Names the Top 20 Online Colleges Near Chicago

GREENVILLE, S.C., March 13, 2023 /PRNewswire |  The Windy City of Chicago has a lot to offer visitors and residents, and education is no exception. There are many terrific colleges and universities located within the city and even more within a day’s drive.

The Chicago area is virtually an educational hotspot, being home to some of the best schools in the nation. Due to Chicago’s proximity to state lines, the ranking features schools not only within Illinois, but Michigan and Indiana as well.

To complete this college ranking, “Top 20 Online Colleges Near Chicago”  (, Anne P. Velusa, Research Editor at has evaluated all schools within a 300 mile radius of Chicago in order to find the best schools that offer students online options for coursework. Full methodology can be found preceding the ranking.

The following schools made the ranking:

20. Goshen College - Goshen, Indiana

19. Saint Mary’s College - Notre Dame, Indiana

18. Loyola University Chicago - Chicago, Illinois

17. Bradley University - Peoria, Illinois

16. DePaul University - Chicago, Illinois

15. University of Illinois at Chicago - Chicago, Illinois

14. Hope College - Holland, Michigan

13. Butler University - Indianapolis, Indiana

12. Taylor University - Upland, Indiana

11. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology - Terre Haute, Indiana

10. DePauw University - Greencastle, Indiana

9. Purdue University - West Lafayette, Indiana

8. Indiana University Bloomington - Bloomington, Indiana

7. Michigan State University - East Lansing, Michigan

6. Northwestern University - Evanston, Illinois

5. Wheaton College - Wheaton, Illinois

4. University of Chicago - Chicago, Illinois

3. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor - Ann Arbor, Michigan

2. University of Notre Dame - Notre Dame, Indiana

1. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Champaign, Illinois

Contact Anne P. Velusa, Research Editor | | |  864-245-0751

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