Best Ranked 45 RN
Programs in Illinois

RN Programs in Illinois

Ranked RN and BSN Programs in Illinois

After evaluating 1,209 ADN, 794 BSN, 2,022 campus and 383 online RN programs, we ranked RN programs against criteria nurses found to be most valuabale. We spent $27,700 on this unique list that has helped more than 3,000 nurses apply to the right program for their career goals. Find NCLEX passing scores, tuition rates, nursing program accreidtation, institution accreditation and more. Expore our RN-ADN and RN-BSN rankings for Illinois in the listings below.

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[state_name] Best Ranked RN Programs in by RNCareers.org

Ranked Schools : 45

Evaluated Schools : 84

RN Programs in Illinois

Illinois has many education programs for nursing students.  Their is a multitude of colleges located in urban Chicago and in community colleges in outlying areas of the state.  Many of the colleges offer RN programs.  Community colleges in Illinois also often partner with neighboring universities and colleges to offer "bridge" programs, which allows a recent RN graduate to "bridge" into a BSN program.
See our methodology for ranking ADN and BSN programs.

RANKED 1

Robert Morris University Illinois RN Programs in IL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 4.89197.80%

Robert Morris University Illinois

  • 401 S State Street, Chicago, IL - 60605
  • (312) 935-6800

Robert Morris University Illinois is located in Chicago, Illinois.  They are able to boast that their graduation rate is in the top 5 amongst private universities in Illinois.  Their department of nursing offers a BSN degree and an ASN degree.

  • Campus: Chicago, IL
  • Net Price: $19,642.00
  • Enrollment: 2,781
  • Loan Default Rate: 5.80%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Private Not-For-Profit
  • Net Price Change: 8.18%
  • Graduation Rate: 80.00%
  • Median Borrowing: $20,000.00
  • Median Payment: $208.82
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 2

Harper College RN Programs in IL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 4.84196.80%

Harper College

  • 1200 W Algonquin Rd, Palatine, IL - 60067-7398
  • (847) 925-6000

Harper College is located in Palatine, Illinois.  Their nursing department graduated their first RNs in 1967.  They offer a practical nursing program, and RN program and an RN to BSN completion program.  Harper College is partnered with Benedictine University to offer the RN to BSN program on the Harper College campus for its RNs.

  • Campus: Palatine, IL
  • Net Price: $7,104.00
  • Enrollment: 14,830
  • Transfer Out Rate: 29.40%
  • Loan Default Rate: 20.20%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 23.79%
  • Graduation Rate: 24.10%
  • Median Borrowing: $7,080.00
  • Median Payment: $73.92
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 3

McHenry County College RN Programs in IL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 4.8196.00%

McHenry County College

  • 8900 US Hwy 14, Crystal Lake, IL - 60012-2761
  • (815) 455-3700

McHenry County College is located in Crystal Lake, Illinois.  Their nursing department offers an AAS degree and an LPN to AAS degree.  McHenry County College also offers an RN to BSN Partnership Program with Aurora University  – Woodstock Center.  If enrolled in this program, McHenry nursing students will have direct admission to Aurora’s RN to BSN program.

  • Campus: Crystal Lake, IL
  • Net Price: $6,780.00
  • Enrollment: 7,023
  • Transfer Out Rate: 31.00%
  • Loan Default Rate: 15.80%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 103.30%
  • Graduation Rate: 24.10%
  • Median Borrowing: $4,500.00
  • Median Payment: $46.99
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) :

RANKED 4

Prairie State College RN Programs in IL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 4.74194.80%

Prairie State College

  • 202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, IL - 60411-8226
  • (708) 709-3500

Prairie State College is located in Chicago Heights, Illinois.  Their nursing department offers an ADN degree and a bridge option for licensed practical nurses.  LPNs may enter the generic ADN program if there are not enough seats available in the bridge program for the amount of applicants.

  • Campus: Chicago Heights, IL
  • Net Price: $6,262.00
  • Enrollment: 5,064
  • Transfer Out Rate: 35.10%
  • Loan Default Rate: 15.60%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 56.39%
  • Graduation Rate: 12.90%
  • Median Borrowing: $5,500.00
  • Median Payment: $57.43
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 5

Kishwaukee College RN Programs in IL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 4.73194.60%

Kishwaukee College

  • 21193 Malta Rd, Malta, IL - 60150-9699
  • (815) 825-2086

Kishwaukee College is located in Malta, Illinois.  Their nursing program began in 1970, but evolved into an RN program in 1975.  They graduate 80 new RNs yearly.  At this time, their program is strictly an RN program, without an LPN to RN option.

  • Campus: Malta, IL
  • Net Price: $6,824.00
  • Enrollment: 4,717
  • Transfer Out Rate: 31.30%
  • Loan Default Rate: 20.70%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus, Online
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 13.21%
  • Graduation Rate: 18.50%
  • Median Borrowing: $5,500.00
  • Median Payment: $57.43
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) :

RANKED 6

Southeastern Illinois College RN Programs in IL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 4.7194.00%

Southeastern Illinois College

  • 3575 College Road, Harrisburg, IL - 62946
  • (618) 252-5400

Southeastern Illinois College is located in Harrisburg, Illinois.  They offer an ADN program.  In addition, they have partnered with six other colleges to offer an online LPN to RN program, which is called the Southern Illinois Online Nursing Initiative (SIONI).  The program is offered exclusively online, with the exception of the clinical portions of the program.

  • Campus: Harrisburg, IL
  • Net Price: $7,403.00
  • Enrollment: 1,930
  • Transfer Out Rate: 27.40%
  • Loan Default Rate: 14.20%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 20.18%
  • Graduation Rate: 23.90%
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) :

RANKED 7

Parkland College RN Programs in IL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 4.69193.80%

Parkland College

  • 2400 W Bradley Ave, Champaign, IL - 61821-1899
  • (217) 351-2200

Parkland College is located in Champaign, Illinois.  Their nursing program has multiple options – an ADN program, an LPN to ADN bridge program and a paramedic to ADN bridge program.  The paramedic to ADN bridge program builds on clinical work experience; the program is designed to “…fill in the gaps, so you would not need everything a student starting from the beginning needs to be able to graduate and take the NCLEX.”

  • Campus: Champaign, IL
  • Net Price: $5,546.00
  • Enrollment: 8,437
  • Transfer Out Rate: 35.10%
  • Loan Default Rate: 25.60%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 9.52%
  • Graduation Rate: 16.30%
  • Median Borrowing: $5,250.00
  • Median Payment: $54.82
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 8

Joliet Junior College RN Programs in IL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 4.68193.60%

Joliet Junior College

  • 1215 Houbolt Rd, Joliet, IL - 60431-8938
  • (815) 729-9020

Joliet Junior College is located in Joliet, Illinois.  The College of Nursing at Joliet Junior College offers a practical nursing program, a military corpsman to practical nurse program, an RN program and an LPN transition to RN program.  Their LPN to RN program is competitive and their admission requirements are more rigorous than other LPN to RN programs; for example, an exam that predicts success on the NCLEX-RN must be taken prior to admittance into the program.

