Nursing Schools in Illinois

The state of Illinois is home to 109 nursing schools. This year, we evaluated 63 schools and our ranking system identified the following nursing schools as the best value schools in Illinois. Nursingexplorer.com's ranking system is data-driven. We only use quantifiable data (such as NCLEX pass rate and average net price) to calculate the ranks. Learn more about our nursing schools ranking system here.

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Complete List of Nursing Schools in Illinois

Listed below are all the nursing schools located in Illinois. Use the sort feature to view which schools have the best RN and LPN programs, which ones are the cheapest or to compare campus sizes. Click on each school's name for more detail info.


MacMurray College

MacMurray College

Jacksonville, IL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$17,313
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate98.7%
RN Programs best-value score79.3

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • LPN to BSN
Trinity Christian College

Trinity Christian College

Palos Heights, IL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$22,223
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate98.7%
RN Programs best-value score72.9

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • BSN
Bradley University

Bradley University

Peoria, IL
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$25,857
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate97.4%
RN Programs best-value score67.6

Bradley University is a private university in Peoria, Illinois, which is about three hours from Chicago or St. Louis. The university was founded in 1897 and they currently offer over 100 undergrad programs and more than 30 graduate-level programs through their five colleges. The campus is ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
Southeastern Illinois College

Southeastern Illinois College

Harrisburg, IL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,575
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate96.9%
RN Programs best-value score92.1
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate98.7%
LPN/LVN best-value score90.0

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
Saint Anthony College of Nursing

Saint Anthony College of Nursing

Rockford, IL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
McHenry County College

McHenry County College

Crystal Lake, IL
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,322
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate95.1%
RN Programs best-value score93.6

McHenry County College is located in Crystal Lake, Illinois. This public community college was established in 1967. It currently serves over 8,500 students and it offers them many different academic opportunities. This college offers associate degree opportunities for students and it also has ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • RN to BSN
  • CNA
Illinois State University

Illinois State University

Normal, IL
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$19,227
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate94.9%
RN Programs best-value score75.9

Illinois State University (ISU) was founded in 1857, making it the oldest public university in Illinois. The main campus is in the twin cities of Bloomington and Normal in the middle of the state. The university was founded as a training school for teachers, which is still a major focus of the ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • RN to BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • PhD
John A Logan College

John A Logan College

Carterville, IL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,441
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate94.3%
RN Programs best-value score93.4
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate96.6%
LPN/LVN best-value score91.7

John A. Logan College (JALC) is located in Carterville, Illinois. This school is a public community college that is a part of the Illinois Community College System. It was originally established in 1967 and it currently serves over 4,000 students. John A. Logan College is named after a famous ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
Joliet Junior College

Joliet Junior College

Joliet, IL
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$4,162
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate94.2%
RN Programs best-value score96.6
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate98.9%
LPN/LVN best-value score95.8

Joliet Junior College (JJC) is located in Joliet, Illinois. This is a very old school that was founded way back in 1901. It has the distinction of being the first public community college that was founded in the United States. This school is famous as an option for students that are seeking ...

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
Lewis University

Lewis University

Romeoville, IL
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$19,967
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate94.2%
RN Programs best-value score74.7

Lewis University is a private university in Romeoville, Illinois. The university currently offers over 100 programs, including more than 80 undergraduate programs. Lewis University was founded in 1932 by the Archdiocese of Chicago. In recent years, the university has been recognized as a ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
Aurora University

Aurora University

Aurora, IL
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$17,848
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate94.1%
RN Programs best-value score77.6

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • RN to MSN
Kishwaukee College

Kishwaukee College

Malta, IL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,827
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate93.6%
RN Programs best-value score92.9

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
Waubonsee Community College

Waubonsee Community College

Sugar Grove, IL
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$4,785
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate93.6%
RN Programs best-value score95.7

Waubonsee Community College (WCC) is located in Sugar Grove, Illinois. This school was founded back in 1966 and it continues to provide students in the area with a top-notch education. This is a fairly large community college that serves over 30,000 students. As a large school that has become a ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • CNA
  • RN to BSN
Western Illinois University

Western Illinois University

Macomb, IL
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$15,605
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate93.6%
RN Programs best-value score80.6

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
Heartland Community College

Heartland Community College

Normal, IL
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,037
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate92.8%
RN Programs best-value score91.1
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
LPN/LVN best-value score89.4

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
Illinois Valley Community College

Illinois Valley Community College

Oglesby, IL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,054
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate92.7%
RN Programs best-value score92.5
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
LPN/LVN best-value score91.0

