Aurora, Illinois Colleges and Universities

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With nearly 200,000 residents, Aurora is one of the largest cities in the state of Illinois. From 2000 to 2009 Aurora was ranked as one of the fastest growing cities in the country. Aurora is a city of many firsts, including being the first city to have an all-electric street lighting system – hence, its nickname “City of Lights”.

Aurora is home to several education institutions, including the Illinois Mathematics and Sciencies Academy (a three-year high school), Aurora University, (a four-year university), Rasmussen College (a private career college), and two branches of Waubonsee Community College (a two-year community college).

Aurora University is a private, liberal arts university and the only four-year higher education institution within the city limits of Aurora. Aurora has about 4,500 students and is regionally accredited to grant bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.

Below you can explore profiles for regionally and nationally accredited 4-year colleges and universities located in Aurora, Illinois.


Aurora University
347 South Gladstone Avenue
Aurora, IL 60506-4892
main phone: (630) 892-6431
admission phone: (800) 742-5281
admission fax: (630) 844-5535
Aurora University reports a total enrollment of 4,200+ students and provides Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees and professional programs.


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