Does it Cost More to Go to a Public University in Illinois Than in Other States?

On average, how much does it cost for an Illinois resident to attend a public university in Illinois?

College is costly. There's no denying that. And private institutions cost more to attend than their public brethren. Public universities are supposed to more affordable higher education options, but in some states, they stretch the term "affordable."

And one of those states is Illinois.

The average in-state tuition and fees at public Illinois universities across the state is the fifth highest mark in the nation. How much do Illinois residents pay on average?


The good news is some of the public schools contributing to that high dollar figure are among the best in both the state and in the country. They appear on our list of the 10 best universities in Illinois according to U.S. News and World Report.


This article appears on all Patch Chicago sites. The views expressed in this post are those of Reboot Illinois and do not necessarily reflect those of Patch or its editors.

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CowDung April 30, 2014 at 09:48 AM
Was that image of Belushi used with permission? I don't see a photo credit for it, and I don't think it was taken by 'Reboot Illinois'...
Larry April 30, 2014 at 07:52 PM
If its on the internet it's public domain...go back to law school
Running55 April 30, 2014 at 09:43 PM
Public domain does not equal on the internet.
CowDung May 01, 2014 at 11:55 AM
Larry: That's really not true. 'Public domain' refers to material for which copyright has expired or where an author has specifically indicated that the material is in the public domain. Material that is available to the public via the Internet is not public domain simply by reason of its being publicly available.
Larry May 01, 2014 at 06:06 PM


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