Nursing Schools in Illinois

There are 109 nursing schools in Illinois. This year, we evaluated 63 schools NCLEX pass rates and net prices, and our ranking system identified the following schools as the best value schools.

The calculation we used here takes into account a school's NCLEX pass rate and the net price of attendance for a student who received the average amount of financial aid. The higher the NCLEX pass rate of the program, and the lower the cost, the better the return on investment.

Learn more about our nursing schools ranking methodology here

Each school has two separate rankings. One for the RN program and one for the LPN program. Use the Filter By options to see each list. The Sort By button allows you to sort the list by school name, cost, or rank.

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Nursing Schools Best-Value Rankings


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Carl Sandburg College
Galesburg, IL
Carl Sandburg College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$1,695
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 77.9%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 96.2%
RN Program Best-Value Score 100.0
LPN Program Best-Value Score 100.0

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
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Joliet Junior College
Joliet, IL
Joliet Junior College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$4,162
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 94.2%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 98.9%
RN Program Best-Value Score 96.6
LPN Program Best-Value Score 95.8

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
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College of Lake County
Grayslake, IL
College of Lake County
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$4,275
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 84.7%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 96.0
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

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
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Morton College
Cicero, IL
Morton College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$4,327
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 76.8%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 100.0%
RN Program Best-Value Score 95.5
LPN Program Best-Value Score 95.6

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
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City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College
Chicago, IL
City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$4,751
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 86.8%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 97.1%
RN Program Best-Value Score 95.4
LPN Program Best-Value Score 94.7

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
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Elgin Community College
Elgin, IL
Elgin Community College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$4,580
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 85.9%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 94.9%
RN Program Best-Value Score 95.6
LPN Program Best-Value Score 94.9

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
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Lake Land College
Mattoon, IL
Lake Land College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$4,913
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 88.1%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 92.8%
RN Program Best-Value Score 95.2
LPN Program Best-Value Score 94.2

Lake Land College is located in Mattoon, Illinois.  Lake Land 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 ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • Pre-Nursing Studies
  • CNA
  • LPN to ADN
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Moraine Valley Community College
Palos Hills, IL
Moraine Valley Community College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$4,828
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 85.7%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 82.2%
RN Program Best-Value Score 95.2
LPN Program Best-Value Score 93.6

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
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Waubonsee Community College
Sugar Grove, IL
Waubonsee Community College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$4,785
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 93.6%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 95.7
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

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
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Danville Area Community College
Danville, IL
Danville Area Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$4,796
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 74.9%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 96.1%
RN Program Best-Value Score 94.6
LPN Program Best-Value Score 94.6

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
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Kaskaskia College
Centralia, IL
Kaskaskia College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$5,233
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 91.0%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 89.8%
RN Program Best-Value Score 94.9
LPN Program Best-Value Score 93.4

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
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Richland Community College
Decatur, IL
Richland Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$5,127
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 85.3%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 73.2%
RN Program Best-Value Score 94.7
LPN Program Best-Value Score 92.2

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
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Highland Community College
Freeport, IL
Highland Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$5,561
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 89.0%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 94.3
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

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
  • CNA
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Lewis and Clark Community College
Godfrey, IL
Lewis and Clark Community College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$5,474
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 83.1%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 94.1
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

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
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Triton College
River Grove, IL
Triton College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$5,207
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 83.2%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 94.5
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

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

  • LPN - closed
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
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Black Hawk College
Moline, IL
Black Hawk College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$6,117
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 91.2%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 97.3%
RN Program Best-Value Score 93.7
LPN Program Best-Value Score 92.4

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
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Kankakee Community College
Kankakee, IL
Kankakee Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$6,248
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 88.7%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 100.0%
RN Program Best-Value Score 93.3
LPN Program Best-Value Score 92.4

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
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John A Logan College
Carterville, IL
John A Logan College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$6,441
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 94.3%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 96.6%
RN Program Best-Value Score 93.4
LPN Program Best-Value Score 91.7

