Updated Institutional Cost Study


This could also go under our “Penny Wise, Pound Foolish” series.  To serve one Illinoisan in a state institution costs $162,107/year.  The average cost/year to serve a person in their home community is $75,000/year, though the state only funds around $50,000 of that.  In a dire budget situation, anyone, including the state, should put their money in the most cost-effective and quality places.

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