Liberal arts colleges in Illinois: Undergraduate bachelor degrees in business, management, economics, psychology & computer science. Pre-professional programs in medicine, nursing, occupational therapy & law, private college in Midwest, 200 miles from Chicago & St. Louis MO.
Knox College, Galesburg: Situated in Galesburg IL, 200 miles from Chicago, Knox College is an accredited four-year private liberal arts college that provides a wide-range of undergraduate degree programs. Our quality major / minor Bachelor Degree courses include Nursing, Medicine, Business & Management, Occupational Therapy, Art, Classics, and more. More than 60 percent of our students enter graduate school within five years of graduation, while others enter law and medical schools. Knox College is accreditated by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA-HLC)
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Bachelor Degree Programs: - Medicine
- Occupational Therapy
- Business and Management
- Educational Studies
- Environmental Studies
- Modern Languages
- Self-Designed Major
- College Honors Program, and more ...
Depaul University School of Computing and Digital Media
Courses / Programs
DePaul University's College of Computing and Digital Media (CDM) in downtown Chicago, Illinois is one of the largest IT education institutions in the nation. CDM offers a large selection of Certificate, Bachelor & Masters degree programs - from traditional Computer Science, to Graphics, Animation, Gaming, and Digital Cinema. As well as on-campus degree programs, we also offer a variety of graduate programs that can be taken online through distance learning.
Despite our size and breadth of offerings, here you will be recognized and treated as an individual. Our average class size is just 23. All of your classes will be taught by full-time professors or faculty who are working professionals.
CDM's Undergraduate Programs reflect DePaul's focus on a broad liberal education with specialized and rigorous study in computing and digital media. Our degree programs offer academic options in technology, computing, and media that stay closely connected to emerging trends.
Our Graduate Programs are designed for working professionals to advance their careers. Classes are offered in the evenings in the Loop and online. Ten of CDM's graduate programs are also offered completely online.
Undergraduate / Graduate Degree Programs:
- Computer Science
- Game Development
- Digital Cinema
- Information Systems
- Information Technology
- Network Engineering
- Software Engineering,
- Applied Technology
- Business Information Technology
- Computational Finance
- IT Project Management and more..
- Advanced SQL
- IT Project Management
- Wireless LAN Security
- Java Web Development
- Web Development with AJAX Technologies
- SharePoint Developer, and more..
Situated in Lake Forest, just 30 miles north of Chicago, Lake Forest College is a private liberal arts college offering undergraduate & graduate degree programs in a range of academic fields that include Biology, Communication, Liberal Studies, Engineering, and more. With the College’s flexible curriculum and depth of choices, students design individualized courses of study, yet what they have in common is the strength of the traditional liberal arts education and exposure to the humanities, the natural and mathematical sciences, and the social sciences.
At Lake Forest College, our students get a world-class education and the skills they need to succeed after college. Lake Forest is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Lake Forest College is one of the nation’s most innovative liberal arts colleges. In addition to strong academic majors in the humanities, social and natural sciences, the College features inventive programs of study in communications, business, Asian Studies, Islamic World Studies, and other contemporary areas. Abundant internship and research opportunities, close interaction with highly skilled professors, and practical programs in nearby Chicago set Lake Forest College apart.
- Classical Studies
- Economics and Business
- Environmental Studies
- Mathematics and Computer Science
- Modern Languages and Literatures
- Religion, and more...
Masters Degree Programs:
- Master of Arts in Teaching
- Master of Liberal Studies
Millikin University, located in Decatur, Illinois, is a co-educational, comprehensive 4-year university offering undergraduate degree programs in Arts & Sciences, Business, Fine Arts, and Professional Studies fields, and graduate degree programs in Business Administration and Nursing. Millikin University also offers Professional Adult Comprehensive Education Programs (PACE), the perfect solution for adults seeking a bachelor's degree in an accelerated course format.
