Several higher educational facilities are located in the Waukegan area for those pursuing advanced degrees.
The College of Lake County is a comprehensive community college offering a wide range of academic program choices to meet students’ educational needs at different points in their lives. The college’s major program areas include credit programs to prepare students for transfer or career entry, GED and adult basic education, non-credit offerings for personal or career development, and contract training and specialized services for businesses.
Its Lakeshore Campus in downtown Waukegan offers residents of northeast Lake County convenient access to College of Lake County programs and services. The campus provides a full range of academic choices, allowing students to complete course work leading toward all of CLC’s degree options and several certificate programs.
The University Center of Lake County, also located in downtown Waukegan, offers courses from 18 Illinois public and private colleges and universities. Bachelor’s degree completion (junior and senior level courses), master’s degrees, PhDs and professional certificates are currently offered. Distance learning programs are also available to assist students who are restricted by busy work and family schedules.
The mission of the University Center of Lake County is to provide individuals who live or work in Lake County a variety of high quality, convenient baccalaureate completion, graduate and advanced professional development programs from multiple cooperating colleges and universities.
Chicago-based Robert Morris University, with a satellite campus within the Amhurst Lake Business Park, is renowned for its pursuit of academic excellence.
Other institutions located nearby, including Rosalind Franklin University of Medical & Science, Lake Forest College and Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, have excellent programs and faculties as well. St. Mary of the Lake Seminary in Mundelein, Trinity College in Deerfield and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Bannockburn offer quality education in a faith-based setting.
In addition to campuses within the Waukegan area, students can readily commute to well-known institutions in the metropolitan Chicago area such as Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois Institute of Technology, Northern Illinois University, the University of Illinois-Chicago, DePaul University, Loyola University, University of Chicago, Columbia College, Carthage and UW-Parkside, among others.
There are also several outstanding universities in the greater Milwaukee area that are easily accessible. Many of these institutions are world renowned for their academic excellence and offer a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees.
The Waukegan Public Library, Waukegan Park District, Waukegan Historical Society and other local resources provide programs to encourage and support continued education.
With so many outstanding educational facilities available, it’s easy to see how Waukegan’s students are well equipped to achieve their future goals.