Sticker shock: Which 4-year U.S. schools charge the highest in-state tuition?


U.S. residents enrolled at Illinois institutions of higher learning face among the steepest cost of attending four-year in-state colleges and universities in the U.S., according to an analysis of federal data.

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

Where do residents pay the highest in-state tuition?

Rank
State
School
Enrollment
2018-19 tuition
1
Texas
Gemini School of Visual Arts & Communication
18
$88,000
2
Arizona
Brookline College-Phoenix
1,148
$85,000
3
California
Career Networks Institute
403
$70,364
4
Massachusetts
MGH Institute of Health Professions
1,215
$66,630
5
New York
Vassar College
2,353
$56,960
6
Connecticut
Trinity College
2,282
$56,910
7
Vermont
Landmark College
461
$56,800
8
California
Harvey Mudd College
861
$56,620
9
Massachusetts
Amherst College
1,836
$56,426
10
Massachusetts
Tufts University
11,449
$56,382
11
Oregon
Reed College
1,470
$56,340
12
North Carolina
Duke University
16,130
$55,695
13
Rhode Island
Brown University
10,095
$55,466
14
Massachusetts
Boston College
14,628
$55,464
15
New Hampshire
Dartmouth College
6,509
$55,453
16
Massachusetts
Brandeis University
5,721
$55,395
17
New York
Union College
2,267
$55,290
18
Maine
Colby College
1,917
$55,210
19
Massachusetts
Bard College at Simon's Rock
401
$55,082
20
Ohio
Oberlin College
2,853
$55,052
21
Connecticut
Wesleyan University
3,213
$54,944
22
New York
St Lawrence University
2,493
$54,846
23
Pennsylvania
Haverford College
1,296
$54,838
24
Connecticut
Connecticut College
1,817
$54,820
25
Louisiana
Tulane University of Louisiana
12,384
$54,820
26
Minnesota
Carleton College
2,078
$54,759
27
California
Occidental College
1,972
$54,686
28
New York
Bard College
2,293
$54,680
29
New York
Hamilton College
1,901
$54,620
30
Texas
Southern Methodist University
11,789
$54,492
31
New York
Skidmore College
2,684
$54,420
32
California
Claremont McKenna College
1,345
$54,405
33
Minnesota
Macalester College
2,136
$54,344
34
District of Columbia
Georgetown University
19,005
$54,104
35
California
Pitzer College
1,074
$54,056
36
Massachusetts
Boston University
33,355
$53,948
37
California
Pepperdine University
7,710
$53,932
38
Maine
Bowdoin College
1,816
$53,922
39
New York
University of Rochester
11,648
$53,909
40
New York
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
7,592
$53,880
41
Vermont
Bennington College
851
$53,860
42
Maine
Bates College
1,787
$53,794
43
Massachusetts
Franklin W Olin College of Engineering
380
$53,736
44
Massachusetts
Wellesley College
2,508
$53,732
45
Connecticut
Yale University
12,974
$53,430
46
Missouri
Washington University in St Louis
15,303
$53,399
47
Indiana
University of Notre Dame
12,467
$53,391
48
Maryland
St. John's College
513
$53,343
49
Pennsylvania
Lehigh University
7,017
$52,930
50
Massachusetts
College of the Holy Cross
2,855
$52,770
51
California
Chapman University
9,392
$52,724
52
New York
Fordham University
16,037
$52,687
53
Massachusetts
Wheaton College
1,688
$52,626
54
Virginia
University of Richmond
4,023
$52,610
55
Massachusetts
Smith College
2,918
$52,404
56
Utah
Nightingale College
326
$52,375
57
California
California Institute of Technology
2,238
$52,362
58
New Jersey
Stevens Institute of Technology
6,916
$52,202
59
Ohio
Denison University
2,341
$51,960
60
Massachusetts
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
11,466
$51,832
61
New York
New York University
51,123
$51,828
62
Massachusetts
Hampshire College
1,268
$51,668
63
North Carolina
