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IPEDS ID: 144962
OPE ID: 00167600
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Elmhurst College
190 Prospect Ave, Elmhurst, Illinois 60126-3096
General information:  (630) 617-3500
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  3,210 (2,900 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  13 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (medium programs)
Religious Affiliation
United Church of Christ
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty164193
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees$28,660$30,054$31,650$32,9204.0%
Books and supplies$1,000$1,500$1,500$1,5000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$8,216$8,524$8,838$9,1123.1%
Off Campus
Room and board$5,000$5,500$5,500$6,0009.1%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$39,500$42,000$44,000$46,0004.5%
Off Campus$38,500$41,500$43,000$45,0004.7%
Off Campus with Family$33,500$36,000$37,500$39,0004.0%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid150089%————
Grant or scholarship aid49388%$10,494,405$21,287
Federal grants19835%$870,902$4,398
Pell grants19835%$805,102$4,066
Other federal grants19835%$65,800$332
State/local government grant or scholarships20336%$943,860$4,650
Institutional grants or scholarships49388%$8,679,643$17,606
Student loan aid35764%$2,415,775$6,767
Federal student loans35664%$2,117,632$5,948
Other student loans244%$298,143$12,423
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid12,92196%$69,657,414$23,847
Pell grants97632%$3,849,011$3,944
Federal student loans2,18472%$20,081,714$9,195
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$21,344$19,300$20,551
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$14,392$13,975$14,865
$30,001 – $48,000$16,647$16,533$16,321
$48,001 – $75,000$19,058$18,288$19,084
$75,001 – $110,000$20,938$20,082$22,341
$110,001 and more$23,734$22,971$23,169
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2013
Total enrollment3,210
Undergraduate enrollment2,900
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment299
Graduate enrollment310
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 94%
Part-time: 6%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 40%
Female: 60%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 5%
Black or African American: 5%
Hispanic/Latino: 13%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 72%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 89%
25 and over: 11%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 85%
Out-of-state: 14%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 15%
Part-time: 85%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 1%
Enrolled in some distance education: 7%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 92%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 10%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 90%
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
Number of applicants2,7021,1781,524
Percent admitted72%71%72%
Percent admitted who enrolled26%27%25%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2013 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading450550
SAT Math450580
ACT Composite2126
ACT English2027
ACT Math2126
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 78%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 60 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 74%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
4-year: 54%
6-year: 70%
8-year: 71%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 68%
Female: 78%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Asian: 62%
Black or African American: 67%
Hispanic/Latino: 68%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 76%
Two or more races: 65%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 77%
Non-resident alien: 100%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMaster
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization0-
Category total0-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General28-
Category total28-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General2229
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other37-
Finance, General19-
International Business/Trade/Commerce6-
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management1015
Marketing/Marketing Management, General30-
Category total15348
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects8-
Category total8-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication and Media Studies, Other13-
Communication, General0-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other0-
Organizational Communication, General17-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric21-
Category total51-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other0-
Computer Science6-
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications-7d
Information Science/Studies5-
Information Technology6d-
Category total17d7d
Art Teacher Education1-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching710
Education, General34
Education, Other0-
Elementary Education and Teaching40-
Music Teacher Education16-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching14-
Special Education and Teaching, General12-
Speech Teacher Education0-
Category total9314
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General308
Category total308
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other1-
French Language and Literature0-
German Language and Literature1-
Spanish Language and Literature6-
Category total8-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer0-
Clinical Nurse Leader-8
Clinical Nurse Specialist67-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse00
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist31-
Category total988
History, General24-
Category total24-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration22-
Category total22-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies3-
Category total3-
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General10-
Category total10-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies4-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other1-
Category total5-
Natural Resources and Conservation
Natural Resources Management and Policy0-
Category total0-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science37-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management0-
Category total37-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies1-
Category total9-
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General6-
Physics, General3-
Category total9-
Applied Psychology-0
Industrial and Organizational Psychology-12
Psychology, General71-
Psychology, Other-0
Category total7112
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General0-
Category total0-
Social Sciences
Economics, General5-
Political Science and Government, General22-
Urban Studies/Affairs3-
Category total47-
Theology and Religious Vocations
Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies4-
Theology/Theological Studies0-
Category total4-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General10-
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management, General0-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General8-
Fine and Studio Arts Management3-
Graphic Design2-
Jazz/Jazz Studies4-
Music Management10-
Music Theory and Composition2-
Music, General6-
Category total45-
Grand total77297
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III (with football) MenWomen
Track and Field, Indoor2522
Track and Field, Outdoor2522
Track and Field, X-Country1921
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission 1/1/1924 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs7/1/2013 -  Pre-Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels9/22/2000 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels4/21/2007 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools1/1/1968 - 7/12/2009Resigned
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations878
Liquor law violations5189
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations468
Liquor law violations4146
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible202
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault200
Motor vehicle theft200
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible102
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year20102009
Default rate2.4%2.0%
Number in default1714
Number in repayment681683
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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