What is Illinois’ biggest college town? No, it’s not Urbana-Champaign or DeKalb or Carbondale. Surprise! It’s Chicago’s Loop, thanks to DePaul and 24 other colleges, universities and professional vocational schools.
From the Chicago Sun-Times:
A new DePaul University study has found that the Loop continues to be “the biggest college town” in Illinois.
The number of college students at 25 higher education institutions in the Loop/South Loop grew from 52,230 to 65,524 during the last five years, the study found.
The study, which was conducted by DePaul, was issued by the downtown advocacy organization Chicago Loop Alliance.
Read more of the study’s findings.