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Illinois Colleges By Net Cost

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.

Illinois Colleges Ranked By Net Cost

By definition, net cost is the monetary amount charged to first-time, full-time students after their financial aid money has been accounted for. With this said, to-be Illinois students eligible for and receiving financial aid will find it valuable to consider net costs associated with their top college choices. This way, they can get a pretty solid idea of how much they will have to pay-out-of-pocket for their education and living during college years after their aid has been deducted. Browse through our list below of Illinois colleges with their respective net costs to see which one best suits your budget.

Rank School Name City State Net Cost School Level Retention Rate Distance Learning
1

City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College

Chicago

IL

$9,717

2 year

43.83%

Yes

2

Southwestern Illinois College

Belleville

IL

$9,178

2 year

64.68%

Yes

3

University of Illinois at Springfield

Springfield

IL

$9,049

4 year

79.17%

Yes

4

Illinois Central College

East Peoria

IL

$8,904

2 year

69.13%

Yes

5

City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College

Chicago

IL

$8,577

2 year

49.88%

Yes

6

Southeastern Illinois College

Harrisburg

IL

$8,505

2 year

59.09%

Yes

7

City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College

Chicago

IL

$8,128

2 year

36.85%

Yes

8

Danville Area Community College

Danville

IL

$8,027

2 year

61.32%

Yes

9

City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College

Chicago

IL

$7,913

2 year

38.11%

Yes

10

Prairie State College

Chicago Heights

IL

$7,553

2 year

40.93%

Yes

11

College of DuPage

Glen Ellyn

IL

$7,458

2 year

69.48%

Yes

12

Kishwaukee College

Malta

IL

$7,448

2 year

65.87%

Yes

13

Capital Area School of Practical Nursing

Springfield

IL

$7,339

Vocational

86.67%

No

14

Heartland Community College

Normal

IL

$7,215

2 year

55.07%

Yes

15

William Rainey Harper College

Palatine

IL

$7,161

2 year

68.4%

Yes

16

John Wood Community College

Quincy

IL

$7,121

2 year

66.02%

Yes

17

Illinois Valley Community College

Oglesby

IL

$7,103

2 year

58.03%

Yes

18

Rock Valley College

Rockford

IL

$6,997

2 year

68.25%

Yes

19

Rend Lake College

Ina

IL

$6,899

2 year

62.43%

Yes

20

Sauk Valley Community College

Dixon

IL

$6,403

2 year

64.11%

Yes

21

Elgin Community College

Elgin

IL

$6,183

2 year

75.75%

Yes

22

McHenry County College

Crystal Lake

IL

$6,094

2 year

64.02%

Yes

23

City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College

Chicago

IL

$6,083

2 year

56.18%

Yes

24

Waubonsee Community College

Sugar Grove

IL

$6,079

2 year

69.46%

Yes

25

City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College

Chicago

IL

$6,073

2 year

52.44%

Yes

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