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The Most Expensive Big Ten Schools (PHOTOS)

First Posted: 09/21/10 10:03 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 06:45 PM ET


Cuts in state funding have made the University of Illinois the second-most expensive big ten school, according to the Chicago Sun Times. Twenty years ago, the school ranked fifth in Money's top 100 "best buy" colleges in 1991. At the time, annual tuition was $2,236 for in-state students.

Today, a year at the University of Illinois will set an in-state resident back $23,372. Out-of-state tuition is nearly that of a private school at $37,514. Illinois and other schools, like Michigan State and Ohio State, may start to rely on out-of-state tuition as state funding decreases.

Below, compare the costs of the public Big Ten for in- and out-of-state students, from the most expensive to the least.

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Total cost for in-state students: $24,096
Total cost for out-of-state students: $35,960
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