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 $27,779 for the 2016-2017 academic year. This is a change of $27,779 from the 2015-2016 average of $0 and represents a ?% annual increase. The list of Illinois private colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 85 private colleges and universities in Illinois, the most popular being DePaul University with 18,768 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, 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
Blackburn College
Carlinville, 561 Students
$20,752 53 71
Bradley University  Best Value
Peoria, 4,699 Students
$31,740 73 62
Chamberlain College of Nursing Illinois
Addison, 3,680 Students
$18,630 n/a n/a
Christian Life College
Mount Prospect, 20 Students
$10,400 n/a n/a
Columbia College Chicago
Chicago, 8,062 Students
$24,590 n/a n/a
Concordia University Chicago
River Forest, 1,539 Students
$29,750 67 72
DePaul University
Chicago, 18,768 Students
$37,020 n/a n/a
DeVry University Illinois
Chicago, 9,726 Students
$15,835 n/a n/a
Dominican University
River Forest, 2,435 Students
$31,200 56 70
East West University
Chicago, 527 Students
$19,500 n/a n/a
Elmhurst College
Elmhurst, 2,760 Students
$35,250 75 70
Eureka College
Eureka, 657 Students
$20,880 73 75
Fox College Inc
Bedford Park, 331 Students
$15,120 n/a n/a