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
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Lincoln Land Community College
Springfield, IL
Lincoln Land Community College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$6,076
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 92.1%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 89.8%
RN Program Best-Value Score 93.8
LPN Program Best-Value Score 91.8

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
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McHenry County College
Crystal Lake, IL
McHenry County College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$6,322
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 95.1%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 93.6
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

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
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Southwestern Illinois College
Belleville, IL
Southwestern Illinois College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$6,200
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 87.7%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 93.3
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

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
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College of DuPage
Glen Ellyn, IL
College of DuPage
Student PopulationLarge
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$6,349
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 78.7%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 94.0%
RN Program Best-Value Score 92.3
LPN Program Best-Value Score 91.7

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
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William Rainey Harper College
Palatine, IL
William Rainey Harper College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$6,616
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 90.9%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 98.9%
RN Program Best-Value Score 92.9
LPN Program Best-Value Score 91.6

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
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Illinois Valley Community College
Oglesby, IL
Illinois Valley Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$7,054
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 92.7%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 100.0%
RN Program Best-Value Score 92.5
LPN Program Best-Value Score 91.0

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
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Sauk Valley Community College
Dixon, IL
Sauk Valley Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$6,721
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 87.3%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 94.9%
RN Program Best-Value Score 92.5
LPN Program Best-Value Score 91.1

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
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Oakton Community College
Des Plaines, IL
Oakton Community College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$6,910
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 91.7%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 96.2%
RN Program Best-Value Score 92.6
LPN Program Best-Value Score 90.9

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
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Southeastern Illinois College
Harrisburg, IL
Southeastern Illinois College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$7,575
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 96.9%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 98.7%
RN Program Best-Value Score 92.1
LPN Program Best-Value Score 90.0

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
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Kishwaukee College
Malta, IL
Kishwaukee College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$6,827
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 93.6%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 92.9
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
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John Wood Community College
Quincy, IL
John Wood Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$7,174
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 87.0%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 97.3%
RN Program Best-Value Score 91.8
LPN Program Best-Value Score 90.5

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • CNA
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Heartland Community College
Normal, IL
Heartland Community College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$8,037
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 92.8%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 100.0%
RN Program Best-Value Score 91.1
LPN Program Best-Value Score 89.4

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
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Rend Lake College
Ina, IL
Rend Lake College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$7,963
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 82.9%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 97.3%
RN Program Best-Value Score 90.1
LPN Program Best-Value Score 89.2

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
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Parkland College
Champaign, IL
Parkland College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$7,627
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 80.6%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 90.4
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN - closed in 2006
  • LPN to ADN
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Rock Valley College
Rockford, IL
Rock Valley College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$8,275
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 86.7%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 90.1
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
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Prairie State College
Chicago Heights, IL
Prairie State College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$8,313
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 84.2%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 89.7
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Spoon River College
Canton, IL
Spoon River College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$9,377
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 90.1%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 100.0%
RN Program Best-Value Score 88.9
LPN Program Best-Value Score 87.1

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
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Illinois Central College
East Peoria, IL
Illinois Central College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$8,749
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 74.8%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 99.1%
RN Program Best-Value Score 87.7
LPN Program Best-Value Score 88.1

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
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Chicago State University
Chicago, IL
Chicago State University
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$11,141
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 77.2%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 84.0
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to MSN
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University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL
University of Illinois at Chicago
Student PopulationLarge
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$11,884
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 82.4%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 83.9
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated MSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • BSN to DNP
  • PhD
  • BSN to PhD
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Shawnee Community College
Ullin, IL
Shawnee Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$14,593
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 85.8%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 97.8%
RN Program Best-Value Score 80.4
LPN Program Best-Value Score 77.9

