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Lowest In-State Cost Illinois Colleges

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.

List of Illinois Colleges with the Lowest In-State Cost

Saving money is a valuable skill and goal to have in college, especially if you are on a budget or do not qualify for financial aid. Illinois is home to many colleges that offer low in-state costs to make higher education a plausible reality for more residents in the state. In addition to tuition, students must also account for other living costs like food, gas, housing, utilities, school supplies, and more. With that said, considering colleges in Illinois with affordable in-state costs is a must. To help ease your college search, we have put together a list of Illinois colleges boasting the lowest in-state costs below.

Rank School Name City State Net Cost School Level Retention Rate In-State Cost
1

Southeastern Illinois College

Harrisburg

IL

$8,505

2 year

59.09%

$4,380

2

Rend Lake College

Ina

IL

$6,899

2 year

62.43%

$4,455

3

Highland Community College

Freeport

IL

$5,731

2 year

61.33%

$4,512

4

Shawnee Community College

Ullin

IL

$12,164

2 year

49.47%

$4,672

5

Lincoln Land Community College

Springfield

IL

$4,057

2 year

60.92%

$4,968

6

Richland Community College

Decatur

IL

$5,157

2 year

56.09%

$5,115

7

Danville Area Community College

Danville

IL

$8,027

2 year

61.32%

$5,700

8

Carl Sandburg College

Galesburg

IL

$3,673

2 year

60.94%

$5,796

9

City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College

Chicago

IL

$9,717

2 year

43.83%

$6,060

10

City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College

Chicago

IL

$8,128

2 year

36.85%

$6,060

11

City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College

Chicago

IL

$7,913

2 year

38.11%

$6,060

12

City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College

Chicago

IL

$8,577

2 year

49.88%

$6,060

13

City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College

Chicago

IL

$6,065

2 year

50.65%

$6,060

14

City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College

Chicago

IL

$6,073

2 year

52.44%

$6,060

15

City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College

Chicago

IL

$6,083

2 year

56.18%

$6,060

16

Kaskaskia College

Centralia

IL

$5,189

2 year

53.57%

$6,336

17

Waubonsee Community College

Sugar Grove

IL

$6,079

2 year

69.46%

$6,502

18

Lake Land College

Mattoon

IL

$5,149

2 year

65.7%

$6,598

19

Black Hawk College

Moline

IL

$5,798

2 year

47.37%

$6,900

20

Morton College

Cicero

IL

$3,193

2 year

69.52%

$6,912

21

Chicago State University

Chicago

IL

$10,610

4 year

52.89%

$7,056

22

Prairie State College

Chicago Heights

IL

$7,553

2 year

40.93%

$7,128

23

College of Lake County

Grayslake

IL

$4,615

2 year

68.26%

$7,154

24

John Wood Community College

Quincy

IL

$7,121

2 year

66.02%

$7,170

25

Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville

Edwardsville

IL

$15,784

4 year

72.64%

$7,296

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