The University of Illinois is a system of public universities in Illinois. Each campus, headed by a Chancellor, makes specific and different contributions to the University's all-encompassing missions. The campuses are supported by intercampus collaboration and by University-wide services, yet carry out their academic functions with a high degree of delegated authority and autonomy.
n addition to the main campuses, the University has health professions sites in Rockford, Peoria and the Quad Cities, continuing education centers in suburban and downstate Illinois, a major teaching hospital and Extension offices in many of the state's 102 counties.
The University of Illinois Global Campus brings you high-quality online education programs created in collaboration with the colleges and academic departments at the University's residential campuses at Urbana-Champaign, Chicago, and Springfield.
The most talented students of our nation are attracted to the University due to the hundreds of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs, among which lots are ranked among the best in the United States. Besides, we are the state's largest educator – approximately 70,000 students are enrolled at our campuses and thousands more take classes off campus and online.
Thanks to our internationally renowned faculty, that win more federal research dollars than all other public Illinois universities and colleges combined, the University of Illinois has become a world leader in research and discovery. All this resulted in priceless new knowledge and life-changing breakthroughs in medicine, agriculture and technology.
Moreover, the University plays a huge role in the state's economy. The University's operation means billions in direct spending in Illinois and full-time employment for more than 25,000. And the increased earning power of hundreds of thousands of alumni living in Illinois results in additional tax revenue for our state.
The University of Illinois is a university that belongs to the people of Illinois. Our faculty, staff and students share their knowledge and expertise and the resources of the University with citizens in every corner of the state through more than 700 public service and outreach programs.
Students enrolled in an online program leading to a degree may be eligible for financial aid. Students enrolled in certificate programs or taking courses as non-degree are not eligible for federal financial aid.