Cheapest Colleges in Illinois by In State Tuition

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.

Keep in mind that affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published in state tuition. 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 methodology for the list below is solely a ranking on published in state tuition 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 net price.

The most affordable four year colleges in Illinois are listed by one year's in state tuition list price for the 2013/2014 school year.

What is the cheapest college in Illinois? Leading our colleges list is Chicago State University in Chicago with an in state tuition of $6,456.

Another affordable option for Illinois students is to study at a community college for two years, then progress to a full four year college to earn your bachelors degree. A comprehensive list of Illinois community colleges can be found here with annual tuition that may be cheaper than four year colleges.

Academic Score is a CollegeCalc proprietary national percentile ranking of a college's overall difficulty and educational effectiveness. An average score is 50. Colleges which are "not ranked" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2013-2014 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2013-2014 academic year.

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Illinois' Cheapest Colleges by In State Tuition
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1 Chicago State University
Chicago, Public
$6,456
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2 Northeastern Illinois University
Chicago, Public
$6,888
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3 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Edwardsville, Public
$7,296
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4 University of Illinois at Springfield
Springfield, Public
$7,398
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5 Pacific College of Oriental Medicine Chicago
Chicago, Private
$8,256
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6 Western Illinois University
Macomb, Public
$8,406
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7 Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Carbondale, Public
$8,415
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8 Eastern Illinois University
Charleston, Public
$8,490
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9 Northern Illinois University
Dekalb, Public
$9,096
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10 Moody Bible Institute
Chicago, Private
$9,120
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11 Saint Augustine College
Chicago, Private
$9,120
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12 Christian Life College
Mount Prospect, Private
$9,920
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13 Illinois State University
Normal, Public
$10,260
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14 University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, Public
$10,406
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15 University of Phoenix Chicago Campus
Schaumburg, Private
$10,560
16 Rasmussen College Illinois
Rockford, Private
$10,764
17 University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Champaign, Public
$11,834
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18 Telshe Yeshiva Chicago
Chicago, Private
$12,000
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19 American InterContinental University Online
Hoffman Estates, Private
$13,345
20 Argosy University Schaumburg
Schaumburg, Private
$13,464
21 Argosy University Chicago
Chicago, Private
$13,464
22 Westwood College Dupage
Woodridge, Private
$14,391
23 Westwood College River Oaks
Calumet City, Private
$14,391
24 International Academy of Design and Technology Chicago
Chicago, Private
$14,400
25 Westwood College Chicago Loop
Chicago, Private
$14,871
26 Westwood College O'Hare Airport
Chicago, Private
$14,871
27 National Louis University
Chicago, Private
$15,615
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28 Methodist College of Nursing
Peoria, Private
$15,780
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29 Lincoln Christian University
Lincoln, Private
$15,810
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30 DeVry University Illinois
Chicago, Private
$15,835
31 Midstate College
Peoria, Private
$16,230
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32 Lincoln College
Lincoln, Private
$16,500
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33 Chamberlain College of Nursing Illinois
Addison, Private
$16,680
34 The Illinois Institute of Art Chicago
Chicago, Private
$17,388
35 The Illinois Institute of Art Schaumburg
Schaumburg, Private
$17,388
36 East West University
Chicago, Private
$17,550
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37 ITT Technical Institute Orland Park
Orland Park, Private
$17,748
38 ITT Technical Institute Mount Prospect
Mount Prospect, Private
$17,748
39 ITT Technical Institute Oak Brook
Oak Brook, Private
$17,748
40 Blackburn College
Carlinville, Private
$18,146
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41 Hebrew Theological College
Skokie, Private
$18,195
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42 Harrington College of Design
Chicago, Private
$18,255
43 Eureka College
Eureka, Private
$19,210
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44 Aurora University
Aurora, Private
$20,500
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45 MacMurray College
Jacksonville, Private
$21,900
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46 Columbia College Chicago
Chicago, Private
$22,132
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47 Robert Morris University Illinois
Chicago, Private
$22,800
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48 North Park University
Chicago, Private
$23,290
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49 Kendall College
Chicago, Private
$23,421
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50 Greenville College
Greenville, Private
$23,436
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