Track and Field M& W; Volleyball W

BLACK HAWK COLLEGE

6600 34th Ave.
Moline, IL 61265-5899
Tel: (309)796-5000
Admissions: (309)796-5043
Web Site: http://www.bhc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Keith Miller
Registrar: Dr. Rose Campbell
Admissions: Dr. Rose Campbell
Financial Aid: Robert C. Bopp
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Black Hawk College District System Scores: 48.5% ACT 18-23; 14% ACT 24-29 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent not required Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1860 full-time, $62 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $4200 full-time, $140 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7770 full-time, $259 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $210 full-time, $7 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to program and reciprocity agreements. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 3,138, PT 3,462 Faculty: FT 137, PT 227 Student-Faculty Ratio: 18:1 Exams: ACT, Other Library Holdings: 59,840 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: APTA, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Golf M; Softball W; Volleyball W

BLACKBURN COLLEGE

700 College Ave.
Carlinville, IL 62626-1498
Tel: (217)854-3231
Free: 800-233-3550
Fax: (217)854-3713
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.blackburn.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Miriam R. Pride
Registrar: Dianna Ruyle
Admissions: John Malin
Financial Aid: Jane Kelsey
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Presbyterian Scores: 56% ACT 18-23; 28% ACT 24-29 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $16,628 includes full-time tuition ($12,733) and college room and board ($3895). College room only: $1795. Full-time tuition varies according to program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $501 per semester hour. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 580, PT 10 Faculty: FT 35, PT 16 Student-Faculty Ratio: 16:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 88 Library Holdings: 61,586 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 122 semester hours, Bachelors Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis W; Volleyball W

BLESSING-RIEMAN COLLEGE OF NURSING

Broadway at 11th St., POB 7005
Quincy, IL 62305-7005
Tel: (217)228-5520
Free: 800-877-9140
Fax: (217)223-6400
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.brcn.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Pamela Brown
Registrar: Ann O'Sullivan
Admissions: Ann O'Sullivan
Financial Aid: Sara Brehm
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Scores: 33% ACT 18-23; 67% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 63 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $20,025 includes full-time tuition ($13,900), mandatory fees ($350), and college room and board ($5775). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, location, and student level. Room and board charges vary according to location. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 193, PT 18 Faculty: FT 16, PT 0 Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 100 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 82 Library Holdings: 4,282 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 124 semester hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: AACN, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M & W; Basketball M & W; Football M; Soccer M & W; Volleyball M & W

BRADLEY UNIVERSITY

1501 West Bradley Ave.
Peoria, IL 61625-0002
Tel: (309)676-7611
Free: 800-447-6460
Admissions: (309)677-3144
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.bradley.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. David C. Broski
Registrar: Katherine M. Beaty
Admissions: Nicki Roberson
Financial Aid: David Pardieck
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Scores: 96% SAT V 400+; 99% SAT M 400+; 37% ACT 18-23; 53% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 91 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $35.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $25,280 includes full-time tuition ($18,700), mandatory fees ($130), and college room and board ($6450). College room only: $3700. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $510 per credit. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 5,055, PT 314, Grad 785 Faculty: FT 326, PT 224 Student-Faculty Ratio: 14:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 72 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 42 Library Holdings: 435,394 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 124 credits, Bachelors ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: AACSB, ABET, AAFCS, AANA, ACCE, ACA, APTA, CSWE, NASAD, NASM, NAST, NCATE, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Fencing M & W; Golf M & W; Ice Hockey M; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Table Tennis M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field W; Volleyball W

CAREER COLLEGES OF CHICAGO

11 East Adams St., 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60603-6301
Tel: (312)895-6300
Admissions: (312)895-6217
Fax: (312)895-6301
Web Site: http://www.careerchi.com/
President/CEO: Rev. Mark S. Pranaitis, CM
Registrar: Edward C. Young, III
Admissions: Michael Nulf
Financial Aid: Dr. William J. Kakish
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Admission Plans: Open Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $40.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 35, PT 109 Faculty: FT 0, PT 19 Student-Faculty Ratio: 11:1 Exams: ACT Library Holdings: 1,000 Credit Hours For Degree: 90 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: ACICS

CARL SANDBURG COLLEGE

2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.
Galesburg, IL 61401-9576
Tel: (309)344-2518
Admissions: (309)341-5234
Fax: (309)344-1395
Web Site: http://www.sandburg.edu/
Registrar: Carol A. Kreider
Admissions: Carol Kreider
Financial Aid: Lisa A. Hanson
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Illinois Community College Board Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent not required. For allied health programs: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Faculty: FT 58, PT 150 Student-Faculty Ratio: 17:1 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 39,900 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester hours, Associates ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: ABFSE, ADA, JRCERT, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Volleyball W

CHICAGO STATE UNIVERSITY

9501 South King Dr.
Chicago, IL 60628
Tel: (773)995-2000
Admissions: (773)995-2513
Web Site: http://www.csu.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Elnora D. Daniel
Registrar: Lois Davis
Admissions: Addie Epps
Financial Aid: Brenda J. Hooker
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Scores: 64% ACT 18-23; 3% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 51 Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. State resident tuition: $5670 full-time, $189 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $11,280 full-time, $376 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $1468 full-time, $227 per term part-time. College room and board: $6492. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 3,456, PT 1,704, Grad 1,971 Faculty: FT 307, PT 155 Student-Faculty Ratio: 14:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT, SAT I and SAT II or ACT % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 7 Library Holdings: 320,000 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 120 credit hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Navy, Air Force Professional Accreditation: ACA, AHIMA, AOTA, CSWE, NASM, NCATE, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Golf M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

CHRISTIAN LIFE COLLEGE

400 East Gregory St.
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
Tel: (847)259-1840
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.christianlifecollege.edu/
President/CEO: Harry Schmidt
Registrar: JeAnna Brown
Admissions: Jim Spenner
Financial Aid: Roger Stevens
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Scholarships: Available Enrollment: FT 47, PT 33 Faculty: FT 6, PT 9 Student-Faculty Ratio: 10:1 % Receiving Financial Aid: 60 Professional Accreditation: TACCS

CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO, HAROLD WASHINGTON COLLEGE

30 East Lake St.
Chicago, IL 60601-2449
Tel: (312)553-5600
Admissions: (312)553-6006
Fax: (312)553-6077
Web Site: http://hwashington.ccc.edu/
President/CEO: Nancy DeSombre
Registrar: Robert Brown
Admissions: Terry Pendleton
Financial Aid: Francois Hajduk
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: City Colleges of Chicago Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,608, PT 5,826 Faculty: FT 117, PT 114 Student-Faculty Ratio: 23:1 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 65,926 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credit hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: ACBSP

CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO, HARRY S. TRUMAN COLLEGE

1145 West Wilson Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640-5616
Tel: (773)907-4000
Admissions: (773)907-4720
Fax: (773)907-4464
Web Site: http://www.trumancollege.cc/
President/CEO: Dr. Phoebe K. Helm
Registrar: Michael E. D. Kritikos
Admissions: Kelly O'Malley
Financial Aid: Mark Latuszek
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: City Colleges of Chicago Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Faculty: FT 116, PT 387 Student-Faculty Ratio: 61:1 Exams: ACT Library Holdings: 59,750 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 semester hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Tennis M & W; Wrestling M

CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO, KENNEDY-KING COLLEGE

6800 South Wentworth Ave.
Chicago, IL 60621-3733
Tel: (773)602-5000
Admissions: (773)602-5080
Web Site: http://kennedyking.ccc.edu/
President/CEO: Wellington Wilson
Registrar: Iver Watson
Admissions: Welton Murphy
Financial Aid: Paul H. Simon
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: City Colleges of Chicago Admission Plans: Open Admission; Preferred Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent not required Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Faculty: FT 61, PT 86 Exams: SAT I or ACT Library Holdings: 45,000 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 90 quarter credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: ADA, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W; Soccer M; Track and Field M & W; Wrestling M

CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO, MALCOLM X COLLEGE

1900 West Van Buren St.
Chicago, IL 60612-3145
Tel: (312)850-7000
Admissions: (312)850-7120
Fax: (312)850-7092
Web Site: http://malcolmx.ccc.edu/
President/CEO: Zerrie D. Campbell
Registrar: Mary Marsh
Admissions: Ghingo Brooks
Financial Aid: Patricia Burke
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: City Colleges of Chicago Admission Plans: Open Admission; Preferred Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 4,069, PT 3,955 Faculty: FT 58, PT 136 Student-Faculty Ratio: 22:1 Exams: SAT I and SAT II or ACT Library Holdings: 50,000 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credit hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: ARCEST, ABFSE, JRCERT, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M

CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO, OLIVE-HARVEY COLLEGE

10001 South Woodlawn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60628-1645
Tel: (773)291-6100
Admissions: (773)291-6349
Fax: (773)291-6304
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://oliveharvey.ccc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Lawrence M. Cox
Registrar: Ruby Howard
Admissions: Michelle Adams
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: City Colleges of Chicago Admission Plans: Open Admission; Preferred Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $72 per credit part-time. State resident tuition: $180.83 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $291.61 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $250 per year part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,002, PT 695 Faculty: FT 80, PT 50 Library Holdings: 56,318 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credit hours, Associates ROTC: Air Force Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M; Volleyball W

CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO, RICHARD J. DALEY COLLEGE

7500 South Pulaski Rd.
Chicago, IL 60652-1242
Tel: (773)838-7500
Fax: (773)838-7524
Web Site: http://daley.ccc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Silvia Ramos
Registrar: Saundra Listenbee
Admissions: Saundra Listenbee
Financial Aid: Christine Lopez
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: City Colleges of Chicago Admission Plans: Open Admission; Preferred Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted. For special student category: High school diploma or equivalent not required Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 3,545, PT 7,109 Exams: ACT Library Holdings: 53,201 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credit hours, Associates ROTC: Air Force Professional Accreditation: NLN

CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO, WILBUR WRIGHT COLLEGE

4300 North Narragansett Ave.
Chicago, IL 60634-1591
Tel: (773)777-7900
Admissions: (773)481-8207
Web Site: http://wright.ccc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Charles Guengerich
Registrar: Dr. Michael P. Langley
Admissions: Amy Aiello
Financial Aid: Marco Sepulveda
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: City Colleges of Chicago % Accepted: 100 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Preferred Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted. For applicants 18 or over: High school diploma or equivalent not required Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $2304 full-time, $72 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $5787 full-time, $181 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $9332 full-time, $292 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $250 full-time, $75 per term part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,211, PT 5,154 Faculty: FT 107, PT 150 Student-Faculty Ratio: 22:1 Library Holdings: 60,000 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 credit hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: AOTA, ACBSP, JRCERT Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W; Wrestling M

COLLEGE OF DUPAGE

425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599
Tel: (630)942-2800
Admissions: (630)942-2442
Fax: (630)790-2686
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.cod.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Sunil Chand
Registrar: Suzanne Blasi
Admissions: Christine A. Legner
Financial Aid: Marilyn A. Comer
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Illinois Community College Board Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $10.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent not required Costs Per Year: Application fee: $10. Area resident tuition: $2850 full-time, $96 per semester hour part-time. State resident tuition: $6690 full-time, $223 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8400 full-time, $280 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $634 full-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 8,784, PT 18,333 Faculty: FT 303, PT 994 Student-Faculty Ratio: 21:1 Library Holdings: 203,300 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 96 quarter hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: ACF, ADA, AHIMA, APTA, CARC, JRCERT, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

COLLEGE OF LAKE COUNTY

19351 West Washington St.
Grayslake, IL 60030-1198
Tel: (847)543-2000
Admissions: (847)543-2384
Fax: (847)223-1017
Web Site: http://www.clcillinois.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Gretchen J. Naff
Admissions: Karen Hlavin
Financial Aid: Verna Wilson-Gross
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Illinois Community College Board % Accepted: 100 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Preferred Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent not required. For health programs: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $2130 full-time, $71 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $5880 full-time, $196 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8010 full-time, $267 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $270 full-time, $9 per credit hour part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 4,514, PT 11,231 Faculty: FT 178, PT 616 Student-Faculty Ratio: 20:1 Library Holdings: 106,842 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: ADA, AHIMA, JRCERT, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Golf M; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball W

THE COLLEGE OF OFFICE TECHNOLOGY

1514-20 West Division St., Second Floor
Chicago, IL 60622
Tel: (773)278-0042
Fax: (773)278-0143
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.cotedu.com/
President/CEO: Pedro Galva
Registrar: Patricia Campos
Admissions: William Bolton
Financial Aid: Paula Terronez
Type: Two-Year College Scholarships: Available Professional Accreditation: ACICS

COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO

600 South Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605-1996
Tel: (312)663-1600
Admissions: (312)344-7133
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.colum.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Warrick L. Carter
Registrar: Marvin Cohen
Admissions: Murphy Monroe
Financial Aid: Timothy Bauhs
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Scores: 48% ACT 18-23; 26% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 91 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: June 15 Application Fee: $35.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $26,553 includes full-time tuition ($16,328), mandatory fees ($460), and college room and board ($9765). College room only: $8265. Part-time tuition: $565 per credit hour. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 8,728, PT 1,416, Grad 698 Faculty: FT 299, PT 1,327 Student-Faculty Ratio: 14:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT Library Holdings: 219,952 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 124 semester hours, Bachelors

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY

7400 Augusta St.
River Forest, IL 60305-1499
Tel: (708)771-8300
Free: 800-285-2668
Admissions: (708)209-3100
Fax: (708)209-3176
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.curf.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Manfred B. Boos
Registrar: Dr. Gary Wenzel
Admissions: Dr. Evelyn Burdick
Financial Aid: Deborah Ness
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod; Concordia University System Scores: 47.7% ACT 18-23; 32.8% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 62 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Comprehensive fee: $26,300 includes full-time tuition ($19,500), mandatory fees ($500), and college room and board ($6300). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Part-time tuition: $585 per semester hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $10 per semester hour, $100 per year. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 961, PT 71, Grad 1,751 Faculty: FT 80 Student-Faculty Ratio: 11:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 69 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 40 Library Holdings: 163,711 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 128 semester hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: ACA, NASM, NCATE, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

THE COOKING AND HOSPITALITY INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

361 West Chestnut
Chicago, IL 60610-3050
Tel: (312)944-0882
Admissions: (312)873-2064
Fax: (312)944-8557
Web Site: http://www.chicnet.org/
President/CEO: James Simpson
Registrar: Sharon Walker
Admissions: Alan Schultz
Financial Aid: Maria Calafiore
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Career Education Corporation Scores: 60% ACT 18-23; 15% ACT 24-29 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $150.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Continuous, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 950 Student-Faculty Ratio: 16:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT Library Holdings: 5,000 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 69 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: ACCSCT, ACF

DANVILLE AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

2000 East Main St.
Danville, IL 61832-5199
Tel: (217)443-3222
Admissions: (217)443-8800
Fax: (217)443-8560
Web Site: http://www.dacc.cc.il.us/
President/CEO: Dr. Alice Marie Jacobs
Registrar: Stacy Ehmen
Admissions: Stacy L. Ehmen
Financial Aid: Janet Ingargiola
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Illinois Community College Board Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1392 full-time, $58 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $3600 full-time, $150 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $144 full-time, $6 per credit hour part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Faculty: FT 50, PT 71 Student-Faculty Ratio: 20:1 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 50,000 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 62 semester hours, Associates Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M; Softball W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY

1 East Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604-2287
Tel: (312)362-8000
Admissions: (312)362-8650
Fax: (312)362-3322
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.depaul.edu/
President/CEO: Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, CM
Registrar: Susan Leigh
Admissions: Dr. David Kalsbeek
Financial Aid: John Schoultz
Type: University Sex: Coed Affiliation: Roman Catholic Scores: 99.41% SAT V 400+; 98% SAT M 400+; 46.2% ACT 18-23; 46.2% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 71 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Action; Early Decision Plan; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $40.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $29,905 includes full-time tuition ($20,900), mandatory fees ($140), and college room and board ($8865). College room only: $6507. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, housing facility, and location. Part-time tuition: $384 per quarter hour. Part-time tuition varies according to program. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 11,381, PT 3,359, Grad 7,229 Faculty: FT 834, PT 643 Student-Faculty Ratio: 17:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 59 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 17 Library Holdings: 896,864 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 192 quarter hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: AACSB, AACN, AANA, ABA, APA, AALS, NASM, NASPAA, NCATE Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

DEVRY UNIVERSITY (ADDISON)

1221 North Swift Rd.
Addison, IL 60101-6106
Tel: (630)953-1300
Free: 800-346-5420
Fax: (630)953-1236
Web Site: http://www.devry.edu/
President/CEO: Susan L. Friedberg
Registrar: Janet Sabri
Financial Aid: Sejal Amin
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: DeVry University Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. One-time mandatory fee: $40. Tuition: $11,890 full-time, $445 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $270 full-time, $160 per year part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,142, PT 435 Faculty: FT 51, PT 61 Student-Faculty Ratio: 18:1 % Receiving Financial Aid: 49 Library Holdings: 18,500 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 67 credit hours, Associates; 122 credit hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: ABET

DEVRY UNIVERSITY (CHICAGO)

3300 North Campbell Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618-5994
Tel: (773)929-8500
Free: 800-383-3879
Web Site: http://www.devry.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Eugene Hallongren
Registrar: Gilbert Martinez
Financial Aid: Milena Dobrina
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: DeVry University Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. One-time mandatory fee: $40. Tuition: $11,890 full-time, $445 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $270 full-time, $160 per year part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,343, PT 823 Faculty: FT 53, PT 60 Student-Faculty Ratio: 22:1 % Receiving Financial Aid: 64 Library Holdings: 16,573 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 67 credit hours, Associates; 122 credit hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: ABET

