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Top Ranked Universities in Illinois - Highest Total Enrollment


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Top Ranked Universities in Illinois - Highest Total Enrollment

Rank in Illinois Total Enrollment
2015 2014 School Name 2015 2014
1 1 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 44,942 44,520 (0.9%)
2 4 College of DuPage 28,627 26,156 (9.4%)
3 2 University of Illinois at Chicago 28,038 27,875 (0.6%)
4 3 DeVry University-Illinois 26,851 No Change
5 5 DePaul University 24,414 24,966 (2.2%)
6 6 DeVry University-Illinois 24,246 No Change
7 8 Northwestern University 21,592 21,215 (1.8%)
8 7 Northern Illinois University 21,138 21,869 (3.3%)
9 9 Illinois State University 20,272 20,706 (2.1%)
10 10 Southern Illinois University-Carbondale 17,964 18,847 (4.7%)
11 11 College of Lake County 17,685 17,577 (0.6%)
12 14 Joliet Junior College 16,869 15,589 (8.2%)
13 12 Moraine Valley Community College 16,106 16,650 (3.3%)
14 13 Loyola University Chicago 15,957 15,720 (1.5%)
15 15 University of Chicago 15,048 15,245 (1.3%)
16 16 Harper College 14,830 14,706 (0.8%)
17 18 Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville 13,850 14,055 (1.5%)
18 24 Chamberlain College of Nursing-Illinois 13,720 11,898 (15.3%)
19 20 City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College 12,640 12,468 (1.4%)
20 23 City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College 11,800 11,925 (1.0%)

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