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Illinois College

Jacksonville, Illinois

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Illinois College

Private 4 Year

About Illinois College

Illinois College is a private, liberal arts college, affiliated with the United Church of Christ and the Presbyterian Church (USA), and located in Jacksonville, Illinois. It was the second college founded in Illinois, but the first to grant a degree (in 1835). It was founded in 1829 by the Illinois Band, students from Yale University who traveled westward to found new colleges. It briefly served as the state's first medical school from 1843–1848, and became co-educational in 1903.


Located in Jacksonville, Illinois.

1101 West College Ave, Jacksonville, IL, 62650-2299, Morgan County

Illinois College Rankings

Prepler rankings are based on rigorous and in-depth analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education.

2021 Best Colleges in America

#652 of 6828

2021 Best Colleges in Illinois

#27 of 274

2021 Top Religious Colleges in Illinois

#11 of 45

Most Popular Majors

Out of 16 majors categories at Illinois College, the 5 most popular are listed below.

Graduation Rate

Graduation rate of college is a strong indicator of success of the college’s students in attaining their educational goals. Prepler defines graduation rate as the percentage of first-time, full-time students who graduated from Illinois College within four or six years.

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 6 years

Notable Alumni