DEVRY UNIVERSITY (ELGIN)

385 Airport Rd.
Elgin, IL 60123-9341
Tel: (847)622-1135
Fax: (847)622-1246
Web Site: http://www.devry.edu/
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Calendar System: Semester Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

DEVRY UNIVERSITY (GURNEE)

1075 Tri-State Parkway, Ste. 800
Gurnee, IL 60031-9126
Tel: (847)855-2649; (866)563-3879
Fax: (847)855-5932
Web Site: http://www.devry.edu/
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Costs Per Year: One-time mandatory fee: $40. Tuition: $11,890 full-time, $445 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $60 full-time, $30 per year part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Calendar System: Semester Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

DEVRY UNIVERSITY (NAPERVILLE)

2056 Westings Ave., Ste. 40
Naperville, IL 60563-2361
Tel: (630)428-9086
Fax: (630)428-4721
Web Site: http://www.devry.edu/
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Costs Per Year: One-time mandatory fee: $40. Tuition: $11,890 full-time, $445 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $60 full-time, $30 per year part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Calendar System: Semester Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

DEVRY UNIVERSITY (OAKBROOK TERRACE)

One Tower Ln.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
Tel: (630)574-1960
Web Site: http://www.devry.edu/
President/CEO: Cecil Horst
Financial Aid: Mike Alexander
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Costs Per Year: One-time mandatory fee: $40. Tuition: $11,890 full-time, $445 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $60 full-time, $30 per year part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Calendar System: Semester Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

DEVRY UNIVERSITY ONLINE

One Tower Ln., Ste. 1000
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
Tel: (630)574-1960; (866)338-7934
Fax: (630)574-1969
Web Site: http://online.devry.edu/
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $50.00 Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. One-time mandatory fee: $40. Tuition: $13,060 full-time. Mandatory fees: $30 full-time. Calendar System: Semester Enrollment: FT 2,146, PT 2,281, Grad 2,142 Faculty: FT 0, PT 791 Student-Faculty Ratio: 16:1 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

DEVRY UNIVERSITY (TINLEY PARK)

18624 West Creek Dr.
Tinley Park, IL 60477
Tel: (708)342-3300; (866)338-7934
Web Site: http://www.devry.edu/
President/CEO: Susan Friedberg
Registrar: Carol Cortiliet
Financial Aid: Connie Alabi
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: DeVry University Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. One-time mandatory fee: $40. Tuition: $11,890 full-time, $445 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $270 full-time, $160 per year part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 701, PT 348, Grad 236 Faculty: FT 33, PT 41 Student-Faculty Ratio: 20:1 % Receiving Financial Aid: 45 Library Holdings: 17,500 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 67 credit hours, Associates; 122 credit hours, Bachelors

DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY

7900 West Division St.
River Forest, IL 60305-1099
Tel: (708)366-2490
Free: 800-828-8475
Admissions: (708)524-6800
Fax: (708)366-5360
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.dom.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Donna M. Carroll
Registrar: Marilyn Benakis
Admissions: Pamela Johnson
Financial Aid: Michael Shields
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Roman Catholic Scores: 59% ACT 18-23; 33% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 81 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $26,370 includes full-time tuition ($19,950), mandatory fees ($100), and college room and board ($6320). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $665 per semester hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $10 per course. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to location and program. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,146, PT 191, Grad 1,913 Faculty: FT 109, PT 200 Student-Faculty Ratio: 11:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 81 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 35 Library Holdings: 255,840 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 124 credit hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: ALA, ACBSP, CSWE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball W

EAST-WEST UNIVERSITY

816 South Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605-2103
Tel: (312)939-0111
Fax: (312)939-0083
Web Site: http://www.eastwest.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. M. Wasiullah Khan
Registrar: Amal Matari
Admissions: William Link
Financial Aid: Elizabeth V. Guzman
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Scores: 30% ACT 18-23; 1% ACT 24-29 Admission Plans: Early Decision Plan Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. Tuition: $10,950 full-time, $365 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $495 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course level. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,031, PT 9 Faculty: FT 15, PT 55 Student-Faculty Ratio: 17:1 Exams: ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 100 Library Holdings: 32,000 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 96 quarter hours, Associates; 192 quarter hours, Bachelors Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M

EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY

600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920-3099
Tel: (217)581-5000
Free: 800-252-5711
Admissions: (217)581-2223
Fax: (217)581-7060
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.eiu.edu/
President/CEO: Louis V. Hencken
Registrar: G. Sue Harvey
Admissions: Brenda Major
Financial Aid: Jone Zieren
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Scores: 63% ACT 18-23; 26% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 78 Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $30.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $4629 full-time, $154 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $13,887 full-time, $463 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $1744 full-time, $63 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $6196. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 9,293, PT 1,082, Grad 1,754 Faculty: FT 610, PT 145 Student-Faculty Ratio: 16:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 47 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 44 Library Holdings: 1,013,336 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 120 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: AACSB, ACEJMC, AAFCS, ACA, ADtA, ASLHA, JRCEPAT, NAIT, NASAD, NASM, NCATE, NRPA Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Rugby M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W; Wrestling M

ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE

1700 Spartan Dr.
Elgin, IL 60123-7193
Tel: (847)697-1000
Admissions: (847)214-7414
Web Site: http://www.elgin.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Michael Shirley
Registrar: Roberta Haskins
Admissions: Kelly Sinclair
Financial Aid: Robert Laws
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Illinois Community College Board Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission Application Fee: $15.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent not required. For nursing, selected health programs: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $15. Area resident tuition: $2250 full-time, $75 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $7666 full-time, $255.54 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $9947 full-time, $331.59 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $10 full-time, $5 per term part-time. Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 3,348, PT 7,503 Faculty: FT 123, PT 389 Student-Faculty Ratio: 23:1 Exams: ACT Library Holdings: 58,413 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credit hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: ACF, ADA, NAACLS, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M & W; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Golf M; Softball W; Tennis W; Volleyball W

ELMHURST COLLEGE

190 Prospect Ave.
Elmhurst, IL 60126-3296
Tel: (630)617-3500
Free: 800-697-1871
Admissions: (630)617-3400
Fax: (630)617-5501
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.elmhurst.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Bryant L. Cureton
Registrar: Elizabeth Smith
Admissions: Gary Rold
Financial Aid: Ruth Pusich
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: United Church of Christ Scores: 43% ACT 18-23; 40% ACT 24-29 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $28,506 includes full-time tuition ($21,600) and college room and board ($6906). College room only: $3816. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $614 per semester hour. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: 4-1-4, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,129, PT 355, Grad 186 Faculty: FT 110, PT 168 Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 70 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 40 Library Holdings: 222,441 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 32 courses, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACN, NCATE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Soccer W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W; Wrestling M

EUREKA COLLEGE

300 East College Ave.
Eureka, IL 61530-1500
Tel: (309)467-3721; 888-4-EUREKA
Admissions: (309)467-6350
Fax: (309)467-6576
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.eureka.edu/
President/CEO: Paul R. Lister
Registrar: Scott Wignall
Admissions: Dr. Brian Sajko
Financial Aid: Ellen Rigsby
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Scores: 40% ACT 18-23; 37% ACT 24-29 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $19,280 includes full-time tuition ($13,000), mandatory fees ($400), and college room and board ($5880). College room only: $2820. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $375 per semester hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load and program. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Miscellaneous, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 505, PT 11 Faculty: FT 42, PT 27 Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 78 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 84 Library Holdings: 75,000 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 124 semester hours, Bachelors Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball W

FOX COLLEGE

4201 West 93rd St.
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
Tel: (708)636-7700; (866)636-7711
Fax: (708)636-8078
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.foxcollege.com/
Admissions: Susan Szala
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Costs Per Year: Tuition: $12,720 full-time. Enrollment: FT 251 Professional Accreditation: ACICS

GEM CITY COLLEGE

PO Box 179
Quincy, IL 62301
Tel: (217)222-0391
Fax: (217)222-1557
Web Site: http://www.gemcitycollege.com/
President/CEO: Russell H. Hagenah
Registrar: Ruth Nesbit
Financial Aid: Joan Mast
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Faculty: FT 5, PT 2 Library Holdings: 2,700 Professional Accreditation: ACICS

GOVERNORS STATE UNIVERSITY

One University Parkway
University Park, IL 60466-0975
Tel: (708)534-5000
Admissions: (708)534-4490
Fax: (708)534-1640
Web Site: http://www.govst.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Stuart I. Fagan
Registrar: Dora Smith
Admissions: Randall Tumblin
Financial Aid: Frieda Comer
Type: Two-Year Upper Division Sex: Coed Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Fee: $0.00 Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $3720 full-time, $155 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $11,160 full-time, $465 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $580 full-time, $170 per term part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Trimester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 856, PT 1,776, Grad 2,773 Faculty: FT 185, PT 27 Student-Faculty Ratio: 16:1 Library Holdings: 260,000 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 120 credit hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: ACEHSA, ACA, AOTA, APTA, ASLHA, ACBSP, CSWE, NASPAA, NCATE, NLN

