Illinois Out of State Total Cost Ranking

The Most Expensive Colleges in Illinois by Out of State Total Cost for 2021

Most Expensive Colleges in Illinois by Out of State Total Cost

The highest priced four year colleges in Illinois are listed by one year's out of 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 out of state total cost of $79,356.

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' Most Expensive Colleges by Out of State Total Cost
College Out of State Total Cost Rating Value
#1 University of Chicago

Chicago, Private Not For Profit

$79,356 98 95
#2 Northwestern University

Evanston, Private Not For Profit

$75,348 97 98
#3 School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Chicago, Private Not For Profit

$67,880 64 7
#4 Illinois Institute of Technology

Chicago, Private Not For Profit

$64,112 72 91
#5 Illinois Wesleyan University

Bloomington, Private Not For Profit

$62,240 75 88
#6 Loyola University Chicago

Chicago, Private Not For Profit

$61,523 70 49
#7 Lake Forest College

Lake Forest, Private Not For Profit

$60,100 NA NA
#8 Knox College

Galesburg, Private Not For Profit

$59,136 64 87
#9 DePaul University

Chicago, Private Not For Profit

$57,042 NA NA
#10 Augustana College

Rock Island, Private Not For Profit

$55,500 NA NA
#11 North Central College

Naperville, Private Not For Profit

$52,696 62 70
#12 Millikin University

Decatur, Private Not For Profit

$49,872 59 77
#13 Monmouth College

Monmouth, Private Not For Profit

$49,520 57 89
#14 Elmhurst College

Elmhurst, Private Not For Profit

$49,464 63 78
#15 Wheaton College

Wheaton, Private Not For Profit

$49,130 75 77
#16 Saint Xavier University

Chicago, Private Not For Profit

$47,010 48 75
#17 Benedictine University

Lisle, Private Not For Profit

$46,926 54 43
#18 Bradley University

Peoria, Private Not For Profit

$46,750 69 73
#19 Dominican University

River Forest, Private Not For Profit

$46,169 63 82
#20 Olivet Nazarene University

Bourbonnais, Private Not For Profit

$46,070 51 68
#21 Lewis University

Romeoville, Private Not For Profit

$45,750 63 83
#22 Columbia College Chicago

Chicago, Private Not For Profit

$45,356 NA NA
#23 Roosevelt University

Chicago, Private Not For Profit

$45,299 61 68
#24 Trinity International University

Deerfield, Private Not For Profit

$45,028 56 74
#25 University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Champaign, Public Not For Profit

$44,944 77 94
#26 Robert Morris University Illinois

Chicago, Private Not For Profit

$44,865 NA NA
#27 University of St Francis

Joliet, Private Not For Profit

$44,810 61 87
#28 Concordia University Chicago

River Forest, Private Not For Profit

$44,076 54 80
#29 American Academy of Art

Chicago, Private For Profit

$43,224 NA NA
#30 Illinois College

Jacksonville, Private Not For Profit

$43,114 NA NA
#31 Rockford College

Rockford, Private Not For Profit

$42,794 47 38
#32 McKendree University

Lebanon, Private Not For Profit

$42,560 55 65
#33 Trinity Christian College

Palos Heights, Private Not For Profit

$42,225 63 71
#34 North Park University

Chicago, Private Not For Profit

$41,750 56 62
#35 University of Illinois at Chicago

Chicago, Public Not For Profit

$41,445 68 88
#36 Judson University

Elgin, Private Not For Profit

$41,430 57 80
#37 Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Carbondale, Public Not For Profit

$41,082 61 76
#38 Quincy University

Quincy, Private Not For Profit

$40,950 44 60
#39 Eureka College

Eureka, Private Not For Profit

$38,620 45 27
#40 VanderCook College of Music

Chicago, Private Not For Profit

$38,470 32 11
#41 Greenville College

Greenville, Private Not For Profit

$38,408 50 53
#42 MacMurray College

Jacksonville, Private Not For Profit

$38,350 34 49
#43 Illinois State University

Normal, Public Not For Profit

$37,008 61 52
#44 Trinity College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Rock Island, Private Not For Profit

$36,731 NA NA
#45 Aurora University

Aurora, Private Not For Profit

$35,926 33 21
#46 Northeastern Illinois University

Chicago, Public Not For Profit

$34,079 45 25
#47 East West University

Chicago, Private Not For Profit

$33,600 NA NA
#48 Kendall College

Chicago, Private For Profit

$32,713 NA NA
#49 Methodist College of Nursing

Peoria, Private Not For Profit

$32,660 63 5
#50 Chamberlain College of Nursing Illinois

Addison, Private For Profit

$32,640 NA NA
#51 Blackburn College

Carlinville, Private Not For Profit

$32,310 40 38
#52 University of Illinois at Springfield

Springfield, Public Not For Profit

$32,298 64 93
#53 The Illinois Institute of Art Schaumburg

Schaumburg, Private For Profit

$30,157 NA NA
#54 Chicago State University

Chicago, Public Not For Profit

$29,258 38 62
#55 Hebrew Theological College

Skokie, Private Not For Profit

$27,926 NA NA
#56 Lincoln College

Lincoln, Private Not For Profit

$26,900 NA NA
#57 Northern Illinois University

Dekalb, Public Not For Profit

$26,890 62 68
#58 Telshe Yeshiva Chicago

Chicago, Private Not For Profit

$26,692 NA NA
#59 Midstate College

Peoria, Private For Profit

$24,975 NA NA
#60 Moody Bible Institute

Chicago, Private Not For Profit

$24,896 44 41
#61 National Louis University

Chicago, Private Not For Profit

$24,510 NA NA
#62 Eastern Illinois University

Charleston, Public Not For Profit

$24,449 56 68
#63 Western Illinois University

Macomb, Public Not For Profit

$24,256 57 59
#64 DeVry University Illinois

Chicago, Private For Profit

$23,669 NA NA
#65 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Edwardsville, Public Not For Profit

$23,015 56 62
#66 Lincoln Christian University

Lincoln, Private Not For Profit

$22,154 NA NA
#67 Saint Augustine College

Chicago, Private Not For Profit

$21,436 NA NA
#68 Pacific College of Oriental Medicine Chicago

Chicago, Private For Profit

$21,324 NA NA
#69 American InterContinental University Online

Hoffman Estates, Private For Profit

$18,426 NA NA
#70 University of Phoenix Chicago Campus

Schaumburg, Private For Profit

$16,616 NA NA