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Illinois Private Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2020

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 $30,293 for the 2018-2019 academic year. This is a change of $2,514 from the 2015-2016 average of $27,779 and represents a 9.05% 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 DePaul University with 18,185 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $39,369. University of Chicago is the most expensive private school in Illinois with an in-state tuition of $55,425.

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.

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
American Academy of Art
Chicago, 181 Students
$33,800 - -
American InterContinental University Online
Hoffman Estates, 6,918 Students
$11,562 - -
Augustana College
Rock Island, 2,534 Students
$40,881 - -
Aurora University
Aurora, 4,367 Students
$24,000 32 44
Benedictine University
Lisle, 2,737 Students
$32,700 53 55
Blackburn College
Carlinville, 548 Students
$22,000 50 76
Bradley University
Peoria, 4,839 Students
$33,360 72 64
Chamberlain College of Nursing Illinois
Addison, 3,270 Students
$18,495 - -
Christian Life College
Mount Prospect, 25 Students
$3,600 - -
Columbia College Chicago
Chicago, 6,279 Students
$26,090 - -
Concordia University Chicago
River Forest, 1,713 Students
$31,146 50 64
DePaul University
Chicago, 18,185 Students
$39,369 - -
DeVry University Illinois
Chicago, 9,726 Students
$15,835 - -
Dominican University
River Forest, 2,315 Students
$32,964 55 66
East West University
Chicago, 389 Students
$20,700 - -
Elmhurst College
Elmhurst, 2,871 Students
$36,755 65 65
Eureka College
Eureka, 548 Students
$25,150 64 69
Fox College Inc
Bedford Park, 443 Students
$15,220 - -
Greenville College
Greenville, 900 Students
$26,778 57 64
Hebrew Theological College
Skokie, 75 Students
$12,570 15 -