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
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Western Illinois University
Macomb, IL
Western Illinois University
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$15,605
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 93.6%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 80.6
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
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MacMurray College
Jacksonville, IL
MacMurray College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$17,313
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 98.7%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 79.3
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • LPN to BSN
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Saint Xavier University
Chicago, IL
Saint Xavier University
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$14,911
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 83.6%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 79.3
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • LPN to ADN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
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Aurora University
Aurora, IL
Aurora University
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$17,848
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 94.1%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 77.6
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • RN to MSN
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Illinois State University
Normal, IL
Illinois State University
Student PopulationLarge
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$19,227
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 94.9%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 75.9
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

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
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Dominican University
River Forest, IL
Dominican University
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$18,250
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 88.7%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 75.6
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
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Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Carbondale, IL
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$16,431
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 78.1%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 75.4
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
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Lewis University
Romeoville, IL
Lewis University
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$19,967
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 94.2%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 74.7
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

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
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Northern Illinois University
Dekalb, IL
Northern Illinois University
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$19,379
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 91.3%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 74.7
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
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Trinity Christian College
Palos Heights, IL
Trinity Christian College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$22,223
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 98.7%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 72.9
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • BSN
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Rasmussen College-Illinois
Rockford, IL
Rasmussen College-Illinois
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$17,861
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 77.6%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 72.8
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
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North Park University
Chicago, IL
North Park University
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$20,651
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 86.1%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 71.3
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
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Olivet Nazarene University
Bourbonnais, IL
Olivet Nazarene University
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$21,085
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 85.9%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 70.5
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
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Elmhurst College
Elmhurst, IL
Elmhurst College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$22,685
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 88.0%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 68.9
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
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Millikin University
Decatur, IL
Millikin University
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$20,988
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 80.3%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 68.6
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated MSN
  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
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Bradley University
Peoria, IL
Bradley University
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$25,857
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 97.4%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 67.6
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

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
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Methodist College
Peoria, IL
Methodist College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$24,390
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 89.9%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 67.1
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

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
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Rockford University
Rockford, IL
Rockford University
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$20,985
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 78.4%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 67.9
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
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Chamberlain University-Illinois
Addison, IL
Chamberlain University-Illinois
Student PopulationLarge
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$22,359
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 80.4%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 66.5
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • LPN to ADN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
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Illinois Wesleyan University
Bloomington, IL
Illinois Wesleyan University
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$30,147
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 92.4%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 59.8
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
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Loyola University Chicago
Chicago, IL
Loyola University Chicago
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$34,526
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 91.7%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 53.3
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

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
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Northwestern College-Chicago Campus
Chicago, IL
Northwestern College-Chicago Campus
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Private
Net price$25,864
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 62.8%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 49.8
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
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Career Center of Southern Illinois
Red Bud, IL
Career Center of Southern Illinois
Student PopulationSmall
College Type Less than two year Public
Net price$11,835
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 90.6%
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score 81.2

Programs offered

  • LPN
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J Renee College
Elgin, IL
J Renee College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type Less than two year Private
Net price$27,227
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 70.6%
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score 39.3

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Ambria College of Nursing
Hoffman Estates, IL
Ambria College of Nursing
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price--
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • ADN
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Benedictine University
Lisle, IL
Benedictine University
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$24,039
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • BSN
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Blessing Rieman College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Quincy, IL
Blessing Rieman College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price--
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

