Fairview Heights, Illinois (IL) Colleges and Universities

While there are two schools located in Fairview Heights, IL, there are 51 additional schools located within a 25-mile radius. Learn about a sampling of these schools in the area to help you decide where to attend.

The colleges and universities in and around Fairview Heights, Illinois are comprised of community colleges and universities. Preview the National Center for Education Statistics' data on several prominent schools to learn about student populations, nearness to the city, graduation rates, and net prices.

Closest Schools to Fairview Heights, IL

There are many schools in the Fairview Heights area, though few are actually within the city itself. The NCES compiled a list of the schools nearby along with the distance from Fairview Heights. The closest schools would be:

  • Lindenwood University - Belleville (3.9 miles from Fairview Heights)
  • Southwestern Illinois College (5.1 miles from Fairview Heights)
  • Saint Louis Community College (9.6 miles from Fairview Heights)
  • McKendree University (10.7 miles from Fairview Heights)
  • Saint Louis University (11.2 miles from Fairview Heights)

Largest Schools in Fairview Heights, IL

Whether for the increased amount of diversity among their peers, more activities and clubs to join on campus, or a variety of other reasons, many students enjoy attending a college with a large number of other students. The NCES ranked the largest schools in and around Fairview Heights using the 2014 student population data. The top five schools are:

  • Saint Louis Community College (18,902)
  • Saint Louis University (17,047)
  • University of Missouri - St Louis (16,738)
  • Webster University (15,256)
  • Washington University in St Louis (14,688)

Lowest Net Price

Price is one of the most important deciding factors in choosing which university to attend. A school's net price is calculated by subtracting the total estimated amount of financial aid from the full cost of attending college. NCES reported 2014-2015 the lowest net prices for schools in the Fairview Heights area as:

  • Southwestern Illinois College ($7,034)
  • Saint Louis Community College ($7,453)
  • University of Missouri - St Louis ($8,158)
  • Harris-Stowe State University ($9,172)
  • Saint Louis Christian College ($14,423)

Highest Graduation Rate

Graduation rates are a good way of determining a school's effectiveness at teaching its students. The NCES rates were based on students who enrolled in a school in 2009 and graduated with a bachelor's degree within six years (or 150% of the normal time). According to this information, the highest graduation rates in the area were:

  • Washington University in St Louis (93%)
  • Hickey College (75%)
  • Missouri College (74%)
  • Maryville University of Saint Louis (71%)
  • Saint Louis University (71%)

When choosing where to go to school in Fairview Heights, remember to take into account a college's nearness to the city, student population, net price, and graduation rate to make the best decision possible.


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