Illinois Four Year Colleges, Cost and Affordability

There are 86 four year colleges and universities in Illinois. The largest being University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign with 40,541 full time students. University of Chicago is the most expensive in the state with an in-state tuition of $45,324.

On average, how much does it costs to attend four year college in Illinois?  The average annual in-state four year college tuition in Illinois is $21,239 in 2013. Our list of Illinois colleges below provides school specific costs.

Click on any school for current tuition, future cost estimates, school specific college savings plans and potential student loan payment calculations. 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.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2013-2014 IPEDS Survey

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American Academy of Art
Chicago, 358 Students
$28,600
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American InterContinental University Online
Hoffman Estates, 14,142 Students
$13,345
Argosy University Chicago
Chicago, 995 Students
$13,464
Argosy University Schaumburg
Schaumburg, 493 Students
$13,464
Augustana College
Rock Island, 2,518 Students
$35,835
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Aurora University
Aurora, 2,800 Students
$20,500
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Benedictine University
Lisle, 3,787 Students
$24,498
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Blackburn College
Carlinville, 527 Students
$18,146
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Bradley University  Best Value
Peoria, 4,970 Students
$29,320
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Chamberlain College of Nursing Illinois
Addison, 608 Students
$16,680
Chicago State University
Chicago, 4,387 Students
$6,456
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Christian Life College
Mount Prospect, 25 Students
$9,920
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Columbia College Chicago
Chicago, 10,287 Students
$22,132
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Concordia University Chicago
River Forest, 1,710 Students
$27,044
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DePaul University
Chicago, 19,029 Students
$33,390
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DeVry University Illinois
Chicago, 9,726 Students
$15,835
Dominican University
River Forest, 2,272 Students
$28,440
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East West University
Chicago, 692 Students
$17,550
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Eastern Illinois University
Charleston, 9,257 Students
$8,490
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Elmhurst College
Elmhurst, 2,990 Students
$32,720
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Eureka College
Eureka, 717 Students
$19,210
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Greenville College
Greenville, 1,296 Students
$23,436
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Harrington College of Design
Chicago, 285 Students
$18,255
Hebrew Theological College
Skokie, 455 Students
$18,195
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Illinois College
Jacksonville, 913 Students
$27,300
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Illinois Institute of Technology
Chicago, 6,322 Students
$38,512
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Illinois State University
Normal, 18,825 Students
$10,260
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Illinois Wesleyan University  Best Value
Bloomington, 2,082 Students
$39,136
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International Academy of Design and Technology Chicago
Chicago, 629 Students
$14,400
ITT Technical Institute Mount Prospect
Mount Prospect, 306 Students
$17,748
ITT Technical Institute Oak Brook
Oak Brook, 345 Students
$17,748
ITT Technical Institute Orland Park
Orland Park, 393 Students
$17,748
Judson University
Elgin, 831 Students
$26,750
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Kendall College
Chicago, 1,179 Students
$23,421
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Knox College
Galesburg, 1,400 Students
$38,286
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Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, 1,479 Students
$39,168
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Lewis University
Romeoville, 3,962 Students
$26,780
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Lexington College
Chicago, 49 Students
$23,500
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Lincoln Christian University
Lincoln, 769 Students
$15,810
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Lincoln College
Lincoln, 834 Students
$16,500
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Loyola University Chicago  Best Value
Chicago, 13,494 Students
$34,343
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MacMurray College
Jacksonville, 460 Students
$21,900
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McKendree University
Lebanon, 1,964 Students
$25,050
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Methodist College of Nursing
Peoria, 455 Students
$15,780
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Midstate College
Peoria, 238 Students
$16,230
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Millikin University
Decatur, 2,215 Students
$27,852
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Monmouth College
Monmouth, 1,297 Students
$31,500
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Moody Bible Institute
Chicago, 2,439 Students
$9,120
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National Louis University
Chicago, 1,190 Students
$15,615
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North Central College
Naperville, 2,621 Students
$32,433
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North Park University
Chicago, 1,948 Students
$23,290
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Northeastern Illinois University
Chicago, 5,995 Students
$6,888
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Northern Illinois University
Dekalb, 17,448 Students
$9,096
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Northwestern University  Best Value
Evanston, 17,070 Students
$45,120
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Olivet Nazarene University
Bourbonnais, 2,920 Students
$29,050
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Pacific College of Oriental Medicine Chicago
Chicago, 160 Students
$8,256
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Quincy University
Quincy, 1,382 Students
$24,974
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Rasmussen College Illinois
Rockford, 795 Students
$10,764
Robert Morris University Illinois
Chicago, 3,525 Students
$22,800
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Rockford College
Rockford, 911 Students
$26,610
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Roosevelt University
Chicago, 3,808 Students
$26,500
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Saint Augustine College
Chicago, 1,390 Students
$9,120
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Saint Xavier University
Chicago, 2,812 Students
$28,150
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School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, 3,013 Students
$39,810
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Shimer College
Chicago, 106 Students
$27,491
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Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Carbondale, 15,814 Students
$8,415
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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Edwardsville, 10,905 Students
$7,296
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Telshe Yeshiva Chicago
Chicago, 84 Students
$12,000
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The Illinois Institute of Art Chicago
Chicago, 2,275 Students
$17,388
The Illinois Institute of Art Schaumburg
Schaumburg, 1,175 Students
$17,388
Trinity Christian College
Palos Heights, 1,155 Students
$23,980
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Trinity College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Rock Island, 109 Students
$23,818
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Trinity International University Illinois
Deerfield, 1,282 Students
$26,390
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University of Chicago  Best Value
Chicago, 12,543 Students
$45,324
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University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, 23,020 Students
$10,406
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University of Illinois at Springfield
Springfield, 2,588 Students
$7,398
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University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign  Best Value
Champaign, 40,541 Students
$11,834
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University of Phoenix Chicago Campus
Schaumburg, 1,268 Students
$10,560
University of St Francis
Joliet, 1,525 Students
$27,400
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VanderCook College of Music
Chicago, 140 Students
$23,450
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Western Illinois University
Macomb, 10,386 Students
$8,406
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Westwood College Chicago Loop
Chicago, 617 Students
$14,871
Westwood College Dupage
Woodridge, 327 Students
$14,391
Westwood College O'Hare Airport
Chicago, 485 Students
$14,871
Westwood College River Oaks
Calumet City, 434 Students
$14,391
Wheaton College  Best Value
Wheaton, 2,654 Students
$30,880
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