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Encyclopedia > Colleges and universities of Chicago

Chicago holds a distinguished place in the history of American education. Institutions such as the University of Chicago and Northwestern University are known around the world. The University of Chicago in particular was the site of the first nuclear reaction in human history. The concept of junior colleges was pioneered by Chicagoans William Rainey Harper and J. Stanley Brown in 1899. At the time, Brown was the superintendent of the Joliet Schools. During this time he developed a six year plan for high school students. As a result, Joliet Junior College was established and to this day, it remains the nation's oldest community college. Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... For other uses, see University of Chicago (disambiguation). ... Northwestern University (NU) is a selective private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university with campuses located in Evanston, Illinois and downtown Chicago, Illinois. ... In nuclear physics, a nuclear reaction is a process in which two nuclei or nuclear particles collide to produce products different from the initial particles. ... In Canada and the United States, a community college, sometimes called a county college, junior college or a city college, is an educational institution providing higher education and lower-level tertiary education, granting certificates, diplomas, and Associates degrees. ... William Rainey Harper ( 1856- 1906) Noted academic; organizer and first President of the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois. ... Joliet Junior College (JCC) is billed as one of the oldest community colleges in the country, having begun in 1901. ...

A woman walks near the campus of the University of Chicago.
A woman walks near the campus of the University of Chicago.

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Chicago: Education and Research - Elementary and Secondary Schools, Colleges and Universities (1087 words)
The Archdiocese of Chicago operates 235 elementary and 41 high schools in Cook and Lake counties, with an enrollment in excess of 107,000 students.
The University of Chicago, founded with an endowment by John D. Rockefeller in 1891, enjoys an international reputation for pioneering science research and the "Chicago plan" in undergraduate education.
The Chicago Public Library encompasses 75 branches, two regional libraries, and the central Harold Washington Library Center, which opened in 1991 and is one of the foremost educational and cultural resources in the city of Chicago.
Colleges and universities of Chicago - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (625 words)
The University of Chicago, in particular, has more Nobel Prize laureates than any other university in the country and was the site of the first nuclear reaction in the history of the world.
Chicago Theological Seminary, the oldest institution of higher education in the City of Chicago; a seminary of the United Church of Christ.
Northwestern University main campus in Evanston, IL (a suburb), with a campus in Streeterville, north of the Loop.
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