Illinois Four Year Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2016

How much does it cost to attend four year college in Illinois?   The average annual in-state four year college tuition in Illinois was $21,957 for the 2014-2015 academic year. This is a change of $1,270 from the 2012-2013 average of $20,687 and represents a 6.14% annual increase. The list of Illinois four year colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 85 four year colleges and universities in Illinois, the most popular being University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign with 40,541 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $12,036. University of Chicago is the most expensive four year school in Illinois with an in-state tuition of $47,139.

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 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Explore Illinois Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
American Academy of Art
Chicago, 358 Students
$29,800 n/a n/a
American InterContinental University Online
Hoffman Estates, 14,142 Students
$11,104 n/a n/a
Argosy University Chicago
Chicago, 995 Students
$13,464 n/a n/a
Argosy University Schaumburg
Schaumburg, 493 Students
$13,464 n/a n/a
Augustana College
Rock Island, 2,518 Students
$37,236 n/a n/a
Aurora University
Aurora, 2,800 Students
$21,120 36 52
Benedictine University
Lisle, 3,787 Students
$25,572 38 48
Blackburn College
Carlinville, 527 Students
$19,150 59 77
Bradley University  Best Value
Peoria, 4,970 Students
$30,500 75 65
Chamberlain College of Nursing Illinois
Addison, 608 Students
$16,680 n/a n/a
Chicago State University
Chicago, 4,387 Students
$7,056 36 71
Christian Life College
Mount Prospect, 25 Students
$10,400 n/a n/a
Columbia College Chicago
Chicago, 10,287 Students
$22,884 n/a n/a
Concordia University Chicago
River Forest, 1,710 Students
$28,104 61 70
DePaul University
Chicago, 19,029 Students
$34,390 71 59
DeVry University Illinois
Chicago, 9,726 Students
$15,835 n/a n/a
Dominican University
River Forest, 2,272 Students
$29,400 67 76
East West University
Chicago, 692 Students
$18,300 n/a n/a
Eastern Illinois University
Charleston, 9,257 Students
$8,490 52 66
Elmhurst College
Elmhurst, 2,990 Students
$33,700 64 68

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