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Most Expensive Colleges in Illinois by Average Net Price

The highest net price colleges in Illinois are ranked by the average net price paid. Net price is the average cost paid as determined by tuition minus scholarship and grant financial aid and grant financial aid and may be a more accurate estimation of real life costs than published tuition. Discount from list price represents the effective percent discount from published costs that students averaged. Please note that net price varies on a student by student basis based on finanical situation and no financial aid is guaranteed. School of the Art Institute of Chicago leads the list with a $45,587 average annual net price paid in 2014-2015.

Net price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Illinois' Most Expensive Colleges by Average Net Price
Average Net Price College Discount from List Price
$45,587
Average Net Price
1) School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, Private Not For Profit
25%
$34,352
Average Net Price
2) University of Chicago
Chicago, Private Not For Profit
51%
$32,914
Average Net Price
3) Kendall College
Chicago, Private For Profit
-1%
$31,069
Average Net Price
4) Loyola University Chicago
Chicago, Private Not For Profit
45%
$29,756
Average Net Price
5) DePaul University
Chicago, Private Not For Profit
43%
$28,934
Average Net Price
6) East West University
Chicago, Private Not For Profit
19%
$28,921
Average Net Price
7) Hebrew Theological College
Skokie, Private Not For Profit
2%
$28,667
Average Net Price
8) Northwestern University
Evanston, Private Not For Profit
58%
$27,996
Average Net Price
9) Illinois Wesleyan University
Bloomington, Private Not For Profit
49%
$27,839
Average Net Price
10) Columbia College Chicago
Chicago, Private Not For Profit
31%
$27,451
Average Net Price
11) Bradley University
Peoria, Private Not For Profit
37%
$26,447
Average Net Price
12) Chamberlain College of Nursing Illinois
Addison, Private For Profit
13%
$26,203
Average Net Price
13) Methodist College of Nursing
Peoria, Private Not For Profit
29%
$26,202
Average Net Price
14) Roosevelt University
Chicago, Private Not For Profit
38%
$25,918
Average Net Price
15) The Illinois Institute of Art Chicago
Chicago, Private For Profit
-2%
$25,258
Average Net Price
16) Wheaton College
Wheaton, Private Not For Profit
43%
$25,171
Average Net Price
17) American Academy of Art
Chicago, Private For Profit
37%
$24,651
Average Net Price
18) Augustana College
Rock Island, Private Not For Profit
51%
$24,500
Average Net Price
19) Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Private Not For Profit
55%
$24,212
Average Net Price
20) The Illinois Institute of Art Schaumburg
Schaumburg, Private For Profit
18%