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.

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<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
American Academy of Art

Chicago, Illinois

$34,800 NA NA
American InterContinental University Online

Hoffman Estates, Illinois

$11,121 NA NA
Augustana College

Rock Island, Illinois

$45,136 NA NA
Aurora University

Aurora, Illinois

$25,600 33 22
Benedictine University

Lisle, Illinois

$32,700 56 38
Blackburn College

Carlinville, Illinois

$24,950 41 45
Bradley University

Peoria, Illinois

$35,060 66 74
Chamberlain College of Nursing Illinois

Addison, Illinois

$19,226 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

$32,660 48 72
DePaul University

Chicago, Illinois

$40,551 NA NA
DeVry University Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

$15,835 NA NA
Dominican University

River Forest, Illinois

$34,950 58 79
East West University

Chicago, Illinois

$21,300 NA NA
Elmhurst College

Elmhurst, Illinois

$38,354 63 83
Eureka College

Eureka, Illinois

$27,450 46 31
Fox College Inc

Bedford Park, Illinois

$15,340 NA NA
Greenville University

Greenville, Illinois

$28,406 49 51
Hebrew Theological College

Skokie, Illinois

$13,400 NA NA
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
National Louis University

Chicago, Illinois

$10,755 NA NA
North Central College

Naperville, Illinois

$41,000 63 72
North Park University

Chicago, Illinois

$31,430 55 67
Northwestern College

Chicago, Illinois

$17,280 NA NA
Northwestern College Southwestern Campus

Bridgeview, Illinois

$18,280 NA NA
Northwestern University

Evanston, Illinois

$58,227 96 97
Olivet Nazarene University

Bourbonnais, Illinois

$35,960 51 75
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

$6,660 NA NA
Quincy University

Quincy, Illinois

$31,160 45 71
Robert Morris University Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

$29,400 NA NA
Rockford Career College

Rockford, Illinois

$0 NA NA
Rockford University

Rockford, Illinois

$32,800 42 22
Roosevelt University

Chicago, Illinois

$31,493 56 55
Saint Augustine College

Chicago, Illinois

$11,720 NA NA
Saint Xavier University

Chicago, Illinois

$33,630 45 77
School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

$52,200 60 4
Taylor Business Institute

Chicago, Illinois

$10,350 NA NA
Telshe Yeshiva Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

$14,500 NA NA
The Illinois Institute of Art Schaumburg

Schaumburg, Illinois

$17,388 NA NA
Trinity Christian College

Palos Heights, Illinois

$31,700 62 70
Trinity College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Rock Island, Illinois

$24,989 NA NA
Trinity International University

Deerfield, Illinois

$32,398 59 82
University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

$57,642 98 95
University of Phoenix Chicago Campus

Schaumburg, Illinois

$9,926 NA NA
University of St Francis

Joliet, Illinois

$35,000 58 86
VanderCook College of Music

Chicago, Illinois

$27,670 NA NA
Vatterott College Quincy

Quincy, Illinois

$10,206 NA NA
Wheaton College

Wheaton, Illinois

$39,100 75 84