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 2016-2017 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 $16,992 from the 2015-2016 average of $0 and represents a ?% 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 41,756 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 $50,997.

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 2016-2017 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Explore Illinois Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
American Academy of Art
Chicago, 225 Students
$31,800 n/a n/a
American InterContinental University Online
Hoffman Estates, 6,613 Students
$10,591 n/a n/a
Argosy University Chicago
Chicago, 256 Students
$13,344 n/a n/a
Argosy University Schaumburg
Schaumburg, 100 Students
$13,056 n/a n/a
Augustana College
Rock Island, 2,460 Students
$39,621 n/a n/a
Aurora University
Aurora, 3,701 Students
$22,580 35 50
Benedictine University
Lisle, 3,256 Students
$30,780 n/a n/a
Black Hawk College
Moline, 2,021 Students
$7,500 n/a n/a
Blackburn College
Carlinville, 561 Students
$20,752 53 71
Bradley University  Best Value
Peoria, 4,699 Students
$31,740 73 62
Carl Sandburg College
Galesburg, 928 Students
$6,608 n/a n/a
Chamberlain College of Nursing Illinois
Addison, 3,680 Students
$18,630 n/a n/a
Chicago State University
Chicago, 2,997 Students
$7,056 47 77
Christian Life College
Mount Prospect, 20 Students
$10,400 n/a n/a
City Colleges of Chicago Harold Washington College
Chicago, 5,487 Students
$8,126 n/a n/a
City Colleges of Chicago Harry S Truman College
Chicago, 2,244 Students
$8,126 n/a n/a
City Colleges of Chicago Kennedy King College
Chicago, 1,822 Students
$8,126 n/a n/a
City Colleges of Chicago Malcolm X College
Chicago, 2,280 Students
$8,126 n/a n/a
City Colleges of Chicago Olive Harvey College
Chicago, 1,322 Students
$8,126 n/a n/a
City Colleges of Chicago Richard J Daley College
Chicago, 3,039 Students
$8,126 n/a n/a