Schaumburg, Illinois (IL) Colleges and Universities

Of the 54 public and private non-profit colleges and universities located within a 25-mile radius of Schaumburg, Illinois, you may find one that has what you are looking for. Check out details on some of the schools in Schaumburg, which have been selected, based on a variety of factors.

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Here you will discover which traditional (non-specialty) schools are closest to Schaumburg and have the most students, the lowest net prices, and the highest graduation rates according to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Closest Schools to Schaumburg, Illinois

If you are interested in staying close to downtown, there are several options to choose from within 12.5 miles of Schaumburg. You'll find a healthy mix of 2-year and 4-year institutions. The five closest schools to this area with their respective distances are:

  • William Rainey Harper College (4.1 miles)
  • Oakton Community College (8.2 miles)
  • Elmhurst College (12.2 miles)
  • Trinity International University-Illinois (12.3 miles)
  • College of DuPage (12.4 miles)

Largest Schools Near Schaumburg, Illinois

If you are choosing your school based on size, the largest school in the Schaumburg area is the University of Illinois at Chicago, a 4-year public university located 23.7 miles from the city. This university hosts 29,048 students, 17,575 of whom are undergraduates. The next five largest schools in the Schaumburg area are:

  • College of DuPage (28,678 total students, all undergraduates)
  • DePaul University (23,539 total students; 15,961 undergraduates)
  • Northwestern University (21,655 total students; 8,839 undergraduates)
  • Loyola University Chicago (16,437 total students; 11,079 undergraduates)
  • College of Lake County (14,964 total students, all undergraduates)

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  • Liberal Arts and Humanities
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  • Psychology
  • Transportation and Distribution
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Schools with Lowest Net Price

There are a number of 2-year colleges near Schaumburg which offer net prices under $6,000. These prices from the NCES are based on the amount paid by a full-time undergraduate once financial aid has been deducted from the total cost of attendance. The five area schools with the lowest net prices during the 2014-2015 academic year were:

  • Morton College ($3,999)
  • Elgin Community College ($4,332)
  • College of Lake County ($4,590)
  • Triton College ($5,274)
  • Oakton Community College ($5,941)

Schools with Highest Graduation Rates

The five area schools with the highest graduation rates are all 4-year private, non-profit universities. These rates from the NCES are based on the full-time undergraduate students who completed their programs within 150% of the time expected for program completion. The following data applies to those who began their studies in Fall 2009:

  • Northwestern University (93%)
  • Wheaton College (89%)
  • Loyola University Chicago (74%)
  • DePaul University (73%)
  • Lake Forest College (72%)

Whether you are basing your selection on distance from Schaumburg, student population, low price, or graduation rate, it's possible to find a school that suits your needs in the Schaumburg, Illinois vicinity.

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