The price of education: Which 2-year Illinois schools charge the highest in-state tuition?


Illinois residents attending two-year schools pay the highest in-state tuition at Universal Technical Institute of Illinois Inc, Lincoln College of Technology-Melrose Park and SAE Institute of Technology-Chicago, according to an analysis of federal data.

The analysis includes the cost of tuition only for the 2018-19 academic year reported by two-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
Universal Technical Institute of Illinois Inc
Lisle
1,077
$45,250
2
Lincoln College of Technology-Melrose Park
Park
719
$36,243
3
SAE Institute of Technology-Chicago
Chicago
189
$34,099
4
J Renee College
Elgin
89
$24,215
5
Aveda Institute-Chicago
Chicago
113
$21,600
6
CAAN Academy of Nursing
Matteson
60
$21,000
7
Paul Mitchell the School-Bradley
Bourbonnais
305
$20,265
8
Cosmetology & Spa Academy
Lake
198
$20,000
9
Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Bridgeview
Bridgeview
227
$19,982
10
Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Chicago NE
Chicago
92
$19,982
11
Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Chicago NW
Chicago
206
$19,982
12
Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Elgin
Elgin
129
$19,982
13
Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Glendale Heights
Heights
86
$19,982
14
Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Libertyville
Libertyville
151
$19,982
15
Paul Mitchell the School-Chicago
Chicago
185
$19,500
16
Paul Mitchell the School-Lombard
Lombard
144
$19,500
17
Hair Professionals Career College
Hills
69
$19,350
18
Hair Professionals School of Cosmetology
Oswego
84
$19,350
19
Empire Beauty School-Vernon Hills
Hills
77
$19,260
20
Empire Beauty School-Hanover Park
Park
61
$19,260
21
Empire Beauty School-Stone Park
Park
128
$19,260
22
The Salon Professional Academy-Shorewood
Shorewood
71
$19,005
23
Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Peoria
Peoria
124
$18,952
24
La James International College-East Moline
Moline
11
$18,660
25
Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus
Bridgeview
650
$18,475
26
Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Rockford
Rockford
191
$18,407
27
Pivot Point Academy
Bloomingdale
71
$18,398
28
Capri Beauty College
Forest
57
$18,250
29
Illinois Media School-Chicago Campus
Chicago
109
$18,225
30
Debutantes School of Cosmetology and Nail Technology
Dekalb
67
$18,100
31
Professional's Choice Hair Design Academy
Joliet
50
$18,000
32
Cameo Beauty Academy
Lawn
91
$17,425
33
Steven Papageorge Hair Academy
Chicago
47
$17,250
34
University of Spa & Cosmetology Arts
Springfield
142
$17,100
35
Illinois Media School
Lombard
169
$16,965
36
Paul Mitchell the School-Normal
Normal
128
$16,925
37
Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Danville
Danville
62
$16,800
38
Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Urbana
Urbana
69
$16,800
39
Creative Touch Cosmetology School
Waterloo
27
$16,800
40
Educators of Beauty College of Cosmetology-La Salle
PERU
50
$16,775
41
Educators of Beauty College of Cosmetology-Rockford
Rockford
67
$16,775
42
Educators of Beauty College of Cosmetology-Sterling
Sterling
44
$16,775
43
Coyne College
Chicago
422
$16,641
44
Reflections Academy of Beauty
Decatur
14
$16,640
45
First Institute Inc
Lake
252
$16,375
46
Morrison Institute of Technology
Morrison
102
$16,100
47
Innovations Design Academy
Canton
23
$16,075
48
Gem City College
Quincy
36
$15,925
49
Oehrlein School of Cosmetology
Peoria
46
$15,900
50
Cortiva Institute-Chicago
Chicago
205
$15,760
51
Mr John's School of Cosmetology Esthetics & Nails-Decatur
Decatur
52
$15,595
52
Mr John's School of Cosmetology & Nails-Jacksonville
Jacksonville
15
$15,595
53
Trenz Beauty Academy
City
125
$15,590
54
Universal Spa Training Academy
Grove
101
$15,450
55
Fox College
