The Chicago School

The Chicago School

For more than 40 years, The Chicago School has been a leading nonprofit university dedicated to training professionals for careers that improve the health of individuals, organizations, and communities.

By combining the four core elements of education, innovation, community, and impact, The Chicago School Approach provides students a practical and solutions-oriented education in an array of academic programs across psychology, health, business, counseling, behavioral sciences, and more. Guided by competent and collaborative scholar-practitioner faculty with years of experience, graduates emerge ready to take action on behalf of those in need.




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Powerhouse of Purpose

The Chicago School was the founding institution of The Community Solution Education System in 2009. Today, with more than 40 programs taught nationwide and online, The Chicago School is a leading educator of mental health experts in the U.S., and continues to grow its impact across integrated health professions. Grounded by the values of community, innovation, and impact, The Chicago School prepares graduates to serve their own communities with passion, competence, and dedication.

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Programmatic Accreditation
A signal of programmatic excellence, 16 of The Chicago School’s programs hold programmatic accreditation, including from the APA, CACREP, COAMFTE, NASP, and more.
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Enrollment Growth
With a 144% enrollment increase after joining the System, The Chicago School continues to expand its impact on mental health education.
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Top Degree Producer
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education lists The Chicago School as a Top Degree Producer for Minorities in the fields of Psychology, Mental Health, and Counseling.
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International Learning
With infrastructural support from the System, The Chicago School has grown partnerships with 18 international universities and offers 44 study abroad programs.
Among the many benefits of being part of The Community Solution is daily collaboration on the big problems facing higher education with a network of like-minded institutions. Much innovation and opportunity is born out of our collaboration across colleges.”
– Michele Nealon, Psy.D., President, The Chicago School