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
Illinois Wesleyan University

Illinois Wesleyan University

Bloomington, IL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$30,147
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate92.4%
RN Programs best-value score59.8

Programs offered

  • BSN
Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences

Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences

Rock Island, IL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences is a private institution in Rock Island, Illinois. The history of the college goes back over 100 years when three separate hospitals established their own schools for training nurses. Over the years, the three hospitals and their schools merged, ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
Lincoln Land Community College

Lincoln Land Community College

Springfield, IL
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,076
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate92.1%
RN Programs best-value score93.8
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate89.8%
LPN/LVN best-value score91.8

Lincoln Land Community College is located in Springfield, Illinois. This school was established back in 1967 and it provides those in the community with excellent academic opportunities. Students will be able to take advantage of a plethora of different course options when attending this ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • CNA
  • LPN to ADN
Oakton Community College

Oakton Community College

Des Plaines, IL
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,910
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate91.7%
RN Programs best-value score92.6
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate96.2%
LPN/LVN best-value score90.9

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Chicago

Chicago, IL
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$34,526
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate91.7%
RN Programs best-value score53.3

Loyola University Chicago is a private university in Chicago, Illinois that was founded in 1870 by the Jesuits. It is one of the biggest Catholic universities in the nation. The university currently has over 80 undergraduate programs and over 140 graduate programs that are offered across six ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • Accelerated BSN
  • Emergency Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
  • PhD
  • BSN to PhD
St. John's College-Department of Nursing

St. John's College-Department of Nursing

Springfield, IL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • BSN
Northern Illinois University

Northern Illinois University

Dekalb, IL
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$19,379
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate91.3%
RN Programs best-value score74.7

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
Black Hawk College

Black Hawk College

Moline, IL
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,117
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate91.2%
RN Programs best-value score93.7
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate97.3%
LPN/LVN best-value score92.4

Black Hawk College (BHC) is located in Moline, Illinois. This is a community college that was established back in 1946. BHC is capable of awarding associate’s degrees as well as several technical certificates. BHC also offers many options to transfer college credits and also has many ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • CNA
Kaskaskia College

Kaskaskia College

Centralia, IL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$5,233
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate91.0%
RN Programs best-value score94.9
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate89.8%
LPN/LVN best-value score93.4

Kaskaskia College is located in Centralia, Illinois. The college was originally established in 1940 and it serves over 5,000 students. This school stands out as being a very good public community college in the area. It offers a large variety of different programs that will appeal to ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • CNA
  • RN to BSN
William Rainey Harper College

William Rainey Harper College

Palatine, IL
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,616
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate90.9%
RN Programs best-value score92.9
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate98.9%
LPN/LVN best-value score91.6

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
Spoon River College

Spoon River College

Canton, IL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$9,377
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate90.1%
RN Programs best-value score88.9
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
LPN/LVN best-value score87.1

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
Methodist College

Methodist College

Peoria, IL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$24,390
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate89.9%
RN Programs best-value score67.1

Methodist College is a small, private institution in Peoria, Illinois. Nursing has always been the focus of this college. Methodist College was founded in 1900 as a nurse training institute and is now a four-year college with several different nursing programs. For the fall 2017 school year, ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
Blessing Rieman College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Blessing Rieman College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Quincy, IL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

The Blessing Rieman College of Nursing and Health Sciences is a small private college in Quincy, Illinois. However, they have a long tradition. The college was founded in 1891 and has always been dedicated to nursing and health sciences. In fact, they became one of the first nursing schools to ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
Ambria College of Nursing

Ambria College of Nursing

Hoffman Estates, IL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
  • ADN
Highland Community College

Highland Community College

Freeport, IL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$5,561
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate89.0%
RN Programs best-value score94.3

Highland Community College (HCC) is located in Freeport, Illinois. This public community college was originally established in 1962. It is a school that serves over 6,000 students and has everything that students in the area need to get a great education. HCC has a 140-acre campus that has ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • CNA
Kankakee Community College

Kankakee Community College

Kankakee, IL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,248
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate88.7%
RN Programs best-value score93.3
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
LPN/LVN best-value score92.4

Kankakee Community College (KCC) is located in Kankakee, Illinois. This public community college has a campus that spans 178 acres. It was originally established in 1966 and it offers many great opportunities for students who are looking to further their academic pursuits. This school offers ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • CNA
  • LPN to ADN
Dominican University

Dominican University

River Forest, IL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$18,250
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate88.7%
RN Programs best-value score75.6