Park
433
$15,220
56
John Amico School of Hair Design
Forest
217
$15,200
57
Midwest Technical Institute-East Peoria
Peoria
488
$15,007
58
HVAC Technical Institute
Chicago
147
$15,000
59
Madison Media Institute-Rockford Career College
Rockford
465
$14,918
60
Career Center of Southern Illinois
Bud
41
$14,900
61
Midwest Technical Institute-Moline
Moline
308
$14,882
62
Midwest Technical Institute-Springfield
Springfield
550
$14,672
63
G Skin & Beauty Institute
Oakbrook
344
$14,570
64
Hair Professionals Academy of Cosmetology
Dundee
272
$14,567
65
Taylor Business Institute
Chicago
127
$14,325
66
National Latino Education Institute
Chicago
37
$14,300
67
Hairmasters Institute of Cosmetology
Bloomington
104
$14,250
68
Networks Barber College
City
45
$14,200
69
Cannella School of Hair Design-Blue Island
Island
37
$14,110
70
ETI School of Skilled Trades
Willowbrook
223
$14,085
71
Ultimate Touch Barber College
Park
39
$14,000
72
Cannella School of Hair Design-Chicago
Chicago
33
$13,810
73
Cannella School of Hair Design-Elgin
Elgin
18
$13,740
74
Tri-County Beauty Academy
Litchfield
13
$13,600
75
Larry's Barber College
Chicago
140
$13,480
76
CALC Institute of Technology
Alton
127
$12,700
77
MacCormac College
Chicago
278
$12,660
78
Rosel School of Cosmetology
Chicago
43
$12,500
79
Joliet Junior College
Joliet
14,910
$12,360
80
Kankakee Community College
Kankakee
3,025
$12,315
81
Southwestern Illinois College
Belleville
8,859
$12,240
82
Graham Hospital School of Nursing
Canton
34
$12,212
83
McHenry County College
Lake
6,843
$12,146
84
University of Aesthetics & Cosmetology
Chicago
30
$11,867
85
The University of Aesthetics & Cosmetology
Grove
35
$11,867
86
Midwestern Career College
Chicago
563
$11,420
87
Cannella School of Hair Design-Villa Park
Park
50
$11,340
88
Parkland College
Champaign
7,159
$11,100
89
South Suburban College
Holland
3,921
$11,033
90
Illinois Valley Community College
Oglesby
3,241
$10,912
91
Elgin Community College
Elgin
9,599
$10,740
92
State Career College
Waukegan
135
$10,600
93
Sauk Valley Community College
Dixon
1,754
$10,500
94
Curve Metric School of Hair Design
Park
41
$10,500
95
Oakton Community College
Plaines
8,907
$10,446
96
Bell Mar Beauty College
Cicero
82
$10,300
97
Spoon River College
Canton
1,489
$10,290
98
Triton College
Grove
10,672
$10,096
99
Estelle Skin Care and Spa Institute
Skokie
61
$9,975
100
William Rainey Harper College
Palatine
13,749
$9,852
101
Wabash Valley College
Carmel
3,662
$9,743
102
Frontier Community College
Fairfield
1,791
$9,743
103
Olney Central College
Olney
1,142
$9,743
104
Lincoln Trail College
Robinson
933
$9,743
105
College of DuPage
Ellyn
26,165
$9,690
106
Moraine Valley Community College
Hills
14,620
$9,636
107
Niles School of Cosmetology
Niles
55
$9,600
108
Illinois Central College
Peoria
9,266
$9,600
109
Lewis and Clark Community College
Godfrey
7,000
$9,552
110
Northwest Suburban College
Meadows
41
$9,534
111
Prairie State College
Heights
4,403
$9,342
112
City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College
Chicago
8,869
$9,216
113
City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College
Chicago
8,186
$9,216
114
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College
Chicago
3,395
$9,216
115
City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College
Chicago
6,713
$9,216
116
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College
Chicago
2,882
$9,216
117
City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College
Chicago
7,182
$9,216
118
City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College
Chicago
10,227
$9,216
119
College of Lake County
Grayslake
14,590
$9,212
120
Kishwaukee College
Malta
3,417
$9,060
121
Heartland Community College
Normal
5,193
$8,850
122
Estelle Medical Academy
Skokie
38
$8,680
123
Morton College
Cicero
4,387
$8,468
124
Rock Valley College
