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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 2017/2018 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 $73,560.

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 2017-2018 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2017-2018 academic year.

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Illinois' Most Expensive Colleges by In State Total Cost
In State Total Cost College Rating $Value
$73,560
In State Total Cost
1) University of Chicago
Chicago, Private Not For Profit
99 65
$70,385
In State Total Cost
2) Northwestern University
Evanston, Private Not For Profit
98 70
$65,270
In State Total Cost
3) School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, Private Not For Profit
71 36
$60,121
In State Total Cost
4) Illinois Institute of Technology
Chicago, Private Not For Profit
79 71
$58,358
In State Total Cost
5) Loyola University Chicago
Chicago, Private Not For Profit
69 55
$57,230
In State Total Cost
6) Illinois Wesleyan University
Bloomington, Private Not For Profit
84 66
$56,600
In State Total Cost
7) Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Private Not For Profit
- -
$55,554
In State Total Cost
8) Knox College
Galesburg, Private Not For Profit
- -
$53,911
In State Total Cost
9) DePaul University
Chicago, Private Not For Profit
- -
$52,222
In State Total Cost
10) Augustana College
Rock Island, Private Not For Profit
- -
$49,599
In State Total Cost
11) North Central College
Naperville, Private Not For Profit
71 67
$47,714
In State Total Cost
12) Elmhurst College
Elmhurst, Private Not For Profit
61 64
$46,220
In State Total Cost
13) Monmouth College
Monmouth, Private Not For Profit
68 74
$45,920
In State Total Cost
14) Saint Xavier University
Chicago, Private Not For Profit
42 60
$45,796
In State Total Cost
15) Wheaton College
Wheaton, Private Not For Profit
71 64
$45,564
In State Total Cost
16) Millikin University
Decatur, Private Not For Profit
65 70
$45,416
In State Total Cost
17) Benedictine University
Lisle, Private Not For Profit
- -
$44,440
In State Total Cost
18) Bradley University
Peoria, Private Not For Profit
70 60
$43,840
In State Total Cost
19) Olivet Nazarene University
Bourbonnais, Private Not For Profit
54 65
$43,672
In State Total Cost
20) Dominican University
River Forest, Private Not For Profit
65 74
$43,210
In State Total Cost
21) Lewis University
Romeoville, Private Not For Profit
69 73
$43,090
In State Total Cost
22) Roosevelt University
Chicago, Private Not For Profit
45 42
$42,387
In State Total Cost
23) Robert Morris University Illinois
Chicago, Private Not For Profit
- -
$42,236
In State Total Cost
24) Concordia University Chicago
River Forest, Private Not For Profit
62 70
$41,704
In State Total Cost
25) Columbia College Chicago
Chicago, Private Not For Profit
- -
$41,628
In State Total Cost
26) University of St Francis
Joliet, Private Not For Profit
72 76
$41,490
In State Total Cost
27) Trinity International University
Deerfield, Private Not For Profit
67 69
$41,330
In State Total Cost
28) Illinois College
Jacksonville, Private Not For Profit
- -
$41,174
In State Total Cost
29) American Academy of Art
Chicago, Private For Profit
- -
$40,544
In State Total Cost
30) Judson University
Elgin, Private Not For Profit
54 62
$39,990
In State Total Cost
31) McKendree University
Lebanon, Private Not For Profit
48 63
$39,670
In State Total Cost
32) Rockford College
Rockford, Private Not For Profit
57 63
$39,520
In State Total Cost
33) Quincy University
Quincy, Private Not For Profit
54 69
$39,455
In State Total Cost
34) Trinity Christian College
Palos Heights, Private Not For Profit
63 67
$38,930
In State Total Cost
35) North Park University
Chicago, Private Not For Profit
39 52
$37,850
In State Total Cost
36) Methodist College of Nursing
Peoria, Private Not For Profit
38 31
$37,834
In State Total Cost
37) VanderCook College of Music
Chicago, Private Not For Profit
35 32
$36,900
In State Total Cost
38) East West University
Chicago, Private Not For Profit
- -
$36,578
In State Total Cost
39) Greenville College
Greenville, Private Not For Profit
58 66
$36,225
In State Total Cost
40) MacMurray College
Jacksonville, Private Not For Profit
37 53
$35,963
In State Total Cost
41) Trinity College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Rock Island, Private Not For Profit
- -
$35,760
In State Total Cost
42) Eureka College
Eureka, Private Not For Profit
66 73
$34,156
In State Total Cost
43) Aurora University
Aurora, Private Not For Profit
30 44
$32,713
In State Total Cost
44) Kendall College
Chicago, Private For Profit
- -
$31,340
In State Total Cost
45) Hebrew Theological College
Skokie, Private Not For Profit
32 9
$31,207
In State Total Cost
46) Chamberlain College of Nursing Illinois
Addison, Private For Profit
- -
$30,352
In State Total Cost
47) Blackburn College
Carlinville, Private Not For Profit
48 68
$30,157
In State Total Cost
48) The Illinois Institute of Art Schaumburg
Schaumburg, Private For Profit
- -
$27,582
In State Total Cost
49) University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Champaign, Public Not For Profit
84 80
$27,034
In State Total Cost
50) University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, Public Not For Profit
58 80
$26,630
In State Total Cost
51) Northern Illinois University
Dekalb, Public Not For Profit
63 70
$25,740
In State Total Cost
52) National Louis University
Chicago, Private Not For Profit
- -
$25,654
In State Total Cost
53) Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Carbondale, Public Not For Profit
41 61
$25,500
In State Total Cost
54) Lincoln College
Lincoln, Private Not For Profit
23 27
$24,975
In State Total Cost
55) Midstate College
Peoria, Private For Profit
- -
$24,863
In State Total Cost
56) Illinois State University
Normal, Public Not For Profit
52 68
$24,560
In State Total Cost
57) Northeastern Illinois University
Chicago, Public Not For Profit
20 21
$23,752
In State Total Cost
58) Moody Bible Institute
Chicago, Private Not For Profit
- -
$23,727
In State Total Cost
59) Western Illinois University
Macomb, Public Not For Profit
48 65
$23,669
In State Total Cost
60) DeVry University Illinois
Chicago, Private For Profit
- -
$23,172
In State Total Cost
61) Pacific College of Oriental Medicine Chicago
Chicago, Private For Profit
- -
$22,900
In State Total Cost
62) Saint Augustine College
Chicago, Private Not For Profit
- -
$22,373
In State Total Cost
63) University of Illinois at Springfield
Springfield, Public Not For Profit
62 85
$21,827
In State Total Cost
64) Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Edwardsville, Public Not For Profit
44 64
$21,584
In State Total Cost
65) Lincoln Christian University
Lincoln, Private Not For Profit
50 64
$21,564
In State Total Cost
66) Eastern Illinois University
Charleston, Public Not For Profit
61 73
$20,776
In State Total Cost
67) Chicago State University
Chicago, Public Not For Profit
57 81
$16,616
In State Total Cost
68) University of Phoenix Chicago Campus
Schaumburg, Private For Profit
- -
$16,564
In State Total Cost
69) American InterContinental University Online
Hoffman Estates, Private For Profit
- -
$13,700
In State Total Cost
70) Telshe Yeshiva Chicago
Chicago, Private Not For Profit
- -
$10,381
In State Total Cost
71) Christian Life College
Mount Prospect, Private Not For Profit
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