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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 2017/2018 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 $73,560.

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 2017-2018 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2017-2018 academic year.

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Illinois' Most Expensive Colleges by In State Total Cost
In State Total Cost College Rating $Value
$73,560
In State Total Cost
1) University of Chicago
Chicago, Private Not For Profit
99 65
$70,385
In State Total Cost
2) Northwestern University
Evanston, Private Not For Profit
98 70
$65,270
In State Total Cost
3) School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, Private Not For Profit
71 36
$60,121
In State Total Cost
4) Illinois Institute of Technology
Chicago, Private Not For Profit
79 71
$58,358
In State Total Cost
5) Loyola University Chicago
Chicago, Private Not For Profit
69 55
$57,230
In State Total Cost
6) Illinois Wesleyan University
Bloomington, Private Not For Profit
84 66
$56,600
In State Total Cost
7) Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Private Not For Profit
- -
$55,554
In State Total Cost
8) Knox College
Galesburg, Private Not For Profit
- -
$53,911
In State Total Cost
9) DePaul University
Chicago, Private Not For Profit
- -
$52,222
In State Total Cost
10) Augustana College
Rock Island, Private Not For Profit
- -
$49,599
In State Total Cost
11) North Central College
Naperville, Private Not For Profit
71 67
$47,714
In State Total Cost
12) Elmhurst College
Elmhurst, Private Not For Profit
61 64
$46,220
In State Total Cost
13) Monmouth College
Monmouth, Private Not For Profit
68 74
$45,920
In State Total Cost
14) Saint Xavier University
Chicago, Private Not For Profit
42 60
$45,796
In State Total Cost
15) Wheaton College
Wheaton, Private Not For Profit
71 64
$45,564
In State Total Cost
16) Millikin University
Decatur, Private Not For Profit
65 70
$45,416
In State Total Cost
17) Benedictine University
Lisle, Private Not For Profit
- -
$44,440
In State Total Cost
18) Bradley University
Peoria, Private Not For Profit
70 60
$43,840
In State Total Cost
19) Olivet Nazarene University
Bourbonnais, Private Not For Profit
54 65
$43,672
In State Total Cost
20) Dominican University
River Forest, Private Not For Profit
65 74