Prospective students in Collinsville have nearby options within 25 miles. Those options range from four-year public universities to two-year community colleges or private schools. To help parse through all this information, the area's non-specialty schools have been categorized with data from the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES).
Closest Schools to Collinsville, IL
The closest schools to Collinsville are mostly private institutions and include those offering 2- and 4-year programs. The following colleges and universities are within 11 miles of downtown Collinsville.
- Vatterott College-Fairview Heights (6.3 miles away in Fairview Heights)
- Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (8.9 miles away in Edwardsville)
- Lindenwood University-Belleville (10 miles away in Belleville)
- McKendree University (10.6 miles away in Lebanon)
- Southwestern Illinois College (10.7 miles away in Belleville)
Largest Schools Near Collinsville, IL
The largest schools near Collinsville are 2-year and 4-year public schools. There are also a couple of 4-year private schools. Most of the largest institutions had less than 14,000 students, as of fall 2015.
- Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (14,265 students)
- Southwestern Illinois College (9,943 students)
- Lewis and Clark Community College (7,914 students)
- McKendree University (3,001 students)
- Vatterott College-Fairview Heights (460 students)
Lowest Net Price
The cost of education is an important consideration for some aspiring students. The following undergraduate net prices were for the 2014-2015 academic year, according to the NCES, for full-time students.
- Lewis and Clark Community College ($3,976)
- Southwestern Illinois College ($7,034)
- Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville ($15,859)
- McKendree University ($19,210)
Highest Graduation Rate
Schools may achieve higher graduation rates by helping students meet their academic goals. The NCES calculates a school's graduation rate by finding the percentage of beginning freshmen who finish their programs in 150% of the time normally allowed. For example, those who finish a 4-year degree in six years would be included in the overall graduation rate. The following institutions had the highest rates, according to NCES figures, for full-time undergraduates who entered into their programs in 2009 (for 4-year schools) or 2012 (for 2-year schools).
- McKendree University (56% graduation rate)
- Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (49% graduation rate)
- Lewis and Clark Community College (38% graduation rate)
- Vatterott College-Fairview Heights (30% graduation rate)
- Southwestern Illinois College (27% graduation rate)
The postsecondary learning institutions around Collinsville, Illinois, include 2- and 4-year schools that offer a variety of sizes, graduation rates and net costs, which are factors that can help you choose which one will suit your college expectations.