The Presbyterian colleges in Illinois are most commonly undergraduate institutions and provide students with a variety of degree programs. These schools also differ in size, tuition rates and other factors. Compare and contrast a handful of the Presbyterian schools in the state.
A few different cities, like Decatur and Carlinville, in Illinois have private, Presbyterian colleges. In the table below, you can compare some of these schools and their undergraduate tuition rates.
|School Name||Institution Type||Location||Tuition (2017-2018)*|
|Blackburn College||4-year, private not-for-profit||Carlinville, IL||$21,992|
|Illinois College||4-year, private not-for-profit||Jacksonville, IL||$32,140|
|Millikin University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Decatur, IL||$33,066|
|Monmouth College||4-year, private not-for-profit||Monmouth, IL||$36,400|
Source: *National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Description of Presbyterian Colleges in Illinois
In addition to various academic programs, the Presbyterian colleges in Illinois offer students a wide range of spiritual growth opportunities and extracurricular activities. Here we discuss some of the different opportunities each school provides.
Blackburn College is an undergraduate institution that had a little over 550 students in 2017, according to the NCES. The school offers an array of majors, including medical laboratory science, cyber security and game design, sport management, graphic art, musical theatre and physical education. The college is home to Clegg Chapel that holds worship services and can be rented for various events. Students can also grow spiritually through spiritual organizations on campus, like Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). Other student organizations on campus include Black Student Union, Dance Club, Computer Club, Habitat for Humanity and Psi Chi Honor Society.
Illinois College is also an undergraduate institution that offers various majors in areas such as biochemistry, criminal justice, engineering, marketing, pre-law and political science. Students looking to grow spiritually may join some of the school's religious organizations, like FCA or Brothers and Sisters in Christ (BASIC). Students may also put their faith into action through civil engagement student organizations and/or participate in other groups, like archery club, IC Debate Team, Jazz Ensemble, Investment Club and honor societies. At Illinois College, students also have various opportunities to go overseas or participate in group trips that last for a few days/weeks. As of 2017, the NCES reported that the school had about 960 students.
Millikin University has a few different religious groups on campus that can help students grow spiritually, including InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and Christianity in Action (CIA). Students can also participate in Greek Life or a variety of student groups, like Spanish Club, Environmental Affairs Council, Big Blue Buddies (service) and International Student Organization. According to the NCES, the university had 1,950 undergraduate students in 2017. The school offers master's degree programs in business administration and nursing, a doctoral degree program in nursing and bachelor's degree programs in a variety of subjects, such as art therapy, actuarial science, athletic training, early childhood education and pre-medicine.
Monmouth College is another undergraduate institution that had around 1,030 students in 2017, per the NCES. Students can participate in a range of student organizations and activities on campus, including Alternative Spring Break, Greek Life and volunteer/service opportunities. For students' spiritual lives, the college also offers a variety of faith-based service opportunities, religious programs and discussions and spiritual groups on campus, like Colorful Voices of Praise Gospel Choir, Campus Outreach and FCA. Students can pursue study in numerous areas, such as Latin, public relations, exercise science, economics, accounting and biopsychology.