The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is a state-funded public research university located in Chicago, Illinois, near the area known as the Loop. The second member of the University of Illinois system, UIC is the largest university in the Chicago area which operates the largest medical school in the United States. Because of this, UIC serves as the principal educator of the physicians, dentists, pharmacists, nurses and other healthcare professionals of Illinois.
UIC traces its origins to the late 19th century with the founding of several health colleges that eventually became incorporated with UIC in 1913. In 1982, two of the university’s major campuses consolidated to form the University of Chicago at Illinois.
Today, UIC is recognized as a major research university that provides world-class education to its over 25,000 students enrolled in various degree programs in either the undergraduate or graduate levels.
In addition to its on-campus degree programs, UIC also offers programs and courses via the Internet through its UIC Online. These online courses are designed to allow students who may be too busy with work or living too far away to pursue their education anytime they want in the convenience of their homes or workplaces. Although UIC offers 74 bachelor’s programs, 77 master’s programs, 60 doctoral programs and 30 certificate programs to its students on campus, it has also made several of its academic programs available online. These include coursework from Applied Health Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Urban Planning and Public Affairs, Public Health, Social Work and External Education.
Financial aid is extended to both on-campus and online qualified students.