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

University of Illinois at Chicago

Chicago, IL

Hebrew Theological College

Skokie, IL

Western Illinois University

Macomb, IL

Lincoln Christian University

Lincoln, IL

Illinois State University

Normal, IL

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Carbondale, IL

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Champaign, IL

DeVry University Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

Telshe Yeshiva Chicago

Chicago, IL

Moody Bible Institute

Chicago, IL

Midstate College

Peoria, IL

The Illinois Institute of Art Schaumburg

Schaumburg, IL

Methodist College of Nursing

Peoria, IL

Lincoln College

Lincoln, IL

Kendall College

Chicago, IL

Chamberlain College of Nursing Illinois

Addison, IL

East West University

Chicago, IL

Blackburn College

Carlinville, IL

Aurora University

Aurora, IL

Trinity College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Rock Island, IL

Eureka College

Eureka, IL

MacMurray College

Jacksonville, IL

Robert Morris University Illinois

Chicago, IL

VanderCook College of Music

Chicago, IL

Greenville University

Greenville, IL

Judson University

Elgin, IL

Columbia College Chicago

Chicago, IL

Quincy University

Quincy, IL

Principia College

Elsah, Illinois

Roosevelt University

Chicago, IL

McKendree University

Lebanon, IL

Trinity International University

Deerfield, IL

North Park University

Chicago, IL

Benedictine University

Lisle, IL

Trinity Christian College

Palos Heights, IL

Concordia University Chicago

River Forest, IL

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

Lake Forest College

Lake Forest, IL

Knox College

Galesburg, IL

Illinois Wesleyan University

Bloomington, IL

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Chicago, IL

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL