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


Illinois residents attending four-year schools pay the lowest in-state tuition at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine-Chicago, American Islamic College and University of Phoenix-Illinois, 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 lowest in-state tuition?

Rank
School
City
Enrollment
2018-19 tuition
1
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine-Chicago
Chicago
192
$6,880
2
American Islamic College
Chicago
25
$7,600
3
University of Phoenix-Illinois
Schaumburg
146
$9,552
4
National Louis University
Chicago
4,918
$10,710
5
Rasmussen College-Illinois
Rockford
1,674
$10,935
6
Northeastern Illinois University
Chicago
8,984
$11,218
7
Saint Augustine College
Chicago
1,256
$11,400
8
Eastern Illinois University
Charleston
7,030
$11,803
9
University of Illinois at Springfield
Springfield
4,956
$11,813
10
American InterContinental University
Schaumburg
9,699
$11,937
11
Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
Edwardsville
13,796
$12,132
12
Governors State University
Park
5,185
$12,196
13
Hebrew Theological College
Skokie
199
$12,920
14
Western Illinois University
Macomb
9,441
$12,951
15
Moody Bible Institute
Chicago
3,442
$13,056
16
Lincoln Christian University
Lincoln
789
$13,200
17
Telshe Yeshiva-Chicago
Chicago
75
$13,500
18
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago
30,539
$13,764
19
Illinois State University
Normal
20,784
$14,516
20
Northern Illinois University
Dekalb
18,045
$14,617
21
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Champaign
48,216
$15,094
22
Midstate College
Peoria
279
$16,230
23
Midwest College of Oriental Medicine-Evanston
Evanston
76
$16,270
24
DeVry University-Illinois
Chicago
16,964
$17,509
25
National University of Health Sciences
Lombard
686
$18,430
26
Lincoln College
Lincoln
1,121
$18,600
27
Chamberlain University-Illinois
Addison
27,099
$19,375
28
Methodist College
Peoria
681
$20,750
29
Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing
Peoria
648
$21,058
30
East-West University
Chicago
430
$22,050
31
Blackburn College
Carlinville
554
$22,410
32
St. John's College-Department of Nursing
Springfield
128
$23,697
33
Aurora University
Aurora
5,833
$24,260
34
Eureka College
Eureka
614
$25,390
35
Saint Anthony College of Nursing
Rockford
285
$25,948
36
Resurrection University
Chicago
792
$26,390
37
Greenville University
Greenville
1,235
$27,130
38
Columbia College Chicago
Chicago
7,312
$27,176
39
Tribeca Flashpoint College
Chicago
314
$27,454
40
Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences
Island
217
$27,534
41
MacMurray College
Jacksonville
521
$27,710
42
Robert Morris University Illinois
Chicago
2,307
$28,050
43
VanderCook College of Music
Chicago
158
$28,434
44
Quincy University
Quincy
1,067
$28,562
45
Principia College
Elsah
455
$29,470
46
Roosevelt University
Chicago
4,457
$29,832
47
North Park University
Chicago
2,937
$29,860
48
Judson University
Elgin
1,283
$29,860
49
Rush University
Chicago
2,569
$30,168
50
Trinity Christian College
Heights
1,192
$30,175
51
McKendree University
Lebanon
2,676
$30,520
52
Rockford University
Rockford
1,262
$30,930
53
Concordia University-Chicago
Forest
5,755
$32,078
54
University of St Francis
Joliet
4,166
$32,320
55
Trinity International University-Illinois
Deerfield
2,161
$32,390
56
Lewis University
Romeoville
6,506
$32,450
57
Illinois College
Jacksonville
959
$33,090
58
Dominican University
Forest
3,127
$33,434
59
Bradley University
Peoria
5,844
$33,760
60
Saint Xavier University
Chicago
3,715
$33,880
61
American Academy of Art
Chicago
260
$34,270
62
Benedictine University
Lisle
5,100
$34,290
63
Millikin University
Decatur
2,040
$35,002
64
Olivet Nazarene University
Bourbonnais
4,986
$36,070
65
Wheaton College
Wheaton
2,900
$36,420
66
Elmhurst College
Elmhurst
3,481
$37,055
67
Monmouth College
Monmouth
1,033
$37,674
68
North Central College
Naperville
2,965
$38,880
69
DePaul University
Chicago
22,769
$39,975
70
Augustana College
Island
2,647
$42,135
71
Loyola University Chicago
Chicago
16,673
$44,048
72
Knox College
Galesburg
1,356
$46,554
73
Lake Forest College
Forest
1,542
$47,064
74
Illinois Wesleyan University
Bloomington
1,649
$47,636
75
Illinois Institute of Technology
Chicago
7,164
$47,646
76
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago
3,648
$49,310
77
Northwestern University
Evanston
22,008
$54,568
78
University of Chicago
Chicago
16,227
$58,230

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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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