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Degree Granting Closed Schools

Important News:

Argosy University (Chicago) (Closed)

List of Closed/Teach Out Institutions

The following degree-granting institutions have formally notified the Illinois Board of Higher Education of their recent closure. Please click on the institution’s name for more information.

American Conservatory of Music, Chicago (pdf) (Closed)
Argosy University – Schaumburg Campus (pdf) (Teach Out)
Brown Mackie College (pdf) (Closed)
Chicago ORT Technical Institute (pdf) (Closed)
Ellis University (pdf) (Closed)
Harrington College of Design (pdf) (Closed)
ITT Technical Institute (pdf) (Closed)
Kaplan University (pdf) (Closed)
Kendall College (pdf) (Closed/Acquired by National Louis University)
Knowledge Systems Institute (pdf) (Closed)
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Chicago (pdf) (Closed)
Les Roches International School of Hotel Management Chicago (pdf) (Closed)
Lexington College (pdf)(Closed)
Morthland College (pdf) (Closed)
Northwestern College – Chicago (pdf) (Closed)
Sanford Brown (pdf) (Closed)
Shimer College (pdf) (Closed/Acquired by North Central College)
The Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago, Schaumburg, and Tinley Park (pdf) (Closed) 
Valparaiso University – Hyde Park Campus (pdf) (Closed)
Vatterott College (pdf) (Closed)
Westwood College (pdf) (Closed) 

A list of other closed degree-granting institutions and Private Business and Vocational Schools (PBVS) can be found below: 

List of other closed Private Business and Vocational Schools (PBVS).
Michael Reese School of Nursing (pdf)
Henry Kutsch School of Nursing formerly called Ravenswood Hospital and Advocate Kutsch School of Nursing (pdf)

Resources for Students

How can I get a copy of my transcripts?

Please click on the institution’s name above and the information can be found there.

Where can I find out additional information about my Monetary Award Program (MAP) grant?

Visit the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) website, or email them at or call 1.800.899.ISAC (4722) from 8-5 CT for assistance.

Where can I turn for assistance and questions about my federal students loans?

Please contact the U.S. Department of Education for additional federal student loan questions:

Commonly Asked Questions:

Repayment Questions:

Federal Loan Forgiveness:

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please visit this link to evaluate your eligibility for discharge of Federal Direct Loans, Federal Family Education Loans (FFEL) Program loans, or Federal Perkins Loans. This information does not apply to non-federal student loans. Contact your lenders directly to see your options and understand your repayment obligations.

Resolving Disputes:

How do I transfer to another institution?

Below you will find a few resources that might help you in determining the best route for transferring. First, we have a list of institutions within the region. Also, we have included links to two important Illinois transfer tools called MyCreditsTransfer and the Illinois Articulation Initiative (also known as IAI). The MyCreditsTransfer website will show how your earned credits will transfer to other Illinois institutions. The IAI website provides a lot of helpful information about how to transfer to another institution in the state, including a student page.

MyCreditsTransfer website or Transferology
Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) website
iTransfer Student Page

How do I find more information about other institutions in the state?

Below you will find a comprehensive list of all institutions in the state, alphabetically and by sector. There is also a link to our institutional profiles system, which includes in-depth information that could help you select a transfer destination such as student success measures, current program offerings, tuition and fees, and accreditation.

Alphabetical List of Institutions
Institutions by Sector (i.e., Public, Community College, etc.)
Institutional Profiles

How can I find out contact information for my Senator, Representative, or the Governor’s Office?

Please click on the links below for the information:

Legislator Look-up Link
Contacts for Illinois State Senators
Contacts for Illinois House of Representatives
Governor’s Office of Constituent Affairs

How do I file a complaint?

To file a complaint with the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE), the student must first follow the institution’s complaint process. After completing that process, a formal complaint can be filed here with IBHE


Information on filing a complaint with the Illinois Attorney General's Office.

Where can I go for questions about a community college within the State of Illinois?
Please visit ICCB’s website

Where can I go for any other unanswered questions?

You can email and we will get back with you!