Universities & Colleges

Universities and Colleges are educational institutions that provide students with instruction and examination from which they can earn degrees in various fields.

Bradley University

Peoria and Online

Bradley University is a top-ranked private university in Peoria, Illinois, that offers 5,400 undergraduate and graduate students opportunities and resources of a larger university and the personal attention and exceptional learning experience of a smaller university. 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.


  • Three-year average for graduates who started a career, graduate school, or other postgraduate experience within six months of graduation: 92%
  • Accredited by 22 national accrediting agencies, including the Higher Learning Commission

Illinois Central College

East Peoria, Peoria, Pekin, and Online

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. Depending on the program you choose, a  degree from ICC can stage the way for your transfer to a four-year school, take you right into a new career, and enrich your life.

Midstate College

Peoria and Online

Since 1888, Midstate College has provided an important link between the educational pursuits of individuals and their careers. As a comfortable place for students of all ages and backgrounds to pursue education, Midstate College has served the varied needs that this broad population demands.

Turner School of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Bradley University, Peoria

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. This indicates the highest level of commitment to provide Bradley students with the finest entrepreneurship education available.
Peoria, IL.

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.


  • Brave Pitch Competition
  • Mentors-On-Call
  • Distinguished Entrepreneurship Speaker Series
  • The Hatchery Incubator
  • Brave Launch Accelerator
  • National headquarters of Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO)
  • Small Business Development Center (SBDC) of Illinois
    • SBDC International Trade Center
    • “Starting a Business” Workshops


Eureka College

Eureka, IL

Eureka College, affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), is a liberal arts and science institution, which also provides professional programs with a liberal arts emphasis. The College exists to cultivate excellence in learning, service, and leadership through the mutual development of intellect and character to enable graduates to lead meaningful lives and have successful careers.

University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria


The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria is one of four campuses that make up the nation’s largest public medical school. The Peoria campus is known among students for its small class sizes, rigorous curriculum and hands-on clerkships; to residents and fellows for the strong academic setting, large referral base and exceptional facilities; and by physicians seeking the ideal combination of teaching and practicing medicine in a research-based university setting.