Inexpensive Colleges to Attend in Illinois

We select the most inexpensive colleges/universities in Illinois. Those schools have the most lowest tuition & fees besides room, board, and other living expenses. Columbia College - Lake County requires the most inexpensive tuition & fees of $8,496 in Illinois. Columbia College - Freeport ($8,496) and Columbia College - Elgin ($8,496) have the Inexpensive tuition & fees followed by Columbia College - Lake County. We exclude colleges whose programs are focused on certificate, associate, and/or special subjects such as arts and music from the ranking. You may want to check colleges having the highest tuition & fees in Illinois.
Inexpensive Colleges to Attend in Illinois (2021-2022)
NameTuition & FeesAcceptance RateEnrollment
1Columbia College - Lake County
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsGurnee, IL
2Columbia College - Freeport
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsFreeport, IL
3Columbia College - Elgin
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsElgin, IL
4Columbia College - Crystal Lake
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsCrystal Lake, IL
5National Louis University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsChicago, IL
6Chicago State University
Public, four-yearsChicago, IL
(in-state: $11,204)
7Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
Public, four-yearsEdwardsville, IL
(in-state: $11,496)
8Northern Illinois University
Public, four-yearsDekalb, IL
(in-state: $14,738)
9Western Illinois University
Public, four-yearsMacomb, IL
(in-state: $13,297)
10Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Public, four-yearsCarbondale, IL
(in-state: $15,240)