Illinois Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2016

How much does it cost to attend college in Illinois?   The average annual in-state college tuition in Illinois was $16,992 for the 2015-2016 academic year. This is $3,406 higher than the U.S. average and ranks Illinois amongst the costliest as the 10th most expensive and 43rd most affordable state or district to attend college. This is a change of $544 from the 2014-2015 average of $16,448 and represents a 3.31% annual increase. The list of Illinois colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 144 colleges and universities in Illinois, the most popular being University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign with 41,414 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $12,036. University of Chicago is the most expensive in Illinois with an in-state tuition of $49,026.

Click on any school for current tuition, future cost estimates, school specific savings plans and estimated student loan payments. Illinois colleges can also be filtered by public, private, community colleges and four year schools. Additionally, cost based sorting is available for the lowest and highest tuition options. Jump directly to our ranking of best values in Illinois or cheap Illinois colleges guide.

Rating is a CollegeCalc proprietary national percentile ranking of a college's overall difficulty and educational effectiveness. An average score is 50. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average net price paid. Colleges which are ranked "n/a" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score. Learn more about our ratings.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2015-2016 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Explore Illinois Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
American Academy of Art
Chicago, 246 Students
$30,800 n/a n/a
American InterContinental University Online
Hoffman Estates, 6,052 Students
$10,629 n/a n/a
Argosy University Chicago
Chicago, 244 Students
$13,464 n/a n/a
Argosy University Schaumburg
Schaumburg, 110 Students
$13,464 n/a n/a
Augustana College
Rock Island, 2,472 Students
$38,466 n/a n/a
Aurora University
Aurora, 3,513 Students
$21,860 36 52
Benedictine University
Lisle, 3,502 Students
$26,479 44 54
Black Hawk College
Moline, 2,346 Students
$7,500 n/a n/a
Blackburn College
Carlinville, 554 Students
$19,954 48 68
Bradley University  Best Value
Peoria, 4,765 Students
$31,110 74 63
Carl Sandburg College
Galesburg, 956 Students
$5,964 n/a n/a
Chamberlain College of Nursing Illinois
Addison, 3,136 Students
$17,400 n/a n/a
Chicago State University
Chicago, 3,234 Students
$7,056 36 70
Christian Life College
Mount Prospect, 18 Students
$10,400 n/a n/a
City Colleges of Chicago Harold Washington College
Chicago, 5,828 Students
$8,126 n/a n/a
City Colleges of Chicago Harry S Truman College
Chicago, 2,623 Students
$8,126 n/a n/a
City Colleges of Chicago Kennedy King College
Chicago, 2,632 Students
$8,126 n/a n/a
City Colleges of Chicago Malcolm X College
Chicago, 2,738 Students
$8,126 n/a n/a
City Colleges of Chicago Olive Harvey College
Chicago, 1,959 Students
$8,126 n/a n/a
City Colleges of Chicago Richard J Daley College
Chicago, 3,055 Students
$8,126 n/a n/a

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