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 FA20*4 Year Tuition/Fees2 ECC +2 Tuition/FeesSavings by attending ECC
University of Illinois - Urbana $16,866 $67,464 $41,676 $25,788
University of Illinois - Chicago $15,538 $62,152 $39,020 $23,132
Illinois State University $15,319 $61,277 $38,583 $22,695
Northern Illinois University $12,333 $49,334 $32,611 $16,723
Private Illinois Universities
 Annual Tuition/Fees FA20*4 Year Tuition/Fees2 ECC +2 Tuition/FeesSavings by attending ECC
Aurora University $26,400 $105,600 $60,744 $44,856
Loyola University - Chicago $47,498 $189,992 $102,940 $87,052
DePaul University $41,361 $165,444 $90,666 $74,778
Out-of-State Universities
 Annual Tuition/Fees FA20*4 Year Tuition/Fees2 ECC +2 Tuition/FeesSavings by attending ECC
University of Iowa $31,905 $127,620 $71,754 $55,866
Iowa State University $25,446 $101,784 $58,836 $42,948

Tuition and fees quoted as full-time (15 hours) fall and spring semesters based on 2020-2021 rates for ECC and the four-year institutions.

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