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


Illinois residents attending two-year schools pay the lowest in-state tuition at Triton College - Intl Union of Operating Engr Local 399 Trning Fac., Rend Lake College and Southeastern Illinois College, 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 lowest in-state tuition?

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


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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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