Illinois Private Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2016

How much does it cost to attend private college in Illinois?   The average annual in-state four year, not for profit private college tuition in Illinois was $28,713 for the 2016-2017 academic year. This is a change of $934 from the 2015-2016 average of $27,779 and represents a 3.36% annual increase. The list of Illinois private colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 69 private colleges and universities in Illinois, the most popular being DePaul University with 18,320 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $37,020. University of Chicago is the most expensive private school 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, 217 Students
$31,800 n/a n/a
American InterContinental University Online
Hoffman Estates, 4,961 Students
$10,591 n/a n/a
Augustana College
Rock Island, 2,523 Students
$39,621 n/a n/a
Aurora University
Aurora, 3,983 Students
$22,580 30 44
Benedictine University
Lisle, 3,228 Students
$30,780 n/a n/a
Blackburn College
Carlinville, 572 Students
$20,752 48 68
Bradley University  Best Value
Peoria, 4,802 Students
$31,740 70 60
Chamberlain College of Nursing Illinois
Addison, 3,067 Students
$18,630 n/a n/a
Christian Life College
Mount Prospect, 16 Students
$10,400 n/a n/a
Columbia College Chicago
Chicago, 7,365 Students
$24,590 n/a n/a
Concordia University Chicago
River Forest, 1,651 Students
$29,750 62 70
DePaul University
Chicago, 18,320 Students
$37,020 n/a n/a
DeVry University Illinois
Chicago, 9,726 Students
$15,835 n/a n/a
Dominican University
River Forest, 2,480 Students
$31,200 65 74
East West University
Chicago, 507 Students
$19,500 n/a n/a
Elmhurst College
Elmhurst, 2,836 Students
$35,250 61 64
Eureka College
Eureka, 645 Students
$20,880 66 73
Fox College Inc
Bedford Park, 374 Students
$15,120 n/a n/a
Greenville College
Greenville, 957 Students
$25,488 58 66
Hebrew Theological College
Skokie, 184 Students
$16,500 32 9