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 $13,350
Northern Illinois University SAVE $15,326
University of Illinois at Chicago SAVE $18,998
Illinois State University SAVE $20,316
Northeastern Illinois University SAVE $20,366
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign SAVE $21,634
Aurora University  SAVE $42,002
Purdue University * SAVE $48,390
Roosevelt University SAVE $53,788
University of Iowa * SAVE $53,940
Benedictine University SAVE $59,382
Dominican University SAVE $61,642
Olivet Nazarene University SAVE $64,702
Elmhurst University SAVE $68,510
DePaul University SAVE $73,206
Northwestern University SAVE $108,204

How did we calculate this information?

  • Savings are based two years of full-time attendance at Harper plus two years of full-time student tuition for other schools. 
  • Information reflects tuition and fees for 2020-2021 academic year and is subject to change without notice.
  • Information source: College Board (
  • Visit the College Board or individual college websites for more details.
  • Prices do not include room and board, financial aid packages, scholarships, or variable fees/tuition rates for specialized programs.
Last Updated: 8/19/21