Illinois Colleges Ranked by Lowest In State Tution

Cheapest Colleges in Illinois by In State Tution

Below is a college cost ranking of the 78 colleges in Illinois with the lowest in state tution. What is the cheapest college in Illinois? Adler University tops the list with a tuition and fee total of $0. Note these costs do not include room and board or living expenses.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published price. 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 in state tution with no consideration of actual average price paid or academic quality of the school. Please see the CollegeSimply Best Value Colleges in Illinois list for a ranking which considers school quality and average net price.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2022-2022 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2021/2022 academic year.

List of Illinois Colleges Ranked by Lowest In State Tution
School Tuition In State
Rockford University

Rockford, IL

Saint Xavier University

Chicago, IL

University of St Francis

Joliet, IL

Illinois College

Jacksonville, IL

Dominican University

River Forest, IL

Lewis University

Romeoville, IL

American Academy of Art

Chicago, IL

Bradley University

Peoria, IL

Olivet Nazarene University

Bourbonnais, IL

Elmhurst College

Elmhurst, IL

Millikin University

Decatur, IL

Monmouth College

Monmouth, IL

Wheaton College

Wheaton, IL

DePaul University

Chicago, IL

North Central College

Naperville, IL

Augustana College

Rock Island, IL

Loyola University Chicago

Chicago, IL

Illinois Institute of Technology

Chicago, IL