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Elmhurst College – Tuition & Success Analysis

Elmhurst, IL

Elmhurst College – Snapshot

Four-Year Private University

Undergraduate Enrollment: 2,778

Average annual cost of attendance: $18,349

(National Median: $15,523)

Median student debt for loan recipients: $21,500

Campus Setting: Large Suburb

Religious Affiliation: United Church of Christ

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Elmhurst College Tuition based on Family Income

For a family income of $0 to $30,000 the average cost is $15,259

For a family income of $30,001 to $48,000 the average cost is $14,535

For a family income of $48,001 to $75,000  the average cost is $15,642

For a family income of $75,001 to $110,000  the average cost is $18,794

For a family income above $110,000 the average cost is $23,399

The “average cost” shown here is a NET cost and reflects the tuition cost after financial aid is taken into account, as reported by Elmhurst College. This average is based on the students who receive grant or scholarship aid. In-state tuition is used for public schools.

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Elmhurst College Graduate Success

Graduation rate: 68%

(National Median: 49%)

Students returning after first year: 82%

(National Median: 68%)

Median annual earnings (10 years after first attending): $48,300

(National Median: $33,028. The salary data measures salaries of students who received federal student aid. The Salary data does not break down earnings or graduation rates by major, or by state—an important consideration, since salaries can vary widely depending on geographical region. )

Percentage earning above a high school graduate (6 years after first enrolled): 75%

Elmhurst College Admissions

Elmhurst College Acceptance Rate: 72%

Half of the recent accepted students had test scores in the range of:

SAT Math: 450 to 580

SAT Critical Reading: 450 to 590

SAT Writing: 460 to 590

ACT English: 20 to 27

ACT Math: 19 to 26

ACT Writing: N/A to N/A

Twenty-five percent of students accepted to Elmhurst College actually performed better than the range reported above.  Another twenty-five percent had scores below the reported range.

Elmhurst College Student Debt

Percentage of students awarded Pell Grants: 34%

Percentage of students receiving federal student loans: 80%

Typical student debt: $21,500

Typical monthly loan payment: $229

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Majors at Elmhurst College

These are the most popular areas of study offered at Elmhurst College:

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences – 6%
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services – 21%
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs – 8%
  • Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services – 1%
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services – 3%
  • Education – 8%
  • English Language and Literature/Letters – 3%
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics – 1%
  • Health Professions and Related Programs – 14%
  • History – 2%
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services – 2%
  • Mathematics and Statistics – 2%
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies – 1%
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies – 5%
  • Physical Sciences – 2%
  • Psychology – 11%
  • Social Sciences – 5%
  • Visual and Performing Arts – 5%

For more information about the various majors at Elmhurst College, visit their website.

Elmhurst College Diversity

Overall Composition at Elmhurst College

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Elmhurst College full time:  97%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Elmhurst College part time:  3%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who are twenty-five years old, or older at Elmhurst College:  13%

Racial Diversity Composition

American Indian/Alaska Native: 0%

Asian: 6%

Black: 6%

Hispanic: 19%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 0%

Two or more races: 3%

Unknown: 3%

White: 64%

Elmhurst College Success Ratios

TUN ratios to help compare schools

Earnings to Debt Ratio: 2.2

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median federal debt of borrowers who graduated. TUN found an average of 2.5 based on data of 3,210 schools.

Earnings to Tuition Ratio: 2.6

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the average annual cost of attendance that financial aid recipients incurred.  TUN found an average of 3.0 based on data of 3,337 schools.

Monthly Liquidity Ratio: 17.6

The median monthly gross earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median monthly debt payment that borrowers who graduated experience with a 10-year repayment schedule. TUN found an average of 19.3 based on data of 3,210 schools.