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


Illinois residents pay the lowest in-state tuition at Triton College - Intl Union of Operating Engr Local 399 Trning Fac., John A Logan College and Rend Lake College, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of federal data.

The analysis includes the cost of tuition only for the 2018-19 academic year reported to the U.S. Department of Education.

Where do residents pay the lowest in-state tuition?

Rank
School
City
Enrollment
2018-19 tuition
1
Triton College - Intl Union of Operating Engr Local 399 Trning Fac.
Chicago
--
$2,000
2
John A Logan College
Carterville
3,933
$5,506
3
Rend Lake College
Ina
2,333
$5,850
4
Southeastern Illinois College
Harrisburg
1,655
$5,940
5
Shawnee Community College
Ullin
1,505
$5,952
6
Richland Community College
Decatur
2,515
$6,060
7
Lincoln Land Community College
Springfield
6,259
$6,480
8
Highland Community College
Freeport
1,678
$6,519
9
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine-Chicago
Chicago
192
$6,880
10
Carl Sandburg College
Galesburg
1,947
$6,994
11
Black Hawk College
Moline
4,926
$7,500
12
Kaskaskia College
Centralia
3,107
$7,530
13
American Islamic College
Chicago
25
$7,600
14
Lake Land College
Mattoon
4,965
$7,934
15
Danville Area Community College
Danville
2,645
$8,175
16
John Wood Community College
Quincy
1,896
$8,190
17
Waubonsee Community College
Grove
9,518
$8,334
18
Rock Valley College
Rockford
6,378
$8,414
19
Morton College
Cicero
4,387
$8,468
20
Estelle Medical Academy
Skokie
38
$8,680
21
Heartland Community College
Normal
5,193
$8,850
22
Kishwaukee College
Malta
3,417
$9,060
23
College of Lake County
Grayslake
14,590
$9,212
24
City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College
Chicago
8,869
$9,216
25
City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College
Chicago
8,186
$9,216
26
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College
Chicago
3,395
$9,216
27
City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College
Chicago
6,713
$9,216
28
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College
Chicago
2,882
$9,216
29
City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College
Chicago
7,182
$9,216
30
City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College
Chicago
10,227
$9,216
31
Prairie State College
Heights
4,403
$9,342
32
Northwest Suburban College
Meadows
41
$9,534
33
Lewis and Clark Community College
Godfrey
7,000
$9,552
34
University of Phoenix-Illinois
Schaumburg
146
$9,552
35
Niles School of Cosmetology
Niles
55
$9,600
36
Illinois Central College
Peoria
9,266
$9,600
37
Moraine Valley Community College
Hills
14,620
$9,636
38
College of DuPage
Ellyn
26,165
$9,690
39
Wabash Valley College
Carmel
3,662
$9,743
40
Frontier Community College
Fairfield
1,791
$9,743
41
Olney Central College
Olney
1,142
$9,743
42
Lincoln Trail College
Robinson
933
$9,743
43
William Rainey Harper College
Palatine
13,749
$9,852
44
Estelle Skin Care and Spa Institute
Skokie
61
$9,975
45
Triton College
Grove
10,672
$10,096
46
Chicago State University
Chicago
3,101
$10,163
47
Spoon River College
Canton
1,489
$10,290
48
Bell Mar Beauty College
Cicero
82
$10,300
49
Oakton Community College
Plaines
8,907
$10,446
50
Sauk Valley Community College
Dixon
1,754
$10,500
51
Curve Metric School of Hair Design
Park
41
$10,500
52
State Career College
Waukegan
135
$10,600
53
National Louis University
Chicago
4,918
$10,710
54
Elgin Community College
Elgin
9,599
$10,740
55
Illinois Valley Community College
Oglesby
3,241
$10,912
56
Rasmussen College-Illinois
Rockford
1,674
$10,935
57
South Suburban College
Holland
3,921
$11,033
58
Parkland College
Champaign
7,159
$11,100
59
Northeastern Illinois University
Chicago
8,984
$11,218
60
Cannella School of Hair Design-Villa Park
Park
50
$11,340
61
Saint Augustine College
Chicago
1,256
$11,400
62
Midwestern Career College
Chicago
563
$11,420
63
Eastern Illinois University
Charleston
7,030
$11,803
64
University of Illinois at Springfield
Springfield
4,956
$11,813
65
University of Aesthetics & Cosmetology
Chicago
30
$11,867
66
The University of Aesthetics & Cosmetology
Grove
35
$11,867
67
American InterContinental University
Schaumburg
9,699
$11,937
68
Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
Edwardsville
13,796
$12,132
69
