This guide to undergraduate and graduate colleges in Cook County does the research for any Chicagoland college-bound student and their family planning to stay in their hometown. Students often choose to stay in the local area for health or financial reasons, or to take care of family, or simply to stay where they have access to certain facilities. Whatever your reason, this guide covers 74 private and public colleges to help you select those that will fit your needs. Online colleges must have a physical location in Cook County to be included. Sources for the info are the web sites of the colleges and the National Center for Education Statistics.
This page is arranged in alphabetical order. You can also narrow down your choices by the Type of School, and the Location. Under My Colleges, you can compare colleges on your list to figure out which ones are closest to your ideal school. This was my Girl Scout Gold Award project.