Davidson College
1,810
$51,447
64
Georgia
Emory University
14,263
$51,306
65
Massachusetts
Babson College
3,329
$51,104
66
Rhode Island
Rhode Island School of Design
2,440
$50,960
67
Oregon
Lewis & Clark College
3,339
$50,934
68
Colorado
University of Denver
11,434
$50,556
69
Massachusetts
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
6,642
$50,530
70
Rhode Island
Providence College
4,646
$50,528
71
New Jersey
Princeton University
8,273
$50,340
72
Oregon
Willamette University
2,498
$50,279
73
Wisconsin
Beloit College
1,402
$50,040
74
Massachusetts
Mount Holyoke College
2,334
$49,998
75
Massachusetts
Bentley University
5,543
$49,880
76
Indiana
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
2,245
$49,871
77
Tennessee
Vanderbilt University
12,592
$49,816
78
Indiana
DePauw University
2,158
$49,704
79
South Carolina
Furman
2,949
$49,532
80
California
California Institute of the Arts
1,498
$49,276
81
California
California College of the Arts
1,927
$49,138
82
New York
The New School
10,389
$49,064
83
Massachusetts
The New England Conservatory of Music
844
$48,750
84
Michigan
Kalamazoo College
1,436
$48,666
85
Maryland
Maryland Institute College of Art
2,128
$48,630
86
California
Loyola Marymount University
9,618
$48,522
87
District of Columbia
American University
13,858
$48,459
88
Connecticut
Fairfield University
5,192
$48,350
89
Connecticut
Quinnipiac University
10,200
$47,960
90
Tennessee
Rhodes College
2,010
$47,890
91
Minnesota
St Olaf College
3,035
$47,840
92
Illinois
Illinois Institute of Technology
7,164
$47,646
93
Illinois
Illinois Wesleyan University
1,649
$47,636
94
Wisconsin
Lawrence University
1,467
$47,475
95
Texas
Rice University
7,022
$47,350
96
New York
Manhattan School of Music
1,007
$47,300
97
New York
Wagner College
2,271
$47,090
98
Illinois
Lake Forest College
1,542
$47,064
99
Maryland
Washington College
1,484
$46,978
100
California
Otis College of Art and Design
1,115
$46,860
101
Illinois
Knox College
1,356
$46,554
102
Indiana
Earlham College
1,128
$46,450
103
Oregon
University of Portland
4,396
$45,904
104
California
Dominican University of California
1,744
$45,850
105
District of Columbia
Catholic University of America
6,023
$45,804
106
Arkansas
Hendrix College
1,249
$45,790
107
Massachusetts
Clark University
3,153
$45,730
108
New York
Hofstra University
11,131
$45,700
109
Michigan
Albion College
1,568
$45,590
110
Texas
Baylor University
17,059
$45,542
111
New York
Hartwick College
1,201
$45,510
112
Minnesota
Gustavus Adolphus College
2,181
$45,400
113
Vermont
Saint Michael's College
2,077
$45,375
114
New York
Pace University-New York
12,986
$45,280
115
Minnesota
College of Saint Benedict
1,937
$45,264
116
Tennessee
Sewanee-The University of the South
1,778
$45,120
117
Minnesota
Saint Johns University
1,815
$44,990
118
Washington
Seattle University
7,278
$44,610
119
Maryland
Goucher College
2,236
$44,300
120
Oregon
Pacific University
3,893
$44,298
121
Massachusetts
Berklee College of Music
6,762
$44,140
122
Michigan
College for Creative Studies
1,453
$44,110
123
Iowa
Coe College
1,394
$44,050
124
South Carolina
Wofford College
1,678
$43,985
125
Rhode Island
Bryant University
3,751
$43,973
126
Missouri
Saint Louis University
14,581
$43,884
127
Wisconsin
Ripon College
756
$43,808
128
Indiana
Wabash College
864
$43,650
129
Wisconsin
Carthage College
2,860
$43,550
130
Maine
College of the Atlantic
354
$43,542
131
Michigan
Kettering University
2,311
$43,490
132
California
Art Center College of Design
2,251
$43,416
133
Oregon