Programs offered

  • BSN
Lake Land College

Lake Land College

Mattoon, IL
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$4,913
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate88.1%
RN Programs best-value score95.2
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate92.8%
LPN/LVN best-value score94.2

Lake Land College (LLC) is located in Mattoon, Illinois. LLC was established in 1966 and it serves nearly 5,000 students. This community college offers many different associate degree programs, as well as certificates, that will help students to pursue exciting new career paths. Students can ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • Pre-Nursing Studies
  • CNA
  • LPN to ADN
Elmhurst College

Elmhurst College

Elmhurst, IL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$22,685
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate88.0%
RN Programs best-value score68.9

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
Southwestern Illinois College

Southwestern Illinois College

Belleville, IL
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,200
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate87.7%
RN Programs best-value score93.3

Southwestern Illinois College is located in Belleville, Illinois. This is a large community college that currently serves over 16,000 students. It was originally established in 1946 and has been serving the community dutifully ever since. This school offers its students a number of different ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
Sauk Valley Community College

Sauk Valley Community College

Dixon, IL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,721
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate87.3%
RN Programs best-value score92.5
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate94.9%
LPN/LVN best-value score91.1

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
John Wood Community College

John Wood Community College

Quincy, IL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,174
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate87.0%
RN Programs best-value score91.8
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate97.3%
LPN/LVN best-value score90.5

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College

City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College

Chicago, IL
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$4,751
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate86.8%
RN Programs best-value score95.4
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate97.1%
LPN/LVN best-value score94.7

Malcolm X College is one of the City Colleges of Chicago. This college is located on the west side of Chicago, Illinois. It has been around for a very long time and was originally established in 1911. This school has gone through many changes over the years but it has remained a great option ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
Resurrection University

Resurrection University

Chicago, IL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Resurrection University is a private university in Chicago, Illinois founded in 1914. Resurrection University started as a school for nurses and has undergone several name changes before it was purchased by Resurrection Health Care. The campus is in the heart of the historic Wicker Park ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
Rock Valley College

Rock Valley College

Rockford, IL
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,275
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate86.7%
RN Programs best-value score90.1

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
North Park University

North Park University

Chicago, IL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$20,651
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate86.1%
RN Programs best-value score71.3

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
Elgin Community College

Elgin Community College

Elgin, IL
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$4,580
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate85.9%
RN Programs best-value score95.6
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate94.9%
LPN/LVN best-value score94.9

Elgin Community College (ECC) is located in Elgin, Illinois. This community college was established back in 1949 and it currently serves over 11,000 students. ECC is a school that prides itself on being able to offer students a high-quality educational experience. They have many technical, ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • CNA
Olivet Nazarene University

Olivet Nazarene University

Bourbonnais, IL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$21,085
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate85.9%
RN Programs best-value score70.5

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
Shawnee Community College

Shawnee Community College

Ullin, IL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$14,593
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate85.8%
RN Programs best-value score80.4
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate97.8%
LPN/LVN best-value score77.9

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
Moraine Valley Community College

Moraine Valley Community College

Palos Hills, IL
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$4,828
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate85.7%
RN Programs best-value score95.2
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate82.2%
LPN/LVN best-value score93.6

Moraine Valley Community College is located in Palos Hills, Illinois. MVCC was founded in 1967 and it has become a very crucial part of the community. It has proven to be a very valuable academic institution that is held in high regard. The school even has a history of serving international ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
Richland Community College

Richland Community College

Decatur, IL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$5,127
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate85.3%
RN Programs best-value score94.7
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate73.2%
LPN/LVN best-value score92.2

Richland Community College (RCC) is located in Decatur, Illinois. This school was established in 1971 and is an important part of the Illinois Community College System. RCC serves somewhere around 4,000 students and it offers people in the community an opportunity to further their educations. ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
College of Lake County

College of Lake County

Grayslake, IL
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$4,275
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate84.7%
RN Programs best-value score96.0

The College of Lake County (CLC) is located in Grayslake, Illinois. This community college serves around 15,000 students and is an important part of the community. It has many career programs, non-credit career development programs, and associate’s degree programs for students to choose ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • RN to BSN
  • CNA
Prairie State College

Prairie State College

Chicago Heights, IL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,313
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate84.2%
RN Programs best-value score89.7

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
Saint Xavier University

Saint Xavier University

Chicago, IL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$14,911
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate83.6%
RN Programs best-value score79.3

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • LPN to ADN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
Triton College

Triton College

River Grove, IL
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$5,207
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate83.2%
RN Programs best-value score94.5

