Cost Comparison Charts

Top-Ranked Undergraduate ECE Programs

The following chart illustrates cost differences for the top-ranked electrical and computer engineering programs. The following costs have been collected from each university’s website and include tuition, fees, room, and board for undergraduates. These numbers are annual costs for the 2020-2021 academic year (except for Stanford's and Carnegie Mellon's, which are for 2021-2022) and are subject to change.

School Out-of-State Cost In-State Cost Admissions Page
Illinois $55,966 $38,176 https://registrar.illinois.edu/tuition-fees/tuition-fee-rates/
Berkeley $72,214 $42,460 http://admissions.berkeley.edu/costofattendance
Stanford $78,898 $78,898 http://financialaid.stanford.edu/undergrad/budget/index.html
Carnegie Mellon $77,474 $77,474 https://www.cmu.edu/sfs/tuition/undergraduate/index.html
Cornell $77,616 $77,616 http://www.finaid.cornell.edu/cost-attend

 

Top-Ranked Graduate Programs

And here’s a look at how much other top-ranked graduate programs compare in cost to Illinois for the 2020-2021 academic year (except for Stanford's which is for 2021-2022).

School Out-of-State Cost In-State Cost Admissions Page
Illinois $59,396 $41,904

https://registrar.illinois.edu/tuition-fees/tuition-fee-rates/

Berkeley $67,522 $48,166 http://financialaid.berkeley.edu/cost-attendance
Stanford $85,173 $85,173 https://financialaid.stanford.edu/grad/budget/index.html
Carnegie Mellon $76,144 $76,144 https://www.cmu.edu/sfs/tuition/graduate/cit.html
Cornell $60,956 $60,956 https://gradschool.cornell.edu/financial-support/tuition-rates/cost-of-attendance/

 

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