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Cheapest Colleges in Illinois by In State Total Cost

If you're looking for an affordable university and you are a resident of Illinois these are the least expensive in state colleges to consider.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published in state total cost. It's important to research the typical financial aid package offered by a school, the average net price actually paid and most importantly the quality of education you receive for your tuition dollar. Sometimes a school which appears cheap based on list price can be a poor relative value if it can't award competitive financial aid or doesn't offer a quality education. The list below is a ranking on published in state total cost with no consideration of actual average price paid or academic quality of the school. Please see the CollegeCalc best value colleges in Illinois list for a ranking which considers school quality and average net price.

Total cost may factor in an estimated off-campus living expense if a school doens't provide housing. This estimate may vary widely by college. To view a rank by academic fees alone please see our Illinois tuition ranking.

The most affordable four year colleges in Illinois are listed by one year's in state total cost list price for the 2016/2017 school year. Total cost includes tuition, room and board or estimated off campus living expenses, books and supplies and other fees.

What is the cheapest college in Illinois? Leading the colleges list is University of Phoenix Chicago Campus in Schaumburg with an in state total cost of $16,340.

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 rating methodology.

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.

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Illinois' Cheapest Colleges by In State Total Cost
In State Total Cost College Rating $Value
$16,340
In State Total Cost
1) University of Phoenix Chicago Campus
Schaumburg, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$16,531
In State Total Cost
2) American InterContinental University Online
Hoffman Estates, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$17,481
In State Total Cost
3) Christian Life College
Mount Prospect, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$20,776
In State Total Cost
4) Chicago State University
Chicago, Public Not For Profit
57 81
$21,029
In State Total Cost
5) Argosy University Schaumburg
Schaumburg, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$21,059
In State Total Cost
6) Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Edwardsville, Public Not For Profit
44 64
$21,276
In State Total Cost
7) Eastern Illinois University
Charleston, Public Not For Profit
61 73
$21,317
In State Total Cost
8) Argosy University Chicago
Chicago, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$21,584
In State Total Cost
9) Lincoln Christian University
Lincoln, Private Not For Profit
50 64
$22,213
In State Total Cost
10) University of Illinois at Springfield
Springfield, Public Not For Profit
62 85
$22,298
In State Total Cost
11) Pacific College of Oriental Medicine Chicago
Chicago, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$22,900
In State Total Cost
12) Saint Augustine College
Chicago, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$23,135
In State Total Cost
13) Western Illinois University
Macomb, Public Not For Profit
48 65
$23,638
In State Total Cost
14) Northeastern Illinois University
Chicago, Public Not For Profit
20 21
$23,669
In State Total Cost
15) DeVry University Illinois
Chicago, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$23,742
In State Total Cost
16) Moody Bible Institute
Chicago, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$24,756
In State Total Cost
17) Telshe Yeshiva Chicago
Chicago, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$24,767
In State Total Cost
18) Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Carbondale, Public Not For Profit
41 61
$24,800
In State Total Cost
19) Lincoln College
Lincoln, Private Not For Profit
23 27
$24,853
In State Total Cost
20) Illinois State University
Normal, Public Not For Profit
52 68