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
Adler University

Chicago, IL

Rush University

Chicago, IL

Oak Point University

Oak Brook, IL

Christian Life College

Mount Prospect, IL

Pacific College of Health and Science Chicago

Chicago, IL

American Islamic College

Chicago, Illinois

University of Phoenix Chicago Campus

Schaumburg, IL

Governors State University

University Park, IL

National Louis University

Chicago, IL

Chicago State University

Chicago, IL

University of Illinois at Springfield

Springfield, IL

Northeastern Illinois University

Chicago, IL

American InterContinental University Online

Hoffman Estates, IL

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Edwardsville, IL

Northern Illinois University

Dekalb, IL

Eastern Illinois University

Charleston, IL

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Chicago

Chicago, IL

Saint Augustine College

Chicago, IL