Colleges & Universities

National Louis University

1000 Capitol Drive
Wheeling, IL 60090
Phone: 847-465-0575

Mission Statement

The mission of National-Louis University is to develop highly competent and humane individuals for service and leadership through quality academic programs. National-Louis University is a private, independent, comprehensive, not for profit university with a mission to educate a broad range of students, including those who historically have had limited access to higher education. Central to this mission is the commitment to facilitate that access to academic program, provide academic support, integrate knowledge across disciplines, and encourage the active participation of learners. The education provided by National-Louis University enables the learner to fulfill personal and professional goals as a citizen of a diverse society and a global community.

Wheeling Campus Facillities

"The opening of National-Louis University's Wheeling Campus in January, 1994, further exemplifies the University’s commitment to making higher education attainable for working adults.

No stranger to Chicago’s northwest suburbs, National-Louis University had served Wheeling and surrounding communities for many years by offering courses at rented facilities. Classes at the Wheeling Campus, a permanent site located near the intersection of Palatine and Wolf Roads, are easily accessible to busy adults who live and work in northwest Cook and Lake Counties.

Program options at the Wheeling Campus include numerous graduate degree programs from National College of Education, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the College of Management and Business; upper division undergraduate degree programs from the College of Arts and Sciences and National College of Education.

The Wheeling Campus occupies a modern, three-story office building with ample parking. Approximately 180 University faculty, staff members, and administrators are based on the Wheeling Campus."

National-Louis University Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 1998-2000

SOLEX College

350 E Dundee Road
Wheeling, IL 60090

Mission Statement

The mission of SOLEX College is to provide innovative career training and English language programs based on current information, technology, and best practices in a supportive environment to encourage students’ personal growth and success.


SOLEX College offers vocational and degree programs in the areas of Business and Healthcare. Programs include:
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Accounting
  • Basic Nurse Assistant (CNA) Certificate Program
  • Computerized Accounting and Bookkeeping Certificate Program
  • Medical Assistant Career Program
SOLEX College also has a well-established English as a Second Language program and caters to students from all over the world.

SOLEX has been a part of the Wheeling community since 1995 and is committed to offering affordable programs that will prepare adults for the career demands of the current job market.

William Rainey Harper Community College

1200 W Algonquin
Palatine, IL 60067

Mission Statement

William Rainey Harper College is a comprehensive community college dedicated to providing excellent education at a reasonable cost, promoting personal growth, enriching the community and meeting the needs of a changing world. In the broad range of its offerings, Harper College will:
  • Educate students to assume an active, productive and meaningful role in a free and changing society.
  • Enable students to recognize the interrelationships of life, education and work.
  • Encourage student success.
  • Enrich the cultural and economic life of the community.
  • Lead in individual and community development.
  • Provide students with the knowledge and experiences required to develop a system of values and the ability to contend with difficult moral choices.

Degree Programs

Harper College offers five degrees:
  • Associate in Applied Science
  • Associate in Arts
  • Associate in Engineering Science
  • Associate in Fine Arts
  • Associate in Science
The AA, AS AFA, and AES degrees are primarily for students desiring to transfer to four-year institutions. The AAS is primarily for those in two-year career programs, although many students transfer to four-year colleges after earnings the AAS degree. In addition, the College provides certificate programs designed to meet specific needs of the community. These programs are normally one year in length, and upon completion of the prescribed courses, the student received a certificate of completion.

William Rainey Harper College Catalog

Worsham College of Mortuary Science

495 Northgate Parkway
Wheeling, IL 60090
Phone: 847-808-8444

About the College

Worsham College of Mortuary Science offers two programs, both are completed within twelve months, the first awards a diploma in Mortuary Science, the second awards an Associate Degree of Applied Science (AAS). The curriculum, regardless of the program a student selects is the same, the difference lies in the entrance requirements. A student candidate must meet the Worsham College entrance requirements and the licensure requirements established by the state in which they intend to practice.

Northbrook College of Healthcare in Wheeling

1400 S Wolf Road, Suite 104
Wheeling, IL 60090
Phone: 847-850-5700

About the College

Northbrook College of Health Care is a privately owned college that imparts quality education in the highest academic standards. Our curriculum and its delivery provide a learning experience that is progressive in approach yet classical in philosophy. This unique methodology leads to the development of the student into an ideal health care practitioner that is second to none.

Robert Morris University - Arlington Heights Campus

2123 South Goebbert Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

About the Campus

The Arlington Heights campus offers adults in Arlington Heights and surrounding communities an option to complete a bachelor’s degree close to work and home.

The adult schedule at RMU’s Arlington Heights campus is designed for students who work full-time and seek to fit college back on their schedule. Students maintain full-time status while attending class only two nights a week.


Scholarships are available for Wheeling residents. Learn more from our Robert Morris University Scholarship Information (PDF).