Eastern Illinois University

Is EIU a Good School for the Money?

Eastern Illinois University Value Report

Is an EIU degree worth it? Only you know for sure, but College Factual's value analysis can help answer that question. Keep reading for more.

Within Illinois, EIU Offers Average Quality at a Great Price.

Top 10% Illinois Value
Top 50% Illinois Quality

Eastern Illinois University is ranked #25 out of #61 in Illinois for quality and #3 out of #52 for Illinois value.

This makes it average quality for a very good price in the state.

State Value Ranking  3 out of 52
Great Value
State Value Score  94.23 out of 100
Great Value

Do you qualify for in-state tuition? Check the EIU financial aid page to be sure.

Very Good Value Nationwide

Top 5% National Value
Top 50% National Quality

Eastern Illinois University is ranked #51 out of 1,472 for value nationwide.

Based on the type of quality education Eastern Illinois University provides, we expected it to be priced higher. We consider EIU to be a great value, ranked #51 out of 1472 in College Factual's Best Colleges for the Money Ranking.

National Value Ranking  51 out of 1472
Great Value
National Value Score  96.54 out of 100
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

School Total Price Value Grade
Eastern Illinois University $86,999 A+
Gallaudet University $92,798 A+
Neumont College of Computer Science $114,831 A
Cornish College of the Arts $128,169 B
Fontbonne University $131,381 B
Tennessee Technological University $140,197 C
The College of Saint Rose $145,449 D+
The University of Tampa $151,867 D
LeTourneau University $155,959 D
Trine University $165,024 D-

*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.

Bottom Line: You'll Spend an Estimated $86,999 For That Piece of Paper

On average, a bachelor's degree from EIU will cost you about $86,999. This is based on an average price (with and without aid) of $19,683 and a typical 4.42 years to graduate.

Average Yearly Cost $19,683
Average Years to Graduate 4.42
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree $86,999

Many Factors Affect Net Price

Consider the average EIU student takes 4.42 years to complete their degree. If you can complete your degree faster than that you will save money. This is just one way your EIU degree may cost less than average.

Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?

$68,258 In-State With Aid
$114,924 Avg Cost No Aid
4.42 Years to Graduate

Most students will not pay the full sticker price and few students fit perfectly into averages.

Look at the table below to determine your likely cost of a bachelor's degree at EIU.

Nationwide Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $114,924 #44 A+
All Students $86,999 #51 A+
Only Students Receiving Aid $75,034 #52 A+
In-State Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $108,149 #3 A
All Students $80,223 #3 A
Only Students Receiving Aid $68,258 #4 A

Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of Illinois.

About 92% of EIU students receive financial aid. Get more details on what EIU financial aid you may qualify for.

How to Calculate Value

College Factual calculates average total cost by multiplying net price by time to graduation. We then compare the average total cost to other schools of a similar quality to determine value. If the school is priced fairly based on the educational quality it receives a fair ranking. If it is underpriced it receives a good or excellent value.

Read the full Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.


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