Armour College of Engineering

Kevin W. Cassel
Acting Dean
Perlstein Hall, Suite 224
10 W. 33rd St.
Chicago, IL 60616

Armour College of Engineering traces its roots to Armour Institute, founded in 1892 to prepare students of all backgrounds for leadership roles—primarily as engineers—in a challenging industrial society. Armour College carries on that tradition of excellence in engineering education and research with about 100 full-time faculty and over 2,100 undergraduate and graduate students that are enrolled in a variety of degree programs offered in five departments. Nine of the undergraduate degrees offered by Armour College are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET). All Illinois Institute of Technology graduate and undergraduate programs are also accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

An Armour College education integrates innovative thought, entrepreneurship, creativity, and design with engineering theory, research, and practice to position its students to realize technological solutions to societal challenges in service to humanity. Team-based and experiential learning opportunities inside and outside the classroom as well as partnerships with industry and other on-campus resources like the Kaplan Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship not only prepare Armour students to respond adeptly to emerging technologies and workforce needs, but also cultivate their growth as leaders and innovators.

Chicago-Kent College of Law

Anita K. Krug
565 W. Adams St.
Chicago, IL  60661

Founded in 1888, Chicago-Kent College of Law is the second-oldest law school in Illinois. When it joined the university in 1969, Illinois Institute of Technology became the first major institute of technology to include law among its disciplines. Chicago-Kent is a national leader in legal education, recognized for its scholarly excellence, practical and hands-on education, future-focused programs, and outstanding foundational skills training. The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools and the Order of the Coif.

Chicago-Kent offers programs leading to the degrees of Juris Doctor and Master of Laws, and participates in joint-degree programs with Stuart School of Business.

College of Architecture

Reed Kroloff
S.R. Crown Hall
3360 S. State St.
Chicago, IL 60616

The program in architecture was established at Armour Institute of Technology, one of Illinois Institute of Technology’s predecessors, in 1895. In 1938, the program came under the directorship of the world-renowned architect and educator Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. The college is housed in S. R. Crown Hall, a National Historic Landmark, one of Mies’ most significant buildings, and a major contribution to Chicago’s rich architectural heritage. The college emphasizes applied studio work under the instruction of practicing architects; the study of architectural theory; interdisciplinary learning; digital technologies; sustainability; design/build; and international study.

College of Computing

Lance Fortnow
Michael Paul Galvin Tower, Suite 1400
10 W. 35th Street
Chicago, IL 60616

The College of Computing, founded in 2020, is the newest college at Illinois Tech dedicated to ensuring students across campus have the computing and data science ideas and skills needed to succeed in today’s technological society. The college offers dozens of degrees and certificates in computing from the foundational to the applied through our three departments: Applied Mathematics, Computer Science and Information Technology and Management.

Institute of Design

Anijo Mathew
3137 S. Federal St.
Chicago, IL  60616

Since its founding as the New Bauhaus in 1937, the Institute of Design has grown into the largest full-time graduate-only design program in the U.S. with students from around the world. The school offers a professional Master of Design degree program with areas of study in communication design, interaction design, product design, strategic design, systems thinking, and user research; a dual Master of Design/M.B.A. or a dual Master of Design/M.P.A. degree program in partnership with the Stuart School of Business; the Master of Design Methods, a nine-month program for mid-career professionals; and a Ph.D. in Design. The Institute of Design created the country's first Ph.D. design program in 1991.

Lewis College of Science and Letters

Jennifer deWinter
Robert A. Pritzker Science Center, Room 252
3105 S. Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL 60616

The Lewis College of Science and Letters traces its roots to the Lewis Institute, founded in 1895, and to Armour Institute of Technology, founded in 1892. Our undergraduate and graduate programs are designed to emphasize the free spirit and broad perspectives traditionally reserved for the liberal arts, while fostering the development of valuable skills such as scientific thinking, research, data analysis, and communications. The college offers rigorous and relevant programs in the sciences and humanities at the undergraduate and graduate level (including master’s, professional master’s, and Ph.D.) through seven departments: biology; chemistry; food science and nutrition; humanities; physics; psychology; and social sciences. Lewis College also houses the English Language Services (ELS) program, supporting international students and scholars in their English language needs. 


Stuart School of Business

Liad Wagman
Professor of Economics
John and Mae Calamos Dean Endowed Chair

Michael Paul Galvin Tower, 18th Floor
10 W 35th Street
Chicago, IL 60616

Stuart School of Business is a global leader in bridging technology and business, offering distinctive education that provides students with the knowledge and skillsets to become outstanding professionals in economics, finance, analytics, marketing, business, public administration, operations, and management.

Business at Illinois Tech has a prestigious history that dates back to the late 1890s, with some of the nation’s first courses in “Family and Consumer Science” being offered by the Lewis Institute, Stuart’s original home, and the Institute’s subsequent formation of the university’s Department of Business and Economics in 1926. Combined with the merger of the Lewis Institute with the Armour Institute, and the earlier pioneering works of Philip D. Armour, a merchant financier, Julia A. Beveridge, a librarian turned public administrator, and Frank W. Gunsaulus, an entrepreneurial preacher in the 1880s, the Department Business and Economics ultimately grew into a separate school at Illinois Institute of Technology – the Stuart School of Business, in 1969, with a gift from Lewis Institute alum and renowned financier Harold Leonard Stuart. Harold L. Stuart himself was a national leader in the field of investment banking in the first half of the 20th century, and his Chicago investment bank played a pivotal role in establishing the city as a global financial hub.

Over a period of more than 125 years, harnessing curricular innovations by Julia A. Beveridge and George N. Carman, and incredible scholarly works by trailblazing Illinois Tech scholars, the Stuart School of Business has refined education in the disciplines of economics, finance, analytics, business and public administration, marketing, and management.

A long-standing leader in curricular innovation, in 1990, building on the foundational works of numerous Illinois Tech scholars, and Harold L. Stuart’s own contributions to finance and the broader business community, the Stuart School of Business established quantitative finance as an academic discipline, with a world’s first postgraduate Master’s program in Financial Markets and Trading – a program that highlighted a new model for embedding into a postgraduate academic program the emphases on career readiness and connectedness with the business community, and transformed business school education.

Today, the Stuart School of Business continues to be a frontier innovator in accredited education, offering academic programs and co-curricular opportunities that place students on the path to self-actualization and career success. Leadership, entrepreneurship, experiential learning, positive societal impact, and connectedness to the business community, combined with a human-centered approach to student development, and an unyielding focus on student success, continue to be core pillars at Stuart. Stuart is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) – an accreditation achieved by fewer than 6% of business schools worldwide.

Stuart School of Business provides intellectually rigorous business and management education at all levels, from baccalaureate to doctoral.