Illinois Academic Quality per Dollar Ranking

The Best Value Colleges in Illinois by Academic Quality per Dollar for 2021

Best Value Colleges in Illinois by Academic Quality per Dollar

These are the Illinois schools which appear on CollegeCalc's Best Value Colleges in America ranking and represent the colleges providing the finest education balanced against an affordable average net price. The best value in Illinois ranking goes to Northwestern University with a 97th percentile national academic rank for a comparatively affordable $26,196 average net price.

Academic Rating is a CollegeCalc rating of a college's overall academics and effectiveness. The score ranges from zero to one hundred, with fifty being the median for all eligible colleges. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average price paid by students. Colleges which are ranked "n/a" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score. Learn more about our rating methodology.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2019/2020 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2019/2020 academic year.

Illinois' Best Value Colleges by Academic Quality per Dollar
College Net Price Rating Value
#1 Northwestern University

Evanston, Private Not For Profit

$26,196 97 98
#2 University of Chicago

Chicago, Private Not For Profit

$34,719 98 95
#3 University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Champaign, Public Not For Profit

$14,660 77 94
#4 Illinois Institute of Technology

Chicago, Private Not For Profit

$26,708 72 91
#5 Illinois Wesleyan University

Bloomington, Private Not For Profit

$28,912 75 88
#6 University of Illinois at Chicago

Chicago, Public Not For Profit

$12,322 68 88
#7 Wheaton College

Wheaton, Private Not For Profit

$28,795 75 77
#8 Bradley University

Peoria, Private Not For Profit

$26,791 69 73
#9 Loyola University Chicago

Chicago, Private Not For Profit

$36,388 70 49