(110 ILCS 220/2) (from Ch. 144, par. 282)
    Sec. 2. As used in this Act, unless the context otherwise requires:
    "Board" means the Board of Higher Education;
    "Nonpublic institution of higher education" means an educational organization, other than a public institution of higher education, which provides a minimum of an organized 2 year program at the private junior college level or higher and which operates not-for-profit and in conformity with standards substantially equivalent to those of the public institutions of higher education;
    "Public institution of higher education" means the University of Illinois, Southern Illinois University, Chicago State University, Eastern Illinois University, Governors State University, Illinois State University, Northeastern Illinois University, Northern Illinois University, Western Illinois University, the public community colleges of this State, and any other public universities, colleges and community colleges now or hereafter established or authorized by the General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 89-4, eff. 1-1-96.)