The price of education: Which 4-year Illinois schools charge the highest in-state tuition?


Illinois residents attending four-year schools 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 by four-year schools 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
Loyola University Chicago
Chicago
16,673
$44,048
9
Augustana College
Island
2,647
$42,135
10
DePaul University
Chicago
22,769
$39,975
11
North Central College
Naperville
2,965
$38,880
12
Monmouth College
Monmouth
1,033
$37,674
13
Elmhurst College
Elmhurst
3,481
$37,055
14
Wheaton College
Wheaton
2,900
$36,420
15
Olivet Nazarene University
Bourbonnais
4,986
$36,070
16
Millikin University
Decatur
2,040
$35,002
17
Benedictine University
Lisle
5,100
$34,290
18
American Academy of Art
Chicago
260
$34,270
19
Saint Xavier University
Chicago
3,715
$33,880
20
Bradley University
Peoria
5,844
$33,760
21
Dominican University
Forest
3,127
$33,434
22
Illinois College
Jacksonville
959
$33,090
23
Lewis University
Romeoville
6,506
$32,450
24
Trinity International University-Illinois
Deerfield
2,161
$32,390
25
University of St Francis
Joliet
4,166
$32,320
26
Concordia University-Chicago
Forest
5,755
$32,078
27
Rockford University
Rockford
1,262
$30,930
28
McKendree University
Lebanon
2,676
$30,520
29
Trinity Christian College
Heights
1,192
$30,175
30
Rush University
Chicago
2,569
$30,168
31
North Park University
Chicago
2,937
$29,860
32
Judson University
Elgin
1,283
$29,860
33
Roosevelt University
Chicago
4,457
$29,832
34
Principia College
Elsah
455
$29,470
35
Quincy University
Quincy
1,067
$28,562
36
VanderCook College of Music
Chicago
158
$28,434
37
Robert Morris University Illinois
Chicago
2,307
$28,050
38
MacMurray College
Jacksonville
521
$27,710
39
Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences
Island
217
$27,534
40
Tribeca Flashpoint College
Chicago
314
$27,454
41
Columbia College Chicago
Chicago
7,312
$27,176
42
Greenville University
Greenville
1,235
$27,130
43
Resurrection University
Chicago
792
$26,390
44
Saint Anthony College of Nursing
Rockford
285
$25,948
45
Eureka College
Eureka
614
$25,390
46
Aurora University
Aurora
5,833
$24,260
47
St. John's College-Department of Nursing
Springfield
128
$23,697
48
Blackburn College
Carlinville
554
$22,410
49
East-West University
Chicago
430
$22,050
50
Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing
Peoria
648
$21,058
51
Methodist College
Peoria
681
$20,750
52
Chamberlain University-Illinois
Addison
27,099
$19,375
53
Lincoln College
Lincoln
1,121
$18,600
54
National University of Health Sciences
Lombard
686
$18,430
55
DeVry University-Illinois
Chicago
16,964
$17,509
56
Midwest College of Oriental Medicine-Evanston
Evanston
76
$16,270
57
Midstate College
Peoria
279
$16,230
58
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Champaign
48,216
$15,094
59
Northern Illinois University
Dekalb
18,045
$14,617
60
Illinois State University
Normal
20,784
$14,516
61
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago
30,539
$13,764
62
Telshe Yeshiva-Chicago
Chicago
75
$13,500
63
Lincoln Christian University
Lincoln
789
$13,200
64
Moody Bible Institute
Chicago
3,442
$13,056
65
Western Illinois University
Macomb
9,441
$12,951
66
Hebrew Theological College
Skokie
199
$12,920
67
Governors State University
Park
5,185
$12,196
68
Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
Edwardsville
13,796
$12,132
69
American InterContinental University
Schaumburg
9,699
$11,937
70
University of Illinois at Springfield
Springfield
4,956
$11,813
71
Eastern Illinois University
Charleston
7,030
$11,803
72
Saint Augustine College
Chicago
1,256
$11,400
73
Northeastern Illinois University
Chicago
8,984
$11,218
74
Rasmussen College-Illinois
Rockford
1,674
$10,935
75
National Louis University
Chicago
4,918
$10,710
76
University of Phoenix-Illinois
Schaumburg
146
$9,552
77
American Islamic College
Chicago
25
$7,600
78
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine-Chicago
Chicago
192
$6,880

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American Academy of Art American Intercontinental University American Islamic College Augustana College Aurora University Benedictine University Blackburn College Bradley University Chamberlain University-Illinois Columbia College Chicago Concordia University-Chicago DePaul University DeVry University-Illinois Dominican University East-West University Eastern Illinois University Elmhurst College Eureka College Governors State University Greenville University Hebrew Theological College Illinois College Illinois Institute of Technology Illinois State University Illinois Wesleyan University Judson University Knox College Lake Forest College Lewis University Lincoln Christian University Lincoln College Loyola University Chicago Macmurray College McKendree University Methodist College Midstate College Midwest College of Oriental Medicine-Evanston Millikin University Monmouth College Moody Bible Institute National University of Health Sciences National-Louis University North Central College North Park University Northeastern Illinois University Northern Illinois University Northwestern University Olivet Nazarene University Pacific College of Oriental Medicine-Chicago Principia College Quincy University Rasmussen College-Illinois Resurrection University Robert Morris University Illinois Rockford University Roosevelt University Rush University Saint Anthony College of Nursing Saint Augustine College Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing Saint Xavier University School of Art Institute of Chicago Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville St. John's College-Department of Nursing Telshe Yeshiva-Chicago The University of Chicago Tribeca Flashpoint College Trinity Christian College Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences Trinity International University-Illinois University of Illinois at Chicago University of Illinois at Springfield University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign University of Phoenix-Illinois University of St Francis VanderCook College of Music Western Illinois University Wheaton College

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