Illinois Graduate Schools

A Graduate School is an education institution that offers graduate degrees, including Master and Doctorate degrees. This page lists all accredited graduate schools in the state of Illinois that provide full-time or part-time graduate education leading to a postgraduate degree.

Aurora University
347 South Gladstone Avenue
Aurora, IL 60506
(630) 896-1975
http://www.aurora.edu

Bradley University
1501 West Bradley Avenue
Peoria, IL 61625
(309) 677-2371
http://www.bradley.edu

Columbia College
600 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605-1996
(312) 663-1600
http://www.colum.edu

DePaul University
1 East Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60604-2287
(312) 362-5367
http://www.depaul.edu/

Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-2220
http://www.eiu.edu/

Governors State University
University Parkway
University Park, IL 60466
(708) 534-5000
http://www.govst.edu

Illinois Institute of Technology
3300 South Federal Street
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 567-3000
http://www.iit.edu

Illinois State University
Normal, IL 61761-6901
(309) 438-2583
http://www.ilstu.edu

Lewis University
Route 53
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 838-0500
http://www.lewisu.edu/

Loyola University-Chicago
820 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
(773) 508-3396
http://www.luc.edu

National-Louis University
2840 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 475-1100
http://www.nlu.nl.edu

Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 583-4050 ext. 5133
http://www.neiu.edu/

Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
(815) 753-0395
http://www.niu.edu

Northwestern University
Rebecca Crown Center
633 Clark Street
Evanston, IL 60204-1113
(847) 491-7265
http://nuinfo.nwu.edu/

Olivet Nazarene University
P.O. Box 592
Kankakee, IL 60901
(815) 939-5011
http://www.olivet.edu

Quincy University
1800 College Avenue
Quincy, IL 62301
(217) 228-5200
http://www.quincy.edu

Roosevelt University
430 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 341-3500

Southern Illinois
University-Carbondale
Carbondale, IL 62901
(618) 536-7791
http://www.siu.edu/cwis/

Southern Illinois University-
Edwardsville
Box 1047
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1080
(618) 692-3007
http://www.siue.edu

St. Xavier University
3700 West 103rd Street
Chicago, IL 60655
(773) 298-3050
http://www.sxu.edu

University of Chicago
5801 South Ellis Avenue, Room
228
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-1234
http://www.uchicago.edu

University of Illinois-Chicago
P.O. Box 5220
Mail Code 018
Chicago, IL 60680-5220
(312) 996-4350
http://www.uic.edu/

University of Illinois-
Springfield
Shepherd Road
PAC 595
Springfield, IL 62794-9243
(217) 786-6626
http://www.uis.edu

University of Illinois-
Urbana-Champaign
506 South Wright Street
Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 333-0035
http://www.uiuc.edu

Western Illinois University
Macomb, IL 61455
(309) 298-1806
http://www.wiu.edu/

Illinois State Overview

He or she talks normally. This is probably the French adaptation of the word ilenweewa from the language of the Algonquian Indians (Miami) who lived in the Illinois area. Occasionally, however, the name is also attributed to the people of the Illiniwek (“tribe of the superior”). However, this interpretation is controversial.

The country was explored by the French in the second half of the 17th century and was part of the French Empire until 1763. It then passed to Great Britain, although the small French settlements survived. A few British soldiers were stationed in Illinois, but neither British nor American settlers have settled there. In 1778 the Virginia area was claimed and incorporated into the Northwest Territory.

American settlers came to the country around 1810. Illinois joined the Union in 1818 as the 21st state. Chicago was founded around 1830 on the banks of the Chicago River. Farmers from Germany and Sweden came to the country, the fertile soil was cultivated and central Illinois developed into one of the most productive and valuable agricultural regions on earth.

In the 20th century, Illinois rose to become one of the most important states in the USA. It is the most populous state in the Midwest and ranks fifth out of the 50 states. With the largest city of Chicago in the Northeast serving as a transportation hub on Lake Michigan, smaller industrial towns and large, productive agricultural areas in central and western Illinois, and rich natural reserves (lumber, coal and petroleum), the state has a broad economic base.

Geographical location

In the west, the Mississippi River forms the boundary with northwestern Iowa and southwestern Missouri. The Ohio River in the southeast separates Illinois from Kentucky. The state borders Indiana to the east and Wisconsin to the north. In the northeast, Illinois shares a border with Michigan in the middle of Lake Michigan.

The highest point in the state is Charles Mound (376 m), the lowest point at 85 m is the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio. Because of the one square mile sections, the land is shaped by square patterns. With the exception of supra-regional traffic routes, the roads usually run straight in a north-south or east-west direction.

Capital city: Springfield
Largest metropolis: Chicago
Nickname: Land of Lincoln
The Prairie State
Motto: State sovereignty, national union

Illinois