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 an 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 highest in-state tuition?

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