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Most Expensive Colleges in Illinois by In State Total Cost

The highest priced 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 most expensive college in Illinois? Leading the colleges list is University of Chicago in Chicago with an in state total cost of $76,380.

Rating is a CollegeCalc proprietary national percentile ranking of a college's overall difficulty and educational effectiveness. An average score is 50. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average net price paid. 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 2018-2019 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2018-2019 academic year.

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Illinois' Most Expensive Colleges by In State Total Cost
In State Total Cost College Rating $Value
$76,380
In State Total Cost
1) University of Chicago
Chicago, Private Not For Profit
98 64
$72,799
In State Total Cost
2) Northwestern University
Evanston, Private Not For Profit
99 73
$65,890
In State Total Cost
3) School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, Private Not For Profit
74 38
$61,658
In State Total Cost
4) Illinois Institute of Technology
Chicago, Private Not For Profit
79 66
$59,728
In State Total Cost
5) Loyola University Chicago
Chicago, Private Not For Profit
74 53
$59,420
In State Total Cost
6) Illinois Wesleyan University
Bloomington, Private Not For Profit
80 62
$58,454
In State Total Cost
7) Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Private Not For Profit
- -
$57,324
In State Total Cost
8) Knox College
Galesburg, Private Not For Profit
- -
$55,314
In State Total Cost
9) DePaul University
Chicago, Private Not For Profit
- -
$53,707
In State Total Cost
10) Augustana College
Rock Island, Private Not For Profit
- -
$51,099
In State Total Cost
11) North Central College
Naperville, Private Not For Profit
69 63
$48,621
In State Total Cost
12) Elmhurst College
Elmhurst, Private Not For Profit
65 65
$47,840
In State Total Cost
13) Monmouth College
Monmouth, Private Not For Profit
61 70
$47,820
In State Total Cost
14) Millikin University
Decatur, Private Not For Profit
70 70
$47,400
In State Total Cost
15) Wheaton College
Wheaton, Private Not For Profit
70 57
$46,926
In State Total Cost
16) Benedictine University
Lisle, Private Not For Profit
53 55
$46,420
In State Total Cost
17) Saint Xavier University
Chicago, Private Not For Profit
43 65
$45,580
In State Total Cost
18) Bradley University
Peoria, Private Not For Profit
72 64
$45,465
In State Total Cost
19) Robert Morris University Illinois
Chicago, Private Not For Profit
- -
$44,970
In State Total Cost
20) Olivet Nazarene University
Bourbonnais, Private Not For Profit
60 65