Illinois In State Tuition Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Illinois by In State Tuition for 2013


Cheapest Colleges in Illinois

College affordability is a significant factor in nearly all students' school selection process, in Illinois and nationwide. With high paying, post graduation employment still difficult to obtain, choosing a college which offers good value for your tuition dollar is more important than ever. If you're looking for an affordable university and you are a resident of Illinois these are the cheap in state colleges to consider.

Keep in mind that affordable doesn't necessarily mean finding a school with a low published tuition. It's important to research the full financial aid package offered by a school and the average net price actually paid. Sometimes a school which appears cheap on the surface can end up being more expensive if the college doesn't offer competitive aid. The methodology for our listings below is a ranking of least expensive published tuition.

The most affordable four year colleges in Illinois are listed by one year's in state tuition for the 2012/2013 school year. Click on each school for more specific information on price you can expect to pay, calculate potential student loan payments and formulate a college savings plan.

What is the cheapest college in Illinois? Leading our colleges list is Chicago State University in with an in state tuition of $6,144.

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.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2012-2013 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2012-2013 academic year.

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Illinois' Cheapest Colleges by In State Tuition
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Chicago State University Public $6,144 Get Admission Info
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Northeastern Illinois University Public $6,600 Get Admission Info
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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Public $6,948 Get Admission Info
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University of Illinois at Springfield Public $7,272 Get Admission Info
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Western Illinois University Public $8,012 Get Admission Info
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Southern Illinois University Carbondale Public $8,169 Get Admission Info
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Eastern Illinois University Public $8,370 Get Admission Info
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Saint Augustine College Private $8,760 Get Admission Info
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Moody Bible Institute Private $8,800 Get Admission Info
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Christian Life College Private $9,440 Get Admission Info
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Northern Illinois University Public $9,488 Get Admission Info
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Illinois State University Public $10,050 Get Admission Info
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University of Illinois at Chicago Public $10,232 Get Admission Info
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University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Public $11,636 Get Admission Info
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Pacific College of Oriental Medicine Chicago Private $11,717 Get Admission Info
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Telshe Yeshiva Chicago Private $12,000 Get Admission Info
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Lincoln Christian University Private $15,060 Get Admission Info
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Methodist College of Nursing Private $15,198 Get Admission Info
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Midstate College Private $15,225 Get Admission Info
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Lincoln College Private $16,500 Get Admission Info
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East West University Private $16,800 Get Admission Info
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Blackburn College Private $17,282 Get Admission Info
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Hebrew Theological College Private $17,620 Get Admission Info
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Eureka College Private $18,650 Get Admission Info
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National Louis University Private $18,855 Get Admission Info
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Aurora University Private $19,900 Get Admission Info
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MacMurray College Private $20,900 Get Admission Info
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Columbia College Chicago Private $21,200 Get Admission Info
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North Park University Private $22,090 Get Admission Info
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Robert Morris University Illinois Private $22,200 Get Admission Info
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Trinity College of Nursing and Health Sciences Private $22,680 Get Admission Info
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Greenville College Private $22,750 Get Admission Info
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VanderCook College of Music Private $22,776 Get Admission Info
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Trinity Christian College Private $23,098 Get Admission Info
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Benedictine University Private $23,217 Get Admission Info
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Kendall College Private $23,421 Get Admission Info
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Lexington College Private $23,500 Get Admission Info
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McKendree University Private $24,340 Get Admission Info
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Quincy University Private $24,344 Get Admission Info
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Trinity International University Illinois Private $25,400 Get Admission Info
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