Private Colleges in Illinois

The 2021 Directory of Illinois Private Colleges and Costs

Illinois Private Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2021

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 $31,133 for the 2019-2020 academic year. This is a change of $306 from the 2018-2019 average of $30,827 and represents a 0.99% 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 $40,551. University of Chicago is the most expensive private school in Illinois with an in-state tuition of $57,642.

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
American Academy of Art

Chicago, Illinois

$34,800 NA NA
American InterContinental University Online

Hoffman Estates, Illinois

$11,440 NA NA
Augustana College

Rock Island, Illinois

$42,312 NA NA
Aurora University

Aurora, Illinois

$24,800 33 24
Benedictine University

Lisle, Illinois

$32,700 54 40
Blackburn College

Carlinville, Illinois

$23,510 40 54
Bradley University

Peoria, Illinois

$34,200 69 67
Chamberlain College of Nursing Illinois

Addison, Illinois

$18,890 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

$31,926 54 88
DePaul University

Chicago, Illinois

$40,551 NA NA
DeVry University Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

$15,835 NA NA
Dominican University

River Forest, Illinois

$33,950 63 86
East West University

Chicago, Illinois

$21,300 NA NA
Elmhurst College

Elmhurst, Illinois

$37,454 63 79
Eureka College

Eureka, Illinois

$26,650 45 30
Fox College Inc

Bedford Park, Illinois

$15,280 NA NA
Greenville College

Greenville, Illinois

$27,580 50 57
Hebrew Theological College

Skokie, Illinois

$12,950 NA NA
Illinois College

Jacksonville, Illinois

$33,190 NA NA
Illinois Institute of Technology

Chicago, Illinois

$47,480 72 88
Illinois Wesleyan University

Bloomington, Illinois

$49,824 75 80
Judson University

Elgin, Illinois

$28,840 57 86
Kendall College

Chicago, Illinois

$18,793 NA NA
Knox College

Galesburg, Illinois

$47,385 64 86
Lake Forest College

Lake Forest, Illinois

$47,680 NA NA
Lewis University

Romeoville, Illinois

$33,270 63 87
Lincoln Christian University

Lincoln, Illinois

$13,590 NA NA
Lincoln College

Lincoln, Illinois

$17,900 NA NA
Loyola University Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

$44,105 70 30
MacCormac College

Chicago, Illinois

$12,000 NA NA
MacMurray College

Jacksonville, Illinois

$27,740 34 69
McKendree University

Lebanon, Illinois

$30,540 55 68
Methodist College of Nursing

Peoria, Illinois

$15,840 63 3
Midstate College

Peoria, Illinois

$16,230 NA NA
Millikin University

Decatur, Illinois

$36,262 59 79
Monmouth College

Monmouth, Illinois

$38,990 57 93
Moody Bible Institute

Chicago, Illinois

$11,200 44 54
Morrison Institute of Technology

Morrison, Illinois

$16,000 NA NA
National Louis University

Chicago, Illinois

$10,260 NA NA
North Central College

Naperville, Illinois

$39,860 62 66
North Park University

Chicago, Illinois

$30,360 56 69
Northwestern College

Chicago, Illinois

$17,280 NA NA
Northwestern College Southwestern Campus

Bridgeview, Illinois

$18,280 NA NA
Northwestern University

Evanston, Illinois

$56,232 97 96
Olivet Nazarene University

Bourbonnais, Illinois

$36,080 51 71
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

$6,660 NA NA
Quincy University

Quincy, Illinois

$30,450 44 72
Robert Morris University Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

$29,400 NA NA
Rockford Career College

Rockford, Illinois

$0 NA NA
Rockford College

Rockford, Illinois

$31,900 47 41
Roosevelt University

Chicago, Illinois

$30,876 61 64
Saint Augustine College

Chicago, Illinois

$11,736 NA NA
Saint Xavier University

Chicago, Illinois

$33,300 48 88
School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

$49,980 64 3
Taylor Business Institute

Chicago, Illinois

$14,175 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

$30,700 63 71
Trinity College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Rock Island, Illinois

$23,001 NA NA
Trinity International University

Deerfield, Illinois

$32,398 56 77
University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

$57,642 98 82
University of Phoenix Chicago Campus

Schaumburg, Illinois

$9,926 NA NA
University of St Francis

Joliet, Illinois

$34,000 61 92
VanderCook College of Music

Chicago, Illinois

$27,120 32 12
Vatterott College Quincy

Quincy, Illinois

$10,206 NA NA
Wheaton College

Wheaton, Illinois

$37,700 75 63