McHenry County College
Lake
6,843
$12,146
70
Governors State University
Park
5,185
$12,196
71
Graham Hospital School of Nursing
Canton
34
$12,212
72
Southwestern Illinois College
Belleville
8,859
$12,240
73
Kankakee Community College
Kankakee
3,025
$12,315
74
Joliet Junior College
Joliet
14,910
$12,360
75
Rosel School of Cosmetology
Chicago
43
$12,500
76
MacCormac College
Chicago
278
$12,660
77
CALC Institute of Technology
Alton
127
$12,700
78
Hebrew Theological College
Skokie
199
$12,920
79
Western Illinois University
Macomb
9,441
$12,951
80
Moody Bible Institute
Chicago
3,442
$13,056
81
Lincoln Christian University
Lincoln
789
$13,200
82
Larry's Barber College
Chicago
140
$13,480
83
Telshe Yeshiva-Chicago
Chicago
75
$13,500
84
Tri-County Beauty Academy
Litchfield
13
$13,600
85
Cannella School of Hair Design-Elgin
Elgin
18
$13,740
86
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago
30,539
$13,764
87
Cannella School of Hair Design-Chicago
Chicago
33
$13,810
88
Ultimate Touch Barber College
Park
39
$14,000
89
ETI School of Skilled Trades
Willowbrook
223
$14,085
90
Cannella School of Hair Design-Blue Island
Island
37
$14,110
91
Networks Barber College
City
45
$14,200
92
Hairmasters Institute of Cosmetology
Bloomington
104
$14,250
93
National Latino Education Institute
Chicago
37
$14,300
94
Taylor Business Institute
Chicago
127
$14,325
95
Illinois State University
Normal
20,784
$14,516
96
Hair Professionals Academy of Cosmetology
Dundee
272
$14,567
97
G Skin & Beauty Institute
Oakbrook
344
$14,570
98
Northern Illinois University
Dekalb
18,045
$14,617
99
Midwest Technical Institute-Springfield
Springfield
550
$14,672
100
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Carbondale
14,554
$14,704
101
Midwest Technical Institute-Moline
Moline
308
$14,882
102
Career Center of Southern Illinois
Bud
41
$14,900
103
Madison Media Institute-Rockford Career College
Rockford
465
$14,918
104
HVAC Technical Institute
Chicago
147
$15,000
105
Midwest Technical Institute-East Peoria
Peoria
488
$15,007
106
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Champaign
48,216
$15,094
107
John Amico School of Hair Design
Forest
217
$15,200
108
Fox College
Park
433
$15,220
109
Universal Spa Training Academy
Grove
101
$15,450
110
Trenz Beauty Academy
City
125
$15,590
111
Mr John's School of Cosmetology Esthetics & Nails-Decatur
Decatur
52
$15,595
112
Mr John's School of Cosmetology & Nails-Jacksonville
Jacksonville
15
$15,595
113
Cortiva Institute-Chicago
Chicago
205
$15,760
114
Oehrlein School of Cosmetology
Peoria
46
$15,900
115
Gem City College
Quincy
36
$15,925
116
Innovations Design Academy
Canton
23
$16,075
117
Morrison Institute of Technology
Morrison
102
$16,100
118
Midstate College
Peoria
279
$16,230
119
Midwest College of Oriental Medicine-Evanston
Evanston
76
$16,270
120
First Institute Inc
Lake
252
$16,375
121
Reflections Academy of Beauty
Decatur
14
$16,640
122
Coyne College
Chicago
422
$16,641
123
Educators of Beauty College of Cosmetology-La Salle
PERU
50
$16,775
124
Educators of Beauty College of Cosmetology-Rockford
Rockford
67
$16,775
125
Educators of Beauty College of Cosmetology-Sterling
Sterling
44
$16,775
126
Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Danville
Danville
62
$16,800
127
Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Urbana
Urbana
69
$16,800
128
Creative Touch Cosmetology School
Waterloo
27
$16,800
129
Paul Mitchell the School-Normal
Normal
128
$16,925
130
Illinois Media School
Lombard
169
$16,965
131
University of Spa & Cosmetology Arts
Springfield
142
$17,100
132
Steven Papageorge Hair Academy
Chicago
47
$17,250
133
Cameo Beauty Academy
Lawn
91
$17,425
134
DeVry University-Illinois
Chicago
16,964
$17,509
135
Professional's Choice Hair Design Academy
Joliet
50
$18,000
136
Debutantes School of Cosmetology and Nail Technology
Dekalb
67
$18,100
137
Illinois Media School-Chicago Campus
Chicago
109
$18,225
138
Capri Beauty College
Forest
57
$18,250
139
Pivot Point Academy
Bloomingdale
71
$18,398
140
Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Rockford
Rockford
191
$18,407
141
National University of Health Sciences
Lombard
686
$18,430
142
Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus
Bridgeview
650
$18,475
143
Lincoln College
Lincoln
1,121
$18,600
144
