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Olivet Nazarene University

With more than 140 fields of study and enrollment of nearly 5,000, ONU is ranked as one of the Best Colleges for 2019 by U.S. News & World Report. This is the Bourbonnais university’s 14th 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 and Mechanical engineering. New for 2019-20: Data Science program and Cybersecurity Defense major.

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

Kankakee Community College has award-winning and accredited programs to train the workforce and prepare students to transfer to 4-year universities and complete bachelor’s degrees.The college builds its career programs with input from advisory committees made up of local business and industry. As a direct result, the Industrial Machinery Registered Apprenticeship program began in 2018. Similarly, the electrical engineering technology program prepares students for renewable energy careers including solar, wind and geothermal. The new Advanced Technology Education Center—a LEED Gold building—provides the training space.

The Manufacturing and Industrial Technology Center gives students hands-on experience in sought-after skills: fabrication, machine tool, welding, millwright, and transportation/logistics.KCC’s health program graduates score above state and national averages for both employment and pass rates on certification and credential exams.The Continuing Education, Career Services and Adult Education areas also meets the community’s needs through custom training, personal enrichment, GED® preparation and other avenues.

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.