Illinois In State Total Cost Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Illinois by In State Total Cost for 2021

Cheapest Colleges in Illinois by In State Total Cost

If you're looking for an affordable university and you are a resident of Illinois these are the least expensive in state colleges to consider.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published in state total cost. It's important to research the typical financial aid package offered by a school, the average net price actually paid and most importantly the quality of education you receive for your tuition dollar. Sometimes a school which appears cheap based on list price can be a poor relative value if it can't award competitive financial aid or doesn't offer a quality education. The list below is a ranking on published in state total cost with no consideration of actual average price paid or academic quality of the school. Please see the CollegeCalc best value colleges in Illinois list for a ranking which considers school quality and average net price.

Total cost may factor in an estimated off-campus living expense if a school doens't provide housing. This estimate may vary widely by college. To view a rank by academic fees alone please see our Illinois tuition ranking.

The most affordable four year colleges in Illinois are listed by one year's in state total cost list price for the 2018/2019 school year. Total cost includes tuition, room and board or estimated off campus living expenses, books and supplies and other fees.

What is the cheapest college in Illinois? Leading the colleges list is University of Phoenix Chicago Campus in Schaumburg with an in state total cost of $16,616.

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' Cheapest Colleges by In State Total Cost
College In State Total Cost Rating Value
#21 University of Illinois at Chicago

Chicago, Public Not For Profit

$27,753 68 88
#22 University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Champaign, Public Not For Profit

$27,802 77 94
#23 Hebrew Theological College

Skokie, Private Not For Profit

$27,926 NA NA
#24 The Illinois Institute of Art Schaumburg

Schaumburg, Private For Profit

$30,157 NA NA
#25 Blackburn College

Carlinville, Private Not For Profit

$32,310 40 38
#26 Chamberlain College of Nursing Illinois

Addison, Private For Profit

$32,640 NA NA
#27 Methodist College of Nursing

Peoria, Private Not For Profit

$32,660 63 5
#28 Kendall College

Chicago, Private For Profit

$32,713 NA NA
#29 East West University

Chicago, Private Not For Profit

$33,600 NA NA
#30 Aurora University

Aurora, Private Not For Profit

$35,926 33 21
#31 Trinity College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Rock Island, Private Not For Profit

$36,731 NA NA
#32 MacMurray College

Jacksonville, Private Not For Profit

$38,350 34 49
#33 Greenville College

Greenville, Private Not For Profit

$38,408 50 53
#34 VanderCook College of Music

Chicago, Private Not For Profit

$38,470 32 11
#35 Eureka College

Eureka, Private Not For Profit

$38,620 45 27
#36 Quincy University

Quincy, Private Not For Profit

$40,950 44 60
#37 Judson University

Elgin, Private Not For Profit

$41,430 57 80
#38 North Park University

Chicago, Private Not For Profit

$41,750 56 62
#39 Trinity Christian College

Palos Heights, Private Not For Profit

$42,225 63 71
#40 McKendree University

Lebanon, Private Not For Profit

$42,560 55 65