Community Colleges in Illinois

The 2021 Directory of Illinois Community Colleges and Costs

Illinois Community Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2021

How much does it cost to attend community college in Illinois?   The average annual in-state two year college tuition in Illinois was $9,222 for the 2019-2020 academic year. This is a change of $23 from the 2018-2019 average of $9,199 and represents a 0.25% 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 7,857 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $8,734. Kankakee Community College is the most expensive community school in Illinois with an in-state tuition of $12,090.

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 2018-2019 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Explore Illinois Colleges

School Tuition Rating Value
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges Wabash Valley College

Mount Carmel, Illinois

$8,902 NA NA
Illinois Valley Community College

Oglesby, Illinois

$10,800 NA NA
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

$11,520 NA NA
Kankakee Community College

Kankakee, Illinois

$12,090 NA NA
Kaskaskia College

Centralia, Illinois

$7,050 NA NA
Kishwaukee College

Malta, Illinois

$8,640 NA NA
Lake Land College

Mattoon, Illinois

$6,989 NA NA
Lewis and Clark Community College

Godfrey, Illinois

$9,000 NA NA
Lincoln Land Community College

Springfield, Illinois

$6,312 NA NA
McHenry County College

Crystal Lake, Illinois

$11,615 NA NA
Moraine Valley Community College

Palos Hills, Illinois

$9,240 NA NA
Morton College

Cicero, Illinois

$7,424 NA NA
Oakton Community College

Des Plaines, Illinois

$10,276 NA NA
Parkland College

Champaign, Illinois

$10,905 NA NA
Prairie State College

Chicago Heights, Illinois

$8,610 NA NA
Rend Lake College

Ina, Illinois

$5,250 NA NA
Richland Community College

Decatur, Illinois

$5,760 NA NA
Rock Valley College

Rockford, Illinois

$8,970 NA NA