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Find the perfect Illinois college for your budget, lifestyle, and career goals. CollegeStats helps you compare Illinois colleges offering a variety of online and on-campus degree programs.

Which Illinois Colleges are the Cheapest?

Illinois residents can save a lot of money by attending college in the state versus out-of-state. If you are looking to stay in Illinois for college, it will be useful for you to consider the different in-state tuition rates for your college choices. Saving money on tuition will allow you to budget wisely for other must-cover expenses, such as food, transportation, housing, utilities, and school supplies, to name a few. See what your options are when it comes to the colleges in Illinois offering lowest in-state tuition rates by browsing our list below.

Rank School Name City State Net Cost School Level Retention Rate Details
1

Highland Community College

Freeport

IL

$5,350

2 year

61.39%

In-State Cost

$4,080

2

Southeastern Illinois College

Harrisburg

IL

$7,403

2 year

60.37%

In-State Cost

$4,350

3

Shawnee Community College

Ullin

IL

$12,302

2 year

38.71%

In-State Cost

$4,380

4

Lincoln Land Community College

Springfield

IL

$5,001

2 year

60.24%

In-State Cost

$4,752

5

Rend Lake College

Ina

IL

$7,980

2 year

58.99%

In-State Cost

$4,752

6

City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College

Chicago

IL

$4,995

2 year

47.17%

In-State Cost

$5,561

7

City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College

Chicago

IL

$4,596

2 year

51.17%

In-State Cost

$5,561

8

City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College

Chicago

IL

$4,414

2 year

57.13%

In-State Cost

$5,561

9

City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College

Chicago

IL

$8,533

2 year

49.6%

In-State Cost

$5,561

10

City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College

Chicago

IL

$7,090

2 year

38.19%

In-State Cost

$5,561

11

City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College

Chicago

IL

$7,546

2 year

44.55%

In-State Cost

$5,561

12

City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College

Chicago

IL

$5,510

2 year

45.44%

In-State Cost

$5,561

13

Carl Sandburg College

Galesburg

IL

$4,014

2 year

50.7%

In-State Cost

$5,600

14

Danville Area Community College

Danville

IL

$7,778

2 year

56.35%

In-State Cost

$5,700

15

Kankakee Community College

Kankakee

IL

$5,582

2 year

69.29%

In-State Cost

$5,800

16

Kaskaskia College

Centralia

IL

$5,741

2 year

54.96%

In-State Cost

$5,888

17

Lake Land College

Mattoon

IL

$4,968

2 year

65.21%

In-State Cost

$6,343

18

Waubonsee Community College

Sugar Grove

IL

$5,604

2 year

67.75%

In-State Cost

$6,444

19

Chicago State University

Chicago

IL

$10,203

4 year

53.61%

In-State Cost

$6,456

20

Prairie State College

Chicago Heights

IL

$6,262

2 year

46.07%

In-State Cost

$6,600

21

Morton College

Cicero

IL

$3,167

2 year

71.69%

In-State Cost

$6,624

22

Black Hawk College

Moline

IL

$5,088

2 year

58.73%

In-State Cost

$6,720

23

College of Lake County

Grayslake

IL

$4,199

2 year

65%

In-State Cost

$6,720

24

Richland Community College

Decatur

IL

$5,911

2 year

64.84%

In-State Cost

$6,810

25

Northeastern Illinois University

Chicago

IL

$14,935

4 year

61%

In-State Cost

$6,888


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