Triton College is located in River Grove, Illinois. This public community college was originally established in 1964. It offers students a great educational experience and allows them to pursue many different degrees and certificates. This school serves over 12,000 students and takes pride in ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
Lewis and Clark Community College

Lewis and Clark Community College

Godfrey, IL
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$5,474
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate83.1%
RN Programs best-value score94.1

Lewis and Clark Community College is located in Godfrey, Illinois. This school has a very deep history that actually dates all the way back to 1838. It has many old buildings that are still used as part of the campus to this day. LC has a variety of different courses that students will be able ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • Pre-Nursing Studies
  • CNA
Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing

Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing

Peoria, IL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • BSN to PhD
Rend Lake College

Rend Lake College

Ina, IL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,963
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate82.9%
RN Programs best-value score90.1
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate97.3%
LPN/LVN best-value score89.2

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
University of Illinois at Chicago

University of Illinois at Chicago

Chicago, IL
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$11,884
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate82.4%
RN Programs best-value score83.9

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated MSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • BSN to DNP
  • PhD
  • BSN to PhD
Parkland College

Parkland College

Champaign, IL
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,627
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate80.6%
RN Programs best-value score90.4

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
Chamberlain University-Illinois

Chamberlain University-Illinois

Addison, IL
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$22,359
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate80.4%
RN Programs best-value score66.5

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • LPN to ADN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
Millikin University

Millikin University

Decatur, IL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$20,988
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate80.3%
RN Programs best-value score68.6

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated MSN
  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
College of DuPage

College of DuPage

Glen Ellyn, IL
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,349
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate78.7%
RN Programs best-value score92.3
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate94.0%
LPN/LVN best-value score91.7

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
Rockford University

Rockford University

Rockford, IL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$20,985
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate78.4%
RN Programs best-value score67.9

Programs offered

  • BSN
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

Carbondale, IL
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$16,431
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate78.1%
RN Programs best-value score75.4

Programs offered

  • BSN
Carl Sandburg College

Carl Sandburg College

Galesburg, IL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$1,695
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate77.9%
RN Programs best-value score100.0
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate96.2%
LPN/LVN best-value score100.0

Carl Sandburg College (CSC) is a two-year community college that is located in Galesburg, Illinois. CSC is a school that serves well over 2000 students and it offers many associate’s degree programs. Aside from associate’s degree programs, the school also has over 50 different ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
Rasmussen College-Illinois

Rasmussen College-Illinois

Rockford, IL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$17,861
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate77.6%
RN Programs best-value score72.8

Programs offered

  • ADN
Chicago State University

Chicago State University

Chicago, IL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$11,141
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate77.2%
RN Programs best-value score84.0

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to MSN
Morton College

Morton College

Cicero, IL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$4,327
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate76.8%
RN Programs best-value score95.5
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
LPN/LVN best-value score95.6

Morton College is located in Cicero, Illinois. This college was originally established in 1924. Although the current campus was constructed in 1975, the school has the distinction of being the second oldest community college in Illinois. Morton College serves around 5,000 students currently and ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • CNA
Danville Area Community College

Danville Area Community College

Danville, IL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$4,796
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate74.9%
RN Programs best-value score94.6
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate96.1%
LPN/LVN best-value score94.6

Danville Area Community College (DACC) is located in Danville, Illinois. This community college is an independent college that offers courses in more than 70 different areas of study. DACC was originally established in 1946 and it has continued to grow throughout the years. The school offers ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
Illinois Central College

Illinois Central College

East Peoria, IL
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,749
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate74.8%
RN Programs best-value score87.7
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate99.1%
LPN/LVN best-value score88.1

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
Lakeview College of Nursing

Lakeview College of Nursing

Danville, IL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Lakeview College of Nursing is a private, not-for-profit learning institution with an open admission policy and a small student-to-faculty ratio. The history of the school starts with the founding of the Lakeview Hospital and the Danville Training School for Nurses in 1894. The nursing programs ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
Northwestern College-Chicago Campus

Northwestern College-Chicago Campus

Chicago, IL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$25,864
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate62.8%
RN Programs best-value score49.8

Programs offered

  • ADN
CALC Institute of Technology

CALC Institute of Technology

Alton, IL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
Capital Area School of Practical Nursing

Capital Area School of Practical Nursing

Springfield, IL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
Career Center of Southern Illinois

Career Center of Southern Illinois

Red Bud, IL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$11,835
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate90.6%
LPN/LVN best-value score81.2

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • CNA
Americare Technical School

Americare Technical School

Park Ridge, IL
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • CNA
Great Paragon Healthcare, Inc

