Private Colleges in Illinois

The 2023 Directory of Illinois Private Colleges and Costs

Illinois Private Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2022

How much does it cost to attend private college in Illinois?   The average annual in-state four year, not for profit private college tuition in Illinois was $32,467 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is a change of $1,334 from the 2019-2020 average of $31,133 and represents a 4.28% annual increase. The list of Illinois private colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 68 private colleges and universities in Illinois, the most popular being Northwestern University with 18,835 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $60,276. Northwestern University is the most expensive private school in Illinois with an in-state tuition of $60,276.

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 2021-2022 academic year.

Explore Illinois Colleges

School Tuition Rating Value
American Academy of Art

Chicago, Illinois

$35,800 NA NA
American InterContinental University Online

Hoffman Estates, Illinois

$11,758 NA NA
Augustana College

Rock Island, Illinois

$46,039 NA NA
Aurora University

Aurora, Illinois

$26,400 34 22
Benedictine University

Lisle, Illinois

$32,700 54 36
Blackburn College

Carlinville, Illinois

$25,570 46 58
Bradley University

Peoria, Illinois

$35,940 69 78
Chamberlain College of Nursing Illinois

Addison, Illinois

$19,117 NA NA
Christian Life College

Mount Prospect, Illinois

$0 NA NA
Columbia College Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

$26,610 NA NA
Concordia University Chicago

River Forest, Illinois

$33,310 44 61
DePaul University

Chicago, Illinois

$41,361 NA NA
DeVry University Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

$15,835 NA NA
Dominican University

River Forest, Illinois

$34,950 64 86
East West University

Chicago, Illinois

$21,600 NA NA
Elmhurst College

Elmhurst, Illinois

$39,100 65 86
Eureka College

Eureka, Illinois

$27,450 41 19
Fox College Inc

Bedford Park, Illinois

$15,440 NA NA
Greenville University

Greenville, Illinois

$29,260 44 38
Hebrew Theological College

Skokie, Illinois

$13,400 NA NA