  • Campus: Joliet, IL
  • Net Price: $4,948.00
  • Enrollment: 16,869
  • Transfer Out Rate: 35.30%
  • Loan Default Rate: 18.90%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: -15.84%
  • Graduation Rate: 12.60%
  • Median Borrowing: $5,000.00
  • Median Payment: $52.21
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 9

Oakton Community College RN Programs in IL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 4.66193.20%

Oakton Community College

  • 1600 E Golf Rd., Des Plaines, IL - 60016-1268
  • (847) 635-1600

Oakton Community College is located in Des Plaines, Illinois.  There is also a campus in Skokie, Illinois.  They offer an RN program and an LPN to RN bridge program.  The RN program is offered twice yearly, whereas the bridge program is only offered once per year.  The LPN seeking entrance into their program must have a minimum of two years of nursing experience prior to admission.

  • Campus: Des Plaines, IL
  • Net Price: $5,448.00
  • Enrollment: 10,866
  • Transfer Out Rate: 34.80%
  • Loan Default Rate: 11.60%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 12.61%
  • Graduation Rate: 14.40%
  • Median Borrowing: $3,678.00
  • Median Payment: $38.40
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 10

Lake Land College RN Programs in IL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 4.65193.00%

Lake Land College

  • 5001 Lake Land Blvd, Mattoon, IL - 61938
  • (217) 234-5253

Lake Land College is located in Mattoon, Illinois.  They offer an RN program.  They do not offer a specific LPN to RN program; however, LPNs are welcome to apply to their program.  LPNs who apply and are accepted may then apply for a waiver to pass out of certain classes.

  • Campus: Mattoon, IL
  • Net Price: $4,968.00
  • Enrollment: 6,351
  • Transfer Out Rate: 18.50%
  • Loan Default Rate: 24.90%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 13.14%
  • Graduation Rate: 29.90%
  • Median Borrowing: $3,485.00
  • Median Payment: $36.39
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 11

John A Logan College RN Programs in IL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 4.63192.60%

John A Logan College

  • 700 Logan College Road, Carterville, IL - 62918-2500
  • (618) 985-3741

John A. Logan College is located in Carterville, Illinois.  They offer an ADN program.  They also offer an LPN to ADN program, which is a “hybrid” program – it is offered partially online and partially on-campus.  Whereas some LPN to ADN programs require a certain amount of nursing experience prior to admission, John A. Logan’s nursing program requires that the NCLEX-PN has been passed prior to applying to their program.

  • Campus: Carterville, IL
  • Net Price: $4,313.00
  • Enrollment: 7,150
  • Transfer Out Rate: 21.90%
  • Loan Default Rate: 20.10%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus, Online
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 32.63%
  • Graduation Rate: 25.60%
  • Median Borrowing: $3,500.00
  • Median Payment: $36.54
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) :

RANKED 12

Southwestern Illinois College RN Programs in IL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 4.62192.40%

Southwestern Illinois College

  • 2500 Carlyle Ave, Belleville, IL - 62221-5899
  • (618) 235-2700

Southwestern Illinois College has locations in Belleville, Granite City and Red Bud, Illinois.  They offer an RN program.  They also have an LPN Articulation program.  This program allows LPNs to take prerequisite classes as required; if all classes are passed successfully in the allotted time frame, “escrowed” credits will be awarded.  If the LPN does not want to go through this process, they may opt to enroll in the general RN program.

  • Campus: Belleville, IL
  • Net Price: $7,555.00
  • Enrollment: 11,332
  • Transfer Out Rate: 19.30%
  • Loan Default Rate: 22.90%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 31.64%
  • Graduation Rate: 27.20%
  • Median Borrowing: $3,500.00
  • Median Payment: $36.54
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 13

Waubonsee Community College RN Programs in IL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 4.6192.00%

Waubonsee Community College

  • Rte 47 at Waubonsee Drive, Sugar Grove, IL - 60554-9454
  • (6.3) 046-7E+13

Waubonsee Community College is located in Sugar Grove, Illinois.  They offer an RN program.  They also offer an RN to BSN program, in partnership with Governors State College.  Waubonsee Community College enrolled its first RN students in 1970.  Today, it graduates approximately 144 students per year.

  • Campus: Sugar Grove, IL
  • Net Price: $5,604.00
  • Enrollment: 10,721
  • Transfer Out Rate: 23.90%
  • Loan Default Rate: 18.00%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 14.98%
  • Graduation Rate: 30.10%
  • Median Borrowing: $5,250.00
  • Median Payment: $54.82
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 14

Elgin Community College RN Programs in IL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 4.59191.80%

Elgin Community College

  • 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, IL - 60123-7193
  • (847) 697-1000

Elgin Community College is located in Elgin, Illinois.  Elgin Community College has a variety of degree options; many of these associate’s degrees are designed so that after completion, the graduate can enter a university seamlessly and complete their bachelor’s degree.  They offer an RN program and offer their students guidance throughout the program, should they want to complete a BSN degree after graduation.

  • Campus: Elgin, IL
  • Net Price: $4,548.00
  • Enrollment: 11,285
  • Transfer Out Rate: 21.50%
  • Loan Default Rate: 20.50%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: -39.95%
  • Graduation Rate: 28.70%
  • Median Borrowing: $5,052.00
  • Median Payment: $52.75
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 15

Illinois Valley Community College RN Programs in IL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 4.5190.00%

Illinois Valley Community College

  • 815 N Orlando Smith Ave, Oglesby, IL - 61348-9692
  • (815) 224-2720

Illinois Valley Community College is located in Oglesby, Illinois.  Their nursing program offers an RN option and an Advanced Placement for LPNs.  The advanced placement option allows the LPN to become an RN in three semesters.  They require that LPNs have a minimum of one year of work experience prior to admittance into the program.

  • Campus: Oglesby, IL
  • Net Price: $6,601.00
  • Enrollment: 3,705
  • Transfer Out Rate: 22.60%
  • Loan Default Rate: 19.40%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 7.82%
  • Graduation Rate: 30.10%
  • Median Borrowing: $7,015.00
  • Median Payment: $73.24
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 16

Rock Valley College RN Programs in IL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 4.5190.00%

Rock Valley College

  • 3301 N Mulford Rd, Rockford, IL - 61114-5699
  • (815) 921-7821

Rock Valley College is located in Rockford, Illinois.  They offer an AAS RN degree.  Rock Valley College also has a partnership with five local universities (Indiana-Wesleyan University, Northern Illinois University, Olivet-Nazarene University, St. Anthony College of Nursing and University of Illinois in Chicago); these universities offer RN to BSN programs that Rock Valley College RN graduates may attend after passing their NCLEX-RN.