Great Paragon Healthcare, Inc

Chicago, IL
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
Northbrook College of Health Care

Northbrook College of Health Care

Wheeling, IL
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
J Renee College

J Renee College

Elgin, IL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$27,227
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate70.6%
LPN/LVN best-value score39.3

Programs offered

  • LPN
Benedictine University

Benedictine University

Lisle, IL
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$24,039

Programs offered

  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • BSN
City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College

City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College

Chicago, IL
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$4,879

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College

City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College

Chicago, IL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,407

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College

City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College

Chicago, IL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$4,826

Programs offered

  • ADN
City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College

City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College

Chicago, IL
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$3,521

Programs offered

City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College

City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College

Chicago, IL
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$3,969

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
DePaul University

DePaul University

Chicago, IL
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$32,927

Programs offered

  • Accelerated MSN
  • MSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
Eastern Illinois University

Eastern Illinois University

Charleston, IL
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$14,107

Programs offered

  • RN to BSN
  • BSN
Governors State University

Governors State University

University Park, IL
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$16,000

Programs offered

  • MSN
  • DNP
  • RN to BSN
  • BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
  • BSN to DNP
Graham Hospital School of Nursing

Graham Hospital School of Nursing

Canton, IL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$13,650

Programs offered

  • Diploma
Frontier Community College

Frontier Community College

Fairfield, IL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$3,178

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
Lincoln Trail College

Lincoln Trail College

Robinson, IL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$2,354

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
Olney Central College

Olney Central College

Olney, IL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$3,176

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
Wabash Valley College

Wabash Valley College

Mount Carmel, IL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$3,378

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
McKendree University

McKendree University

Lebanon, IL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$20,890

Programs offered

  • MSN
  • BSN
  • RN to MSN
Northwestern Institute of Health and Technology

Northwestern Institute of Health and Technology

Chicago, IL
Campus size
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
Robert Morris University Illinois

Robert Morris University Illinois

Chicago, IL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$20,772

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • BSN
Rush University

Rush University

Chicago, IL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • Accelerated MSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
  • PhD
  • BSN to PhD
South Suburban College

South Suburban College

South Holland, IL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$5,840

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville

Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville

Edwardsville, IL
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$15,090

Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (SIUE) is a public university with undergrad and graduate degree programs. The university was established in 1957 and many of the original academic buildings remain part of the core campus. However, the campus has expanded to include over 2,660 acres of ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • RN to BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
University of St Francis

University of St Francis

Joliet, IL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$18,766

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
Northeastern Illinois University

Northeastern Illinois University

Chicago, IL
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$16,462

Programs offered

  • Family Nurse Practitioner
Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus

Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus

Bridgeview, IL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • ADN
ATS Institute of Technology - Chicago

ATS Institute of Technology - Chicago

Chicago, IL
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
Coalition of African American Nurses, Inc.

Coalition of African American Nurses, Inc.

Matteson, IL
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
CMK Healthcare

CMK Healthcare

Clarendon Hills, IL
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
International Career Institute

International Career Institute

Lincolnwood, IL
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
John A Logan Community College - Alongi Center

John A Logan Community College - Alongi Center

Du Quoin, IL
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
East St. Louis Community College Center

East St. Louis Community College Center

East St. Louis, IL
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
Northwestern Institute of Health and Technology - Skokie Campus

Northwestern Institute of Health and Technology - Skokie Campus

Skokie, IL
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
Omega Healthcare Technical School

Omega Healthcare Technical School

Gurnee, IL
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
PC Center Training Institute

PC Center Training Institute

Oak Brook, IL
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
William Rainey Harper College

William Rainey Harper College

Palatine, IL
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN

Closed Nursing Schools/Campuses

The following schools are closed permanently.

ITT Technical Institute-Orland Park (Closed in 2016)
ADN

Illinois's NCLEX-RN pass rate Vs. National Average


Illinois's NCLEX-PN pass rate Vs. National Average


Illinois Nursing Salary and Emplyment Statistics


Median Salary
Job title Total Nurses Jobs/1000 Hourly Annual
Registered Nurses 123,100 20.766 $34 $70,190
Nurse Anesthetists 1,410 0.238 $84 $174,930
Nurse Midwives 230 0.038 $41 $85,950
Nurse Practitioners 4,610 0.778 $48 $99,390
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 19,790 3.338 $23 $48,390
Nursing Assistants 61,390 10.356 $13 $26,520
  • Jobs/1000 - the number of jobs (employment) in the given job title per 1,000 jobs (across all occupations ) in the state.
  • Data source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 Survey