Illinois Liberal Arts Colleges

There are 20 liberalarts colleges located throughout Illinois (0 public colleges and 20 private colleges), serving 28,756 students.

Illinois Liberal Arts College by County:

Town
College
# Students
  Bloomington
Illinois Wesleyan University
(Private not-for-profit)
2,013
  Carlinville
Blackburn College
(Private not-for-profit)
541
  Chicago
Shimer College
(Private, non-profit)
125
  Chicago
East-west University
(Private not-for-profit)
879
  Decatur
Millikin University
(Private not-for-profit)
2,347
  Elgin
Judson University
(Private not-for-profit)
1,098
  Elmhurst
Elmhurst College
(Private not-for-profit)
3,298
  Elsah
Principia College
(Private not-for-profit)
491
  Eureka
Eureka College
(Private, non-profit)
754
  Galesburg
Knox College
(Private not-for-profit)
1,394
  Greenville
Greenville College
(Private not-for-profit)
1,452
  Jacksonville
Macmurray College
(Private not-for-profit)
575
  Jacksonville
Illinois College
(Private not-for-profit)
987
  Lake Forest
Lake Forest College
(Private, non-profit)
1,565
  Lake Forest
Barat College
(Private, non-profit)
n/a
  Lebanon
Mckendree University
(Private not-for-profit)
3,036
  Monmouth
Monmouth College
(Private not-for-profit)
1,247
  Palos Heights
Trinity Christian College
(Private not-for-profit)
1,369
  Rock Island
Augustana College (rock Island)
(Private, non-profit)
2,551
  Wheaton
Wheaton College (wheaton)
(Private not-for-profit)
3,034

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