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 $4,029 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
College of Lake County

Grayslake, Illinois

$9,016 NA NA
Columbia College Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

$26,610 NA NA
Concordia University Chicago

River Forest, Illinois

$32,660 48 72
Danville Area Community College

Danville, Illinois

$7,500 NA NA
DePaul University

Chicago, Illinois

$40,551 NA NA
DeVry University Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

$15,835 NA NA
Dominican University

River Forest, Illinois

$34,950 59 79
East West University

Chicago, Illinois

$21,300 NA NA
Eastern Illinois University

Charleston, Illinois

$9,241 51 65
Elgin Community College

Elgin, Illinois

$7,128 NA NA
Elmhurst College

Elmhurst, Illinois

$38,354 63 83
Eureka College

Eureka, Illinois

$27,450 46 31
Fox College Inc

Bedford Park, Illinois

$15,340 NA NA
Greenville College

Greenville, Illinois

$28,406 49 51
Harper College

Palatine, Illinois

$9,372 NA NA
Heartland Community College

Normal, Illinois

$9,300 NA NA
Hebrew Theological College

Skokie, Illinois

$13,400 NA NA
Highland Community College

Freeport, Illinois

$5,856 NA NA
Illinois Central College

East Peoria, Illinois

$9,900 NA NA
Illinois College

Jacksonville, Illinois

$34,070 NA NA
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges Frontier Community Coll

Fairfield, Illinois

$8,902 NA NA
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges Lincoln Trail College

Robinson, Illinois

$8,345 NA NA
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges Olney Central College

Olney, Illinois

$8,345 NA NA
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges Wabash Valley College

Mount Carmel, Illinois

$8,345 NA NA
Illinois Institute of Technology

Chicago, Illinois

$48,670 75 90
Illinois State University

Normal, Illinois

$11,524 55 42
Illinois Valley Community College

Oglesby, Illinois

$13,000 NA NA
Illinois Wesleyan University

Bloomington, Illinois

$51,132 75 80
John A Logan College

Carterville, Illinois

$5,190 NA NA
John Wood Community College

Quincy, Illinois

$7,560 NA NA
Joliet Junior College

Joliet, Illinois

$3,390 NA NA
Judson University

Elgin, Illinois

$28,840 47 75
Kankakee Community College

Kankakee, Illinois

$12,630 NA NA
Kaskaskia College

Centralia, Illinois

$7,050 NA NA
Kendall College

Chicago, Illinois

$18,793 NA NA
Kishwaukee College

Malta, Illinois

$8,820 NA NA
Knox College

Galesburg, Illinois

$49,185 64 89
Lake Forest College

Lake Forest, Illinois

$48,920 NA NA
Lake Land College

Mattoon, Illinois

$7,139 NA NA
Lewis and Clark Community College

Godfrey, Illinois

$9,000 NA NA
Lewis University

Romeoville, Illinois

$34,268 63 83
Lincoln Christian University

Lincoln, Illinois

$13,980 NA NA
Lincoln College

Lincoln, Illinois

$18,300 NA NA
Lincoln Land Community College

Springfield, Illinois

$6,384 NA NA
Loyola University Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

$45,500 70 46
MacCormac College

Chicago, Illinois

$12,000 NA NA
MacMurray College

Jacksonville, Illinois

$27,740 NA NA
McHenry County College

Crystal Lake, Illinois

$11,345 NA NA
McKendree University

Lebanon, Illinois

$31,100 54 69
Methodist College of Nursing

Peoria, Illinois

$16,248 51 6
Midstate College

Peoria, Illinois

$16,230 NA NA
Millikin University

Decatur, Illinois

$38,800 59 82
Monmouth College

Monmouth, Illinois

$41,330 60 92
Moody Bible Institute

Chicago, Illinois

$11,520 NA NA
Moraine Valley Community College

Palos Hills, Illinois

$7,584 NA NA
Morrison Institute of Technology

Morrison, Illinois

$16,000 NA NA
Morton College

Cicero, Illinois

$7,552 NA NA
National Louis University

Chicago, Illinois

$10,755 NA NA
North Central College

Naperville, Illinois

$41,000 63 72
North Park University

Chicago, Illinois

$31,430 55 67
Northeastern Illinois University

Chicago, Illinois

$9,893 45 33
Northern Illinois University

Dekalb, Illinois

$9,464 NA NA
Northwestern College

Chicago, Illinois

$17,280 NA NA
Northwestern College Southwestern Campus

Bridgeview, Illinois

$18,280 NA NA
Northwestern University

Evanston, Illinois

$58,227 96 97
Oakton Community College

Des Plaines, Illinois

$10,276 NA NA
Olivet Nazarene University

Bourbonnais, Illinois

$35,960 51 75
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

$6,660 NA NA
Parkland College

Champaign, Illinois

$10,905 NA NA
Prairie State College

Chicago Heights, Illinois

$8,610 NA NA
Quincy University

Quincy, Illinois

$31,160 45 71
Rend Lake College

Ina, Illinois

$5,250 NA NA
Richland Community College

Decatur, Illinois

$5,760 NA NA
Robert Morris University Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

$29,400 NA NA
Rock Valley College

Rockford, Illinois

$8,790 NA NA
Rockford Career College

Rockford, Illinois

$0 NA NA
Rockford College

Rockford, Illinois

$32,800 42 22
Roosevelt University

Chicago, Illinois

$31,493 56 55
Saint Augustine College

Chicago, Illinois

$11,720 NA NA
Saint Xavier University

Chicago, Illinois

$33,630 45 77
Sauk Valley Community College

Dixon, Illinois

$10,808 NA NA
School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

$52,200 60 4
Shawnee Community College

Ullin, Illinois

$5,640 NA NA
South Suburban College

South Holland, Illinois

$10,500 NA NA
Southeastern Illinois College

Harrisburg, Illinois

$5,160 NA NA
Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Carbondale, Illinois

$9,638 57 78
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Edwardsville, Illinois

$9,123 58 65
Southwestern Illinois College

Belleville, Illinois

$6,120 NA NA
Spoon River College

Canton, Illinois

$9,840 NA NA
Taylor Business Institute

Chicago, Illinois

$10,350 NA NA
Telshe Yeshiva Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

$14,500 NA NA
The Illinois Institute of Art Schaumburg

Schaumburg, Illinois

$17,388 NA NA
Trinity Christian College

Palos Heights, Illinois

$31,700 62 70
Trinity College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Rock Island, Illinois

$24,989 NA NA
Trinity International University

Deerfield, Illinois

$32,398 60 82
Triton College

River Grove, Illinois

$10,410 NA NA
University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

$57,642 98 95
University of Illinois at Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

$10,776 69 88
University of Illinois at Springfield

Springfield, Illinois

$9,503 64 93
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Champaign, Illinois

$12,254 78 93
University of Phoenix Chicago Campus

Schaumburg, Illinois

$9,926 NA NA
University of St Francis

Joliet, Illinois

$35,000 58 86
VanderCook College of Music

Chicago, Illinois

$27,670 NA NA
Vatterott College Quincy

Quincy, Illinois

$10,206 NA NA
Waubonsee Community College

Sugar Grove, Illinois

$9,079 NA NA
Western Illinois University

Macomb, Illinois

$8,883 53 65
Wheaton College

Wheaton, Illinois

$39,100 75 84