Illinois Out of State Tuition Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Illinois by Out of State Tuition for 2022

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 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 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 2020/2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2020/2021 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 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 Northern Illinois University

Dekalb, Public Not For Profit

$9,464 NA NA
#6 Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Carbondale, Public Not For Profit

$9,638 57 78
#7 University of Phoenix Chicago Campus

Schaumburg, Private For Profit

$9,926 NA NA
#8 National Louis University

Chicago, Private Not For Profit

$10,755 NA NA
#9 American InterContinental University Online

Hoffman Estates, Private For Profit

$11,121 NA NA
#10 Moody Bible Institute

Chicago, Private Not For Profit

$11,520 NA NA
#11 Eastern Illinois University

Charleston, Public Not For Profit

$11,552 51 65
#12 Saint Augustine College

Chicago, Private Not For Profit

$11,720 NA NA
#13 Hebrew Theological College

Skokie, Private Not For Profit

$13,400 NA NA
#14 Lincoln Christian University

Lincoln, Private Not For Profit

$13,980 NA NA
#15 Telshe Yeshiva Chicago

Chicago, Private Not For Profit

$14,500 NA NA
#16 DeVry University Illinois

Chicago, Private For Profit

$15,835 NA NA
#17 Midstate College

Peoria, Private For Profit

$16,230 NA NA
#18 Methodist College of Nursing

Peoria, Private Not For Profit

$16,248 51 6
#19 The Illinois Institute of Art Schaumburg

Schaumburg, Private For Profit

$17,388 NA NA
#20 Lincoln College

Lincoln, Private Not For Profit

$18,300 NA NA