  • Campus: Rockford, IL
  • Net Price: $5,022.00
  • Enrollment: 8,150
  • Transfer Out Rate: 21.00%
  • Loan Default Rate: 19.70%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 15.82%
  • Graduation Rate: 22.10%
  • Median Borrowing: $3,500.00
  • Median Payment: $36.54
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) :

RANKED 17

City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College RN Programs in IL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 4.475189.50%

City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College

  • 1145 W Wilson Ave., Chicago, IL - 60640-6063
  • (773) 907-4000

  • Campus: Chicago, IL
  • Net Price: $5,510.00
  • Enrollment: 11,800
  • Transfer Out Rate: 32.90%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: -12.51%
  • Graduation Rate: 11.80%
  • Median Borrowing: $5,250.00
  • Median Payment: $54.82
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 18

Triton College RN Programs in IL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 4.46189.20%

Triton College

  • 2000 5th Ave, River Grove, IL - 60171-1995
  • (7.0) 845-6E+13

  • Campus: River Grove, IL
  • Net Price: $4,557.00
  • Enrollment: 11,225
  • Transfer Out Rate: 26.40%
  • Loan Default Rate: 10.90%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 13.25%
  • Graduation Rate: 14.70%
  • Median Borrowing: $4,924.00
  • Median Payment: $51.41
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 19

Sauk Valley Community College RN Programs in IL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 4.45189.00%

Sauk Valley Community College

  • 173 Illinois Rt 2, Dixon, IL - 61021-9112
  • (815) 288-5511

  • Campus: Dixon, IL
  • Net Price: $5,802.00
  • Enrollment: 2,220
  • Transfer Out Rate: 25.80%
  • Loan Default Rate: 17.30%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: -18.48%
  • Graduation Rate: 29.00%
  • Median Borrowing: $3,500.00
  • Median Payment: $36.54
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) :

RANKED 20

Richland Community College RN Programs in IL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 4.43188.60%

Richland Community College

  • One College Pk, Decatur, IL - 62521-8512
  • (217) 875-7200

  • Campus: Decatur, IL
  • Net Price: $5,911.00
  • Enrollment: 3,340
  • Transfer Out Rate: 17.10%
  • Loan Default Rate: 18.00%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 5.18%
  • Graduation Rate: 21.10%
  • Median Borrowing: $4,263.00
  • Median Payment: $44.51
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 21

Kankakee Community College RN Programs in IL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 4.43188.60%

Kankakee Community College

  • 100 College Drive, Kankakee, IL - 60901
  • (815) 802-8100

  • Campus: Kankakee, IL
  • Net Price: $5,582.00
  • Enrollment: 3,825
  • Transfer Out Rate: 23.90%
  • Loan Default Rate: 15.10%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: -6.31%
  • Graduation Rate: 19.70%
  • Median Borrowing: $5,500.00
  • Median Payment: $57.43
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) :

RANKED 22

Black Hawk College RN Programs in IL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 4.39187.80%

Black Hawk College

  • 6600-34th Avenue, Moline, IL - 61265-5899
  • (309) 796-5000

  • Campus: Moline, IL
  • Net Price: $5,088.00
  • Enrollment: 6,574
  • Transfer Out Rate: 25.30%
  • Loan Default Rate: 13.10%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: -13.32%
  • Graduation Rate: 18.70%
  • Median Borrowing: $3,562.00
  • Median Payment: $37.19
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 23

Danville Area Community College RN Programs in IL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 4.38187.60%

Danville Area Community College

  • 2000 E Main St, Danville, IL - 61832-5118
  • (217) 443-3222

  • Campus: Danville, IL
  • Net Price: $7,778.00
  • Enrollment: 4,035
  • Transfer Out Rate: 20.50%
  • Loan Default Rate: 18.20%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 45.06%
  • Graduation Rate: 28.70%
  • Median Borrowing: $3,500.00
  • Median Payment: $36.54
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 24

College of Lake County RN Programs in IL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 4.37187.40%

College of Lake County

  • 19351 W Washington St., Grayslake, IL - 60030-1198
  • (847) 543-2000

  • Campus: Grayslake, IL
  • Net Price: $4,199.00
  • Enrollment: 17,685
  • Transfer Out Rate: 24.50%
  • Loan Default Rate: 15.40%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: -10.05%
  • Graduation Rate: 16.70%
  • Median Borrowing: $4,500.00
  • Median Payment: $46.99
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 25

Moraine Valley Community College RN Programs in IL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 4.37187.40%

Moraine Valley Community College

  • 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL - 60465-0937
  • (708) 974-4300

  • Campus: Palos Hills, IL
  • Net Price: $4,488.00
  • Enrollment: 16,106
  • Transfer Out Rate: 29.10%
  • Loan Default Rate: 9.20%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: -13.63%
  • Graduation Rate: 20.50%
  • Median Borrowing: $5,500.00
  • Median Payment: $57.43
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 26

Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus RN Programs in IL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 4.3335186.67%

Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus

  • 7725 South Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview, IL - 60455
  • (888) 205-2283

  • Campus: Bridgeview, IL
  • Enrollment: 756
  • Loan Default Rate: 16.40%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Private For-Profit
  • Graduation Rate: 66.90%
  • Median Borrowing: $19,841.00
  • Median Payment: $207.16
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) :

RANKED 27

Shawnee Community College RN Programs in IL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 4.33186.60%

Shawnee Community College

  • 8364 Shawnee College Rd, Ullin, IL - 62992
  • (618) 634-3200

  • Campus: Ullin, IL
  • Net Price: $12,302.00
  • Enrollment: 1,834
  • Transfer Out Rate: 36.40%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus, Online
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 40.93%
  • Graduation Rate: 28.00%
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) :

RANKED 28

Morton College RN Programs in IL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 4.29185.80%

Morton College

  • 3801 S Central Ave, Cicero, IL - 60804-4398
  • (708) 656-8000

  • Campus: Cicero, IL
  • Net Price: $3,167.00
  • Enrollment: 4,886
  • Transfer Out Rate: 21.50%
  • Loan Default Rate: 18.80%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: -9.31%
  • Graduation Rate: 15.00%
  • Median Borrowing: $5,876.00
  • Median Payment: $61.35
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 29

College of DuPage RN Programs in IL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 4.28185.60%

College of DuPage

  • 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL - 60137-6599
  • (630) 942-2800

  • Campus: Glen Ellyn, IL
  • Net Price: $7,052.00
  • Enrollment: 28,627
  • Transfer Out Rate: 30.70%
  • Loan Default Rate: 13.40%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 27.41%
  • Graduation Rate: 15.90%
  • Median Borrowing: $5,990.00
  • Median Payment: $62.54
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 30

Kaskaskia College RN Programs in IL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 4.27185.40%

Kaskaskia College

  • 27210 College Rd, Centralia, IL - 62801
  • (618) 545-3000

  • Campus: Centralia, IL
  • Net Price: $5,741.00
  • Enrollment: 5,258
  • Transfer Out Rate: 16.20%
  • Loan Default Rate: 31.30%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 44.32%
  • Graduation Rate: 46.20%
  • Median Borrowing: $5,500.00
  • Median Payment: $57.43
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 31

Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences RN Programs in IL [state_name]

ADN / BSN

Overall Score: 4.27185.40%

Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences

  • 2122 - 25th Avenue, Rock Island, IL - 61201-5317
  • (309) 779-7700

Trinity College or Nursing and Health Sciences is located in Rock Island, Illinois.  This college is unique in that it is small and houses only health science degrees – nursing (associates of nursing, bachelor’s of nursing, master’s of nursing, bachelor of science in health science, associate of applied science in radiography, and associated of applied science in respiratory therapy).  They also offer the EDGE Program, which allows high school seniors early entry into their programs.

