The online publication College Choice has named Southern Illinois University Edwardsville the most affordable nursing degree in Illinois.
SIUE’s average annual tuition for a nursing program student is $9,442. Chicago State University is next at about $550 more a year. Governor’s State University, Eastern Illinois University and Illinois State University round out the top five most affordable in the rankings.
SIUE’s tuition cost includes the 5-percent increase to tuition enacted in February.