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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – Tuition & Success Analysis

Champaign, IL

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – Snapshot


Four-Year Public University

Undergraduate Enrollment: 32,752

Average annual cost of attendance: $18,243

(National Median: $15,523)

Median student debt for loan recipients: $20,127

Campus Setting: Small City

Religious Affiliation: None

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Tuition based on Family Income


For a family income of $0 to $30,000 the average cost is $7,554

For a family income of $30,001 to $48,000 the average cost is $11,108

For a family income of $48,001 to $75,000  the average cost is $16,782

For a family income of $75,001 to $110,000  the average cost is $24,097

For a family income above $110,000 the average cost is $27,448


The “average cost” shown here is a NET cost and reflects the tuition cost after financial aid is taken into account, as reported by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 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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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Graduate Success


Graduation rate: 85%

(National Median: 49%)

Students returning after first year: 93%

(National Median: 68%)

Median annual earnings (10 years after first attending): $61,500

(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): 80%

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Admissions

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Acceptance Rate: 60%


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

SAT Math: 705 to 790

SAT Critical Reading: 580 to 690

SAT Writing: 590 to 690

ACT English: 25 to 33

ACT Math: 25 to 32

ACT Writing: 8 to 9

Twenty-five percent of students accepted to University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign actually performed better than the range reported above.  Another twenty-five percent had scores below the reported range.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Student Debt


Percentage of students awarded Pell Grants: 21%

Percentage of students receiving federal student loans: 36%

Typical student debt: $20,127

Typical monthly loan payment: $214

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Majors at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


These are the most popular areas of study offered at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign:

  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences – 6%
  • Architecture and Related Services – 2%
  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies – 1%
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences – 7%
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services – 12%
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs – 8%
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services – 3%
  • Education – 2%
  • Engineering – 20%
  • English Language and Literature/Letters – 2%
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences – 1%
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics – 1%
  • Health Professions and Related Programs – 5%
  • History – 1%
  • Mathematics and Statistics – 2%
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies – 1%
  • Natural Resources and Conservation – 1%
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies – 4%
  • Physical Sciences – 3%
  • Psychology – 5%
  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions – 1%
  • Social Sciences – 8%
  • Visual and Performing Arts – 2%

For more information about the various majors at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, visit their website.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Diversity


Overall Composition at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign full time:  98%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign part time:  2%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who are twenty-five years old, or older at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign:  2%

Racial Diversity Composition

American Indian/Alaska Native: 0%

Asian: 18%

Black: 6%

Hispanic: 10%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 16%

Two or more races: 3%

Unknown: 0%

White: 47%

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Success Ratios

TUN ratios to help compare schools


Earnings to Debt Ratio: 3.1

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: 3.4

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: 23.9

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.

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