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Universities & Colleges

There is a variety of public and private, two-year and four-year universities and colleges in the Greater Peoria area that offer an array of degree programs and technical training.

Bradley University


Bradley University is a top-ranked private university that offers 5,400 undergraduate and graduate students opportunities. Bradley offers more than 185 undergraduate and graduate academic programs in business, communications, education, engineering, fine arts, health sciences, liberal arts and sciences, and technology.

Heartland Community College

Normal, Lincoln, and Pontiac

Heartland Community College offers over 70 degree and certificate programs, and more than 1200 day, evening and online classes.

Robert Morris University


Robert Morris University Illinois offers a list of degree programs like business, marketing, sports administration, medical assisting, and a dual BBA & MBA degree.

Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing


The college offers Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), and post-graduate Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree programs.

University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria


UICOMP is one of four that make up the nation’s largest public medical school. The Peoria campus specifically researches Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, cardiovascular disease, liver function, radiology, spinal cord injury, and stroke.

University of Illinois Springfield


University of Illinois Springfield offers a downtown Peoria location where students can earn degrees in accounting, management, business administration, liberal studies or an MBA.

Turner School of Entrepreneurship and Innovation


Bradley University is among the first universities in the nation to have a school of entrepreneurship and the first established as a freestanding academic unit. Bradley offers both an Entrepreneurship and Innovation major and minor to students attending the university, as well as many cocurricular activities and programs open to both students and the public that directly involve starting a business.

Eureka College


Eureka College is a liberal arts and science institution, which also provides professional programs with a liberal arts emphasis.

Illinois Central College

East Peoria and Peoria

ICC has six degree options and more than 70 options in growing occupations, including nursing, elementary education, heating-ventilation-air conditioning, engineering, culinary arts, accounting, theatre, web design, and more.

Midwest Technical Institute

East Peoria

Midwest Technical Institute offers programs and courses in Allied Health, Mechanical Trades, Cosmetology, and CDL.

Methodist College


Methodist College offers six programs in nursing and health sciences, including three Bachelor of Science in Nursing tracks, a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences, a Gerontology Certificate, and a Master of Science in Nursing- Nurse Educator.

Spoon River College


Spoon River College is a two-year, public community college providing  pre-professional courses, career & technical education, community education, and business & industry training.

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