  • Campus: Rock Island, IL
  • Enrollment: 234
  • Loan Default Rate: 6.00%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Private Not-For-Profit
  • Graduation Rate: 66.70%
  • Median Borrowing: $16,562.00
  • Median Payment: $172.93
  • Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN, CCNE

RANKED 32

Lincoln Land Community College RN Programs in IL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 4.26185.20%

Lincoln Land Community College

  • 5250 Shepherd Rd, Springfield, IL - 62794-9256
  • (217) 786-2200

  • Campus: Springfield, IL
  • Net Price: $5,001.00
  • Enrollment: 7,020
  • Transfer Out Rate: 18.70%
  • Loan Default Rate: 16.40%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: -30.69%
  • Graduation Rate: 25.30%
  • Median Borrowing: $5,500.00
  • Median Payment: $57.43
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 33

Ambria College of Nursing RN Programs in IL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 4.25185.00%

Ambria College of Nursing

  • 5210 Trillium Blvd, Hoffman Estates, IL - 60192
  • (8.4) 739-7E+13

  • Campus: Hoffman Estates, IL
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Private For-Profit
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) :

RANKED 34

Illinois Central College RN Programs in IL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 4.24184.80%

Illinois Central College

  • 1 College Drive, East Peoria, IL - 61635-0001
  • (309) 694-5422

  • Campus: East Peoria, IL
  • Net Price: $6,123.00
  • Enrollment: 10,770
  • Transfer Out Rate: 20.00%
  • Loan Default Rate: 26.30%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 34.96%
  • Graduation Rate: 23.20%
  • Median Borrowing: $4,250.00
  • Median Payment: $44.37
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 35

Heartland Community College RN Programs in IL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 4.2184.00%

Heartland Community College

  • 1500 West Raab Road, Normal, IL - 61761-9446
  • (309) 268-8000

  • Campus: Normal, IL
  • Net Price: $6,507.00
  • Enrollment: 5,215
  • Transfer Out Rate: 26.40%
  • Loan Default Rate: 22.30%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 7.48%
  • Graduation Rate: 22.70%
  • Median Borrowing: $5,025.00
  • Median Payment: $52.47
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 36

Carl Sandburg College RN Programs in IL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 4.19183.80%

Carl Sandburg College

  • 2400 Tom L. Wilson Boulevard, Galesburg, IL - 61401
  • (309) 344-2518

  • Campus: Galesburg, IL
  • Net Price: $4,014.00
  • Enrollment: 2,328
  • Transfer Out Rate: 24.90%
  • Loan Default Rate: 20.20%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 17.40%
  • Graduation Rate: 25.70%
  • Median Borrowing: $3,500.00
  • Median Payment: $36.54
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 37

John Wood Community College RN Programs in IL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 4.18183.60%

John Wood Community College

  • 1301 S 48th Street, Quincy, IL - 62305-8736
  • (217) 224-6500

  • Campus: Quincy, IL
  • Net Price: $7,175.00
  • Enrollment: 1,923
  • Transfer Out Rate: 16.00%
  • Loan Default Rate: 15.70%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 6.33%
  • Graduation Rate: 30.80%
  • Median Borrowing: $6,317.00
  • Median Payment: $65.96
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) :

RANKED 38

Highland Community College RN Programs in IL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 4.16183.20%

Highland Community College

  • 2998 W Pearl City Rd, Freeport, IL - 61032-9341
  • (815) 235-6121

  • Campus: Freeport, IL
  • Net Price: $5,350.00
  • Enrollment: 2,031
  • Transfer Out Rate: 21.10%
  • Loan Default Rate: 24.10%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 16.20%
  • Graduation Rate: 36.60%
  • Median Borrowing: $5,500.00
  • Median Payment: $57.43
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) :

RANKED 39

City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College RN Programs in IL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 4.1125182.25%

City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College

  • 4300 N Narragansett, Chicago, IL - 60634-1500
  • (773) 777-7900

  • Campus: Chicago, IL
  • Net Price: $4,414.00
  • Enrollment: 12,640
  • Transfer Out Rate: 24.00%
  • Loan Default Rate: 37.50%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 7.87%
  • Graduation Rate: 13.90%
  • Median Borrowing: $3,344.00
  • Median Payment: $34.92
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) :

RANKED 40

Lewis and Clark Community College RN Programs in IL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 4.07181.40%

Lewis and Clark Community College

  • 5800 Godfrey Rd, Godfrey, IL - 62035
  • (618) 468-7000

  • Campus: Godfrey, IL
  • Net Price: $4,383.00
  • Enrollment: 8,520
  • Transfer Out Rate: 29.80%
  • Loan Default Rate: 13.90%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: -10.00%
  • Graduation Rate: 13.40%
  • Median Borrowing: $3,500.00
  • Median Payment: $36.54
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 41

Spoon River College RN Programs in IL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 3.95179.00%

Spoon River College

  • 23235 North County 22, Canton, IL - 61520-8622
  • (309) 647-4645

  • Campus: Canton, IL
  • Net Price: $9,987.00
  • Enrollment: 1,784
  • Transfer Out Rate: 28.90%
  • Loan Default Rate: 18.20%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 6.94%
  • Graduation Rate: 22.10%
  • Median Borrowing: $4,500.00
  • Median Payment: $46.99
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) :

RANKED 42

South Suburban College RN Programs in IL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 3.79175.80%

South Suburban College

  • 15800 South State Street, South Holland, IL - 60473-1200
  • (708) 596-2000

  • Campus: South Holland, IL
  • Net Price: $4,091.00
  • Enrollment: 5,212
  • Transfer Out Rate: 36.50%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 8.31%
  • Graduation Rate: 21.50%
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 43

City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College RN Programs in IL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 3.4875169.75%

City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College

  • 7500 S Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL - 60652-1299
  • (773) 838-7500

  • Campus: Chicago, IL
  • Net Price: $4,995.00
  • Enrollment: 9,384
  • Transfer Out Rate: 24.30%
  • Loan Default Rate: 5.40%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 6.32%
  • Graduation Rate: 8.20%
  • Median Borrowing: $3,500.00
  • Median Payment: $36.54
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 44

City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College RN Programs in IL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 2.7375154.75%

City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College

  • 1900 W Van Buren, Chicago, IL - 60612-3197
  • (312) 850-7000

  • Campus: Chicago, IL
  • Net Price: $7,090.00
  • Enrollment: 6,842
  • Transfer Out Rate: 25.00%
  • Loan Default Rate: 18.50%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: -4.19%
  • Graduation Rate: 8.40%
  • Median Borrowing: $3,500.00
  • Median Payment: $36.54
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 45

