The city of Bloomington, Illinois is located right next to Normal, Illinois. Together these two cities constitute the Bloomington-Normal metro area, often referred to as the the “Twin Cities” (although Bloomington is larger than Normal). As of 2010, Bloomington had an estimated population of roughly 77,000. The Bloomington-Normal metro area has a population of about 135,000.
Bloomington is home to one four-year university, Illinois Wesleyan University, and a one trade school, Hairmaster Institution of Cosmetology. Other regional higher education institutions (located in Normal, Illinois) include Illinois State University and Heartland Community College.
Illinois Wesleyan University is private, four-year university with a total annual enrollment of just over 2,150. While affiliated with the United Methodist Church, the university offers a secular-based education and accepts students of diverse faiths and backgrounds. Illinois Wesleyan University is made up of three academic schools and colleges, which include the School of Art, Music, and Theatre Arts; the College of Fine Arts, and the School of Nursing. Through its 3 schools and 17 departments the university offers 50 undergraduate majors and over 476 individual courses.
The Hairmasters Institute of Cosmetology offers a program that covers hair design, hair color, hair texture and salon management.
Below are profiles for the four-year colleges and universitied located in Bloomington, Illinois.
Illinois Wesleyan University
PO Box 2900
Bloomington, IL 61702-2900
main phone: (309) 556-3034
admission phone: (800) 332-2498
admission fax: (309) 556-3820
Illinois Wesleyan University reports a total enrollment of 2,100+ students and provides Bachelor’s degrees and professional programs.