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Judson’s Elgin Campus

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  • Easy-to-Access Location
  • 1 Class at a Time, 1 Night a Week
    1 Class at a Time,
    1 Night a Week
  • Promotion-Focused Degrees
    Promotion-Focused Degrees

Gain skills for better jobs near you

Go further in your career while staying closer to home. Judson University’s Elgin campus is located just off I-90 and offers nine career-focused degrees for adults. Learn from experienced, supportive instructors and close-knit classmates to gain the knowledge and skills employers look for when hiring new employees and promoting current ones.

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Our home since 1963

Judson’s Elgin campus is our flagship location. Enjoy our 90 beautiful acres along the shores of the Fox River, just off I-90.

A better job makes everything better

You have more education choices than ever before. That’s why we’re constantly improving to ensure that Judson is the best choice to improve your career.

Support from the start

Our Elgin campus adult classes are intentionally small, meaning you can more easily get help from a variety of people and resources.

  • Enrollment and Success Coaches. Receive step-by-step support during each phase of your college journey: application, registration, graduation, and everything in-between.
  • 24/7 tech support. Stay productive as you handle online tools and assignments by getting help from this team, anytime.
  • Academic help. Every student faces a tougher-than-expected assignment or class at some point. Get personal tutoring, assignment-specific writing or math help, and library assistance whenever you need it.

Classmates who care about each other

Looking for classmates who share your values and priorities, like improving the quality of life for you and your loved ones? You’ll find them here in Elgin.

  • Learn alongside other adults. Feel free to share your questions, perspective, and experiences—and be ready to benefit as your classmates do the same.
  • One-on-one attention from instructors. Fewer students means more opportunities for personalized teaching from our experienced, compassionate faculty.
  • Maintain balance in your life. We know there’s more to your life than just coming to campus, which is why you only have to take one class at a time, one night a week.

Courses that push your career forward

Coming back to college as an adult is almost always motivated by one thing: bettering your career. At Judson, we understand that completely.

  • Industry-expert instructors. Each of your Judson teachers stays active in their chosen field, making sure you learn the most current information in every lesson.
  • Prep for today’s (and tomorrow’s) jobs. Whichever degree you choose, you’ll gain essential skills and explore future trends to stand out in the Elgin job market.
  • Built with employer input. Local businesses help shape our curriculum by sharing the knowledge and skills they look for when hiring and promoting.

Let’s Talk About Your Career Goals

Quality education, close to home

You deserve to feel confident about the quality of the education you receive. Judson University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and a member of the North Central Association.

Improving lives and careers for decades

  • 1913: Northern Theological Seminary opens in Chicago, offering graduate and undergraduate degrees to men and women training for the ministry.
  • 1963: Northern makes its college an independent entity, and Judson College is founded in Elgin, Illinois.
  • 1999: Judson College opens its first campus in Rockford on Featherstone Road.
  • 2007: Judson College becomes Judson University to reflect its growth of student population and degree offerings.
  • 2017: Judson University’s Rockford campus moves to its new downtown location inside the SwedishAmerican Riverfront YMCA.