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Hoffman Estates, Illinois (IL) Colleges and Universities

While there is only one school in Hoffman Estates, IL, there are 63 more schools located within a 25-mile radius. Get information about the traditional schools in several categories to find the school for you.

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As part of the greater Chicagoland region, students living in and near Hoffman Estates, IL, have no shortage of postsecondary options to choose from. To help Hoffman Estates-area students make an informed academic decision, the traditional colleges and universities are compared using data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Closest Schools to Hoffman Estates, Illinois

The closest schools to Hoffman Estates are a fairly even mix of 2-year (or less) and 4-year schools. Several of the 4-year institutions offer graduate degree programs in addition to undergraduate programs. The only school located within Hoffman Estates is a specialty schools, however the five traditional schools closest to the city center are:

  • William Rainey Harper College (7.1 miles from downtown)
  • McHenry County College (10.6 miles from downtown)
  • Argosy University - Schaumburg (10.7 miles from downtown)
  • University of Phoenix-Illinois (10.7 miles from downtown)
  • College of Lake County (12 miles from downtown)

Largest Schools Near Hoffman Estates, Illinois

There are more than twelve schools in the area with more than 1,000 students, for those students wanting to attend a larger school. The five largest schools near Hoffman Estates are public institutions that had student populations between 10,700 students and 28,700 students in 2015.

  • College of DuPage (28,678 students)
  • College of Lake County (14,964 students)
  • William Rainey Harper College (14,532 students)
  • Triton College (11,684 students)
  • City Colleges of Chicago - Wilbur Wright College (10,770 students)

Lowest Net Price

Choosing a school that has a low net price has an influence on debt accumulated upon graduation. Net price is determined by subtracting the average amount of financial aid from the total cost of attendance for a full-time undergrad. There were plenty of schools in the area with net prices less than $10,000 in 2014-2015, most of which are community colleges. These are the traditional schools with the lowest net costs in the area:

  • Elgin Community College ($4,332)
  • College of Lake County ($4,590)
  • Triton College ($5,274)
  • Oakton Community College ($5,941)
  • McHenry County College ($6,110)

Highest Graduation Rates

When considering schools to attend, students may also want to think about the school's graduation rate. The NCES' graduation rate is the percentage of full-time undergraduate students who graduated within 150% of the 'normal' time it takes to complete their degree program (e.g. 6 years for a bachelor's degree). The following traditional schools had the highest graduation rates for the area in 2015 and are located between about 13-23 miles from the Hoffman Estates city center:

  • Wheaton College (89% graduation rate)
  • Lake Forest College (72% graduation rate)
  • Elmhurst College (67% graduation rate)
  • Judson University (52% graduation rate)
  • Trinity International University - Illinois (45% graduation rate)

There are a multitude of 2-year and 4-year public and private schools near Hoffman Estates, IL, that offer a unique variety of school locations, sizes, prices, and graduation rates for future students.

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