GREENVILLE COLLEGE

315 East College, PO Box 159
Greenville, IL 62246-0159
Tel: (618)664-2800
Free: 800-345-4440
Admissions: (618)664-7100
Fax: (618)664-9841
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.greenville.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. V. James Mannoia, Jr.
Registrar: Dr. Kay Paulsen
Admissions: Dr. R. Pepper Dill
Financial Aid: Karl Somerville
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Free Methodist Scores: 87% SAT V 400+; 84% SAT M 400+; 47% ACT 18-23; 31% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 90 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: August 01 Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $23,146 includes full-time tuition ($17,142), mandatory fees ($100), and college room and board ($5904). College room only: $2794. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $361 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: 4-1-4, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,175, PT 40, Grad 135 Faculty: FT 59, PT 65 Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 85 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 62 Library Holdings: 126,210 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 126 credits, Bachelors Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

HARRINGTON COLLEGE OF DESIGN

200 West Madison St.
Chicago, IL 60606
Tel: (312)939-4975; 877-939-4975
Fax: (312)939-8005
Web Site: http://www.interiordesign.edu/
President/CEO: Patrick W. Comstock
Registrar: Sam Delarosa
Admissions: Wendi Franczyk
Financial Aid: Renee Darosky
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Career Education Corporation Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $60.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $60. Tuition: $6930 full-time, $550 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $580 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Part-time tuition varies according to course load and program. College room only: $5000. Room charges vary according to housing facility. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 747, PT 816 Faculty: FT 17, PT 125 Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 6 Library Holdings: 19,672 Credit Hours For Degree: 67.5 credit hours, Associates; 129.5 credit hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: FIDER, NASAD

HEARTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE

1500 West Raab Rd.
Normal, IL 61761
Tel: (309)268-8000
Fax: (309)268-7999
Web Site: http://www.heartland.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Jonathan Astroth
Registrar: Dr. Fred Peterson
Admissions: Christine Riley
Financial Aid: Cheryl Schaffer
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Illinois Community College Board Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $2010 full-time, $67 per semester hour part-time. State resident tuition: $4020 full-time, $134 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6030 full-time, $201 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $90 full-time, $3 per semester hour part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Faculty: FT 70, PT 183 Student-Faculty Ratio: 19:1 Exams: ACT, Other, SAT I Library Holdings: 5,000 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 semester hours, Associates ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: NLN

HEBREW THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE

7135 North Carpenter Rd.
Skokie, IL 60077-3263
Tel: (847)982-2500
Web Site: http://www.htcnet.edu/
President/CEO: Rabbi Dr. Jerold Isenberg
Registrar: Adele Feldman
Admissions: Rabbi Berish Cardash
Financial Aid: Rabbi Shmuel Schuman
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Men Affiliation: Jewish Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Exams: SAT I or ACT Library Holdings: 63,000 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 120 credit hours, Bachelors

HIGHLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE

2998 West Pearl City Rd.
Freeport, IL 61032-9341
Tel: (815)235-6121
Fax: (815)235-6130
Web Site: http://www.highland.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Ronald J. Field
Registrar: Karl Richards
Admissions: Karl Richards
Financial Aid: Phil Gordon
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Illinois Community College Board Scores: 47% ACT 18-23; 22% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 100 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Preferred Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1608 full-time, $67 per credit part-time. State resident tuition: $2880 full-time, $120 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $2880 full-time, $120 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $120 full-time, $5 per credit part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,134, PT 1,272 Faculty: FT 48, PT 142 Student-Faculty Ratio: 16:1 Library Holdings: 47,000 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 62 credit hours, Associates Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M & W; Basketball M & W; Golf M & W; Softball W; Volleyball W

ILLINOIS CENTRAL COLLEGE

One College Dr.
East Peoria, IL 61635-0001
Tel: (309)694-5011
Admissions: (309)694-5784
Fax: (309)694-5450
Web Site: http://www.icc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. John S. Erwin
Registrar: Guy Goodman
Admissions: John Avendano
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Illinois Community College Board Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent not required Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $2240 full-time, $70 per semester hour part-time. State resident tuition: $4960 full-time, $155 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $4960 full-time, $155 per semester hour part-time. College room only: $3978. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 4,907, PT 7,436 Faculty: FT 172, PT 486 Library Holdings: 82,492 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: ADA, AOTA, APTA, CARC, JRCERT, NAACLS, NASM, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Volleyball W

ILLINOIS COLLEGE

1101 West College Ave.
Jacksonville, IL 62650-2299
Tel: (217)245-3000; (866)464-5265
Admissions: (217)245-3030
Fax: (217)245-3034
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ic.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Axel D. Steuer
Registrar: Dr. Glen W. Clatterbuck
Admissions: Scott Belobrajdic
Financial Aid: Katherine Taylor
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: interdenominational Scores: 95.3% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 42.3% ACT 18-23; 48.5% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 64 Application Deadline: July 01 Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $23,600 includes full-time tuition ($17,100) and college room and board ($6500). Part-time tuition: $712 per credit hour. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,009, PT 21 Faculty: FT 71, PT 38 Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 75 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 75 Library Holdings: 163,810 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 120 credits, Bachelors Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Cheerleading W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W; Wrestling M

ILLINOIS EASTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGES, FRONTIER COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Frontier Dr.
Fairfield, IL 62837-2601
Tel: (618)842-3711
Fax: (618)842-6340
Web Site: http://www.iecc.edu/fcc/
President/CEO: Dr. Michael Dreith
Registrar: Suzanne Brooks
Admissions: Suzanne Brooks
Financial Aid: Carroll Hilliard
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Illinois Eastern Community College System Admission Plans: Open Admission; Preferred Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $10.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $10. Area resident tuition: $1696 full-time, $53 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $5908 full-time, $184.63 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7314 full-time, $228.55 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $106 full-time, $3 per credit hour part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 249, PT 1,915 Faculty: FT 5, PT 230 Library Holdings: 19,088 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 credit hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: NLN

ILLINOIS EASTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGES, LINCOLN TRAIL COLLEGE

11220 State Hwy. 1
Robinson, IL 62454
Tel: (618)544-8657
Fax: (618)544-7423
Web Site: http://www.iecc.edu/ltc/
President/CEO: Dr. Carl Heilman
Registrar: Becky Mikeworth
Admissions: Becky Mikeworth
Financial Aid: Deborah Kull
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Illinois Eastern Community College System Admission Plans: Open Admission; Preferred Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $10.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $10. Area resident tuition: $1696 full-time, $53 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $5908 full-time, $184.63 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7314 full-time, $228.55 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $106 full-time, $3 per credit hour part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 505, PT 1,027 Faculty: FT 26, PT 60 Library Holdings: 16,654 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 credit hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Softball W; Volleyball W

ILLINOIS EASTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGES, OLNEY CENTRAL COLLEGE

305 North West St.
Olney, IL 62450
Tel: (618)395-7777
Fax: (618)392-5212
Web Site: http://www.iecc.edu/occ/
President/CEO: Dr. Jackie L. Davis
Registrar: Chris Webber
Admissions: Chris Webber
Financial Aid: Vicky Stuckey
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Illinois Eastern Community College System Admission Plans: Open Admission; Preferred Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $10.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $10. Area resident tuition: $1696 full-time, $53 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $5908 full-time, $184.63 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7314 full-time, $228.55 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $106 full-time, $3 per credit hour part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 758, PT 943 Faculty: FT 48, PT 70 Library Holdings: 22,976 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 credit hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: JRCERT, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Softball W; Volleyball W

ILLINOIS EASTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGES, WABASH VALLEY COLLEGE

2200 College Dr.
Mount Carmel, IL 62863-2657
Tel: (618)262-8641
Fax: (618)262-8641
Web Site: http://www.iecc.edu/wvc/
President/CEO: Dr. Harry K. Benson
Registrar: Diana Spear
Admissions: Diana Spear
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Illinois Eastern Community College System Admission Plans: Open Admission; Preferred Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $10.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $10. Area resident tuition: $1696 full-time, $53 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $5908 full-time, $184.63 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7314 full-time, $228.55 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $106 full-time, $3 per credit hour part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 631, PT 2,524 Faculty: FT 38, PT 148 Library Holdings: 34,589 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 credit hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Softball W; Tennis M; Volleyball W