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
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Capital Area School of Practical Nursing
Springfield, IL
Capital Area School of Practical Nursing
Student PopulationSmall
College Type Less than two year Public
Net price--
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • LPN
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City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College
Chicago, IL
City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$4,879
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College
Chicago, IL
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$6,407
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
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City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College
Chicago, IL
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$4,826
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
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City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College
Chicago, IL
City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$3,521
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN - closed in 2015
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City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College
Chicago, IL
City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$3,969
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
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DePaul University
Chicago, IL
DePaul University
Student PopulationLarge
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$32,927
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • Accelerated MSN
  • MSN
  • BSN - closed in 2014
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
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Eastern Illinois University
Charleston, IL
Eastern Illinois University
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$14,107
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • RN to BSN
  • BSN
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Governors State University
University Park, IL
Governors State University
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$16,000
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • MSN
  • DNP
  • RN to BSN
  • BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
  • BSN to DNP
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Graham Hospital School of Nursing
Canton, IL
Graham Hospital School of Nursing
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Private
Net price$13,650
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • Diploma
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Frontier Community College
Fairfield, IL
Frontier Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$3,178
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
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Lincoln Trail College
Robinson, IL
Lincoln Trail College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$2,354
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
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Olney Central College
Olney, IL
Olney Central College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$3,176
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
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Wabash Valley College
Mount Carmel, IL
Wabash Valley College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$3,378
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
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Lakeview College of Nursing
Danville, IL
Lakeview College of Nursing
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price--
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

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
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McKendree University
Lebanon, IL
McKendree University
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$20,890
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • MSN
  • BSN
  • RN to MSN
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Northwestern Institute of Health and Technology
Chicago, IL
Northwestern Institute of Health and Technology
Student Population
College Type 4-year Private
Net price--
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Resurrection University
Chicago, IL
Resurrection University
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price--
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

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
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Robert Morris University Illinois
Chicago, IL
Robert Morris University Illinois
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$20,772
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • BSN
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Rush University
Chicago, IL
Rush University
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price--
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • Accelerated MSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
  • PhD
  • BSN to PhD
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Saint Anthony College of Nursing
Rockford, IL
Saint Anthony College of Nursing
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price--
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
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Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing
Peoria, IL
Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price--
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • BSN to PhD
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South Suburban College
South Holland, IL
South Suburban College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$5,840
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN - closed in 2012
  • LPN to ADN
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Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
Edwardsville, IL
Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$15,090
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

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
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St. John's College-Department of Nursing
Springfield, IL
St. John's College-Department of Nursing
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price--
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
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Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences
Rock Island, IL
Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price--
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

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
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University of St Francis
Joliet, IL
University of St Francis
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$18,766
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
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Northeastern Illinois University
Chicago, IL
Northeastern Illinois University
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$16,462
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • Family Nurse Practitioner
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Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus
Bridgeview, IL
Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Private
Net price--
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
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CALC Institute of Technology
Alton, IL
CALC Institute of Technology
Student PopulationSmall
College Type Less than two year Private
Net price--
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • LPN
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ATS Institute of Technology - Chicago
Chicago, IL
ATS Institute of Technology - Chicago

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Americare Technical School
Park Ridge, IL
Americare Technical School

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Coalition of African American Nurses, Inc.
Matteson, IL
Coalition of African American Nurses, Inc.

Programs offered

  • LPN
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CMK Healthcare
Clarendon Hills, IL
CMK Healthcare

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Great Paragon Healthcare, Inc
Chicago, IL
Great Paragon Healthcare, Inc

Programs offered

  • LPN
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International Career Institute
Lincolnwood, IL
International Career Institute

Programs offered

  • LPN
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John A Logan Community College - Alongi Center
Du Quoin, IL
John A Logan Community College - Alongi Center

Programs offered

  • LPN
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East St. Louis Community College Center
East St. Louis, IL
East St. Louis Community College Center

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Northbrook College of Health Care
Wheeling, IL
Northbrook College of Health Care

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Northwestern Institute of Health and Technology - Skokie Campus
Skokie, IL
Northwestern Institute of Health and Technology - Skokie Campus

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Omega Healthcare Technical School
Gurnee, IL
Omega Healthcare Technical School

Programs offered

  • LPN
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PC Center Training Institute
Oak Brook, IL
PC Center Training Institute

Programs offered

  • LPN
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William Rainey Harper College
Palatine, IL
William Rainey Harper College

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN

Closed Nursing Schools/Campuses

The following schools are closed permanently.

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

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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