Higher Education in the Quad Cities

Raising the Quad Cities by 4,171 Degrees. Gain valuable knowledge and experience to further your professional career

We are home to award-winning schools and universities, including the world’s founding chiropractic college. We provide learning opportunities for all types and ages. Whether technical or academic, we are setting up the next generation of workforce for success.

The value and strength that colleges and universities provide in the Quad Cities region is undeniable. Did you know? There are currently 21,577 students enrolled in the Quad Cities. Those students represent all 50 states in the U.S. and are enrolled in over 300 areas of study! Higher education institutes also have an economic impact of over $400 million on the region.

With education from Quad Cities area colleges and universities, Quad Citizens are ready to Make it Here. Check out stories of alumni, and then explore post-secondary education opportunities available here.


QC Colleges - Raising the Quad Cities by 4,171 Degrees

The value and strength that colleges and universities provide in the Quad Cities region is undeniable. With education from Quad Cities area colleges and universities, Quad Citizens are ready to Make it Here. Check out the impact of our region’s higher education institution, and stories of our alumni, and their impact on our region! Learn more>


Learn more about our outstanding post-secondary education opportunities:

Augustana College in Rock Island, IL
Augustana College Students on campus in the Quad Cities
Palmer College of Chiropractic instructor and student in the Quad Cities
Black Hawk College student next to the Black Hawk College sign in the Quad Cities