THE ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF ART-CHICAGO

350 North Orleans
Chicago, IL 60654
Tel: (312)280-3500
Free: 800-351-3450
Fax: (312)280-3528
Web Site: http://www.ilic.artinstitutes.edu/
President/CEO: Saundra Van Dyke
Registrar: Veronica Morrison
Admissions: Janis Anton
Financial Aid: Anna Mendez
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Education Management Corporation Scores: 91% SAT V 400+; 75% SAT M 400+; 50% ACT 18-23; 14% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 48 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $150.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $150. Tuition: $18,720 full-time, $390 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $300 full-time. College room only: $8070. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,932, PT 656 Faculty: FT 73, PT 102 Student-Faculty Ratio: 24:1 Exams: ACT, Other, SAT I and SAT II or ACT Library Holdings: 11,324 Professional Accreditation: ACCSCT, ACF, FIDER

THE ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF ART-SCHAUMBURG

1000 Plaza Dr.
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Tel: (847)619-3450
Free: 800-314-3450
Fax: (847)619-3064
Web Site: http://www.ilis.artinstitutes.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. John Becker
Admissions: Ron McKinney
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Education Management Corporation Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 52% ACT 18-23; 27% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 74 Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Tuition: $16,605 full-time, $369 per credit hour part-time. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 911, PT 276 Faculty: FT 39, PT 34 Student-Faculty Ratio: 19:1 Credit Hours For Degree: 96 credits, Associates; 180 credits, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: ACCSCT, FIDER

ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

3300 South Federal St.
Chicago, IL 60616-3793
Tel: (312)567-3000
Free: 800-448-2329
Admissions: (312)567-3025
Fax: (312)567-6939
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.iit.edu/
President/CEO: Lewis Collens
Admissions: Brent Benner
Financial Aid: Virginia Foster
Type: University Sex: Coed Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 7% ACT 18-23; 61% ACT 24-29 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Fee: $30.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED not accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $30,520 includes full-time tuition ($22,218), mandatory fees ($784), and college room and board ($7518). College room only: $3900. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $692 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $7 per credit hour. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,825, PT 264, Grad 3,116 Faculty: FT 303, PT 277 Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 57 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 56 Library Holdings: 877,581 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 126 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Navy, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACSB, ABET, ABA, APA, AALS, CORE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Soccer M & W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Volleyball W

ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY

Normal, IL 61790-2200
Tel: (309)438-2111
Admissions: (309)438-2181
Fax: (309)438-3932
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ilstu.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. C. Alvin Bowman
Registrar: Dr. Carolyn Bartlett
Admissions: Molly Arnold
Financial Aid: Dr. Charles Boudreau
Type: University Sex: Coed Scores: 45.25% ACT 18-23; 48.75% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 77 Application Deadline: March 01 Application Fee: $30.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $5400 full-time, $180 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $11,280 full-time, $376 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $1691 full-time, $46.70 per credit hour part-time, $700.50 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $5748. College room only: $3010. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 16,635, PT 1,223, Grad 2,795 Faculty: FT 829, PT 274 Student-Faculty Ratio: 19:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 44 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 35 Library Holdings: 1,604,061 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 120 credits, Bachelors ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: AACSB, ABET, AACN, AAFCS, ACA, ADtA, AHIMA, APA, ASLHA, CSWE, FIDER, JRCEPAT, NAACLS, NAIT, NASAD, NASM, NAST, NCATE, NLN, NRPA Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Gymnastics W; Soccer W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

ILLINOIS VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

815 North Orlando Smith Ave.
Oglesby, IL 61348-9692
Tel: (815)224-2720
Admissions: (815)224-0437
Fax: (815)224-3033
Web Site: http://www.ivcc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Jean Goodnow
Admissions: Tracy Morris
Financial Aid: Steve Crick
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Illinois Community College Board Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling H.S. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent not required Costs Per Year: Area resident tuition: $63.25 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $214.02 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $246.71 per credit hour part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Faculty: FT 68, PT 121 Exams: ACT Library Holdings: 58,250 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: ADA, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W; Golf M; Tennis M & W

ILLINOIS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY

PO Box 2900 Bloomington, IL 61702-2900
Tel: (309)556-1000
Free: 800-332-2498
Admissions: (309)556-3031
Fax: (309)556-3411
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.iwu.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Richard F. Wilson
Registrar: Dr. Jack Fields
Admissions: Tony Bankston
Financial Aid: Lynn O. Nichelson
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 6% ACT 18-23; 54% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 57 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $35,790 includes full-time tuition ($28,926), mandatory fees ($150), and college room and board ($6714). College room only: $4104. Part-time tuition: $3619 per course. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Miscellaneous, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 2,140, PT 6 Faculty: FT 161, PT 61 Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 54 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 81 Library Holdings: 314,894 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 32 courses, Bachelors ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: AACN, NASM Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Lacrosse M; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Ultimate Frisbee M & W; Volleyball M & W; Water Polo M

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY

One North State St., Ste. 400
Chicago, IL 60602-9736
Tel: (312)980-9200; 877-ACADEMY
Fax: (312)828-9405
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.iadtchicago.edu/
Registrar: Thomas Timmons
Admissions: Doug Lochbaum
Financial Aid: Barbara Williams
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Career Education Corporation % Accepted: 99 Admission Plans: Early Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. Tuition: $22,400 full-time, $2200 per course part-time. Mandatory fees: $600 full-time, $150 per term part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,409, PT 359 Faculty: FT 26, PT 158 Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1 Library Holdings: 6,500 Credit Hours For Degree: 90 quarter hours, Associates; 180 quarter hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: ACICS, FIDER

ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (BURR RIDGE)

7040 High Grove Blvd.
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
Tel: (630)455-6470
Web Site: http://www.itt-tech.edu/
President/CEO: Joan Malatesta
Admissions: Alida Carpenter
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: ITT Educational Services, Inc Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $100.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $100. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Not available Exams: Other Credit Hours For Degree: 96 credit hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: ACICS

ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (MATTESON)

600 Holiday Plaza Dr.
Matteson, IL 60443
Tel: (708)747-2571
Web Site: http://www.itt-tech.edu/
President/CEO: Lillian Williams-McClain
Registrar: Lisa Breitenberg
Admissions: Lillian Williams-McClain
Financial Aid: Ines Ornelas
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: ITT Educational Services, Inc Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $100.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $100. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Not available Exams: Other Credit Hours For Degree: 96 credit hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: ACICS

ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (MOUNT PROSPECT)

1401 Feehanville Dr.
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
Tel: (847)375-8800
Web Site: http://www.itt-tech.edu/
President/CEO: Elvis Parker
Registrar: Brenda Hickey
Admissions: Elvis Parker
Financial Aid: Jose Navarro
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: ITT Educational Services, Inc Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $100.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $100. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Not available Exams: Other Credit Hours For Degree: 96 credit hours, Associates; 180 credit hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: ACICS

JOHN A. LOGAN COLLEGE

700 Logan College Rd.
Carterville, IL 62918-9900
Tel: (618)985-3741
Fax: (618)985-2248
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.jalc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Robert Mees
Registrar: Dr. Larry Chapman
Admissions: Terry Crain
Financial Aid: Stacy Holloway
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Illinois Community College Board Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1900 full-time, $61 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $6000 full-time, $169.24 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $9000 full-time, $254.89 per credit hour part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Faculty: FT 23, PT 20 Exams: Other, SAT I or ACT Library Holdings: 33,306 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 62 semester hours, Associates ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: ACCE, ADA, AHIMA, AOTA, NAACLS Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Golf M & W; Softball W; Volleyball W

JOHN WOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE

1301 South 48th St.
Quincy, IL 62305-8736
Tel: (217)224-6500
Admissions: (217)641-4339
Fax: (217)224-4208
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.jwcc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. William Simpson
Registrar: Bertie Rose
Admissions: Mark C. McNett
Financial Aid: D. Denny
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Illinois Community College Board Scores: 52% ACT 18-23; 13% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 100 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Preferred Admission; Early Admission Application Deadline: Rolling H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Area resident tuition: $2280 full-time, $76 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $5280 full-time, $176 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $150 full-time, $5 per credit hour part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,197, PT 1,333 Faculty: FT 51, PT 139 Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1 Exams: ACT Library Holdings: 18,000 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 credit hours, Associates Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Golf M; Softball W; Volleyball W

JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE

1215 Houbolt Rd.
Joliet, IL 60431-8938
Tel: (815)729-9020
Admissions: (815)280-2493
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.jjc.edu/
President/CEO: J. D. Ross
Registrar: Keith Tillman
Admissions: Jennifer Kloberdanz
Financial Aid: John Rdzak
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Illinois Community College Board % Accepted: 100 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Preferred Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent not required. For nursing program, veterinary technician: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1800 full-time, $60 per hour part-time. State resident tuition: $6248 full-time, $208 per hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7149 full-time, $238 per hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $390 full-time, $13 per hour part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 4,895, PT 8,127 Faculty: FT 187, PT 375 Student-Faculty Ratio: 24:1 Library Holdings: 60,364 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: ACF, ACBSP, NASM, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W; Football M; Golf M; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball W

