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Olivet Nazarene University

With more than 140 fields of study and enrollment of more than 5,000, ONU is ranked as one of the Best Colleges for 2018 by U.S. News & World Report. This is the Bourbonnais university’s 13th consecutive year for inclusion on this prestigious list.

ONU’s ABET-accredited Martin D. Walker School of Engineering has seen strong growth over the last decade, now offering nine concentrations, including Architectural, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Industrial, Mechanical and Software engineering. New for 2018-19: Data Science program and Cybersecurity Defense concentration.

ONU’s School of Graduate and Continuing Studies offers nearly 20 master’s degrees in such fields as business, counseling, education, nursing, ministry, teaching and educational administration, as well as nontraditional adult degree completion programs and a Doctor of Education degree in Ethical Leadership.


Kankakee Community College

KCC awards associate degrees, associate in Applied Science degrees and certificates of completion. Students attend KCC both to prepare to transfer to four-year institutions and complete bachelor’s degrees and to prepare to enter the job market directly from KCC.

Through its office of Corporate and Continuing Education and its Division of Adult and Community Education, KCC offers custom training programs to meet the specific needs of area businesses and industries including workforce development and remedial development. In 2013, KCC opened its Manufacturing & Industrial Technology Center (MITC), which imparts the fabrication, machine tool, welding and millwright skills required by our area’s advanced manufacturers.


Governors State University


Founded in 1969, Governors State University (GSU) is a four-year public university in University Park, Illinois, that champions openness, innovation and flexibility. Serving more than 5,500 students, GSU offers 64 degree and 24 certificate programs and our students earn the qualifications needed to succeed in business, industry, healthcare, the arts and education.