Bridgeview, Illinois (IL) Colleges and Universities

There are over 150 schools within 25 miles of Bridgeview. We will review which schools fit within four different criteria areas to help prospective students weigh their options.

To help students make an informed education decision, we discuss public and private schools near Bridgeview, and the top five colleges or universities in terms of location, size, cost and graduation rate are listed according to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Closest Schools to Bridgeview, Illinois

Students in Bridgeview, IL, hoping to remain central to downtown have about two dozen options within 10 miles. These include community colleges, vocational schools, beauty institutes and 4-year universities. Some of the closest accredited schools include:

  • Moraine Valley Community College (3.1 miles)
  • City Colleges of Chicago - Richard J. Daley College (4.6 miles)
  • Trinity Christian College (5.9 miles)
  • Saint Xavier University (5.9 miles)
  • Morton College (7.5 miles)

Largest Schools Near Bridgeview, Illinois

The largest traditional schools near Bridgeview include one 2-year school and four 4-year universities including a for-profit institution. Student enrollment for these schools ranges from around 29,500 down to about 21,600 students, figures that include both undergraduates and graduates.

  • College of DuPage (29,476)
  • University of Illinois at Chicago (27,969)
  • DeVry University - Illinois (24,220)
  • DePaul University (23,799)
  • Northwestern University (21,554)

Lowest Net Price

Most prospective students consider costs when evaluating schools, and the net price figure can give students an idea of what to expect. The NCES calculates net price by subtracting the average amount of aid students receive at a school from the total cost of attending that school. In the Bridgeview area, the following schools had the lowest net prices for the 2014-2015 school year for full-time undergraduate students.

  • Morton College ($3,999)
  • Moraine Valley Community College ($4,573)
  • South Suburban College ($4,608)
  • Joliet Junior College ($4,856)
  • Triton College ($5,274)

Highest Graduation Rates

The NCES calculates graduation rates based on the percentage of first-year, full-time students who complete their academic programs within 150% of the time the program normally takes, e.g. 6 years for a bachelor's degree. The following traditional, non-specialized schools have the highest graduation rates in the Bridgeview area all with rates above 70%.

  • Northwestern University (93%)
  • University of Chicago (92%)
  • Wheaton College (89%)
  • Loyola University Chicago (74%)
  • Illinois Institute of Technology (73%)

The greater Bridgeview area is home to many traditional college options for aspiring students, and it is important to narrow down the search by using certain statistical criteria.


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