Why Study Online at Illinois

Longevity and experience have made the University of Illinois a pioneer and leader in innovative distance and online education, and today, we continue to rethink how technology is integrated into education, regardless of the modality.

Long before the mainstream movement to create online learning opportunities, the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign earned a reputation for innovation excellence including the oldest extant off-site Library Information Science (LIS) doctoral program in the country (1948) and an award-winning Library & Information Science LEEP online learning program (1996), among many other course delivery innovations. 

World-renowned faculty and award-winning content developers work collaboratively to develop courses designed for student success. Today, Illinois offers 150+ online degree, certificate, and endorsement programs to choose from, and the number is growing.