Illinois Out of State Tuition Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Illinois by Out of State Tuition for 2021

Cheapest Colleges in Illinois by Out of State Tuition

If you're looking for an affordable university in Illinois but aren't a state resident, these are the least expensive out of state colleges to consider. Additionally, if you are a foreign citizen and cannot qualify for in-state tuition, these are the cheapest universities in Illinois for international students.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published out of 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 out of 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 out of state tuition list price for the 2018/2019 school year.

What is the cheapest college in Illinois? Leading the colleges list is Pacific College of Oriental Medicine Chicago in Chicago with an out of 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 2019/2020 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2019/2020 academic year.

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

Chicago, Private For Profit

$6,660 NA NA
#2 Western Illinois University

Macomb, Public Not For Profit

$8,883 57 59
#3 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Edwardsville, Public Not For Profit

$9,123 56 62
#4 Northern Illinois University

Dekalb, Public Not For Profit

$9,466 62 68
#5 University of Phoenix Chicago Campus

Schaumburg, Private For Profit

$9,926 NA NA
#6 National Louis University

Chicago, Private Not For Profit

$10,260 NA NA
#7 Moody Bible Institute

Chicago, Private Not For Profit

$11,200 44 41
#8 Eastern Illinois University

Charleston, Public Not For Profit

$11,340 56 68
#9 American InterContinental University Online

Hoffman Estates, Private For Profit

$11,440 NA NA
#10 Saint Augustine College

Chicago, Private Not For Profit

$11,736 NA NA
#11 Hebrew Theological College

Skokie, Private Not For Profit

$12,950 NA NA
#12 Lincoln Christian University

Lincoln, Private Not For Profit

$13,590 NA NA
#13 Telshe Yeshiva Chicago

Chicago, Private Not For Profit

$14,500 NA NA
#14 Chicago State University

Chicago, Public Not For Profit

$14,856 38 62
#15 DeVry University Illinois

Chicago, Private For Profit

$15,835 NA NA
#16 Methodist College of Nursing

Peoria, Private Not For Profit

$15,840 63 5
#17 Midstate College

Peoria, Private For Profit

$16,230 NA NA
#18 The Illinois Institute of Art Schaumburg

Schaumburg, Private For Profit

$17,388 NA NA
#19 Lincoln College

Lincoln, Private Not For Profit

$17,900 NA NA
#20 Kendall College

Chicago, Private For Profit

$18,793 NA NA