Community Colleges in Illinois

The 2022 Directory of Illinois Community Colleges and Costs

Illinois Community Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2022

How much does it cost to attend community college in Illinois?   The average annual in-state two year college tuition in Illinois was $9,273 for the 2020-2021 academic year. This is a change of $219 from the 2019-2020 average of $9,054 and represents a 2.42% annual increase. The list of Illinois community colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating. Community colleges, also known as junior colleges, provide an excellent money saving opportunity for those concerned with college costs. Many students are choosing to begin their education at community colleges for two years, taking advantage of their lower cost. Then after two years transferring to a full four year institution to pursue a full bachelors degree or higher. Most community colleges also have the benefit of open admission policies.  

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 48 community colleges and universities in Illinois, the most popular being College of DuPage with 7,255 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $8,764. Illinois Valley Community College is the most expensive community school in Illinois with an in-state tuition of $13,000.

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
Black Hawk College

Moline, Illinois

$7,500 NA NA
Carl Sandburg College

Galesburg, Illinois

$7,140 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
Danville Area Community College

Danville, Illinois

$7,500 NA NA
Elgin Community College

Elgin, Illinois

$7,128 NA NA
Harper College

Palatine, Illinois

$9,372 NA NA
Heartland Community College

Normal, Illinois

$9,300 NA NA
Highland Community College

Freeport, Illinois

$5,856 NA NA
Illinois Central College

East Peoria, Illinois

$9,900 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