Compare College Tuition

With Harper's affordable tuition, you can earn your first two years of college credit at Harper, transfer to a university and save thousands on your bachelor's degree. This table compares Harper's tuition to other schools:

* indicates out of state tuition
Savings by attending Harper
for your first two years of college
Western Illinois University SAVE $9,098
Northern Illinois University SAVE $9,838
University of Illinois at Chicago SAVE $12,174
Illinois State University SAVE $13,670
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign SAVE $15,130
Northeastern Illinois University SAVE $15,354
Iowa State University * SAVE $38,894
Aurora University  SAVE $43,422
Columbia College Chicago SAVE $43,842
University of Missouri * SAVE $48,606
University of Iowa * SAVE $51,260
Roosevelt University SAVE $53,608
Benedictine University SAVE $56,022
Dominican University SAVE $60,522
Olivet Nazarene University SAVE $63,522
Indiana University * SAVE $64,486
Elmhurst University SAVE $68,822
DePaul University SAVE $73,344
Loyola University Chicago SAVE $83,442
Northwestern University SAVE $111,636

How did we calculate this information?

  • Information reflects tuition and fees** for the 2021-2022 academic year and is subject to change without notice.
  • Information source for all colleges: bigfuture.collegeboard.org
  • Savings are based on what a student would save by attending Harper two years full time plus two years full time at the published sticker price of another college, instead of four years at the institution's current sticker price.
  • Prices do not include room and board, financial aid packages, scholarships, or variable fees/tuition rates for specialized programs.
  • Visit The College Board or individual college websites for more details.


**Cost of Attendance Information

Last Updated: 5/26/23