Illinois College of Optometry

Overview

At a Glance

School type

Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above

Faculty

75 Faculty Members | 7:1 student faculty ratio

Religious affliation

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Mission Statement

The Illinois College of Optometry has a long and distinguished legacy as the oldest continually operating educational facility dedicated solely to the teaching of optometrists. Since its founding in 1872, the College's evolution has closely paralleled the development of the profession of optometry. Throughout our history, ICO has remained at the forefront of optometry through the dedicated efforts of faculty and students as well as our excellent facilities.

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Academics

Types of Degrees Offered

  • Certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Doctoral degree
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Admissions

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Student Life

Student Demographics

Female Students
70%
Male Students
30%

Student Ethnicities
  1. Caucasian43.88%
  2. Asian25.61%
  3. Two Or More Ethnicities21.85%
  4. Hispanic/Latino5.08%
  5. Black2.26%
  6. Not Specified0.75%
  7. American Indian/Alaska Native0.38%
  8. Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander0.19%

Student body breakdown

Total students enrolled

556

Graduate students

556

Attendance breakdown

Full time
97%
Part time
3%

Student services

  • Meal plan
  • Counseling services
  • Remedial services
  • Work-study
  • Placement services
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening classes
  • On-campus day care for student's children
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