About Illinois College

About Illinois College

Illinois College has built an international reputation for inspiring achievement and empowering students to make a difference in the world. We’re serious about your goals and are willing to do what it takes to help you succeed.

Our Promise: We will provide the resources and help you develop the skills you need to transition confidently to the next chapter of your life, whatever that may be.


Illinois College offers so much to those who are ready to lead fulfilling lives of leadership and service. We:

  • Take a multifaceted approach to your education
  • Consistently rank as a top college in the Midwest and the country
    • #22 Top Performer on Social Mobility – 2022 U.S. News & World Report
      Ranking based on graduation rates of Pell Grant recipients (students coming from households where the yearly family income is often less than $50,000).
  • Provide a stellar student community
  • Offer a remarkable education at an affordable cost

We are exceptionally proud of the fact that 98 percent of our undergraduate students are employed or graduate school within one year of graduating. This illustrates what we already know about our approach: it prepares you for professional success. You won’t just earn a degree here. You’ll maximize your ability to think critically, solve problems, communicate and engage with the wider world. In short, you’ll Graduate READY.

Read more about our background and how we carry a tradition of academic and professional excellence into the digital classroom.

Benefits of Online Learning >

Learn more about how Illinois College can help you reach your full potential through our digital learning format.


Our History >

Discover our 180+ year history of academic excellence in liberal arts.