Private Colleges in Illinois

The 2022 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 $31,951 for the 2020-2021 academic year. This is a change of $818 from the 2019-2020 average of $31,133 and represents a 2.63% 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 18,212 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $40,551. Northwestern University is the most expensive private school 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
Illinois College

Jacksonville, Illinois

$34,070 NA NA
Illinois Institute of Technology

Chicago, Illinois

$48,670 75 90
Illinois Wesleyan University

Bloomington, Illinois

$51,132 75 80
Judson University

Elgin, Illinois

$28,840 47 75
Kendall College

Chicago, Illinois

$18,793 NA NA
Knox College

Galesburg, Illinois

$49,185 64 88
Lake Forest College

Lake Forest, Illinois

$48,920 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
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
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 58 82
Monmouth College

Monmouth, Illinois

$41,330 60 92
Moody Bible Institute

Chicago, Illinois

$11,520 NA NA
Morrison Institute of Technology

Morrison, Illinois

$16,000 NA NA