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Most Expensive Colleges in Illinois by In State Total Cost

The highest priced 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 most expensive college in Illinois? Leading the colleges list is University of Chicago in Chicago with an in state total cost of $70,542.

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' Most Expensive Colleges by In State Total Cost
In State Total Cost College Rating $Value
$70,542
In State Total Cost
1) University of Chicago
Chicago, Private Not For Profit
99 65
$67,964
In State Total Cost
2) Northwestern University
Evanston, Private Not For Profit
98 70
$61,160
In State Total Cost
3) School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, Private Not For Profit
70 35
$59,232
In State Total Cost
4) Illinois Institute of Technology
Chicago, Private Not For Profit
81 72
$57,002
In State Total Cost
5) Loyola University Chicago
Chicago, Private Not For Profit
70 56
$55,120
In State Total Cost
6) Illinois Wesleyan University
Bloomington, Private Not For Profit
81 65
$54,926
In State Total Cost
7) Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$53,515
In State Total Cost
8) Knox College
Galesburg, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$52,117
In State Total Cost
9) DePaul University
Chicago, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$50,658
In State Total Cost
10) Augustana College
Rock Island, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$48,210
In State Total Cost
11) North Central College
Naperville, Private Not For Profit
72 67
$47,846
In State Total Cost
12) Shimer College
Chicago, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$46,428
In State Total Cost
13) Elmhurst College
Elmhurst, Private Not For Profit
75 70
$44,800
In State Total Cost
14) Monmouth College
Monmouth, Private Not For Profit
63 72
$44,510
In State Total Cost
15) Saint Xavier University
Chicago, Private Not For Profit
39 57
$44,410
In State Total Cost
16) Wheaton College
Wheaton, Private Not For Profit
77 67
$44,014
In State Total Cost
17) Millikin University
Decatur, Private Not For Profit
69 72
$43,330
In State Total Cost
18) Bradley University
Peoria, Private Not For Profit
73 62
$42,880
In State Total Cost
19) Benedictine University
Lisle, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$42,840
In State Total Cost
20) Olivet Nazarene University
Bourbonnais, Private Not For Profit
56 66