JUDSON COLLEGE

1151 North State St.
Elgin, IL 60123-1498
Tel: (847)628-2500
Free: 800-879-5376
Admissions: (847)695-2500
Fax: (847)695-0712
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.judsoncollege.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Jerry B. Cain
Registrar: Virginia Guth
Admissions: Philip G. Guth
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Baptist Scores: 90% SAT V 400+; 97% SAT M 400+; 51% ACT 18-23; 43% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 76 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $35.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $26,350 includes full-time tuition ($19,150), mandatory fees ($300), and college room and board ($6900). Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 915, PT 278, Grad 48 Faculty: FT 55, PT 56 Student-Faculty Ratio: 14:1 Exams: SAT I and SAT II or ACT % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 64 Library Holdings: 104,331 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 126 semester hours, Bachelors Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball W

KANKAKEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

PO Box 888
Kankakee, IL 60901-0888
Tel: (815)933-0345
Admissions: (815)802-8520
Fax: (815)933-0217
Web Site: http://www.kcc.cc.il.us/
President/CEO: Dr. Larry D. Huffman
Registrar: Tom Dolliger
Admissions: Michelle Driscoll
Financial Aid: Al Widhalm
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Illinois Community College Board Admission Plans: Open Admission; Preferred Admission; Early Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,027, PT 2,448 Faculty: FT 49, PT 122 Exams: ACT, Other Library Holdings: 48,239 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: CARC, NAACLS Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Softball W; Volleyball W

KASKASKIA COLLEGE

27210 College Rd.
Centralia, IL 62801-7878
Tel: (618)545-3000
Admissions: (618)545-3066
Fax: (618)532-1135
Web Site: http://www.kaskaskia.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. James Underwood
Registrar: Janice Ripperda
Admissions: Daniel Herbst
Financial Aid: Sherry Summary
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Illinois Community College Board % Accepted: 100 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Preferred Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1590 full-time, $53 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $3030 full-time, $101 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7038 full-time, $234.60 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $210 full-time, $7 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to location. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to location. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,908, PT 2,834 Faculty: FT 72, PT 174 Student-Faculty Ratio: 22:1 Exams: ACT, Other Library Holdings: 23,685 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: ADA, APTA, CARC, JRCERT, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Golf M; Softball W; Volleyball W

KENDALL COLLEGE

900 North Branch St.
Chicago, IL 60622
Tel: (847)448-2000; 877-588-8860
Admissions: (312)752-2160
Fax: (847)448-2556
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.kendall.edu/
President/CEO: Howard A. Tullman, JD
Registrar: Brad Bergeron
Admissions: Tom Fitzgibbon
Financial Aid: Denise Coleman
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: United Methodist % Accepted: 30 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $75.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $75. Comprehensive fee: $30,750 includes full-time tuition ($20,100), mandatory fees ($450), and college room and board ($10,200). Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 497, PT 283 Faculty: FT 37, PT 43 Student-Faculty Ratio: 19:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 79 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 20 Library Holdings: 37,000 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 96 quarter hours, Associates; 192 quarter hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: ACF

KISHWAUKEE COLLEGE

21193 Malta Rd.
Malta, IL 60150-9699
Tel: (815)825-2086
Fax: (815)825-2306
Web Site: http://www.kishwaukeecollege.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. David Louis
Registrar: Lea Houdek
Admissions: Lea Houdek
Financial Aid: Pamela Wagener
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Illinois Community College Board Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted. For nursing, radiological technology programs: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 577, PT 3,499 Faculty: FT 80, PT 151 Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 52,075 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: JRCERT Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Golf M; Soccer M; Softball W; Tennis W; Volleyball W

KNOX COLLEGE

2 East South St.
Galesburg, IL 61401
Tel: (309)341-7000
Free: 800-678-KNOX
Admissions: (309)341-7100
Fax: (309)341-7070
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.knox.edu/
President/CEO: Roger L. Taylor
Registrar: Kevin Hastings
Admissions: Paul Steenis
Financial Aid: Teresa Jackson
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Scores: 99% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 17% ACT 18-23; 49% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 76 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Action; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: February 01 Application Fee: $40.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $32,385 includes full-time tuition ($25,815), mandatory fees ($285), and college room and board ($6285). College room only: $2784. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $870 per credit. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Miscellaneous, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 1,218, PT 27 Faculty: FT 95, PT 22 Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1 Exams: SAT I and SAT II or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 67 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 95 Library Holdings: 308,614 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 36 credits, Bachelors Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W; Wrestling M

LAKE FOREST COLLEGE

555 North Sheridan Rd.
Lake Forest, IL 60045-2399
Tel: (847)234-3100
Free: 800-828-4751
Admissions: (847)735-5000
Fax: (847)735-6271
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.lakeforest.edu/
President/CEO: Stephen D. Schutt
Registrar: Ruthane I. Bopp
Admissions: William G. Motzer, Jr.
Financial Aid: Gerard J. Cebrzynski
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 33% ACT 18-23; 54% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 65 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Action; Early Decision Plan; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: February 15 Application Fee: $40.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $33,860 includes full-time tuition ($27,000), mandatory fees ($334), and college room and board ($6526). College room only: $3456. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $3375 per course. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,398, PT 20, Grad 17 Faculty: FT 89, PT 69 Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 78 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 80 Library Holdings: 259,977 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 32 courses, Bachelors Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Fencing M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Ice Hockey M & W; Lacrosse M & W; Rugby M & W; Sailing M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Ultimate Frisbee M & W; Volleyball M & W; Water Polo M & W; Wrestling M & W

LAKE LAND COLLEGE

5001 Lake Land Blvd.
Mattoon, IL 61938-9366
Tel: (217)234-5253
Admissions: (217)234-5378
Web Site: http://www.lakelandcollege.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Robert K. Luther
Registrar: Eva Blair
Admissions: Jon VanDyke
Financial Aid: Tynia Kessler
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Illinois Community College Board % Accepted: 100 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $0.00 Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1545 full-time, $51.50 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $3595 full-time, $119.86 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7568 full-time, $252.27 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $358 full-time, $11.95 per credit hour part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 3,108, PT 3,930 Faculty: FT 116, PT 75 Student-Faculty Ratio: 21:1 Library Holdings: 36,912 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: ADA, APTA, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball W

LAKEVIEW COLLEGE OF NURSING

903 North Logan Ave.
Danville, IL 61832
Tel: (217)443-5238
Fax: (217)431-4015
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.lakeviewcol.edu/
President/CEO: Sarah Rich Wheeler, DNS
Registrar: Kelly Holden
Admissions: Kelly M. Holden
Financial Aid: Janet Ingargiola
Type: Two-Year Upper Division Sex: Coed Affiliation: Danville Area Community College Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 41, PT 42 Faculty: FT 3, PT 10 Student-Faculty Ratio: 8:1 Library Holdings: 1,500 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 124 credit hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: AACN, NLN

LEWIS AND CLARK COMMUNITY COLLEGE

5800 Godfrey Rd.
Godfrey, IL 62035-2466
Tel: (618)466-7000
Admissions: (618)468-5100
Fax: (618)466-2798
Web Site: http://www.lc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Dale T. Chapman
Registrar: Peter Basola, Jr.
Admissions: Peggy Hudson
Financial Aid: Angela Weaver
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Illinois Community College Board Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent not required. For nursing, dental assisting, dental hygiene, occupational therapy programs: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,377, PT 5,069 Faculty: FT 86, PT 223 Library Holdings: 47,000 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credit hours, Associates ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: ADA, AOTA, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Golf M; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball W

LEWIS UNIVERSITY

One University Parkway
Romeoville, IL 60446
Tel: (815)838-0500
Free: 800-897-9000
Fax: (815)838-9456
Web Site: http://www.lewisu.edu/
President/CEO: Br. James Gaffney, FSC
Registrar: Robert J. Kempiak
Admissions: Andrew Sison
Financial Aid: Janeen Decharinte
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Roman Catholic Church Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 61% ACT 18-23; 29% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 69 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: August 01 Application Fee: $40.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $26,800 includes full-time tuition ($19,200) and college room and board ($7600). College room only: $5100. Part-time tuition: $605 per credit hour. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,662, PT 931, Grad 1,472 Faculty: FT 164, PT 308 Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 71 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 27 Library Holdings: 149,870 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 77 credit hours, Associates; 128 credit hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACN, NCATE, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball M & W

LEXINGTON COLLEGE

310 South Peoria St., Ste. 512
Chicago, IL 60607-3534
Tel: (312)226-6294
Fax: (312)226-6405
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://lexingtoncollege.edu/general-education.htmPresident/CEO:SusanE.Mangels
Registrar: Regina Ready
Admissions: Tammy Schofield
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Women Scores: 36% ACT 18-23 %Accepted: 51 Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $30.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. Tuition: $16,100 full-time, $530 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $940 full-time, $200 per term part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 45, PT 11 Faculty: FT 4, PT 13 Student-Faculty Ratio: 6:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 100 Library Holdings: 3,000 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 66 credits, Associates; 129 credits, Bachelors

