Normal Area Colleges and Scholarships

Schools in and around Normal

Illinois State University
Four or more years; Public; $16,416 average out-state tuition; $10,116 average in-state tuition
Heartland Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $12,330 average out-state tuition; $8,220 average in-state tuition
Paul Mitchell the School-Normal
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit


Normal is a town in McLean County, Illinois, United States. As of the 2010 census, the town's population was 52,497. Normal is the smaller of two principal municipalities of the Bloomington–Normal metropolitan area, and Illinois' seventh most populous community outside the Chicago metropolitan area. Normal's mayor is Chris Koos.

The main campus of Illinois' oldest public university, Illinois State University, a fully accredited four-year institution, is in Normal, as is Heartland Community College, a fully accredited two-year institution. There is also a satellite campus of Lincoln College, which offers associate degrees as well as four-year programs.

A large share of residents of Normal are employed by Illinois State University, State Farm Insurance, Country Financial (both of which are headquartered in nearby Bloomington), and Unit 5 schools.

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