Illinois College


Illinois College is building an international reputation for inspiring achievement and empowering students to make a difference in the world.

Illinois College's strategic plan to ensure student success, realize strategic growth, and achieve sustainable foundations is represented graphically through our Strategy Map.

In 1829 our founders brought an enterprising vision to the prairie and changed the face of education in the region. Illinois College is committed to continuing this tradition of innovation and excellence so that future graduates will join our alumni as leaders in their professions and communities. This is a pivotal moment in Illinois College’s history.  Ensuring excellence in a rapidly changing world is a challenge, but the College is moving forward boldly to ensure our students Graduate READY.  

Illinois College’s abiding commitment is to provide students with a high-quality liberal arts education that prepares them exceptionally well for the complex world they will face after graduation. The Strategy Map is our guide to doing just that and, as a result, we are building an international reputation for inspiring achievement and empowering students to make a difference in the world. 

Illinois College is a small residential college offering exceptional education at an affordable cost on a safe and beautiful campus. For nearly 200 years, Illinois College has prepared young men and women for lives of leadership and service.The Illinois College Mission

True to its founding vision in 1829, Illinois College is a community committed to the highest standards of scholarship and integrity in the liberal arts. The College develops in its students qualities of mind and character needed for fulfilling lives of leadership and service.

The Illinois College Vision

Illinois College will build an international reputation for inspiring achievement and empowering students to make a difference in the world.

The Illinois College Affirmation of Community Responsibility

To ensure that all members of our community live, work, and learn in an environment where they can thrive, we affirm four guiding virtues: commitmentcuriosityclarity, and civility.

With commitment, we will work diligently to support our community and pursue excellence.

With curiosity, we will be eager to learn, open to new information, ready to take risks, and earnest in our pursuit of growth.

With clarity, we will be open and honest with each other, and act with integrity at all times.

With civility, we will treat one another with respect and care, and seek justice and understanding within and beyond our community.

Through commitmentcuriosityclarity, and civility, we pledge to uphold the mission and vision of Illinois College, ensuring that, both individually and collectively, we do all we can to make a positive difference in our world.

More than one-half of the United States population lives within a one-day drive of Jacksonville, Illinois. The Illinois State Capitol is located in Springfield, a 30-mile drive from Jacksonville along Interstate 72. St. Louis, Missouri, is only 90 miles to the south, and Chicago is a four-hour drive north.

Area Accommodations


  • Best Western | 1709 West Morton Avenue, 217.245.4500
  • Blessings on State Bed and Breakfast | 1109 West State Street, 217.245.1013
  • Villa DeWolf Bed & Breakfast | 876 West State Street, 707.349.7790
  • Hampton Inn Jacksonville | 1725 West Morton Avenue, 217.291.0415
  • Knights Inn | 1111 East Morton Avenue, 217.245.2187
  • Super 8 by Wyndham | 1003 West Morton Avenue, 217.479.0303


  • Baymont by Wyndham | 1914 Southbrooke Road, 217.271.1326
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites |  2501 Holliday Lane, 217.245.6500
  • Quality Inn Jacksonville | 200 Comfort Drive, 217.245.8372
  • Sleep Inn and Suites | 2401 Holliday Lane, 217.479.3100


Find hotels located on the southwest side of Springfield at the Springfield Conventionand Visitor's Bureau site


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