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Tuition Comparison

Coming to ECC for the first two years of your bachelor's degree is one of the smartest moves you can make! These are some of the most popular schools ECC students transfer to after receiving their associate's degree. Here is what you can save -- on tuition and fees alone -- if you attend ECC your first two years. And that doesn't even include the potential savings in room, board, and transportation you may enjoy by attending ECC. 


Tuition Comparison Summary - 2016-2017
Local Associate Degree Annual Tuition/ Fees* 2 Year Tuition/ Fees
Elgin Community College (transfer or AAS degree) $3,762 $7,524
 
Public Illinois Universities Annual Tuition/ Fees* 4 Year Tuition/ Fees 2 ECC +2 Tuition/ Fees Savings by attending ECC
Northern Illinois University $12,202 $48,808 $31,928 $16,880
Illinois State University $13,168 $52,672 $33,860 $18,812
University of Illinois - Urbana $15,626 $62,504 $38,776 $23,728
University of Illinois - Chicago $13,762 $55,048 $35,048 $20,000
Eastern Illinois University $11,312 $45,248 $30,148 $15,100
 
Private Illinois Universities Annual Tuition/ Fees* 4 Year Tuition/ Fees 2 ECC + 2 Tuition/ Fees Savings by attending ECC
Judson University*** $28,170 $112,680 $63,864 $48,816
Roosevelt University $27,300 $109,200 $62,214 $47,076
Columbia College of Missouri—Elgin** $7,050 $28,200 $21,624 $6,576
Columbia College of Chicago $24,344 $97,376 $56,212 $41,164
Loyola University - Chicago $40,426 $161,704 $88,376 $73,328
Northwestern University $49,047 $196,188 $105,618 $90,570
DePaul University $36,361 $145,444 $80,246 $65,198

* Tuition and fees quoted as full-time (15 hours) fall and spring semesters based on 2016-2017 rates.
** Two + Two represents two years at Elgin Community College with 2016-2017 tuition/fees of $3,762 followed by two years at the more expensive institution, using their 2015-2016 rates. 
*** ECC University Partner institutions; for more information, visit www.elgin.edu/advancedstudies.

Source: www.collegeboard.com and individual school websites. All information, including tuition and fees, is subject to change.

 
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