ITT Technical Institute-Orland Park RN Programs in IL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 2.6152.00%

ITT Technical Institute-Orland Park

  • 11551 184th Place, Orland Park, IL - 60467
  • (708) 326-3200

  • Campus: Orland Park, IL
  • Net Price: $22,578.00
  • Enrollment: 527
  • Loan Default Rate: 22.40%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Private For-Profit
  • Net Price Change: 6.46%
  • Graduation Rate: 42.30%
  • Median Borrowing: $23,217.00
  • Median Payment: $242.41
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) :

RANKED N/A

Olney Central College RN Programs in IL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: N/A

Olney Central College

  • 305 N West Street, Olney, IL - 62450
  • (618) 393-2982

  • Campus: Olney, IL
  • Net Price: $1,634.00
  • Enrollment: 1,470
  • Transfer Out Rate: 40.30%
  • Loan Default Rate: 16.50%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 65.89%
  • Graduation Rate: 37.10%
  • Median Borrowing: $3,600.00
  • Median Payment: $37.59
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) :

RANKED N/A

Frontier Community College RN Programs in IL [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: N/A

Frontier Community College

  • Frontier Drive, Fairfield, IL - 62837
  • (618) 393-2982

  • Campus: Fairfield, IL
  • Net Price: $2,068.00
  • Enrollment: 2,194
  • Transfer Out Rate: 42.90%
  • Loan Default Rate: 12.50%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 102.75%
  • Graduation Rate: 57.10%
  • Median Borrowing: $5,074.00
  • Median Payment: $52.98
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) :

Illinois Licensing Requirements

RN Licensure by Exam

After graduation a candidate can apply for the exam and licensing. This can be completed online. The application and fee is sent to through an outside agency called Continental Testing Services for a $91 fee. There is also a paper application available. Prior to receiving authorization to participate in the exam, candidates must submit proof of graduation. An official transcript will be required eventually but the process can be quickened the process by providing the correct documentation. Fingerprints will be required. This is a step that can be completed within 60 days in advance. Registration to the exam itself is completed through the Pearson VUE website and requires a $200 fee. When a nursing candidate has passed a licensing exam they will be able to practice under appropriate supervision as a “license pending” nurse. This cannot be done, however, until the candidate receives an authorization letter. The exam must be passed within three years of the time they apply for the Board; otherwise, two years of nursing school will be required.

RN Licensure by Endorsement

Candidates who obtained licensure in one of the other 50 states need license verification from the state in which they are licensed. This includes the current state and other states in which the nurse has practice in the most recent five year around. NCLEX results may be provided by the state of original licensure or by Pearson VUE. Endorsement candidates may obtain a temporary license in favor of beginning work before the paperwork is processed. The endorsement application fee is $50 but is $75 for a temporary license.

RN License for Nurses Educated Abroad

Eligible foreign nurses may obtain licensing in Illinois as long as they are license in their country and met all other requirements. There must be a credential report for one or two approved agencies. Credentials or documentation that are not in English must be sent with a certified translation. Candidates who do not speak English as a first language must complete the TOEFL or IELTS Academic Module. This requirement may be waived for a nurse who completed a program or took a licensing exam in English.

[state_name] Best Ranked RN and BSN Programs in by RNCareers.org

Ranked Schools : 28

Evaluated Schools : 36

BSN Programs in Illinois

Coursework in BSN programs builds knowledge gained from nursing experience and helps provide individualized study in an area of interest. The healthcare reform, complex medical technology, and computerized healthcare have made higher education in nursing essential to be a success in the industry. BSN programs in Illinois offer a wide selection of hospital and outpatient settings. This can enhance nursing practice and provide a foundation for leadership positions. Courses that are common in BSN programs may include (but are not limited to):
  • Leadership, management, and professional roles in nursing
  • Advanced practice studies in a choice of areas or concentration
  • Cultural aspects of healthcare for individuals, families, and populations

RANKED 1

Lewis University RN Programs in IL [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: 4.91198.20%

Lewis University

  • One University Parkway, Romeoville, IL - 60446-2200
  • (815) 838-0500

Lewis University is located in Romeoville, Illinois.  Their nursing department offers a few options for its nursing students: a pre-licensure program, which is a general BSN program, a pre-licensure accelerated program, which is designed for students already holding a bachelor’s degree, and an RN to BSN program.

  • Campus: Romeoville, IL
  • Net Price: $19,015.00
  • Enrollment: 4,613
  • Loan Default Rate: 5.20%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Private Not-For-Profit
  • Net Price Change: 9.71%
  • Graduation Rate: 62.50%
  • Median Borrowing: $23,244.00
  • Median Payment: $242.69
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

RANKED 2

Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences RN Programs in IL [state_name]

ADN / BSN

Overall Score: 4.89197.80%

Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences

  • 2122 - 25th Avenue, Rock Island, IL - 61201-5317
  • (309) 779-7700

Trinity College or Nursing and Health Sciences is located in Rock Island, Illinois.  This college is unique in that it is small and houses only health science degrees – nursing (associates of nursing, bachelor’s of nursing, master’s of nursing, bachelor of science in health science, associate of applied science in radiography, and associated of applied science in respiratory therapy).  They also offer the EDGE Program, which allows high school seniors early entry into their programs.

  • Campus: Rock Island, IL
  • Enrollment: 234
  • Loan Default Rate: 6.00%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Private Not-For-Profit
  • Graduation Rate: 66.70%
  • Median Borrowing: $16,562.00
  • Median Payment: $172.93
  • Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN, CCNE

RANKED 3

Illinois State University RN Programs in IL [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: 4.83196.60%

Illinois State University

  • North and School Streets, Normal, IL - 61790-1000
  • (309) 438-2111

Illinois State University is located in Normal, Illinois.  Their nursing department is called the “Mennonite College of Nursing”.  They offer a traditional BSN program, an accelerated BSN program, and their RN to BSN program is offered online.  In addition, they offer various MSN and doctoral options.  They also have a group called M.E.N in Nursing (Men are Excellent Nurses), which works to bring men into the field of nursing.

  • Campus: Normal, IL
  • Net Price: $15,673.00
  • Enrollment: 17,749
  • Loan Default Rate: 4.00%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus, Online
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 14.22%
  • Graduation Rate: 71.60%
  • Median Borrowing: $21,500.00
  • Median Payment: $224.48
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

RANKED 4

Saint Anthony College of Nursing RN Programs in IL [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: 4.82196.40%

Saint Anthony College of Nursing

  • 5658 E State St, Rockford, IL - 61108-2468
  • (815) 395-5091

Saint Anthony College of Nursing is located in Rockford, Illinois.  Their selection of nursing programs is vast – they offer everything from diploma RN programs to doctoral nursing programs.  They even have a parish nurse program, which prepares the RN to work in a faith-based institution.  They have a revamped RN to BSN program that allows the RN to complete their BSN in 18 months.

