Lake Forest also offers a variety of choices in higher education. Nestled on 107 wooded acres and founded in 1857, Lake Forest College is one of the area's oldest educational institutions.
Today, the college provides a broad liberal arts educational experience for its 1,200 students, who come to Lake Forest from 44 states and 46 foreign countries. Since its founding in 1946, the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management has partnered extensively with Chicago area businesses to give working adults the best in business knowledge so that students can assume leadership roles in their companies.
With leading executives in industry and the nonprofit world serving as its faculty, the school's Executive MBA Program offers professional, motivated adult students a solid grounding in business theory, with a strong focus on business application.
The latest addition in higher education in the Lake Forest area, DePaul University offers a variety of courses for area residents. Its School for New Learning undergraduate program, for example, grants credit for real-world experience and competence Ñ on the job or in the community Ñ with custom-designed degree programs to meet individual career goals. DePaul also offers undergraduate programs in computer science, telecommunications and information systems and master's degree programs in computer science, software engineering, information systems, telecommunications, public services management and sociology.
DePaul's Barat College campus follows a traditional liberal arts philosophy of education with an added emphasis on providing marketable skills. The liberal arts core offers students a variety of majors offered in 14 academic departments. A student can earn a Bachelor of Arts in 22 distinct areas or majors, a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art or Dance, or a Bachelor of Science. In addition, students may design their own interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts degree.
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