It’s never an easy choice when seeking the perfect college — there are plenty of things to consider. Here are some of the top institutions right here in our region. ...

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Choosing a college may be one of the most important life decisions you will ever make. Let Northwest Quarterly make that decision just a little easier, as we show you some of the great institutions within our region. ...

Northern Illinois University (Public/Four-Year) 1425 W. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb, Ill. www.niu.edu Since its founding in 1895 as a state teachers college, Northern Illinois University (NIU) has grown into a world-class university that attracts students from around the globe, while still serving one of the most dynamic regions in the country. More than a century later, NIU is still dedicated to ...

Kishwaukee College (Community/Two-Year) 21193 Malta Road, Malta, Ill. www.kishwaukeecollege.edu Kishwaukee College wants to make a difference in a student’s life, by offering the learning opportunities of a big college with the value and experience of a community college. Located in Malta, between Rochelle and DeKalb, on Rte. 38, Kishwaukee is home to more than 10,500 students from around northern Illinois. ...