First Institute is ...
Private for-profit
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
790 McHenry Ave
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
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Net Price
$12,724/ year
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,514/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,800/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,690/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,485/ year
  • $110k+
    $15,800/ year


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Full-Time Enrollment
Undergrads Over 25
Pell Grant
Varsity Athletes
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$29,700/ year
Graduation Rate
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First Institute Reviews

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Great Learning Experience – Because of the flexibility I was able to work and attend school at the same time. For one of the classes we were required to prepare a resume. The teacher went over each students resume one on one. I was able to obtain a Medical Assisting job while I was still in school with the knowledge I was quickly learning with the program at First Institute. Ideally, I would like to go for my BSN at Chamberlain College of Nursing in Addison, IL. I have been meeting and working with my advisor to plan my future. My only complaint would be about tranfering classes. At Chamberlain I now have to repeat several classes because nothing transfer. I am being optimistic and looking at this as an opportunity as a refresher.
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Employment Search – I have not used the career center as of now because I was able to find a job while still in school. First Institute is always advertising this useful help. I would plan on using them in the future.
My Opinion – My school is different becuase it is smaller than others. I like it because everyone is nice. They all greet you. They treat you with respect. They help you with everything you need. I will be carpooling with another classmate, it will save me gas.