The price of education: Which Illinois schools charge the highest in-state tuition?

Illinois residents pay the highest in-state tuition at University of Chicago, Northwestern University and School of the Art Institute of Chicago, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of federal data.

Illinois residents pay the highest in-state tuition at University of Chicago, Northwestern University and School of the Art Institute of Chicago, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of federal data.

The analysis includes the cost of tuition only for the 2017-18 academic year reported to the U.S. Department of Education.

Where do residents pay the highest in-state tuition?

Rank
School
City
Enrollment
2017-18 tuition
1
University of Chicago
Chicago
15,775
$56,034
2
Northwestern University
Evanston
21,823
$52,678
3
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago
3,569
$49,610
4
Illinois Institute of Technology
Chicago
7,730
$45,864
5
Illinois Wesleyan University
Bloomington
1,771
$45,856
6
Lake Forest College
Forest
1,578
$45,548
7
Knox College
Galesburg
1,359
$44,958
8
Universal Technical Institute of Illinois Inc
Lisle
1,184
$44,150
9
Loyola University Chicago
Chicago
16,422
$43,078
10
Augustana College
Island
2,537
$40,908
11
DePaul University
Chicago
23,110
$39,010
12
North Central College
Naperville
2,949
$37,749
13
Monmouth College
Monmouth
1,147
$36,400
14
Elmhurst College
Elmhurst
3,403
$36,370
15
Wheaton College
Wheaton
2,901
$35,190
16
Olivet Nazarene University
Bourbonnais
4,907
$34,940
17
Lincoln College of Technology-Melrose Park
Park
680
$34,137
18
Benedictine University
Lisle
5,892
$33,900
19
Saint Xavier University
Chicago
3,896
$33,380
20
American Academy of Art
Chicago
297
$33,220
21
Millikin University
Decatur
2,055
$33,066
22
Bradley University
Peoria
5,598
$32,930
23
Dominican University
Forest
3,522
$32,530
24
Rush University
Chicago
2,503
$32,496
25
Illinois College
Jacksonville
960
$32,140
26
Ambria College of Nursing
Estates
366
$32,100
27
SAE Institute of Technology-Chicago
Chicago
210
$32,000
28
Concordia University-Chicago
Forest
5,603
$31,588
29
University of St Francis
Joliet
3,864
$31,470
30
Lewis University
Romeoville
6,544
$31,250
31
Trinity International University-Illinois
Deerfield
2,114
$30,750
32
Rockford University
Rockford
1,287
$30,050
33
McKendree University
Lebanon
2,902
$29,640
34
Judson University
Elgin
1,298
$29,434
35
Roosevelt University
Chicago
4,700
$28,963
36
Principia College
Elsah
479
$28,920
37
Trinity Christian College
Heights
1,286
$28,675
38
North Park University
Chicago
3,043
$28,620
39
VanderCook College of Music
Chicago
173
$28,434
40
Quincy University
Quincy
1,328
$27,770
41
Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences
Island
228
$27,458
42
Tribeca Flashpoint College
Chicago
270
$27,454
43
Robert Morris University Illinois
Chicago
2,703
$26,700
44
Columbia College Chicago
Chicago
8,120
$26,474
45
Greenville University
Greenville
1,211
$26,356
46
Resurrection University
Chicago
631
$26,134
47
MacMurray College
Jacksonville
552
$26,100
48
Eureka College
Eureka
672
$25,390
49
Saint Anthony College of Nursing
Rockford
319
$25,342
50
J Renee College
Elgin
175
$24,215
51
Aurora University
Aurora
5,643
$23,520
52
St. John's College-Department of Nursing
Springfield
136
$22,005
53
Blackburn College
Carlinville
596
$21,992
54
Midwestern Career College
Chicago
394
$21,960
55
East-West University
Chicago
514
$21,450
56
Aveda Institute-Chicago
Chicago
135
$21,100
57
Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing
Peoria
647
$20,752
58
Methodist College
Peoria
680
$20,750
59
Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Bridgeview
Bridgeview
214
$19,982
60
Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Chicago NE
Chicago
78
$19,982
61
Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Chicago NW
Chicago
211
$19,982
62
Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Elgin
Elgin
102
$19,982
63
Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Glendale Heights
Heights
93
$19,982
64
Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Libertyville
Libertyville
135
$19,982
65
Kendall College
Chicago
1,200
$19,828
66
Paul Mitchell the School-Chicago
Chicago
237
$19,500
67
Paul Mitchell the School-Lombard
Lombard
131
$19,500
68
Paul Mitchell the School-Bradley
Bourbonnais
312
$19,480
69
Chamberlain University-Illinois
Addison
25,569
$19,375
70
Empire Beauty School-Vernon Hills
Hills
78
$19,260
71
Empire Beauty School-Hanover Park
Park
67
$19,260
72
Empire Beauty School-Stone Park
Park
115
$19,260
73
Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Peoria