Rockford
6,378
$8,414
125
Waubonsee Community College
Grove
9,518
$8,334
126
John Wood Community College
Quincy
1,896
$8,190
127
Danville Area Community College
Danville
2,645
$8,175
128
Lake Land College
Mattoon
4,965
$7,934
129
Kaskaskia College
Centralia
3,107
$7,530
130
Black Hawk College
Moline
4,926
$7,500
131
Carl Sandburg College
Galesburg
1,947
$6,994
132
Highland Community College
Freeport
1,678
$6,519
133
Lincoln Land Community College
Springfield
6,259
$6,480
134
Richland Community College
Decatur
2,515
$6,060
135
Shawnee Community College
Ullin
1,505
$5,952
136
Southeastern Illinois College
Harrisburg
1,655
$5,940
137
Rend Lake College
Ina
2,333
$5,850
138
Triton College - Intl Union of Operating Engr Local 399 Trning Fac.
Chicago
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$2,000


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Aveda Institute-Chicago Bell Mar Beauty College Black Hawk College CAAN Academy of Nursing CALC Institute of Technology Cameo Beauty Academy Cannella School of Hair Design-Blue Island Cannella School of Hair Design-Chicago Cannella School of Hair Design-Elgin Cannella School of Hair Design-Villa Park Capri Beauty College Career Center of Southern Illinois Carl Sandburg College City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College College of Dupage College of Lake County Cortiva Institute-Chicago Cosmetology & Spa Academy Coyne College Creative Touch Cosmetology School Curve Metric School of Hair Design Danville Area Community College Debutantes School of Cosmetology and Nail Technology Educators of Beauty College of Cosmetology-La Salle Educators of Beauty College of Cosmetology-Rockford Educators of Beauty College of Cosmetology-Sterling Elgin Community College Empire Beauty School-Hanover Park Empire Beauty School-Stone Park Empire Beauty School-Vernon Hills Estelle Medical Academy Estelle Skin Care and Spa Institute ETI School of Skilled Trades First Institute Inc Fox College Frontier Community College G Skin & Beauty Institute Gem City College Graham Hospital School of Nursing Hair Professionals Academy of Cosmetology Hair Professionals Career College Hair Professionals School of Cosmetology Hairmasters Institute of Cosmetology Heartland Community College Highland Community College HVAC Technical Institute Illinois Central College Illinois Media School Illinois Media School-Chicago Campus Illinois Valley Community College Innovations Design Academy J Renee College John Amico School of Hair Design John Wood Community College Joliet Junior College Kankakee Community College Kaskaskia College Kishwaukee College La James International College-East Moline Lake Land College Larry's Barber College Lewis and Clark Community College Lincoln College of Technology-Melrose Park Lincoln Land Community College Lincoln Trail College MacCormac College Madison Media Institute-Rockford Career College McHenry County College Midwest Technical Institute-East Peoria Midwest Technical Institute-Moline Midwest Technical Institute-Springfield Midwestern Career College Moraine Valley Community College Morrison Institute of Technology Morton College Mr John's School of Cosmetology & Nails-Jacksonville Mr John's School of Cosmetology Esthetics & Nails-Decatur National Latino Education Institute Networks Barber College Niles School of Cosmetology Northwest Suburban College Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus Oakton Community College Oehrlein School of Cosmetology Olney Central College Parkland College Paul Mitchell the School-Bradley Paul Mitchell the School-Chicago Paul Mitchell the School-Lombard Paul Mitchell the School-Normal Pivot Point Academy Prairie State College Professional's Choice Hair Design Academy Reflections Academy of Beauty

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