Linfield College-McMinnville Campus
1,535
$43,302
134
Washington
Gonzaga University
7,506
$43,210
135
Texas
Trinity University
2,571
$42,976
136
Washington
Seattle Pacific University
3,783
$42,939
137
Massachusetts
Longy School of Music of Bard College
217
$42,865
138
New Jersey
Rider University
5,073
$42,860
139
California
Menlo College
744
$42,800
140
Massachusetts
Stonehill College
2,498
$42,746
141
Minnesota
University of St Thomas
9,878
$42,736
142
California
California Lutheran University
4,236
$42,692
143
Washington
Pacific Lutheran University
3,122
$42,436
144
New Hampshire
Colby-Sawyer College
995
$42,398
145
New York
Rochester Institute of Technology
16,584
$42,345
146
Iowa
Cornell College
1,009
$42,299
147
Indiana
Saint Mary's College
1,637
$42,220
148
Kentucky
Bellarmine University
3,757
$42,200
149
New Jersey
Seton Hall University
9,801
$42,170
150
Illinois
Augustana College
2,647
$42,135
151
Ohio
Cleveland Institute of Art
636
$42,055
152
Texas
Southwestern University
1,396
$42,000
153
Ohio
Cleveland Institute of Music
393
$41,987
154
Wisconsin
Marquette University
11,426
$41,870
155
Massachusetts
Merrimack College
4,191
$41,760
156
Kentucky
Centre College
1,450
$41,700
157
Washington
Cornish College of the Arts
658
$41,642
158
Oklahoma
University of Tulsa
4,433
$41,509
159
Iowa
Drake University
4,904
$41,396
160
Maryland
Mount St Mary's University
2,323
$41,350
161
Ohio
John Carroll University
3,545
$41,340
162
Virginia
Randolph-Macon College
1,453
$41,300
163
Minnesota
Hamline University
3,734
$41,290
164
Iowa
Wartburg College
1,527
$41,280
165
California
Mount Saint Mary's University
3,226
$41,170
166
Georgia
Agnes Scott College
921
$41,160
167
Indiana
Butler University
5,145
$41,120
168
Massachusetts
Regis College
2,166
$41,015
169
Massachusetts
Assumption College
2,481
$40,958
170
California
Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
754
$40,948
171
Massachusetts
Simmons College
6,283
$40,850
172
Vermont
Marlboro College
185
$40,840
173
Wisconsin
Milwaukee School of Engineering
2,823
$40,749
174
New Jersey
Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus
7,846
$40,732
175
Connecticut
University of Hartford
6,561
$40,694
176
Texas
University of Dallas
2,510
$40,652
177
Massachusetts
Hult International Business School
2,798
$40,650
178
California
Biola University
6,172
$40,488
179
Indiana
Valparaiso University
4,026
$40,260
180
Michigan
Alma College
1,426
$40,258
181
Rhode Island
Salve Regina University
2,823
$40,150
182
California
Hussian College-Relativity Campus California
200
$40,100
183
Massachusetts
Curry College
2,799
$40,070
184
Vermont
Norwich University
4,100
$40,014
185
Texas
Austin College
1,228
$39,960
186
Louisiana
Loyola University New Orleans
3,759
$39,942
187
Nebraska
Creighton University
8,654
$39,916
188
Mississippi
Millsaps College
859
$39,910
189
Minnesota
Concordia College at Moorhead
2,059
$39,878
190
New Jersey
Drew University
2,117
$39,800
191
Kentucky
Galen College of Nursing-Louisville
1,703
$39,690
192
Minnesota
St Catherine University
4,724
$39,554
193
Maryland
Hood College
2,112
$39,492
194
Alabama
Spring Hill College
1,485
$39,464
195
Massachusetts
Dean College
1,301
$39,434
196
California
Holy Names University
884
$39,316
197
Connecticut
University of New Haven
6,984
$39,270
198
Massachusetts
Becker College
1,892
$39,200
199
Minnesota
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
774
$39,120
200
California
Azusa Pacific University
9,926
$38,880

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