Woodridge, Illinois (IL) Colleges and Universities

There are a total of 72 not-for profit schools located within 25 miles of Woodridge, Illinois. Considering only public and private not-for-profit schools, we'll look into statistics helpful to the search for colleges in the surrounding area.

Take stock of the graduation rates, net prices, population sizes, and distance from town of the colleges surrounding Woodridge, Illinois. These statistics have been calculated by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Closest Schools to Woodridge, Illinois

There is a mixture of private 4-year and 2-year public college options in the closest proximity to downtown Woodridge, but students seeking a 4-year public school will have to look a bit further. The closest colleges to Woodridge are:

  • Benedictine University (2.8 miles)
  • North Central College (5.1 miles)
  • Wheaton College (8.1 miles)
  • College of DuPage (8.2 miles)
  • Elmhurst College (10.9 miles)

Largest Schools near Woodridge, Illinois

The University of Illinois at Chicago is the biggest college near Woodridge, with 29,048 students enrolled as of 2015. It is a 4-year pubic university located about 22 miles from Woodbridge+. The next largest schools offer a mix of urban and suburban settings and are as follows:

  • College of DuPage (28,678 students)
  • DePaul University (23,539 students)
  • University of Chicago (15,391 students)
  • Moraine Valley Community College (15,016 students)
  • Joilet Junior College (14,944 students)

Lowest Net Price

Net price is useful if you're trying to determine what your college expenses will be after receiving financial aid. In this section we'll discuss numbers applying only to full-time undergraduate students based on the 2014-2015 school year. There are a few community colleges located near Woodridge, meaning students have a good variety of options when it comes to relatively low-cost institutions. The least expensive schools near town include:

  • Morton College ($3,999)
  • Elgin Community College ($4,332)
  • Moraine Valley Community College ($4,573)
  • Waubonsee Community College ($4,707)
  • Joilet Junior College ($4,856)

Highest Graduation Rate

The rates you see in this section are exclusive to undergraduate students enrolled full-time and are based on 150% of the typical time required for program completion. They're taken from the 2015 school year. Most of the schools boasting the best rates in the area are located in urban settings, including the University of Chicago, which has the highest graduation rate around at 92%. The next highest rates belong to:

  • Wheaton College (89%)
  • DePaul University (73%)
  • Illinois Institute of Technology (73%)
  • Elmhurst College (67%)
  • North Central College (67%)

Students seeking colleges near Woodridge have many diverse options to check out, with nearby schools offering large, urban experiences as well as small, community college settings.


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