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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.

Ranked List of the Most Afforable Illinois Colleges

Illinois is a popular state for many out-of-state students to attend college, but unfortunately, the costs can be pretty high. However, there are definitely more affordable colleges worth considering. To help ease your college search, we have put together a list of Illinois colleges with the lowest out-of-state costs. These estimate costs not only account for tuition and fees, but also other main expenses that students are responsible for such as room and board, transportation, dining, and school supplies, for example. Browse through it below to see which one best suits your goals, lifestyle, and budget.

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

Rend Lake College

Ina

IL

$6,899

2 year

62.43%

Out-of-State Cost

$4,500

2

Southeastern Illinois College

Harrisburg

IL

$8,505

2 year

59.09%

Out-of-State Cost

$4,620

3

Highland Community College

Freeport

IL

$5,731

2 year

61.33%

Out-of-State Cost

$4,752

4

Shawnee Community College

Ullin

IL

$12,164

2 year

49.47%

Out-of-State Cost

$5,088

5

Danville Area Community College

Danville

IL

$8,027

2 year

61.32%

Out-of-State Cost

$5,700

6

Carl Sandburg College

Galesburg

IL

$3,673

2 year

60.94%

Out-of-State Cost

$6,804

7

Black Hawk College

Moline

IL

$5,798

2 year

47.37%

Out-of-State Cost

$7,050

8

Waubonsee Community College

Sugar Grove

IL

$6,079

2 year

69.46%

Out-of-State Cost

$7,051

9

John Wood Community College

Quincy

IL

$7,121

2 year

66.02%

Out-of-State Cost

$7,170

10

Lincoln Land Community College

Springfield

IL

$4,057

2 year

60.92%

Out-of-State Cost

$7,452

11

City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College

Chicago

IL

$9,717

2 year

43.83%

Out-of-State Cost

$7,491

12

City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College

Chicago

IL

$8,128

2 year

36.85%

Out-of-State Cost

$7,491

13

City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College

Chicago

IL

$7,913

2 year

38.11%

Out-of-State Cost

$7,491

14

City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College

Chicago

IL

$8,577

2 year

49.88%

Out-of-State Cost

$7,491

15

City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College

Chicago

IL

$6,065

2 year

50.65%

Out-of-State Cost

$7,491

16

City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College

Chicago

IL

$6,073

2 year

52.44%

Out-of-State Cost

$7,491

17

City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College

Chicago

IL

$6,083

2 year

56.18%

Out-of-State Cost

$7,491

18

Pacific College of Oriental Medicine-Chicago

Chicago

IL

N/A

4 year

N/A

Out-of-State Cost

$8,312

19

European Massage Therapy School-Skokie

Skokie

IL

N/A

Vocational

N/A

Out-of-State Cost

$8,450

20

Prairie State College

Chicago Heights

IL

$7,553

2 year

40.93%

Out-of-State Cost

$8,568

21

Prince Institute-Great Lakes

Schaumburg

IL

N/A

2 year

60%

Out-of-State Cost

$8,800

22

Morton College

Cicero

IL

$3,193

2 year

69.52%

Out-of-State Cost

$8,960

23

Joliet Junior College

Joliet

IL

$5,032

2 year

59.27%

Out-of-State Cost

$9,076

24

Spoon River College

Canton

IL

$5,485

2 year

65.8%

Out-of-State Cost

$9,120

25

Morthland College

West Frankfort

IL

N/A

4 year

18.75%

Out-of-State Cost

$9,120


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