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College Costs

The costs provided here are updated each fall with the previous year's information and are intended only as an estimate of the average tuition and fee costs at the colleges listed. Depending on the student's program of study, living arrangements and a variety of other factors, the actual costs could vary significantly and are subject to change by the college at any time. Contact the college directly for exact costs.

Illinois Public Universities
2016-17 Annual Tuition & Fees

Chicago State University $ 12,016
Eastern Illinois University $ 11,184
Governors State University $ 10,516
Illinois State University $ 14,062
Northeastern Illinois University $ 9,948
Northern Illinois University $ 14,334
Southern Illinois University/Carbondale $ 13,587
Southern Illinois University/Edwardsville $ 11,008
University of Illinois at Chicago $ 14,816
University of Illinois at Springfield $ 11,413
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign $ 15,698
Western Illinois University $ 11,509

* Note: Depending on the program of study, students are assessed a variety of tuition and fees rates at the University of Illinois-Chicago and University of Illinois-Urbana. The amounts reported here are average tuition and fees rates developed by incorporating amounts paid by all students.

Illinois Private Colleges & Universities
2016-17 Annual Tuition & Fees

American Academy of Art $ 30,800
Augustana College $ 38,466
Aurora University $ 22,830
Benedictine University $ 32,030
Blackburn College $ 21,162
Bradley University $ 31,480
Brisk Rabbinical College $ 4,500
Columbia College Chicago $ 25,798
Concordia University Chicago $ 30,640
DePaul University $ 37,020
Dominican University $ 30,710
East-West University $ 20,820
Elmhurst College $ 35,500
Eureka College $ 20,510
Greenville College $ 25,088
Hebrew Theological College $ 19,490
Illinois College $ 31,660
Illinois Institute of Technology $ 45,214
Illinois Wesleyan University $ 44,142
Judson University $ 28,170
Kendall College $ 9,900
Knox College $ 43,280
Lake Forest College $ 44,116
Lewis University $ 29,950
Lincoln Christian University $ 13,020
Lincoln College $ 17,700
Lincoln College-Normal $ 16,700
Loyola University Chicago $ 39,130
MacMurray College $ 25,110
McKendree University $ 27,930
Millikin University $ 30,630
Monmouth College $ 35,300
National-Louis University $ 17,628
North Central College $ 35,421
North Park University $ 25,740
Northwestern University $ 48,624
Olivet Nazarene University $ 33,940
Quincy University $ 27,128
Robert Morris University $ 25,800
Rockford University $ 29,050
Roosevelt University $ 28,119
Saint Augustine College $ 13,200
Saint Xavier University $ 32,250
Shimer College $ 33,790
St. Joseph College of Loyola University $ 40,700
Telshe-Yeshiva Chicago $ 13,500
Trinity Christian College $ 26,665
Trinity International University $ 30,130
University of Chicago $ 53,649
University of St. Francis $ 30,840
VanderCook College of Music $ 26,300
Wheaton College $ 34,050

Illinois Community Colleges
2016-17 Annual Tuition & Fees

Black Hawk College $ 4,116
Carl Sandburg College $ 4,390
College of DuPage $ 4,050
College of Lake County $ 3,612
Danville Area Community College $ 4,425
Elgin Community College $ 3,850
Frontier Community College $ 3,734
Harold Washington College $ 3,070
Harper College $ 4,172
Heartland Community College $ 3,408
Highland Community College $ 4,116
Illinois Central College $ 4,050
Illinois Valley Community College $ 3,968
John A. Logan College $ 3,520
John Wood Community College $ 5,070
Joliet Junior College $ 3,750
Kankakee Community College $ 3,240
Kaskaskia College $ 2,095
Kennedy-King College $ 3,506
Kishwaukee College $ 5,400
Lake Land College $ 3,450
Lewis and Clark Community College $ 3,808
Lincoln Land Community College $ 3,630
Lincoln Trail College $ 3,136
MacCormac Junior College $ 12,820
Malcolm X College $ 3,506
McHenry County College $ 2,872
Moraine Valley Community College $ 3,198
Morrison Institute of Technology $ 15,790
Morton College $ 5,828
Oakton Community College $ 3,621
Olive-Harvey College $ 3,506
Olney Central College $ 3,136
Parkland College $ 4,230
Prairie State College $ 3,432
Rend Lake College $ 3,520
Richard J. Daley College $ 3,506
Richland Community College $ 4,230
Rock Valley College $ 2,828
Sauk Valley Community College $ 3,258
Shawnee Community College $ 3,648
South Suburban College $ 4,400
Southeastern Illinois College $ 3,120
Southwestern Illinois College $ 3,420
Spoon River College* $ 4,050
Triton College $ 3,870
Truman College $ 3,506
Wabash Valley College $ 4,104
Waubonsee Community College $ 3,024
Wilbur Wright College $ 2,536