LINCOLN CHRISTIAN COLLEGE

100 Campus View Dr.
Lincoln, IL 62656-2167
Tel: (217)732-3168; 888-522-5228
Fax: (217)732-5914
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.lccs.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Keith H. Ray
Registrar: Alan W. Kline
Admissions: Greg Taylor
Financial Aid: Jack Getchel
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Christian Churches and Churches of Christ; Lincoln Christian Seminary Scores: 59% ACT 18-23; 22% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 78 Admission Plans: Preferred Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. Comprehensive fee: $15,100 includes full-time tuition ($10,200) and college room and board ($4900). Part-time tuition: $340 per semester hour. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 610, PT 98 Faculty: FT 29, PT 30 Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 80 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 50 Library Holdings: 127,000 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 65 semester hours, Associates; 130 semester hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: AABC Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball M & W; Volleyball W

LINCOLN COLLEGE

300 Keokuk St.
Lincoln, IL 62656-1699
Tel: (217)732-3155
Free: 800-569-0556
Fax: (217)732-8859
Web Site: http://www.lincolncollege.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Jack D. Nutt
Registrar: Deb Harmon
Admissions: Tony Schilling
Financial Aid: Kevin Stephens
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Scores: 40% ACT 18-23; 8% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 65 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $21,370 includes full-time tuition ($15,000), mandatory fees ($570), and college room and board ($5800). College room only: $2200. Part-time tuition: $500 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $19 per credit. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 700, PT 58 Faculty: FT 34, PT 19 Student-Faculty Ratio: 16:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 90 Library Holdings: 42,500 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester hours, Associates Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball W; Wrestling M

LINCOLN COLLEGE-NORMAL

715 West Raab Rd.
Normal, IL 61761
Tel: (309)452-0500
Free: 800-569-0558
Fax: (309)454-5652
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.lincolncollege.edu/normal/
President/CEO: Dr. Jack Nutt
Admissions: Joe Hendrix
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Scores: 65% ACT 18-23; 15% ACT 24-29 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Tuition: $1500 full-time, $413 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $810 full-time, $8 per credit hour part-time, $35 per term part-time. College room only: $3200. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 350, PT 170 Faculty: FT 9, PT 41 Student-Faculty Ratio: 14:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 40 Library Holdings: 1,800,000 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 63 credit hours, Associates; 123 credit hours, Bachelors Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Volleyball W; Wrestling M

LINCOLN LAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE

5250 Shepherd Rd.
PO Box 19256 Springfield, IL 62794-9256
Tel: (217)786-2200
Admissions: (217)786-2243
Fax: (217)786-2492
Web Site: http://www.llcc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Jack E. Daniels, III
Admissions: Ron Gregoire
Financial Aid: Lee Bursi
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Illinois Community College Board Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 46.5% ACT 18-23; 15.5% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 100 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent not required. For allied health programs: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1890 full-time, $63 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $7980 full-time, $266 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $9510 full-time, $317 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $165 full-time, $5.50 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,700, PT 4,147 Faculty: FT 125, PT 263 Student-Faculty Ratio: 19:1 Library Holdings: 65,000 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credit hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: AOTA, CARC, JRCERT, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Soccer M; Softball W; Volleyball W

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO

820 North Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611-2196
Tel: (773)274-3000
Free: 800-262-2373
Admissions: (773)508-3080
Fax: (773)915-6414
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.luc.edu/
President/CEO: Rev. Michael Garanzini, SJ
Registrar: Clare Korinek
Admissions: April Hansen
Financial Aid: Eric Weems
Type: University Sex: Coed Affiliation: Roman Catholic (Jesuit) Scores: 99.1% SAT V 400+; 99.2% SAT M 400+; 34.7% ACT 18-23; 51.8% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 81 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: April 01 Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $36,520 includes full-time tuition ($26,150), mandatory fees ($756), and college room and board ($9614). College room only: $6490. Part-time tuition: $530 per semester hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $75. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 8,318, PT 922, Grad 4,131 Faculty: FT 523, PT 583 Student-Faculty Ratio: 14:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 70 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 29 Library Holdings: 1,108,157 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 128 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Navy Professional Accreditation: AACSB, AACN, ABA, ADtA, APA, AClPE, AALS, ATS, CSWE, LCMEAMA, NAST, NCATE, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball M & W

MACCORMAC COLLEGE

506 South Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605-1667
Tel: (312)922-1884
Fax: (312)922-3196
Web Site: http://www.maccormac.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Edward J. Kies
Registrar: Patricia Dopp
Admissions: Rosa Medina
Financial Aid: Judith Byrd
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 159, PT 218 Faculty: FT 4, PT 30 Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1 Exams: ACT, SAT I Library Holdings: 11,000 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 96 quarter hours, Associates

MACMURRAY COLLEGE

447 East College Ave.
Jacksonville, IL 62650
Tel: (217)479-7000
Admissions: (217)479-7056
Fax: (217)245-0405
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mac.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Lawrence D. Bryan
Registrar: Allan Metcalf
Admissions: Rhonda Cors
Financial Aid: Julie Speers
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: United Methodist Scores: 69% SAT V 400+; 92% SAT M 400+; 53% ACT 18-23; 23% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 57 Admission Plans: Early Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $21,748 includes full-time tuition ($15,500), mandatory fees ($250), and college room and board ($5998). College room only: $2732. Part-time tuition: $250 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $35 per term. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: 4-1-4, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 646, PT 57 Faculty: FT 38, PT 41 Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 90 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 50 Library Holdings: 1,813,620 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 semester hours, Associates; 120 semester hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: AACN, CSWE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball W; Wrestling M & W

MCHENRY COUNTY COLLEGE

8900 US Hwy. 14
Crystal Lake, IL 60012-2761
Tel: (815)455-3700
Admissions: (815)479-7620
Web Site: http://www.mchenry.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Walter J. Packard
Admissions: Marilyn Weniger
Financial Aid: Marianne Devenny
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Illinois Community College Board Scores: 50.4% ACT 18-23; 19.4% ACT 24-29 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent not required Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,048, PT 3,892 Faculty: FT 88, PT 207 Student-Faculty Ratio: 20:1 Exams: ACT Library Holdings: 40,000 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 semester hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: ACBSP Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Soccer M; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball W

MCKENDREE COLLEGE

701 College Rd.
Lebanon, IL 62254-1299
Tel: (618)537-4481
Free: 800-232-7228
Fax: (618)537-6259
Web Site: http://www.mckendree.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. James M. Dennis
Registrar: Gretchen Fricke
Admissions: Chris Hall
Financial Aid: Debra Hintz
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: United Methodist Church Scores: 91% SAT V 400+; 83% SAT M 400+; 56% ACT 18-23; 31% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 66 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $40.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $26,280 includes full-time tuition ($18,300), mandatory fees ($600), and college room and board ($7380). College room only: $3900. Part-time tuition: $615 per hour. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,617, PT 640, Grad 328 Faculty: FT 74, PT 140 Student-Faculty Ratio: 21:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 78 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 54 Library Holdings: 105,000 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 128 credit hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Bowling M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Ice Hockey M; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W; Wrestling M

MIDSTATE COLLEGE

411 West Northmoor Rd.
Peoria, IL 61614
Tel: (309)692-4092
Fax: (309)692-3893
Web Site: http://www.midstate.edu/
President/CEO: R. Dale Bunch
Registrar: Gail Piscaglia
Admissions: Jessica Auer
Financial Aid: Irene Bimrose
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 244, PT 234 Faculty: FT 10, PT 35 Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 8,724 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 92 quarter hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: AAMAE

MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY

1184 West Main St.
Decatur, IL 62522-2084
Tel: (217)424-6211
Free: 800-373-7733
Admissions: (217)424-6210
Fax: (217)425-4669
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.millikin.edu/
President/CEO: Douglas E. Zemke
Registrar: Walter Wessel
Admissions: Patrick Hughes
Financial Aid: Stacey Hubbard
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Scores: 86% SAT V 400+; 91% SAT M 400+; 50% ACT 18-23; 40% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 70 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Onetime mandatory fee: $75. Comprehensive fee: $27,834 includes full-time tuition ($20,696), mandatory fees ($425), and college room and board ($6713). College room only: $3763. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $717 per credit hour. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,438, PT 178, Grad 25 Faculty: FT 145, PT 137 Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 67 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 70 Library Holdings: 199,660 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 124 credits, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: AACN, ACBSP, NASM, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W; Wrestling M

