Burr Ridge's proximity to Chicago puts it in a densely populated area with a wide variety of colleges. Options include public 2-year schools and private not-for-profit 4-year colleges and universities. Here we analyze the traditional schools in this area that offer a variety of programs of study in terms of proximity to Burr Ridge, size, net price and graduation rates, according to data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).
Closest Schools to Burr Ridge, Illinois
Whether they are living with their parents to save money on housing cost or keeping a job in their home town, there are a number of reasons people look for schools in their area. For Burr Ridge, IL, students who want to stay close to home, there are several schools within 10 miles of town - and several more within 25 miles. The five post-secondary schools closest to Burr Ridge include:.
- Moraine Valley Community College (5.9 miles from downtown)
- Benedictine University (8.3 miles from downtown)
- Trinity Christian College (9.5 miles from downtown)
- Elmhurst College (10.2 miles from downtown)
- City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College (10.8 miles from downtown)
Largest Schools Near Burr Ridge, Illinois
There are many advantages to going to a larger school. For students looking for more networking opportunities or extracurricular activities, here are the five largest schools in the area by student population, according to the NCES.
- University of Illinois at Chicago (29,048 students enrolled)
- College of DuPage (28,678 students enrolled)
- DePaul University (23,539 students enrolled)
- Loyola University Chicago (16,437 students enrolled)
- University of Chicago (15,391 students enrolled)
Lowest Net Price
Students who are concerned about costs should compare the net prices of schools. The NCES determines the average net price for full-time undergraduate students by calculating the total cost of attending a school (tuition, fees, and some living expenses), then subtracting the average amount of institutional and governmental financial aid a student can receive. Here are the not-for-profit, mainstream schools in the Burr Ridge area with the lowest net prices as of 2014-2015.
- 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 Rate
The NCES calculates a schools overall graduation rate by looking at the percentage of first-time undergraduate students who complete a degree or certificate program within 150% of the 'normal' program time. Below is information about the traditional Burr Ridge-area schools with the highest graduation rates, as of 2015.
- University of Chicago (92% graduation rate)
- Wheaton College (89% graduation rate)
- Loyola University Chicago (74% graduation rate)
- Illinois Institute of Technology (73% graduation rate)
- DePaul University (73% graduation rate)
Burr Ridge, IL, students have many schools to choose from in the area, and they may want to consider proximity to Burr Ridge, student population, net price and graduation rate when choosing a school.