Illinois In State Tuition Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Illinois by In State Tuition for 2022

Cheapest Colleges in Illinois by In State Tuition

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 tuition. 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 tuition 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.

The most affordable four year colleges in Illinois are listed by one year's in state tuition list price for the 2020/2021 school year.

What is the cheapest college in Illinois? Leading the colleges list is Pacific College of Oriental Medicine Chicago in Chicago with an in state tuition of $6,660.

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 2020/2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2020/2021 academic year.

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Illinois' Cheapest Colleges by In State Tuition
College In State Tuition Rating Value
#1 Pacific College of Oriental Medicine Chicago

Chicago, Private For Profit

$6,660 NA NA
#2 Chicago State University

Chicago, Public Not For Profit

$7,488 38 73
#3 Western Illinois University

Macomb, Public Not For Profit

$8,883 53 65
#4 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Edwardsville, Public Not For Profit

$9,123 58 65
#5 Eastern Illinois University

Charleston, Public Not For Profit

$9,241 51 65
#6 Northern Illinois University

Dekalb, Public Not For Profit

$9,464 NA NA
#7 University of Illinois at Springfield

Springfield, Public Not For Profit

$9,503 64 93
#8 Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Carbondale, Public Not For Profit

$9,638 57 78
#9 Northeastern Illinois University

Chicago, Public Not For Profit

$9,893 45 33
#10 University of Phoenix Chicago Campus

Schaumburg, Private For Profit

$9,926 NA NA
#11 National Louis University

Chicago, Private Not For Profit

$10,755 NA NA
#12 University of Illinois at Chicago

Chicago, Public Not For Profit

$10,776 69 88
#13 American InterContinental University Online

Hoffman Estates, Private For Profit

$11,121 NA NA
#14 Moody Bible Institute

Chicago, Private Not For Profit

$11,520 NA NA
#15 Illinois State University

Normal, Public Not For Profit

$11,524 55 42
#16 Saint Augustine College

Chicago, Private Not For Profit

$11,720 NA NA
#17 University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Champaign, Public Not For Profit

$12,254 78 93
#18 Hebrew Theological College

Skokie, Private Not For Profit

$13,400 NA NA
#19 Lincoln Christian University

Lincoln, Private Not For Profit

$13,980 NA NA
#20 Telshe Yeshiva Chicago

Chicago, Private Not For Profit

$14,500 NA NA