Millikin University has a long-standing history of academic excellence. When James Millikin founded the university in 1901, his theory-practice approach to education was unique. Today, Millikin takes this idea a step further by introducing “performance learning” – a unique approach to higher education that builds the confidence to succeed after graduation.
Due to this unique approach, it is no surprise that Millikin students have a history of success after graduation. Last year, 99% of Millikin graduates gained employment or entry into graduate/professional school within six months of graduation.
Millikin University is accredited by the Higher Learning commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Undergraduate Degree Programs:
- PACE (Adult Degrees)
- International Business
- Applied Mathematics
- Mathematics Education
- Art Therapy
- Graphic Design/Computer Art
- Information Technology
- Early Childhood Education
- Physical Education
- Athletic Training
- Philosophy, and many more ...
Graduate Degree Programs:
- Master of Science in Nursing
- Master of Business Administration (MBA)
National Personal Training Institute, Chicago area
Courses / Programs
Do you want an exciting and rewarding career as a health and fitness professional? Earning the Personal Fitness Training diploma offered by National Personal Training Institute (NPTI) will provide you with a nationally-recognized license enabling you to work throughout the United States. NPTI has 31 schools nationwide, including in Lisle IL, just west of Chicago.
NPTI in Lisle is approved by the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education. We have the latest personal fitness training equipment, and you can be assured of getting the best training from qualified instructors, who are themselves professional Personal Fitness Trainers. Get into the best shape of your life while earning a first-class education!
Day, evening, and weekend class are available. We provide free nationwide job placement assistance for all our graduates, as well as free ongoing consultation with nutritionists and fitness experts. Financial assistance is offered to those who qualify.
Student Testimonial: "For me, NPTI had the right mix of science, theory, and practical application of exercise science and program design. Their instructors were great – they knew how to challenge me and help me grow. The value I received far exceeded the dollars and time I invested. My experience and what I learned at NPTI have been a vital part of my success in business and in life!"
- Pam, Chicago, IL
- Personal Fitness Training Diploma Program:
500-hour comprehensive program that can be completed in 6 months (5 hours a day, 4 days a week) or over the course of 1 year (8 hours every Saturday)
Training includes 300 hours of classroom instruction plus 200 hours supervised, hands-on gym time. You will also have a practical internship with 6 months of hands-on experience in a fitness facility with a personal trainer.
Based in Carlinville, Macoupin County in Southwestern Illinois, Blackburn College is a four-year co-educational private liberal arts college that offers a range of Bachelor of Arts degree programs with more than 30 majors. Blackburn College is one of 7 'work colleges' in the United States and the only one with a student-managed work program. This means that students are responsible for the administration of the program including resource allocation, policy formulation, as well as direct supervision of their fellow students. At Blackburn College the student is able to obtain work experience while in school, reduce their debt load, and meet college expenses.
Blackburn College offers more than 30 major degrees, with a wide-variety of course categories to suit many interests. Classes at Blackburn are small, so you’ll really get to know your professors. Our faculty all full professors, not graduate students or teaching assistants.
Make the most of your college experience - have fun, develop a strong work ethic, gain management experience, build a strong resume and create a career plan that will help you gain the professional lifestyle you want. Join the Blackburn community and let Blackburn College work for you!
Located at Schaumburg Regional Airport, Chicago, Avel Flight School is an FAA-approved flight training organization that provides pilot training courses to students from all over the world. Our aim is to provide world class training using the latest technologies and trends in aviation to produce high caliber pilots. Some of the courses we offer include Private and Commercial Pilot License training, Airline Transport Pilot License training, Instrument Rating, and Flight Instructor Ratings among others.
Equipped with state of the art aircraft, flight simulators, class rooms and facilities, Avel Flight School maintains very high safety standards surpassing Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) requirements.
At Avel Flight School safety is our highest priority. All our aircraft have excellent safety records and are maintained by FAA certified professional mechanics. With our friendly administrative staff, experienced Chief Flight Instructor and our highly qualified instructors, you will receive the highest quality flight training and have a fantastic learning experience with us.
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