If you pursue higher education in Illinois, get ready to pay for it, for a long time. Debt and a college education go hand in hand. Some schools will land you deeper in debt than others.

Reboot Illinois conducted a study to determine where students who attend Illinois colleges and Universities take out the most loans and it's findings might scare you and you wallet.

Here is the Top 5 (Based on average overall loan amount for attending for four years)

1) School of the Art Institute of Chicago - $39,600

2) Loyola University Chicago - $36,600

3) Rockford University -$34,900

4) Roosevelt University - $33,300

5) Moody Bible Institute - $33,200

Is it worth it, yes. The Bureau of Labor statistics says that individuals who earn a bachelor’s degree made more money and were less likely to be unemployed than those who only have an associate’s degree or high school diploma.

Bureau Of Labor Graphic

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