  • Campus: Rockford, IL
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Private Not-For-Profit
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN, CCNE

RANKED 5

Bradley University RN Programs in IL [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: 4.73194.60%

Bradley University

  • 1501 W Bradley Ave, Peoria, IL - 61625-0001
  • (309) 676-7611

Bradley University’s online platform is exclusively focused on education for nurses and counselors, and their nursing programs can be completed 100% online, allow the completion of clinicals locally, and ready students for NCLEX-BSN Exam and for ANCC certification.

  • Campus: Peoria, IL
  • Net Price: $25,683.00
  • Enrollment: 4,825
  • Loan Default Rate: 2.90%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursin, Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Private Not-For-Profit
  • Net Price Change: 12.06%
  • Graduation Rate: 75.60%
  • Median Borrowing: $27,000.00
  • Median Payment: $281.91
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 6

Rockford University RN Programs in IL [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: 4.66193.20%

Rockford University

  • 5050 E State St, Rockford, IL - 61108-2311
  • (815) 226-4186

Rockford University is located in Rockford, Illinois.  They offer a “basic BSN” program.  They also have an “early decision option” for high school seniors.  High school seniors may opt to enroll in the nursing program immediately – however, this is competitive and only a handful of seniors are selected each year.

  • Campus: Rockford, IL
  • Net Price: $22,851.00
  • Enrollment: 972
  • Loan Default Rate: 8.50%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Private Not-For-Profit
  • Net Price Change: 15.12%
  • Graduation Rate: 39.50%
  • Median Borrowing: $22,667.00
  • Median Payment: $236.67
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 7

University of St Francis RN Programs in IL [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: 4.61192.20%

University of St Francis

  • 500 N Wilcox St, Joliet, IL - 60435-6188
  • (815) 740-3360

University of St Francis is located in Joliet, Illinois.  The Leach College of Nursing is offers undergraduate and graduate programs.  Undergraduate programs include a traditional BSN program and two RN to BSN programs.  They offer an RN to BSN program online and an RN to BSN program as a fast track program with Joliet Junior College.

  • Campus: Joliet, IL
  • Net Price: $17,556.00
  • Enrollment: 1,780
  • Loan Default Rate: 3.60%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus, Online
  • Type: Private Not-For-Profit
  • Net Price Change: 18.82%
  • Graduation Rate: 56.60%
  • Median Borrowing: $24,129.00
  • Median Payment: $251.93
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN, CCNE

RANKED 8

Illinois Wesleyan University RN Programs in IL [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: 4.57191.40%

Illinois Wesleyan University

  • 1312 N Park St, Bloomington, IL - 61702-2900
  • (309) 556-1000

Illinois Wesleyan University is located in Bloomington, Illinois.  They offer a BSN program.  Their program is unique because they encourage their nursing students to study abroad in Barcelona.  A transcultural experience is also offered for travel to Hawaii.  Nursing students are also given the opportunity to minor Human Services Management or Spanish.

  • Campus: Bloomington, IL
  • Net Price: $28,044.00
  • Enrollment: 2,009
  • Loan Default Rate: 3.80%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Private Not-For-Profit
  • Net Price Change: 3.35%
  • Graduation Rate: 78.10%
  • Median Borrowing: $27,000.00
  • Median Payment: $281.91
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

RANKED 9

Millikin University RN Programs in IL [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: 4.57191.40%

Millikin University

  • 1184 W Main St, Decatur, IL - 62522-2084
  • (217) 424-6211

Millikin University is located in Decatur, Illinois.  They offer a BSN program and an RN to BSN program.  They also offer a school nurse certification.  The school nurse certification is allows the BSN to become a K-12 nurse in the state of Illinois; this certificate can be obtained at only four universities in Illinois, with Millikin University being one of the four.

  • Campus: Decatur, IL
  • Net Price: $20,096.00
  • Enrollment: 2,153
  • Loan Default Rate: 9.80%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Private Not-For-Profit
  • Net Price Change: 11.85%
  • Graduation Rate: 59.60%
  • Median Borrowing: $22,500.00
  • Median Payment: $234.93
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

RANKED 10

Elmhurst College RN Programs in IL [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: 4.56191.20%

Elmhurst College

  • 190 Prospect Ave, Elmhurst, IL - 60126-3096
  • (630) 617-3500

Elmhurst College is located in Elmhurt, Illinois.  They offer a prelicensure program (a BSN program for those without a prior RN license) and a Baccalaureate Degree Completion Option (a BSN program for those holding an ADN degree, already holding their RN license).

  • Campus: Elmhurst, IL
  • Net Price: $20,551.00
  • Enrollment: 2,900
  • Loan Default Rate: 2.10%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Private Not-For-Profit
  • Net Price Change: -3.72%
  • Graduation Rate: 74.00%
  • Median Borrowing: $22,250.00
  • Median Payment: $232.32
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

RANKED 11

Aurora University RN Programs in IL [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: 4.55191.00%

Aurora University

  • 347 S Gladstone Ave, Aurora, IL - 60506-4892
  • (630) 892-6431

Aurora University is located in Aurora, Illinois.  They offer both a traditional BSN program and an RN to BSN program.  Incoming freshmen may apply for direct admission into the BSN program if they have an ACT score of 23 and a GPA of 3.2.

  • Campus: Aurora, IL
  • Net Price: $17,529.00
  • Enrollment: 3,246
  • Loan Default Rate: 6.00%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Private Not-For-Profit
  • Net Price Change: 5.62%
  • Graduation Rate: 57.60%
  • Median Borrowing: $16,062.00
  • Median Payment: $167.71
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN, CCNE

RANKED 12

Blessing Rieman College of Nursing RN Programs in IL [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: 4.54190.80%

Blessing Rieman College of Nursing

  • Broadway at 11th Street, Quincy, IL - 62305-7005
  • (2.1) 722-9E+13

Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing is located in Quincy, Illinois.  They offer a basic-track BSN program and an RN to BSN program.  They also offer a variety of advanced degrees; unique to their program is the RN to MSN program, which allows the RN to bypass the BSN and obtain and an advanced degree.

  • Campus: Quincy, IL
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus, Online
  • Type: Private Not-For-Profit
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN, CCNE

RANKED 13

Resurrection University RN Programs in IL [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: 4.53190.60%

Resurrection University

  • 1431 N. Claremont, Chicago, IL - 60622
  • (773) 252-6464

Resurrection University is located in Chicago, Illinois.  This university is unique because its primary focus is educating healthcare professionals.  While their main focus is nursing, they also offer degrees in health information management, radiography and health systems leadership.

  • Campus: Chicago, IL
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Private Not-For-Profit
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

RANKED 14

St John’s College of Nursing RN Programs in IL [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: 4.52190.40%

St John’s College of Nursing

  • 729 E. Carpenter St, Springfield, IL - 62702
  • (217) 525-5628

St. John’s College of Nursing is located in Springfield, Illinois.  They offer a BSN program, an accelerated BSN program for those students already holding a bachelor’s degree, and an RN to BSN program.  They also have an early admit option for high school seniors.

