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Colleges & Universities in Illinois
Adler School of Professional Psychology American Academy of Art American College of Education American InterContinental University Argosy University Augustana College Aurora University Benedictine University Blackburn College Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing Bradley University Catholic Theological Union Chamberlain College of Nursing The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Chicago State University Chicago Theological Seminary Columbia College Chicago Concordia University–Chicago DePaul University DeVry University DeVry University–Addison DeVry University–Chicago Dominican University East-West University Eastern Illinois University Ellis University Elmhurst College Erikson Institute Eureka College Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary Governors State University Greenville College Harrington College of Design Hebrew Theological College Illinois College Illinois College of Optometry Illinois Institute of Art Illinois Institute of Art–Schaumburg Illinois Institute of Technology Illinois State University Illinois Wesleyan University Institute for Clinical Social Work John Marshall Law School Judson University Kendall College Knowledge Systems Institute Knox College Lake Forest College Lake Forest Graduate School of Management Lakeview College of Nursing Lewis University Lexington College Lincoln Christian University Lincoln College Loyola University Chicago Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago MacMurray College McCormick Theological Seminary McKendree University Methodist College Midstate College Midwestern University Millikin University Monmouth College Moody Bible Institute National University of Health Sciences National-Louis University North Central College North Park University Northeastern Illinois University Northern Baptist Theological Seminary Northern Illinois University Northwestern University Olivet Nazarene University Principia College Quincy University Rasmussen College Resurrection University Robert Morris University–Illinois Rockford College Roosevelt University Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science Rush University Saint Anthony College of Nursing Saint Augustine College Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing Saint John's College Saint Xavier University School of the Art Institute of Chicago Shimer College Southern Illinois University System Carbondale Edwardsville Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago Trinity Christian College Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences Trinity International University University of Chicago University of Illinois System Chicago Springfield Urbana-Champaign University of St. Francis VanderCook College of Music Western Illinois University Wheaton College
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Never attend a for-profit college
Earlier this month, the Brookings Papers on Economic Activity released a report on what, precisely, is driving the massive wave of defaults on student loans. By cross-comparing federal student loan data with tax information provided by individual borrowers going back several decades, the report's authors found that the current crisis in student loan defaults is concentrated largely among "non-traditional" borrowers at for-profit colleges. These are students who turned to proprietary schools during and after the recession, and who emerged with hefty debt and poor job prospects regardless of whether they'd attained their degrees.
These Are the Worst Colleges in America
Many of these colleges are dropout factories, where students are unlikely to graduate and prices, debt levels, and student loan default rates are high.
The list features eleven private for-profit colleges and nine private non-profit institutions. No public universities are represented.
Best Colleges for Vets
The University of Nebraska Omaha is tops among four-year schools in our Best for Vets: Colleges 2015 rankings. University of Maryland University College led online and nontraditional schools, and Nebraska's Central Community College is once again our top-ranked two-year school. Read more
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5 Colleges You Can Go to for Free
By Christina Couch | Bankrate.com
The Cooper Union
Location: New York City
Tuition price: Free tuition for all students. Students do have to pay for housing, lab fees and a $775 student fee per semester.
Value: $38,550 per year
College of the Ozarks Location: Point Lookout, Mo.
Tuition price: Free, not including room and board
Value: $17,900 per year
United States Coast Guard Academy
Location: New London, Conn.
Tuition price: Free
Value: $98,200 per year
Location: Glen Cove, N.Y.
Tuition price: Tuition is free for all admitted U.S. citizens and green card holders. This does not include room and board.
Value: $41,500 per year
Macaulay Honors College
Location: New York City
Tuition: It's free for in-state residents. All Macaulay enrollees also receive a laptop and $7,500 in "opportunity funds" that can be used for research projects, study abroad programs, internships and service initiatives.
Value: $5,430 per year for in-state students
Student Veterans of America
Washington D.C. 20013