Two local universities make the top 10 colleges and universities in Illinois. WalletHub released its 2020’s Best College and University Rankings using such data as student-faculty ratio to graduation rate to post-attendance median salary. University of St. Francis was ranked 5th and Lewis University was ranked 8th. The top university in Illinois is Northwestern University.

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Below is the list of the top 10 in Illinois:
1. Northwestern University
2. University of Chicago
3. Illinois Institute of Technology
4. University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign
5. University of St. Francis
6. University of Illinois-Springfield
7. North Park University
8. Lewis University
9. Dominican University
10. Chicago State University