Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois (IL) Colleges and Universities

There are 165 schools located within a 25-mile radius of Oakbrook Terrace, IL. Find out what kind of advantages several of them have to offer to help you decide where to attend.

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There are many schools in the Oakbrook Terrace area, which means it's important to carefully consider your options before deciding where you'll enroll. Learn about nearness to the city, student population, net price, and graduation rates for some of these schools using data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Closest Schools to Oakbrook Terrace, IL

It can be necessary to examine where a school is located to decide whether or not it is feasible to attend there. The NCES lists these schools by their distance from the city. The five closest schools, which are almost all four-year institutions, are:

  • Elmhurst College (1.9 miles from Oakbrook Terrace)
  • ITT Technical Institute - Oak Brook (3.7 miles from Oakbrook Terrace)
  • College of DuPage (4.5 miles from Oakbrook Terrace)
  • Midwestern University - Downers Grove (5.6 miles from Oakbrook Terrace)
  • Wheaton College (7.1 miles from Oakbrook Terrace)

Largest Schools Near Oakbrook Terrace. IL

Student population is an important factor to consider when previewing schools. These statistics might be helpful in making estimations about class size and the number of extracurricular activities or clubs offered on campus. The NCES data for student population includes undergraduate and graduate students. Here are the largest schools in the area for 2015:

  • University of Illinois at Chicago (29,048)
  • College of DuPage (28,678)
  • DePaul University (23,539)
  • DeVry University - Illinois (22,273)
  • Northwestern University (21,655)

Lowest Net Price

The NCES determines the average net price for colleges and universities by subtracting the amount of financial aid students typically receive from the total cost of attendance, which includes tuition, fees, room, board, books, supplies, and miscellaneous expenses. These schools had the lowest reported net prices for full-time undergraduates in 2014-2015:

  • Morton College ($3,999)
  • Elgin Community College ($4,332)
  • Moraine Valley Community College ($4,573)
  • Triton College ($5,274)
  • Oakton Community College ($5,941)

Highest Graduation Rate

The overall graduation rates reported by the NCES represent the percentage of full-time students who graduated in 150% of the 'normal time' it takes to complete their degree programs (e.g., six years for a bachelor's degree). These schools had the highest graduation rates in the Oakbrook Terrace area for 2015:

  • Northwestern University (93% for those enrolled in 2009)
  • University of Chicago (92% for those enrolled in 2009)
  • Wheaton College (89% for those enrolled in 2009)
  • Fox College (84% for those enrolled in 2012)
  • Loyola University Chicago (74% for those enrolled in 2009)

Before you decide which Oakbrook Terrace school to apply for, make sure you do your research and consider things like out-of-pocket costs, proximity to the city, school size, and graduation rate to help you make the best choice for your education.

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