Illinois State University

Is Illinois State a Good School for the Money?

Illinois State University Value Report

College Factual's Best for the Money Rankings compare the quality of an Illinois State degree with its cost to determine if the school is asking a fair price. Read the Illinois State annual value report below.

Within Illinois, Illinois State Offers Good Quality at a Great Price.

Top 15% Illinois Value
Top 25% Illinois Quality

Illinois State University is ranked #15 out of #61 in Illinois for quality and #6 out of #52 for Illinois value.

This makes it a good quality for a great value in the state.

State Value Ranking  6 out of 52
Overpriced
Great Value
State Value Score  88.46 out of 100
Overpriced
Great Value

Live in-state? You may qualify for a reduced price. Check the Illinois State financial aid page to be sure.

Very Good Value Nationwide

Top 10% National Value
Top 20% National Quality

Illinois State University is ranked #135 out of 1,472 for value nationwide.

Compared to its peers, Illinois State University is underpriced compared to the quality of education it provides. Illinois State is ranked #135 out of 1472 in College Factual's Best Colleges for the Money Ranking earning it a great value recognition.

National Value Ranking  135 out of 1472
Overpriced
Great Value
National Value Score  90.83 out of 100
Overpriced
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

School Total Price Value Grade
Mercer University $92,728 A+
Randolph - Macon College $125,971 A
Illinois State University $126,266 A
Nazareth College $144,628 B+
Assumption University $153,330 B-
University of Arkansas $154,030 B-
University of Maryland - Baltimore County $155,724 B-
University of Illinois at Chicago $156,529 B-
Eckerd College $169,350 C-
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Prescott $176,435 D+

*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.

Bottom Line: You'll Spend an Estimated $126,266 For That Piece of Paper

The average Illinois State student's degree will cost an estimated $126,266. This is based on an average price (with and without aid) of $28,960 and a typical 4.36 years to graduate.

Amount
Average Yearly Cost $28,960
Average Years to Graduate 4.36
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree $126,266

Many Factors Affect Net Price

Consider the average Illinois State student takes 4.36 years to complete their degree. If you can complete your degree faster than that you will save money. This is just one way your Illinois State degree may cost less than average.

Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?

$86,420 In-State With Aid
$149,395 Avg Cost No Aid
4.36 Years to Graduate

Net price can vary based on your unique situation.

Look at the table below to determine your likely cost of a bachelor's degree at Illinois State.

Nationwide Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $149,395 #34 A+
All Students $126,266 #135 A
Only Students Receiving Aid $108,817 #86 A
In-State Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $126,998 #2 A+
All Students $103,868 #6 A
Only Students Receiving Aid $86,420 #5 A

Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of Illinois.

About 86% of Illinois State students receive financial aid. Get more details on what Illinois State financial aid you may qualify for.

How to Calculate Value

College Factual calculates value by calculating average Illinois State cost multiplied by time to graduate, and then compares that number to other schools of a similar quality ranking. If the school is priced fairly based on the educational quality it receives a fair ranking. If it is underpriced it receives a good or excellent value.

Read the full Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.

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