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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) 279-4100
Website:  www.elmhurst.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  One but less than two years certificate
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  3,403 (2,856 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  14 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges & 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
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2016Full timePart time
Total faculty152192
Instructional152192
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-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 year2013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017% change 2015-2016 to 2016-2017
Tuition and fees$32,920$33,950$34,450$35,5003.0%
Books and supplies$1,500$1,500$1,500$1,000-33.3%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$9,262$9,536$9,666$9,9282.7%
Other$2,318$2,514$2,164$2,072-4.3%
Off Campus
Room and board$6,000$6,000$6,000$5,500-8.3%
Other$4,580$4,550$4,480$4,000-10.7%
Off Campus with Family
Other$4,580$4,550$4,480$4,000-10.7%
Total Expenses2013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017% change 2015-2016 to 2016-2017
On Campus$46,000$47,500$47,780$48,5001.5%
Off Campus$45,000$46,000$46,430$46,000-0.9%
Off Campus with Family$39,000$40,000$40,430$40,5000.2%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2016-2017
Tuition$29,730
Fees$250
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016
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 aid147199%————
Grant or scholarship aid47199%$11,408,734$24,222
Federal grants19541%$933,272$4,786
Pell grants19541%$851,872$4,369
Other federal grants19541%$81,400$417
State/local government grant or scholarships19841%$907,821$4,585
Institutional grants or scholarships47199%$9,567,641$20,313
Student loan aid44693%$3,004,123$6,736
Federal student loans44693%$2,606,757$5,845
Other student loans378%$397,366$10,740
  • 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 aid12,65994%$56,657,750$21,308
Pell grants96534%$4,255,009$4,409
Federal student loans2,28380%$16,753,026$7,338
  • 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.
2013-20142014-20152015-2016
Average net price$21,826$23,688$18,825
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2013-20142014-20152015-2016
$0 – $30,000$12,817$16,982$15,259
$30,001 – $48,000$17,319$17,915$14,535
$48,001 – $75,000$18,615$18,658$15,642
$75,001 – $110,000$22,746$21,079$18,794
$110,001 and more$24,654$24,355$23,399
  • 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 2016
Total enrollment3,403
Undergraduate enrollment2,856
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment401
Graduate enrollment547
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 95%
Part-time: 5%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 41%
Female: 59%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 6%
Black or African American: 5%
Hispanic/Latino: 18%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 64%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 87%
25 and over: 13%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 84%
Out-of-state: 14%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2015.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 23%
Part-time: 77%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 1%
Enrolled in some distance education: 10%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 90%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 17%
Enrolled in some distance education: 10%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 73%
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2016
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants3,4581,3882,070
Percent admitted72%72%72%
Percent admitted who enrolled19%22%17%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2016 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT316%
ACT45796%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  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 Reading450590
SAT Math450580
ACT Composite2026
ACT English2027
ACT Math1926
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: 84%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015 and Returned in Fall 2016
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, 52 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2016.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 69%
(*) 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:
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 61%
6-year: 74%
8-year: 74%
[Began in Fall 2010]
4-year: 56%
6-year: 69%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2008 or Fall 2010
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: 66%
Female: 71%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 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:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 75%
Asian: 70%
Black or African American: 47%
Hispanic/Latino: 47%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 100%
White: 72%
Two or more races: 38%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 56%
Non-resident alien: 67%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures provide the 6-year and 8-year award-completion rates after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, subsequently transferred out of the institution, or status unknown. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2008
Award and enrollment rate:
[First-time]
Received award in 6 years: 74%
Received award in 8 years: 74%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 0%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 22%
[Non-first-time]
Received award in 6 years: 82%
Received award in 8 years: 82%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 0%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 14%
PART-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2008
Award and enrollment rate:
[First-time]
Received award in 6 years: 0%
Received award in 8 years: 0%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 0%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 0%
[Non-first-time]
Received award in 6 years: 35%
Received award in 8 years: 38%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 3%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 27%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2015-2016
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterPostgraduate
Certificate
  • 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
Biochemistry0--
Biology/Biological Sciences, General41--
Category total41--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting286-
Business Administration and Management, General3429-
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other44--
Finance, General18--
International Business/Trade/Commerce3--
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management1911-
Management Science-2d3d
Marketing/Marketing Management, General34--
Category total18048d3d
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects7--
Category total7--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication and Media Studies, Other15--
Communication, General0--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other0--
Organizational Communication, General7--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric20--
Category total42--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other0--
Computer and Information Sciences, Other--1d
Computer Science7--
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications-11d-
Information Science/Studies4--
Information Technology9--
Category total2011d1d
Education
Art Teacher Education1--
Early Childhood Education and Teaching412-
Education, General03-
Education, Other0--
Elementary Education and Teaching25--
Music Teacher Education14--
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching9--
Special Education and Teaching, General10--
Speech Teacher Education0--
Category total6315-
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General180-
Category total180-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other0--
French Language and Literature0--
German Language and Literature0--
Spanish Language and Literature6--
Category total6--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Clinical Nurse Leader-0-
Clinical Nurse Specialist0--
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General3717-
Public Health, General-2d-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse5938-
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist1--
Category total9757d-
History
History, General16--
Category total16--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration24--
Category total24--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies3--
Category total3--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General9--
Category total9--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies5--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other0--
Category total5--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science35--
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management9--
Category total44--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy4--
Religion/Religious Studies0--
Category total4--
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General9--
Physics, General6--
Category total15--
Psychology
Applied Psychology-0-
Industrial and Organizational Psychology-12-
Psychology, General68--
Psychology, Other-0-
Category total6812-
Social Sciences
Economics, General5--
Geography4--
Political Science and Government, General6--
Sociology10--
Urban Studies/Affairs4--
Category total29--
Theology and Religious Vocations
Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies2--
Theology/Theological Studies1--
Category total3--
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General8--
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management, General0--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General6--
Fine and Studio Arts Management1--
Graphic Design2--
Jazz/Jazz Studies6--
Music Management19--
Music Performance, General1--
Music Theory and Composition6--
Music, General8--
Category total57--
Grand total7511434
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2015-2016
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 43
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 3
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $17,990
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $9,993
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 67%
Part-time students: 100%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2015-2016 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III with footballMenWomen
Baseball33
Basketball2019
Bowling7
Football113
Golf145
Lacrosse2113
Soccer3125
Softball20
Tennis712
Track and Field, Indoor1814
Track and Field, Outdoor3415
Track and Field, X-Country1916
Volleyball23
Wrestling37
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Higher Learning Commission1/1/1924 -  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 (SLP) - Graduate degree programs7/1/2013 - 7/22/2017Accredited
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs7/22/2017 -  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
2015 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201320142015
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations6100
Liquor law violations14120
  • Beginning in 2015, the number of alcohol and drug law arrests has decreased because most alcohol law violations, as well as minor cannabis possession violations, are now handled by the Elmhurst Police Department as adjudication citations or local ordinance violations, both of which are civil infractions, not criminal arrests. These incidents will be counted in our disciplinary referrals.
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201320142015
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations420
Liquor law violations990
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201320142015
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible0
Rape21
Fondling02
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)0
Incest00
Statutory rape00
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary231
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201320142015
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible0
Rape21
Fondling02
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)0
Incest00
Statutory rape00
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary111
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) 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.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • 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 http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201420132012
Default rate3.2%1.7%2.5%
Number in default291623
Number in repayment884896905
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)