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IPEDS ID: 145628
OPE ID: 00168900
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Illinois College of Optometry
3241 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60616-3878
General information:  (312) 949-7400
Website:  www.ico.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  643 (0 undergraduate)
Admissionswww.ico.edu
Apply Onlinewww.ico.edu
Financial Aidwww.ico.edu
Net Price Calculatorwww.ico.edu
Disability Serviceswww.ico.edu
Mission Statement
  www.ico.edu
Carnegie Classification
Special Focus Four-Year: Other Health Professions Schools
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Special Learning Opportunities
None
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Institution does not accept dual, credit for life, or AP credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2016Full timePart time
Total faculty5038
Instructional4937
Research and public service11
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
  • This institution does not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level, therefore price information was not reported.
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
  • This institution did not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level in 2015-2016, therefore financial aid information was not reported.
  • This institution did not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level in 2015-2016, therefore net price information was not reported.
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Fall 2016
Total enrollment (all graduate)643
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 100%
Part-time: 0%Student Gender:
Male: 27%
Female: 73%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 28%
Black or African American: 2%
Hispanic/Latino: 3%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 48%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 18%
Graduate Distance Education Status
Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
  • This institution does not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level, therefore admission information was not reported.
  • This institution did not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level, therefore graduation rate information was not reported.
  • Institutions that did not offer undergraduate programs were not required to report Outcome Measures.
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2015-2016
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramDoctor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Health Professions and Related Programs
Optometry149
Category total149
Grand total149
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Educational Benefits, 2015-2016
  • Institution did not award educational benefits in 2013-14.
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Higher Learning Commission(!)1/1/1969 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Optometric Association, Accreditation Council on Optometric Education
Optometry (OPT) - Professional degree programs7/5/1955 - 6/24/2017Accredited
Internship/Residency
Agency / Program / DepartmentPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Optometric Association, Accreditation Council on Optometric Education
Optometry (OPTR) - Residency programs
Residency in Primary Eye Care
4/22/1991 -  Accredited
Optometry (OPTR) - Residency programs
Residency in Pediatric Optometry and Binocular Vision
5/9/1996 - 6/24/2017Accredited
Optometry (OPTR) - Residency programs
Residency in Cornea and Contact Lenses
5/22/2001 - 6/27/2015Accredited
Optometry (OPTR) - Residency programs
Residency in Low Vision Rehabilitation
6/5/2008 - 6/27/2015Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2015 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201320142015
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201320142015
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201320142015
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible0
Rape00
Fondling00
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)0
Incest00
Statutory rape00
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary000
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201320142015
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible0
Rape00
Fondling00
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)0
Incest00
Statutory rape00
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary000
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201420132012
Default rate0.6%0.0%0.8%
Number in default101
Number in repayment147158124
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)