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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 - 2013-14
Local Associate Degree Annual Tuition/ Fees* 2 Year Tuition/ Fees
Elgin Community College (transfer or AAS degree) $3,270 $6,540
 
Public Illinois Universities Annual Tuition/ Fees* 4 Year Tuition/ Fees 2 ECC +2 Tuition/ Fees Savings by attending ECC
Eastern Illinois University $11,144 $44,576 $28,828 $15,748
Illinois State University $12,573 $50,292 $31,686 $18,606
Northern Illinois University** $12,300 $49,200 $31,140 $18,060
Southern Illinois University Carbondale $12,093 $48,372 $30,726 $17,646
University of Illinois - Chicago $13,410 $53,640 $33,360 $20,280
University of Illinois - Urbana $14,750 $59,000 $36,040 $22,960
 
Selected Private Illinois Institutions Annual Tuition/ Fees* 4 Year Tuition/ Fees 2 ECC + 2 Tuition/ Fees Savings by attending ECC
Columbia College of Chicago $22,752 $91,008 $52,044 $38,964
DePaul University $33,990 $135,960 $74,520 $61,440
Illinois Institute of Technology $19,256 $77,024 $45,052 $31,972
Judson University $27,530 $110,120 $61,600 $48,520
Loyola University - Chicago $36,660 $146,640 $79,860 $66,780
Northwestern University $45,527 $182,108 $97,594 $84,514

(*) Tuition quoted as full-time; 15 hrs., fall and spring semesters
(**) ECC university partner. Learn more at www.elgin.edu/advancedstudies.
Source: www.collegeboard.com and individual school websites

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