College Costs in Illinois

The 2022 Directory of Illinois Colleges and Prices

Illinois Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2022

How much does it cost to attend college in Illinois?   The average annual in-state college tuition in Illinois was $18,949 for the 2020-2021 academic year. This is $4,028 higher than the U.S. average and ranks Illinois amongst the costliest as the 10th most expensive and 43rd most affordable state or district to attend college. This is a change of $248 from the 2019-2020 average of $18,701 and represents a 1.33% annual increase. The list of Illinois colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 127 colleges and universities in Illinois, the most popular being University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign with 43,274 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $12,254. Northwestern University is the most expensive in Illinois with an in-state tuition of $58,227.

Click on any school for current tuition, future cost estimates, school specific savings plans and estimated student loan payments. Illinois colleges can also be filtered by public, private, community colleges and four year schools. Additionally, cost based sorting is available for the lowest and highest tuition options. Jump directly to our ranking of best values in Illinois or cheap Illinois colleges guide.

<Academic 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 ratings.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2020-2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Explore Illinois Colleges

School Tuition Rating Value
American Academy of Art

Chicago, Illinois

$34,800 NA NA
American InterContinental University Online

Hoffman Estates, Illinois

$11,121 NA NA
Augustana College

Rock Island, Illinois

$45,136 NA NA
Aurora University

Aurora, Illinois

$25,600 33 22
Benedictine University

Lisle, Illinois

$32,700 56 38
Black Hawk College

Moline, Illinois

$7,500 NA NA
Blackburn College

Carlinville, Illinois

$24,950 41 45
Bradley University

Peoria, Illinois

$35,060 66 74
Carl Sandburg College

Galesburg, Illinois

$7,140 NA NA
Chamberlain College of Nursing Illinois

Addison, Illinois

$19,226 NA NA
Chicago State University

Chicago, Illinois

$7,488 38 73
Christian Life College

Mount Prospect, Illinois

$0 NA NA
City Colleges of Chicago Harold Washington College

Chicago, Illinois

$11,520 NA NA
City Colleges of Chicago Harry S Truman College

Chicago, Illinois

$11,520 NA NA
City Colleges of Chicago Kennedy King College

Chicago, Illinois

$11,520 NA NA
City Colleges of Chicago Malcolm X College

Chicago, Illinois

$11,520 NA NA
City Colleges of Chicago Olive Harvey College

Chicago, Illinois

$11,520 NA NA
City Colleges of Chicago Richard J Daley College

Chicago, Illinois

$11,520 NA NA
City Colleges of Chicago Wilbur Wright College

Chicago, Illinois

$11,520 NA NA
College of DuPage

Glen Ellyn, Illinois

$8,764 NA NA