MONMOUTH COLLEGE

700 East Broadway
Monmouth, IL 61462-1998
Tel: (309)457-2311
Free: 800-747-2687
Admissions: (309)457-2131
Fax: (309)457-2141
Web Site: http://www.monm.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Mauri Ditzler
Registrar: Sue Dagit
Admissions: John Klockentager
Financial Aid: Jayne Whiteside
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Presbyterian Church Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 58% ACT 18-23; 34% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 79 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $25,950 includes full-time tuition ($20,200) and college room and board ($5750). College room only: $3240. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 1,329, PT 16 Faculty: FT 109, PT 46 Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 86 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 94 Library Holdings: 176,470 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 124 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE

820 North LaSalle Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60610-3284
Tel: (312)329-4000
Free: 800-967-4MBI
Admissions: (312)329-4267
Fax: (312)329-8987
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.moody.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Joseph M. Stowell, III
Registrar: Timothy Wiegert
Admissions: Annette Moy
Financial Aid: Daniel Ward
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: nondenominational Scores: 36% ACT 18-23; 53% ACT 24-29 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Decision Plan Application Fee: $35.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $13,880 includes full-time tuition ($0), mandatory fees ($1400), and college room and board ($12,480). College room only: $4300. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. All students are awarded full-tuition scholarships. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,458, PT 944, Grad 184 Faculty: FT 84, PT 16 Student-Faculty Ratio: 20:1 Exams: SAT I and SAT II or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 21 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 90 Library Holdings: 135,000 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 130 semester hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: AABC, NASM Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W; Soccer M; Volleyball M & W

MORAINE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

10900 South 88th Ave.
Palos Hills, IL 60465-0937
Tel: (708)974-4300
Admissions: (708)974-5346
Fax: (708)974-0681
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.morainevalley.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Vernon O. Crawley
Admissions: Wendy Manser
Financial Aid: Laurie Anema
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Illinois Community College Board Scores: 51.1% ACT 18-23; 11.9% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 100 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Preferred Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1920 full-time, $64 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $5970 full-time, $199 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7260 full-time, $242 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $152 full-time, $5 per credit hour part-time, $1 per term part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 6,654, PT 9,275 Faculty: FT 165, PT 596 Student-Faculty Ratio: 36:1 Library Holdings: 77,164 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 62 semester hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: AHIMA, CARC, JRCERT, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Golf M; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball W

MORRISON INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

701 Portland Ave.
Morrison, IL 61270-0410
Tel: (815)772-7218
Fax: (815)772-7584
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.morrison.tec.il.us/
President/CEO: Richard C. Parkinson
Registrar: Judy Turney
Admissions: Carl J. Rhodes
Financial Aid: Julie Damhoff
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Scores: 62% ACT 18-23; 8% ACT 24-29 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $100.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $100. Tuition: $12,100 full-time, $504.60 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $560 full-time, $125 per term part-time. College room only: $2600. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Not available Faculty: FT 10, PT 1 Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 55 Library Holdings: 7,946 Credit Hours For Degree: 67 semester hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: ABET, COE

MORTON COLLEGE

3801 South Central Ave.
Cicero, IL 60804-4398
Tel: (708)656-8000
Fax: (708)656-9592
Web Site: http://www.morton.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. W. Patrick Leonard
Registrar: Scott D. Heck
Admissions: Jill Caccamo-Beer
Financial Aid: Nicole Smith
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Illinois Community College Board Admission Plans: Open Admission; Preferred Admission Application Fee: $10.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 5,244 Faculty: FT 48, PT 143 Library Holdings: 40,972 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 62 semester hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: APTA Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Soccer M; Softball W; Volleyball W

NATIONAL-LOUIS UNIVERSITY

122 South Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60603
Tel: (312)621-9650
Free: 800-443-5522
Admissions: 888-NLU-TODAY
Fax: (312)261-3057
Web Site: http://www.nl.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Curtis L. McCray
Admissions: Pat Petillo
Type: University Sex: Coed Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Tuition: $17,640 full-time, $393 per quarter hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $120 full-time, $40 per term part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,588, PT 572, Grad 5,185 Faculty: FT 284, PT 0 Student-Faculty Ratio: 16:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 5 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 180 quarter hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: CARC, JRCERT, NCATE

NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE

30 North Brainard St., PO Box 3063
Naperville, IL 60566-7063
Tel: (630)637-5100
Free: 800-411-1861
Admissions: (630)637-5802
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.noctrl.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Harold R. Wilde
Registrar: Jonathan Pickering
Admissions: Martin Sauer
Financial Aid: Katherine Edmunds
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: United Methodist Scores: 98% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 43% ACT 18-23; 44% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 70 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $28,926 includes full-time tuition ($21,528), mandatory fees ($405), and college room and board ($6993). Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $540 per semester hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $20 per term. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,910, PT 223, Grad 339 Faculty: FT 111, PT 92 Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1 Exams: ACT, SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 68 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 58 Library Holdings: 149,181 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 120 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W; Wrestling M

NORTH PARK UNIVERSITY

3225 West Foster Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625-4895
Tel: (773)244-6200
Free: 800-888-NPC8
Admissions: (773)244-5500
Fax: (773)583-0858
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.northpark.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. David G. Horner
Registrar: Aaron Schoof
Admissions: Mark Olson
Financial Aid: Mark Olson
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Evangelical Covenant Church Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 96% SAT M 400+; 47% ACT 18-23; 33% ACT 24-29 Admission Plans: Early Admission Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. Comprehensive fee: $21,240 includes full-time tuition ($13,900), mandatory fees ($60), and college room and board ($7280). College room only: $3800. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, housing facility, and student level. Part-time tuition: $650 per credit. Part-time tuition varies according to program. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,252, PT 321, Grad 516 Faculty: FT 88, PT 33 Student-Faculty Ratio: 16:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT Library Holdings: 260,685 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 120 semester hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: AACN, NASM Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball M & W

NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY

5500 North St Louis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625-4699
Tel: (773)583-4050
Admissions: (773)442-4000
Fax: (773)794-6243
Web Site: http://www.neiu.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Salme Harju Steinberg
Registrar: Alice Medenwald
Admissions: Dr. Janice Harring-Hendon
Financial Aid: Marshall Jennings
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Scores: 49% ACT 18-23; 9% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 75 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: July 01 Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. State resident tuition: $4800 full-time, $160 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $9600 full-time, $320 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $846 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to student level. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 5,207, PT 4,211, Grad 2,809 Faculty: FT 415, PT 265 Student-Faculty Ratio: 16:1 Exams: ACT, SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 49 Library Holdings: 713,076 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 120 credit hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: ACA, CSWE, NCATE

NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY

DeKalb, IL 60115-2854
Tel: (815)753-1000
Admissions: (815)753-0446
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.niu.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. John G. Peters
Registrar: Donald R. Larson
Admissions: Dr. Robert Burk
Financial Aid: Kathleen Brunson
Type: University Sex: Coed Scores: 57% ACT 18-23; 31% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 66 Application Deadline: August 01 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: State resident tuition: $5061 full-time, $169 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,123 full-time, $338 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $1378 full-time, $58 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $5950. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 16,609, PT 1,858, Grad 6,408 Faculty: FT 894, PT 299 Student-Faculty Ratio: 17:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 52 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 33 Library Holdings: 3,119,829 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 124 credit hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACSB, ABET, AAMFT, AACN, AAFCS, ABA, ACA, ADtA, APTA, APA, ASLHA, AALS, CEPH, CORE, JRCEPAT, NAACLS, NAIT, NASAD, NASM, NASPAA NAST, NCATE, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running W; Football M; Golf M & W; Gymnastics W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball W; Wrestling M

NORTHWESTERN BUSINESS COLLEGE

4829 North Lipps Ave.
Chicago, IL 60630-2298
Tel: (773)777-4220
Free: 800-396-5613
Admissions: (773)481-3730
Web Site: http://www.northwesternbc.edu/
President/CEO: Lawrence Schumacher
Registrar: Gertrude Domke
Admissions: Mark Sliz
Financial Aid: Harold Burtley
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Student-Faculty Ratio: 18:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT Library Holdings: 2,000 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 100 quarter hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: AAMAE, AHIMA, ACBSP

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

Evanston, IL 60208
Tel: (847)491-3741
Admissions: (847)491-7271
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.northwestern.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Henry S. Bienen
Registrar: Suzanne M. Anderson
Admissions: Carol Lunkenheimer
Financial Aid: Carolyn V. Lindley
Type: University Sex: Coed Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 4% ACT 18-23; 27% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 30 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Decision Plan; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: January 01 Application Fee: $65.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent not required Costs Per Year: Application fee: $65. Comprehensive fee: $43,825 includes full-time tuition ($33,408), mandatory fees ($151), and college room and board ($10,266). College room only: $5835. Part-time tuition: $3963 per course. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 7,872, PT 151, Grad 7,531 Faculty: FT 938, PT 207 Student-Faculty Ratio: 7:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT, SAT II % Receiving Financial Aid: 43 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 65 Library Holdings: 4,408,830 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 45 courses, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Navy, Air Force Professional Accre