Regional Campuses and Other Sites
Located on the east and west side of the Rock River 80 miles northwest of Chicago, Rockford is a regional home to several academic programs from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) that work in partnership with local hospitals and health care organizations to provide medical training and research opportunities for students and health services for area residents. One unique program based in Rockford is the Rural Medical Education (RMED) program.
Located on the Illinois River, Peoria is home to programs affiliated with UIC and UIS, bringing world-class academic opportunities to the state’s third largest city. Peoria boasts downstate Illinois’ largest medical campus.
The Quad Cities area includes the Illinois cities of Moline, East Moline, and Rock Island, and Iowa’s Davenport and Bettendorf. In 1980, the UIC College of Nursing established a regional program the Quad Cities, attracting a majority of its students from 17 surrounding counties. Nearly 80 percent of graduates stay in the area to serve the local community.
Some of UIC’s medical programs also operate on their sister University of Illinois campuses, offering unique partnership opportunities and convenient locations for students in the central part of the state:
The Urbana-Champaign campus offers some academic programs in downtown Chicago.
The University of Illinois offers a combined catalog of more than 1,400 online courses offered through the three main campuses. Nearly 80 certificate programs and more than 60 degree programs offer students convenient online educational opportunities.