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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.

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 list below is 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 average net price.

The most affordable four year colleges in Illinois are listed by one year's in state tuition list price for the 2016/2017 school year.

What is the cheapest college in Illinois? Leading the colleges list is Chicago State University in Chicago with an in state tuition of $7,056.

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 Tuition
In State Tuition College Rating $Value
$13,344
In State Tuition
21) Argosy University Chicago
Chicago, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$13,500
In State Tuition
22) Telshe Yeshiva Chicago
Chicago, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$14,400
In State Tuition
23) International Academy of Design and Technology Chicago
Chicago, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$15,111
In State Tuition
24) Westwood College O'Hare Airport
Chicago, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$15,111
In State Tuition
25) Westwood College Dupage
Woodridge, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$15,111
In State Tuition
26) Westwood College River Oaks
Calumet City, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$15,111
In State Tuition
27) Westwood College Chicago Loop
Chicago, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$15,835
In State Tuition
28) DeVry University Illinois
Chicago, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$16,230
In State Tuition
29) Midstate College
Peoria, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$16,500
In State Tuition
30) Hebrew Theological College
Skokie, Private Not For Profit
26 n/a
$16,700
In State Tuition
31) Lincoln College
Lincoln, Private Not For Profit
29 41
$17,377
In State Tuition
32) Harrington College of Design
Chicago, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$17,388
In State Tuition
33) The Illinois Institute of Art Chicago
Chicago, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$17,389
In State Tuition
34) The Illinois Institute of Art Schaumburg
Schaumburg, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$17,748
In State Tuition
35) ITT Technical Institute Mount Prospect
Mount Prospect, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$17,748
In State Tuition
36) ITT Technical Institute Orland Park
Orland Park, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$17,748
In State Tuition
37) ITT Technical Institute Oak Brook
Oak Brook, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$18,630
In State Tuition
38) Chamberlain College of Nursing Illinois
Addison, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$18,793
In State Tuition
39) Kendall College
Chicago, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$19,200
In State Tuition
40) Methodist College of Nursing
Peoria, Private Not For Profit
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