Education and Workforce

Aurora’s Illinois Math and Science Academy (IMSA) has been named the #1 best public school in the country by Niche, a website that compiles data to create profiles and rankings of schools, colleges, and best places to live.

"Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy is a top rated, public, magnet, alternative school located in Aurora, IL. It has 649 students in grades 10-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1."

- Niche
IMSA received quite a few other stellar rankings from Niche, including #1 Best Public High School Teachers in Illinois, #2 Best College Prep Public High Schools in America, and #1 Best High School for STEM in Illinois.

You can see Niche’s full rankings here.

Aurora has 6 School Districts

Universities and Colleges

Aurora has many opportunities for higher education. Aurora University is Aurora’s largest accredited four-year university. Waubonsee Community College, Rasmussen College, and Rober Morris University all maintain branch campuses in Aurora. Residents of Aurora also live within easy commuting distance to Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, IL and College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, IL.


hold a Bachelor's degree or higher in Aurora. The US average is 29.8%.

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