  • Campus: Springfield, IL
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Private Not-For-Profit
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 15

Loyola University Chicago RN Programs in IL [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: 4.49189.80%

Loyola University Chicago

  • 1032 W. Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL - 60660
  • (773) 274-3000

  • Campus: Chicago, IL
  • Net Price: $29,184.00
  • Enrollment: 10,168
  • Loan Default Rate: 4.60%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus, Online
  • Type: Private Not-For-Profit
  • Net Price Change: 0.72%
  • Graduation Rate: 71.00%
  • Median Borrowing: $26,000.00
  • Median Payment: $271.47
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

RANKED 16

Chamberlain College of Nursing-Illinois RN Programs in IL [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: 4.48189.60%

Chamberlain College of Nursing-Illinois

  • 1221 N Swift Rd, Addison, IL - 60101
  • (630) 953-3660

  • Campus: Addison, IL
  • Net Price: $19,901.00
  • Enrollment: 10,783
  • Loan Default Rate: 5.80%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus, Online
  • Type: Private For-Profit
  • Net Price Change: -1.43%
  • Median Borrowing: $23,500.00
  • Median Payment: $245.37
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) :

RANKED 17

Western Illinois University RN Programs in IL [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: 4.45189.00%

Western Illinois University

  • 1 University Circle, Macomb, IL - 61455
  • (309) 295-1414

  • Campus: Macomb, IL
  • Net Price: $16,919.00
  • Enrollment: 9,873
  • Transfer Out Rate: 32.20%
  • Loan Default Rate: 7.20%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus, Online
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 19.71%
  • Graduation Rate: 56.10%
  • Median Borrowing: $19,125.00
  • Median Payment: $199.69
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

RANKED 18

MacMurray College RN Programs in IL [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: 4.45189.00%

MacMurray College

  • 447 East College Ave, Jacksonville, IL - 62650-2590
  • (217) 479-7000

  • Campus: Jacksonville, IL
  • Net Price: $16,583.00
  • Enrollment: 571
  • Loan Default Rate: 16.00%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus, Online
  • Type: Private Not-For-Profit
  • Net Price Change: 2.99%
  • Graduation Rate: 38.40%
  • Median Borrowing: $21,546.00
  • Median Payment: $224.96
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

RANKED 19

Saint Xavier University RN Programs in IL [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: 4.42188.40%

Saint Xavier University

  • 3700 W 103rd St, Chicago, IL - 60655
  • (773) 298-3000

  • Campus: Chicago, IL
  • Net Price: $16,465.00
  • Enrollment: 2,920
  • Loan Default Rate: 5.80%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Private Not-For-Profit
  • Net Price Change: 2.73%
  • Graduation Rate: 47.10%
  • Median Borrowing: $21,151.00
  • Median Payment: $220.84
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

RANKED 20

Olivet Nazarene University RN Programs in IL [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: 4.41188.20%

Olivet Nazarene University

  • One University Avenue, Bourbonnais, IL - 60914-2271
  • (815) 939-5011

  • Campus: Bourbonnais, IL
  • Net Price: $20,263.00
  • Enrollment: 3,335
  • Loan Default Rate: 4.70%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Private Not-For-Profit
  • Net Price Change: 11.07%
  • Graduation Rate: 56.80%
  • Median Borrowing: $21,566.00
  • Median Payment: $225.17
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

RANKED 21

North Park University RN Programs in IL [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: 4.31186.20%

North Park University

  • 3225 W Foster Ave, Chicago, IL - 60625-4895
  • (773) 244-6200

  • Campus: Chicago, IL
  • Net Price: $18,724.00
  • Enrollment: 2,204
  • Loan Default Rate: 5.90%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Private Not-For-Profit
  • Net Price Change: -4.15%
  • Graduation Rate: 56.30%
  • Median Borrowing: $21,000.00
  • Median Payment: $219.26
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

RANKED 22

Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing RN Programs in IL [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: 4.26185.20%

Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing

  • 511 NE Greenleaf St, Peoria, IL - 61603-3783
  • (309) 655-2201

  • Campus: Peoria, IL
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Private Not-For-Profit
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 23

Chicago State University RN Programs in IL [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: 4.2184.00%

Chicago State University

  • 9501 S. King Drive, Chicago, IL - 60628-1598
  • (773) 995-2000

  • Campus: Chicago, IL
  • Net Price: $10,203.00
  • Enrollment: 4,340
  • Transfer Out Rate: 55.60%
  • Loan Default Rate: 13.80%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 2.41%
  • Graduation Rate: 20.70%
  • Median Borrowing: $22,000.00
  • Median Payment: $229.71
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 24

Northern Illinois University RN Programs in IL [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: 4.18183.60%

Northern Illinois University

  • 1425 W. Lincoln Hwy., Dekalb, IL - 60115-2828
  • (800) 892-3050

  • Campus: Dekalb, IL
  • Net Price: $19,168.00
  • Enrollment: 15,814
  • Loan Default Rate: 9.40%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 15.69%
  • Graduation Rate: 51.00%
  • Median Borrowing: $18,750.00
  • Median Payment: $195.77
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

RANKED 25

Trinity Christian College RN Programs in IL [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: 4.14182.80%

Trinity Christian College

  • 6601 W College Dr, Palos Heights, IL - 60463-0929
  • (708) 597-3000

  • Campus: Palos Heights, IL
  • Net Price: $21,396.00
  • Enrollment: 1,333
  • Loan Default Rate: 6.00%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Private Not-For-Profit
  • Net Price Change: -8.78%
  • Graduation Rate: 58.20%
  • Median Borrowing: $23,229.00
  • Median Payment: $242.54
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

RANKED 26

Lakeview College of Nursing RN Programs in IL [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: 4.13182.60%

Lakeview College of Nursing

  • 903 N Logan Ave, Danville, IL - 61832
  • (217) 709-0920

  • Campus: Danville, IL
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Private Not-For-Profit
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

RANKED 27

University of Illinois at Chicago RN Programs in IL [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: 4.09181.80%

University of Illinois at Chicago

  • 601 S Morgan, Chicago, IL - 60607
  • (312) 996-7000

  • Campus: Chicago, IL
  • Net Price: $11,645.00
  • Enrollment: 16,671
  • Transfer Out Rate: 32.80%
  • Loan Default Rate: 4.20%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 33.90%
  • Graduation Rate: 56.70%
  • Median Borrowing: $16,896.00
  • Median Payment: $176.41
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

RANKED 28

Methodist College RN Programs in IL [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: 3.97179.40%

Methodist College

  • 415 St. Mark Court, Peoria, IL - 61603
  • (309) 672-5513

  • Campus: Peoria, IL
  • Net Price: $26,473.00
  • Enrollment: 508
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus, Online
  • Type: Private Not-For-Profit
  • Net Price Change: 34.92%
  • Median Borrowing: $22,250.00
  • Median Payment: $232.32
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) :

RANKED N/A

Concordia University-Chicago RN Programs in IL [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: N/A

