University of Phoenix in Illinois

Are you looking at colleges in Illinois?

Your focus is on your future and you’re looking at colleges in Illinois to help you on your path — which is why you should consider University of Phoenix. With a location in the Loop in downtown Chicago, you’ll have access to a quality education — University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( — and whether you choose distance learning or to attend class in-person, you’ll have access to all of the same resources.

We know you work and have other obligations, and you need college to work with your busy schedule. That’s why you’ll take one 5 or 6-week class at a time when earning your bachelor’s degree or master’s degree and build on the knowledge you acquire before moving on to new subject matter. If you need the flexibility of attending college online, you’ll want to check out our online degree programs — but you’ll still have access to all of the same on-site resources that your classmates attending college in Chicago will receive. You’ll be taught by instructors with real-world experience who incorporate lessons learned on-the-job into their classes. What you know counts too — you might have the opportunity to transfer credits earned from other Illinois colleges and across the country or have your work experience evaluated for potential credit.

Helpful resources for students attending colleges in Illinois

Whether you choose to take your courses online or attend class on-site, you can still take advantage of the resources available at our Chicago location. Study or use a computer when on your break at work, or reserve a meeting room for collaboration with your classmates. Utilize the testing center or make an appointment with a tutor if you need extra help. Staff is on-site to assist with Microsoft Office troubleshooting, help with scholarship applications and can pair you with an alumnus for mentoring. Worried about paying for college but don’t have time to ask for help from campus staff? Check out our Tuition & Fees Calculator and gather some preliminary information before getting started. Then, when you’re ready, sign up for a tour — we’re located near the Clark and Lake CTA stop.

Education that’s on target

You can feel confident that you’re getting a relevant education that will serve you in your career — the curricula for each program is designed with input from leading industry professionals. University of Phoenix strives to be one of the top online colleges in the country — and part of that is serving you through varied on-site and online degree programs that address your needs and interests. Choose from one of our programs in businesstechnologycriminal justicehealthcarescienceeducationhuman services and communication then tailor it with electives, concentrations, focus areas or even certificates to help you prepare for industry-standard exams. Your focus is on your future and our focus is on you — take the next step and get a career-ready education at University of Phoenix.

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