Illinois Average Net Price Ranking

The Most Expensive Colleges in Illinois by Average Net Price for 2021

Most Expensive Colleges in Illinois by Average Net Price

The highest net price colleges in Illinois are ranked by the average net price paid. Net price is the average cost paid as determined by tuition minus scholarship and grant financial aid and grant financial aid and may be a more accurate estimation of real life costs than published tuition. Discount from list price represents the effective percent discount from published costs that students averaged. Please note that net price varies on a student by student basis based on finanical situation and no financial aid is guaranteed. School of the Art Institute of Chicago leads the list with a $50,167 average annual net price paid in 2014-2015.

Net price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Illinois' Most Expensive Colleges by Average Net Price
College Net Price Discount
#1 School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Chicago, Private Not For Profit

$50,167 26%
#2 Loyola University Chicago

Chicago, Private Not For Profit

$36,388 41%
#3 University of Chicago

Chicago, Private Not For Profit

$34,719 56%
#4 Methodist College of Nursing

Peoria, Private Not For Profit

$32,493 1%
#5 Columbia College Chicago

Chicago, Private Not For Profit

$32,111 29%
#6 DePaul University

Chicago, Private Not For Profit

$32,022 44%
#7 Kendall College

Chicago, Private For Profit

$30,324 7%
#8 Illinois Wesleyan University

Bloomington, Private Not For Profit

$28,912 54%
#9 Wheaton College

Wheaton, Private Not For Profit

$28,795 41%
#10 Bradley University

Peoria, Private Not For Profit

$26,791 43%
#11 Illinois Institute of Technology

Chicago, Private Not For Profit

$26,708 58%
#12 Northwestern University

Evanston, Private Not For Profit

$26,196 65%
#13 Lake Forest College

Lake Forest, Private Not For Profit

$26,148 56%
#14 Pacific College of Oriental Medicine Chicago

Chicago, Private For Profit

$25,804 -21%
#15 Benedictine University

Lisle, Private Not For Profit

$25,604 45%
#16 North Central College

Naperville, Private Not For Profit

$25,536 52%
#17 American Academy of Art

Chicago, Private For Profit

$25,418 41%
#18 Augustana College

Rock Island, Private Not For Profit

$24,706 55%
#19 Roosevelt University

Chicago, Private Not For Profit

$24,036 47%
#20 Chamberlain College of Nursing Illinois

Addison, Private For Profit

$23,715 27%
#21 Knox College

Galesburg, Private Not For Profit

$23,476 60%
#22 Trinity Christian College

Palos Heights, Private Not For Profit

$23,177 45%
#23 Elmhurst College

Elmhurst, Private Not For Profit

$22,791 54%
#24 East West University

Chicago, Private Not For Profit

$22,309 34%
#25 Rockford College

Rockford, Private Not For Profit

$22,166 48%
#26 Millikin University

Decatur, Private Not For Profit

$22,138 56%
#27 Lincoln College

Lincoln, Private Not For Profit

$21,797 19%
#28 McKendree University

Lebanon, Private Not For Profit

$21,764 49%
#29 Greenville College

Greenville, Private Not For Profit

$21,268 45%
#30 Trinity International University

Deerfield, Private Not For Profit

$21,218 53%
#31 Eureka College

Eureka, Private Not For Profit

$21,178 45%
#32 Robert Morris University Illinois

Chicago, Private Not For Profit

$21,055 53%
#33 Olivet Nazarene University

Bourbonnais, Private Not For Profit

$21,043 54%
#34 Illinois State University

Normal, Public Not For Profit

$20,093 21%
#35 North Park University

Chicago, Private Not For Profit

$20,068 52%
#36 VanderCook College of Music

Chicago, Private Not For Profit

$20,063 48%
#37 Lewis University

Romeoville, Private Not For Profit

$19,520 57%
#38 Dominican University

River Forest, Private Not For Profit

$19,280 58%
#39 Lincoln Christian University

Lincoln, Private Not For Profit

$18,728 15%
#40 Judson University

Elgin, Private Not For Profit

$18,641 55%
#41 Hebrew Theological College

Skokie, Private Not For Profit

$18,580 33%
#42 Northern Illinois University

Dekalb, Public Not For Profit

$18,346 32%
#43 Monmouth College

Monmouth, Private Not For Profit

$17,992 64%
#44 Aurora University

Aurora, Private Not For Profit

$17,906 50%
#45 University of St Francis

Joliet, Private Not For Profit

$17,687 61%
#46 Illinois College

Jacksonville, Private Not For Profit

$17,594 59%
#47 Quincy University

Quincy, Private Not For Profit

$17,423 57%
#48 Concordia University Chicago

River Forest, Private Not For Profit

$17,051 61%
#49 The Illinois Institute of Art Schaumburg

Schaumburg, Private For Profit

$16,922 44%
#50 Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Carbondale, Public Not For Profit

$16,299 39%
#51 Moody Bible Institute

Chicago, Private Not For Profit

$16,247 35%
#52 Blackburn College

Carlinville, Private Not For Profit

$16,175 50%
#53 Western Illinois University

Macomb, Public Not For Profit

$15,802 35%
#54 Saint Xavier University

Chicago, Private Not For Profit

$14,975 68%
#55 Northeastern Illinois University

Chicago, Public Not For Profit

$14,941 39%
#56 National Louis University

Chicago, Private Not For Profit

$14,848 39%
#57 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Edwardsville, Public Not For Profit

$14,790 36%
#58 University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Champaign, Public Not For Profit

$14,660 47%
#59 Eastern Illinois University

Charleston, Public Not For Profit

$14,146 36%
#60 MacMurray College

Jacksonville, Private Not For Profit

$13,977 64%
#61 American InterContinental University Online

Hoffman Estates, Private For Profit

$12,555 32%
#62 University of Illinois at Chicago

Chicago, Public Not For Profit

$12,322 56%
#63 University of Illinois at Springfield

Springfield, Public Not For Profit

$11,534 49%
#64 Chicago State University

Chicago, Public Not For Profit

$9,820 55%
#65 Saint Augustine College

Chicago, Private Not For Profit

$9,461 56%
#66 Telshe Yeshiva Chicago

Chicago, Private Not For Profit

$6,450 76%