Dominican University7900 W. Division
River Forest IL, 60305
Owner(s): Donna M. Carroll, president
Founded in 1901, Dominican University is a comprehensive, coeducational Catholic institution offering bachelor's degrees through the Rosary College of Arts and Sciences and master's degrees through the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, the Brennan School of Business, the School of Education, the Graduate School of Social Work, and the School of Professional and Continuing Studies. The university also offers a doctoral degree in library and information science. In the 2012 issue of America's Best Colleges, U.S. News & World Report ranked Dominican University in the top 20 of Midwest master's level universities. The magazine also ranked Dominican as one of three "Great Schools at a Great Price" in Illinois.
For residents of the Oak Park-River Forest community, Dominican offers a variety of activities in athletics, education and the arts. The Performing Arts Center presents world-class musicians, theatrical productions and performance artists; the O'Connor Art Gallery features renowned visual artists from Chicago and beyond, and the Dominican Stars offer exciting athletic action during the spring, fall and winter. The university also hosts a variety of provocative speakers and a wide range of continuing education classes in the library, education and social work professions. As a committed community partner, the university sponsors events including the annual Frank Lloyd Wright Races and supports programs such as the Community Leadership Program, the Hephzibah Reading Academy, and the annual Tri-City Reading Program.
For more information about Dominican University, contact the Office of Marketing and Communications at 708-524-6289.