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09/29/2014 09:13 am ET Updated Nov 29, 2014

Best Graduate Schools in Illinois

U.S. News and World Report's 2015 higher education rankings included lists for graduate programs in six different categories: business schools, education schools, engineering schools, law schools and medical schools in both research and primary care.

While there are a limited number of Illinois universities that would be ranked for graduate programs (liberal arts colleges such as Knox College or Augustana College don't offer graduate programs), Illinois is still well represented, especially in the business school ranking where two Illinois universities appear in the top 10.

The Illinois schools ranked as the best business, education and engineering schools by U.S. News and World Report are listed below, along with their overall rank, their enrollment and their location if it is different from the university's main campus.

Best business schools

1. University of Chicago (Booth) (4th)
Full-time tuition: $58,760
2. Northwestern University (Kellogg) (6th)
Full-time tuition: $59,085
3. University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign (tie 35th)
Full-time tuition: $19,975 (in-state); $29,976 (out-of-state)
4. DePaul University (Kellstadt) (tie 85th)
Full-time tuition: $980/credit
5. University of Illinois - Chicago (Liautaud) (tie 92nd)
Full-time tuition: $19,766 (in-state); $31,764 (out-of-state)

Best Education schools

1. Northwestern University (tie 11th)
Full-time tuition: $45,120
2. University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign (tie 26th)
Full-time tuition: $11,626 (in-state); $25,118 (out-of-state)
3. University of Illinois - Chicago (tie 42nd)
Full-time tuition: $11,066 (in-state); $23,064 (out-of-state)
4. Southern Illinois University - Carbondale (tie 77th)
Full-time tuition: $1,115/credit (in-state); $1,706/credit (out-of-state)
5. (tie) Illinois State University (tie 106th)
Full-time tuition: $345/credit (in-state); $716/credit (out-of-state)
5. (tie) Loyola University Chicago (tie 106th)
Full-time tuition: $930/credit
7. DePaul University (tie 147th)
Full-time tuition: $595/credit

Best Engineering Schools

1. University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign (tie 6th)
Full-time tuition: $16,754 (in-state); $30,246 (out-of-state)
2. Northwestern University (McCormick) (tie 22nd)
Full-time tuition: $45,120
3. University of Illinois - Chicago (tie 63rd)
Full-time tuition: $13,966 (in-state); $25,964 (out-of-state)
4. Illinois Institute of Technology (Armour) (tie 71st)
Full-time tuition: $1,204/credit

See the lists of the best law schools and medical schools in Illinois at Reboot Illinois.

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