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 an associate 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 costs for room, board, and transportation you may enjoy by attending ECC.

Tuition Comparison Summary


Local Associate Degree
 Annual Tuition/Fees*2 Year Tuition/Fees
Elgin Community College (transfer or AAS degree) $3,972 $7,944
Public Illinois Universities
 Annual Tuition/Fees*4 Year Tuition/Fees2 ECC +2 Tuition/FeesSavings by attending ECC% Savings by attending ECC
Northern Illinois University $12,251 $49,004 $32,446 $16,558 33.79%
Illinois State University $14,790 $59,160 $37,524 $21,636 36.57%
University of Illinois - Urbana $16,210 $64,840 $40,364 $24,476 37.75%
University of Illinois - Chicago $13,892 $55,568 $35,728 $19,840 35.70%
Private Illinois Universities
 Annual Tuition/Fees*4 Year Tuition/Fees2 ECC + 2 Tuition/FeesSavings by attending ECC% Savings by attending ECC
Loyola University $45,528 $182,112 $99,000 $83,112 45.64%
Aurora University $25,060 $100,240 $58,064 $42,176 42.08%
DePaul University $40,932 $163,728 $89,808 $73,920 45.15%
Out-of-State Universities
 Annual Tuition/Fees*4 Year Tuition/Fees2 ECC + 2 Tuition/FeesSavings by attending ECC% Savings by attending ECC
University of Iowa $31,458 $125,832 $70,860 $54,972 43.69%
Iowa State University $23,392 $93,568 $54,728 $38,840 41.51%

Tuition and fees quoted as full-time (15 hours) fall and spring semesters based on 2019-2020 rates for ECC and the four-year institutions.

collegeboard.org and individual school websites. All information, including tuition and fees, is subject to change.