Peoria
120
$18,952
74
La James International College-East Moline
Moline
18
$18,660
75
Hair Professionals Career College
Hills
73
$18,450
76
Hair Professionals School of Cosmetology
Oswego
89
$18,450
77
Pivot Point Academy
Bloomingdale
62
$18,398
78
Capri Beauty College
Forest
63
$18,250
79
Debutantes School of Cosmetology and Nail Technology
Dekalb
40
$18,100
80
Lincoln College
Lincoln
1,069
$18,100
81
Cosmetology & Spa Academy
Lake
177
$18,000
82
The Salon Professional Academy-Shorewood
Shorewood
77
$18,000
83
National University of Health Sciences
Lombard
710
$17,730
84
Illinois Media School-Chicago Campus
Chicago
61
$17,725
85
Unity Cosmetology College
Pontiac
33
$17,725
86
Hebrew Theological College
Skokie
339
$17,630
87
The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago
Chicago
970
$17,482
88
The Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg
Schaumburg
512
$17,482
89
Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus
Bridgeview
684
$17,475
90
Northwestern College-Chicago Campus
Chicago
262
$17,475
91
Cameo Beauty Academy
Lawn
92
$17,425
92
Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Rockford
Rockford
151
$17,407
93
DeVry University-Illinois
Chicago
19,340
$17,316
94
Professional's Choice Hair Design Academy
Joliet
79
$17,100
95
University of Spa & Cosmetology Arts
Springfield
171
$17,100
96
Paul Mitchell the School-Normal
Normal
125
$16,925
97
Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Danville
Danville
60
$16,800
98
Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Urbana
Urbana
48
$16,800
99
Educators of Beauty College of Cosmetology-La Salle
PERU
25
$16,775
100
Educators of Beauty College of Cosmetology-Rockford
Rockford
80
$16,775
101
Educators of Beauty College of Cosmetology-Sterling
Sterling
43
$16,775
102
Reflections Academy of Beauty
Decatur
14
$16,640
103
Illinois Media School
Lombard
39
$16,340
104
Midwest College of Oriental Medicine-Evanston
Evanston
92
$16,270
105
Midstate College
Peoria
405
$16,230
106
Coyne College
Chicago
458
$16,195
107
Morrison Institute of Technology
Morrison
88
$16,100
108
Gem City College
Quincy
41
$15,925
109
Trenz Beauty Academy
City
69
$15,490
110
Oehrlein School of Cosmetology
Peoria
51
$15,450
111
Universal Spa Training Academy
Grove
116
$15,400
112
First Institute Inc
Lake
221
$15,375
113
Innovations Design Academy
Canton
35
$15,325
114
John Amico School of Hair Design
Forest
218
$15,200
115
Fox College
Park
374
$15,160
116
Mr John's School of Cosmetology Esthetics & Nails-Decatur
Decatur
63
$15,095
117
Mr John's School of Cosmetology & Nails-Jacksonville
Jacksonville
18
$15,095
118
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Champaign
46,951
$15,074
119
Midwest Technical Institute-East Peoria
Peoria
492
$15,007
120
HVAC Technical Institute
Chicago
120
$15,000
121
Steven Papageorge Hair Academy
Chicago
60
$15,000
122
Creative Touch Cosmetology School
Waterloo
3
$15,000
123
Career Center of Southern Illinois
Bud
58
$14,900
124
Midwest Technical Institute-Moline
Moline
229
$14,882
125
Midwest Technical Institute-Springfield
Springfield
401
$14,672
126
Northern Illinois University
Dekalb
19,015
$14,350
127
Hairmasters Institute of Cosmetology
Bloomington
117
$14,250
128
ETI School of Skilled Trades
Willowbrook
210
$14,085
129
Illinois State University
Normal
21,039
$14,061
130
Ultimate Touch Barber College
Park
32
$14,000
131
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Carbondale
15,987
$13,932
132
Cannella School of Hair Design-Blue Island
Island
42
$13,810
133
Cannella School of Hair Design-Elgin
Elgin
31
$13,740
134
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago
29,120
$13,704
135
Networks Barber College
City
22
$13,700
136
Tri-County Beauty Academy
Litchfield
11
$13,600
137
Telshe Yeshiva-Chicago
Chicago
82
$13,500
138
Cortiva Institute-Chicago
Chicago
217
$13,475
139
Argosy University-Chicago
Chicago
624
$13,438
140
Argosy University-Schaumburg
Schaumburg
222
$13,438
141
Madison Media Institute-Rockford Career College
Rockford
596
$13,366
142
National Latino Education Institute
Chicago
61
$13,300
143
Saint Augustine College
Chicago
1,371
$13,200
144
Hair Professionals Academy of Cosmetology
Dundee
210
$13,143
145
Lincoln Christian University
Lincoln
775
$13,020
146
Moody Bible Institute
Chicago
3,601
$12,960
147
Western Illinois University
Macomb
10,373
$12,897
148
CALC Institute of Technology
Alton
141
$12,700
149
MacCormac College
Chicago
218
$12,660
150
Southwestern Illinois College
Belleville
9,515
$12,240
151
Graham Hospital School of Nursing
Canton
38
$12,112
152
Larry's Barber College
Chicago
123
$12,095
153
University of Aesthetics & Cosmetology
Chicago
22
$11,867
154
The University of Aesthetics & Cosmetology
Grove
27
$11,867
155
G Skin & Beauty Institute
Oakbrook
303
$11,750
156
Governors State University
Park
5,819
$11,746
157
Vatterott College-Fairview Heights
Heights
346
$11,723
158
Eastern Illinois University
Charleston
7,415
$11,678
159
McHenry County College
Lake
6,371
$11,616
160
Rosel School of Cosmetology
Chicago
68
$11,600
161
Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
Edwardsville
14,142
$11,493
162
University of Illinois at Springfield
Springfield
5,428
$11,413
163
Joliet Junior College
Joliet
15,383
$11,340
164
Illinois Valley Community College
Oglesby
3,206
$11,250
165
Taylor Business Institute
Chicago
318
$11,175
166
Parkland College
Champaign
7,569
$11,100
167
Cannella School of Hair Design-Chicago
Chicago
85
$11,040
168
Cannella School of Hair Design-Villa Park
Park
39
$11,040
169
Vatterott College-Quincy
Quincy
111
$11,007
170
American InterContinental University
Schaumburg
10,091
$10,992
171
Rasmussen College-Illinois
Rockford
1,576
$10,935
172
South Suburban College
Holland
3,703
$10,786
173
Northeastern Illinois University
Chicago
9,538
$10,736
174
State Career College
Waukegan
135
$10,600
175
Sauk Valley Community College
Dixon
1,892
$10,460
176
Elgin Community College
Elgin
9,918
$10,452
177
Oakton Community College
Plaines
9,443
$10,446
178
National Louis University
Chicago
4,515
$10,440
179
Chicago State University
Chicago
3,578
$10,252
180
Curve Metric School of Hair Design
Park
56
$10,200
181
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine-Chicago
Chicago
189
$10,182
182
Bell Mar Beauty College
Cicero
51
$10,150
183
Spoon River College
Canton
1,560
$9,990
184
Estelle Skin Care and Spa Institute
Skokie
97
$9,975
185
University of Phoenix-Illinois
Schaumburg
323
$9,926
186
Kankakee Community College
Kankakee
3,078
$9,840
187
Wabash Valley College
Carmel
4,330
$9,743
188
Frontier Community College
Fairfield
1,952
$9,743
189
Olney Central College
Olney
1,198
$9,743
190
Lincoln Trail College
Robinson
934
$9,743
191
Triton College
Grove
11,386
$9,726
192
William Rainey Harper College
Palatine
14,142
$9,666
193
College of DuPage
Ellyn
26,901
$9,660
194
Niles School of Cosmetology
Niles
49
$9,600
195
Northwest Suburban College
Meadows
68
$9,534
196
Moraine Valley Community College
Hills
15,021
$9,426
197
Lewis and Clark Community College
Godfrey
7,272
$9,192
198
Prairie State College
Heights
4,484
$9,162
199
Illinois Central College
Peoria
9,290
$9,150
200
College of Lake County
Grayslake
14,768
$8,960
201
Rock Valley College
Rockford
7,699
$8,924
202
Kishwaukee College
Malta
3,775
$8,880
203
Estelle Medical Academy
Skokie
73
$8,680
204
Heartland Community College
Normal
5,282
$8,550
205
Morton College
Cicero
4,397
$8,212
206
City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College
Chicago
8,486
$8,126
207
City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College
Chicago
8,998
$8,126
208
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College
Chicago
3,472
$8,126
209
City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College
Chicago
6,183
$8,126
210
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College
Chicago
2,979
$8,126
211
City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College
Chicago
7,407
$8,126
212
City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College
Chicago
10,155
$8,126
213
John Wood Community College
Quincy
1,968
$8,100
214
Lake Land College
Mattoon
5,107
$7,814
215
Danville Area Community College
Danville
2,666
$7,775
216
American Islamic College
Chicago
35
$7,600
217
Kaskaskia College
Centralia
3,665
$7,530
218
Waubonsee Community College
Grove
10,081
$7,530
219
Black Hawk College
Moline
5,613
$7,500
220
Carl Sandburg College
Galesburg
1,927
$6,770
221
Highland Community College
Freeport
1,857
$6,231
222
Lincoln Land Community College
Springfield
5,744
$6,072
223
Richland Community College
Decatur
2,839
$6,000
224
Morthland College
Frankfort
126
$6,000
225
Shawnee Community College
Ullin
1,824
$5,792
226
Southeastern Illinois College
Harrisburg
1,820
$5,760
227
Rend Lake College
Ina
2,489
$5,700
228
John A Logan College
Carterville
4,424
$5,506
229
Star Truck Driving School-Bensenville
Bensenville
81
$4,745
230
Star Truck Driving School-Hickory Hills
Hills
100
$4,745
231
Christian Life College
Prospect
52
$3,900
232
CAAN Academy of Nursing
Matteson
39
$2,100
233
Triton College - Intl Union of Operating Engr Local 399 Trning Fac.
Chicago
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$2,000

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