La James International College-East Moline
Moline
11
$18,660
145
Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Peoria
Peoria
124
$18,952
146
The Salon Professional Academy-Shorewood
Shorewood
71
$19,005
147
Empire Beauty School-Vernon Hills
Hills
77
$19,260
148
Empire Beauty School-Hanover Park
Park
61
$19,260
149
Empire Beauty School-Stone Park
Park
128
$19,260
150
Hair Professionals Career College
Hills
69
$19,350
151
Hair Professionals School of Cosmetology
Oswego
84
$19,350
152
Chamberlain University-Illinois
Addison
27,099
$19,375
153
Paul Mitchell the School-Chicago
Chicago
185
$19,500
154
Paul Mitchell the School-Lombard
Lombard
144
$19,500
155
Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Bridgeview
Bridgeview
227
$19,982
156
Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Chicago NE
Chicago
92
$19,982
157
Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Chicago NW
Chicago
206
$19,982
158
Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Elgin
Elgin
129
$19,982
159
Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Glendale Heights
Heights
86
$19,982
160
Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Libertyville
Libertyville
151
$19,982
161
Cosmetology & Spa Academy
Lake
198
$20,000
162
Paul Mitchell the School-Bradley
Bourbonnais
305
$20,265
163
Methodist College
Peoria
681
$20,750
164
CAAN Academy of Nursing
Matteson
60
$21,000
165
Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing
Peoria
648
$21,058
166
Aveda Institute-Chicago
Chicago
113
$21,600
167
East-West University
Chicago
430
$22,050
168
Blackburn College
Carlinville
554
$22,410
169
St. John's College-Department of Nursing
Springfield
128
$23,697
170
J Renee College
Elgin
89
$24,215
171
Aurora University
Aurora
5,833
$24,260
172
Eureka College
Eureka
614
$25,390
173
Saint Anthony College of Nursing
Rockford
285
$25,948
174
Resurrection University
Chicago
792
$26,390
175
Greenville University
Greenville
1,235
$27,130
176
Columbia College Chicago
Chicago
7,312
$27,176
177
Tribeca Flashpoint College
Chicago
314
$27,454
178
Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences
Island
217
$27,534
179
MacMurray College
Jacksonville
521
$27,710
180
Robert Morris University Illinois
Chicago
2,307
$28,050
181
VanderCook College of Music
Chicago
158
$28,434
182
Quincy University
Quincy
1,067
$28,562
183
Principia College
Elsah
455
$29,470
184
Roosevelt University
Chicago
4,457
$29,832
185
North Park University
Chicago
2,937
$29,860
186
Judson University
Elgin
1,283
$29,860
187
Rush University
Chicago
2,569
$30,168
188
Trinity Christian College
Heights
1,192
$30,175
189
McKendree University
Lebanon
2,676
$30,520
190
Rockford University
Rockford
1,262
$30,930
191
Concordia University-Chicago
Forest
5,755
$32,078
192
Ambria College of Nursing
Estates
317
$32,100
193
University of St Francis
Joliet
4,166
$32,320
194
Trinity International University-Illinois
Deerfield
2,161
$32,390
195
Lewis University
Romeoville
6,506
$32,450
196
Illinois College
Jacksonville
959
$33,090
197
Dominican University
Forest
3,127
$33,434
198
Bradley University
Peoria
5,844
$33,760
199
Saint Xavier University
Chicago
3,715
$33,880
200
SAE Institute of Technology-Chicago
Chicago
189
$34,099
201
American Academy of Art
Chicago
260
$34,270
202
Benedictine University
Lisle
5,100
$34,290
203
Millikin University
Decatur
2,040
$35,002
204
Olivet Nazarene University
Bourbonnais
4,986
$36,070
205
Lincoln College of Technology-Melrose Park
Park
719
$36,243
206
Wheaton College
Wheaton
2,900
$36,420
207
Elmhurst College
Elmhurst
3,481
$37,055
208
Monmouth College
Monmouth
1,033
$37,674
209
North Central College
Naperville
2,965
$38,880
210
DePaul University
Chicago
22,769
$39,975
211
Augustana College
Island
2,647
$42,135
212
Loyola University Chicago
Chicago
16,673
$44,048
213
Universal Technical Institute of Illinois Inc
Lisle
1,077
$45,250
214
Knox College
Galesburg
1,356
$46,554
215
Lake Forest College
Forest
1,542
$47,064
216
Illinois Wesleyan University
Bloomington
1,649
$47,636
217
Illinois Institute of Technology
Chicago
7,164
$47,646
218
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago
3,648
$49,310
219
Northwestern University
Evanston
22,008
$54,568
220
University of Chicago
Chicago
16,227
$58,230

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