Concordia University-Chicago

  • 7400 Augusta, River Forest, IL - 60305-1499
  • (708) 771-8300

  • Campus: River Forest, IL
  • Net Price: $18,326.00
  • Enrollment: 1,604
  • Loan Default Rate: 3.50%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Private Not-For-Profit
  • Net Price Change: 9.04%
  • Graduation Rate: 53.50%
  • Median Borrowing: $19,000.00
  • Median Payment: $198.38
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) :

RANKED N/A

Quincy University RN Programs in IL [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: N/A

Quincy University

  • 1800 College Ave, Quincy, IL - 62301-2699
  • (217) 222-8020

  • Campus: Quincy, IL
  • Net Price: $17,099.00
  • Enrollment: 1,196
  • Loan Default Rate: 8.50%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Private Not-For-Profit
  • Net Price Change: 12.07%
  • Graduation Rate: 50.40%
  • Median Borrowing: $14,157.00
  • Median Payment: $147.82
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) :

RANKED N/A

Wheaton College RN Programs in IL [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: N/A

Wheaton College

  • 501 College Ave, Wheaton, IL - 60187-5593
  • (630) 752-5000

  • Campus: Wheaton, IL
  • Net Price: $25,625.00
  • Enrollment: 2,444
  • Loan Default Rate: 1.20%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursin
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Private Not-For-Profit
  • Net Price Change: 8.40%
  • Graduation Rate: 86.70%
  • Median Borrowing: $22,750.00
  • Median Payment: $237.54
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) :

RANKED N/A

Eastern Illinois University RN Programs in IL [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: N/A

Eastern Illinois University

  • 600 Lincoln Avenue, Charleston, IL - 61920
  • (217) 581-5000

  • Campus: Charleston, IL
  • Net Price: $17,751.00
  • Enrollment: 8,347
  • Transfer Out Rate: 30.70%
  • Loan Default Rate: 6.20%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus, Online
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 29.55%
  • Graduation Rate: 60.30%
  • Median Borrowing: $21,500.00
  • Median Payment: $224.48
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

RANKED N/A

McKendree University RN Programs in IL [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: N/A

McKendree University

  • 701 College Rd, Lebanon, IL - 62254-1291
  • (618) 537-4481

  • Campus: Lebanon, IL
  • Net Price: $17,827.00
  • Enrollment: 2,358
  • Loan Default Rate: 8.00%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus, Online
  • Type: Private Not-For-Profit
  • Net Price Change: 12.28%
  • Graduation Rate: 48.30%
  • Median Borrowing: $19,946.00
  • Median Payment: $208.26
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

RANKED N/A

Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville RN Programs in IL [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: N/A

Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville

  • Il State Rte 157, Edwardsville, IL - 62026-1259
  • (618) 650-2000

  • Campus: Edwardsville, IL
  • Net Price: $15,047.00
  • Enrollment: 11,229
  • Transfer Out Rate: 37.00%
  • Loan Default Rate: 6.00%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus, Online
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: -3.31%
  • Graduation Rate: 50.40%
  • Median Borrowing: $18,000.00
  • Median Payment: $187.94
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

RANKED N/A

Governors State University RN Programs in IL [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: N/A

Governors State University

  • 1 University Pky, University Park, IL - 60484
  • (708) 534-5000

  • Campus: University Park, IL
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus, Online
  • Type: Public
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED N/A

Benedictine University RN Programs in IL [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: N/A

Benedictine University

  • 5700 College Rd, Lisle, IL - 60532-0900
  • (630) 829-6000

  • Campus: Lisle, IL
  • Net Price: $20,078.00
  • Enrollment: 3,828
  • Transfer Out Rate: 0.80%
  • Loan Default Rate: 4.50%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Private Not-For-Profit
  • Net Price Change: 8.48%
  • Graduation Rate: 52.50%
  • Median Borrowing: $19,373.00
  • Median Payment: $202.28
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN, CCNE

Illinois Licensing Requirements

RN Licensure by Exam

After graduation a candidate can apply for the exam and licensing. This can be completed online. The application and fee is sent to through an outside agency called Continental Testing Services for a $91 fee. There is also a paper application available. Prior to receiving authorization to participate in the exam, candidates must submit proof of graduation. An official transcript will be required eventually but the process can be quickened the process by providing the correct documentation. Fingerprints will be required. This is a step that can be completed within 60 days in advance. Registration to the exam itself is completed through the Pearson VUE website and requires a $200 fee. When a nursing candidate has passed a licensing exam they will be able to practice under appropriate supervision as a “license pending” nurse. This cannot be done, however, until the candidate receives an authorization letter. The exam must be passed within three years of the time they apply for the Board; otherwise, two years of nursing school will be required.

RN Licensure by Endorsement

Candidates who obtained licensure in one of the other 50 states need license verification from the state in which they are licensed. This includes the current state and other states in which the nurse has practice in the most recent five year around. NCLEX results may be provided by the state of original licensure or by Pearson VUE. Endorsement candidates may obtain a temporary license in favor of beginning work before the paperwork is processed. The endorsement application fee is $50 but is $75 for a temporary license.

RN License for Nurses Educated Abroad

Eligible foreign nurses may obtain licensing in Illinois as long as they are license in their country and met all other requirements. There must be a credential report for one or two approved agencies. Credentials or documentation that are not in English must be sent with a certified translation. Candidates who do not speak English as a first language must complete the TOEFL or IELTS Academic Module. This requirement may be waived for a nurse who completed a program or took a licensing exam in English.

Illinois RN Job Outlook

Nurses who have completed a RN to BSN program are commonly sought out by prospective employers and offered a wider range of career choices. Both hospitals and non-hospitals positions in Illinois for nurses with BSNs include:
  • RN educators for faculty, academic advising, and clinical preceptors
  • Labor and delivery, intensive care, and OBGYN
  • Intervention catheter labs, emergency department, and PACU
The complexity of care for an increasingly older population requires advanced training for effective nursing care. The nurses in Illinois earn an average salary of $66,730 annually.

Illinois Registered Nursing Salaries

You will see in this table that the Chicago-Joliet-Naperville metropolitan area has the highest employment rate as well as hourly mean wage and annual median wage.
Area name Employment Hourly median wage Annual median wage
Bloomington-Normal, IL 1,380 $28.02 $58,290
Champaign-Urbana, IL 2,390 $27.79 $57,800
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 69,750 $34.67 $72,100
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI 81,780 $34.21 $71,150
Danville, IL 550 $28.47 $59,220
Decatur, IL 1,400 $24.01 $49,940
Kankakee-Bradley, IL 1,340 $33.23 $69,110
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 5,700 $32.81 $68,250
Peoria, IL 4,790 $26.68 $55,490
Rockford, IL 3,830 $27.86 $57,940
Springfield, IL 2,950 $29.45 $61,250
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 2,720 $25.12 $52,240
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 3,870 $24.80 $51,580
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 2,430 $23.24 $48,350
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 3,860 $26.56 $55,240
Source: http://www.dol.gov/, 2014 Data

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