The Big Ten Conference (B1G) Colleges Comparison - Costs, Admission, and Key Stats

The Big Ten Conference (B1G) Colleges Comparison - Costs, Admission, and Key Stats

Institutional Characteristics

Next table compares basic academic information between The Big Ten Conference (B1G). By school type, There are 11 public and 1 private schools in The Big Ten Conference (B1G). By school level, all 12 The Big Ten Conference (B1G) are 4 years or high institutes.

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Academic Comparison - The Big Ten Conference (B1G)
NameLocationType/LevelHighest DegreeOffered Degree
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Northwestern University Evanston, IL Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Indiana University-Bloomington Bloomington, IN Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of Iowa Iowa City, IA Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Michigan State University East Lansing, MI Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Lincoln, NE Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Ohio State University-Main Campus Columbus, OH Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus University Park, PA Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, WI Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Bachelor, Master, Doctorate
Purdue University-Main Campus West Lafayette, IN Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate

Cost of Attendance (COA)

Next table compares the 2017 total costs of attendance between The Big Ten Conference (B1G). For in-State students, the average COA is $27,119 when living on campus and $26,936 when living outside of campus. For out-of-state students, the average COA is $48,051 when living on campus and $47,867 when living off campus.

Cost of Attendance - The Big Ten Conference (B1G)
NameTuition & Fees Books & SuppliesLiving Costs
In-StateOut-of-StateOn-CampusOff-Campus
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities$14,142$23,806 $1,000 $11,577 $11,577
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus$17,900$32,382 $1,840 $16,018 $16,018
Indiana University-Bloomington$10,388$34,246 $1,290 $13,131 $13,131
University of Nebraska-Lincoln$8,537$23,058 $1,012 $14,696 $13,644
Purdue University-Main Campus$10,002$28,804 $1,220 $11,810 $11,240
University of Wisconsin-Madison$10,488$32,738 $1,200 $13,542 $13,542
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign$15,058$30,680 $1,200 $13,806 -
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor$14,402$45,410 $1,048 $13,326 $13,326
University of Iowa$8,575$28,813 $950 $12,350 $12,008
Northwestern University$50,855 $1,620 $18,021 $18,021
Michigan State University$14,062$37,890 $1,076 $12,152 $12,152
Ohio State University-Main Campus$10,037$28,229 $1,234 $14,576 $14,576
Average$12,145$33,076$1,224$13,750$13,567

Acceptane Ratio and Application Statistics

Next table compares admission related statistics including number of applicants, admitted, and enrolled between The Big Ten Conference (B1G). The average admistion ratio of The Big Ten Conference (B1G) is 52.67% and the average admission yield (enrollment ratio) is 33.35%. The numbers in parenthesis() in table represent data by gender (men/women) for each cell respectively. This statistics is based on the lastest data from IPEDS, U.S. Department of Education for academic year 2015-2016.

Admission Statistics - The Big Ten Conference (B1G)
NameApplicantsAdmittedEnrolledAcceptance RateEnrollment Rate
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign35,822 (20,289/15,533)21,150 (11,417/9,733)6,937 (3,834/3,103)59.04% (56.3%/62.7%)32.80% (33.6%/20.0%)
Northwestern University33,674 (16,348/17,326)4,416 (2,136/2,280)2,043 (1,006/1,037)13.11% (13.1%/13.2%)46.26% (47.1%/6.0%)
Indiana University-Bloomington36,362 (15,102/20,054)27,668 (12,566/15,102)7,716 (3,840/3,876)76.09% (83.2%/75.3%)27.89% (30.6%/19.3%)
University of Iowa24,097 (11,177/12,920)19,506 (8,627/10,879)4,666 (2,150/2,516)80.95% (77.2%/84.2%)23.92% (24.9%/19.5%)
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor49,776 (26,562/23,214)16,047 (7,895/8,152)6,505 (3,243/3,262)32.24% (29.7%/35.1%)40.54% (41.1%/14.1%)
Michigan State University33,211 (16,397/16,814)21,950 (10,257/11,693)8,055 (3,841/4,214)66.09% (62.6%/69.5%)36.70% (37.4%/25.1%)
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities44,760 (21,212/23,548)20,300 (9,208/11,092)5,530 (2,626/2,904)45.35% (43.4%/47.1%)27.24% (28.5%/12.3%)
University of Nebraska-Lincoln11,865 (5,449/6,416)8,293 (3,801/4,492)4,652 (2,343/2,309)69.89% (69.8%/70.0%)56.10% (61.6%/36.0%)
Ohio State University-Main Campus36,788 (18,622/18,166)19,484 (9,585/9,899)7,079 (3,547/3,532)52.96% (51.5%/54.5%)36.33% (37.0%/19.4%)
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus50,299 (25,261/25,038)25,295 (11,966/13,329)8,183 (4,200/3,983)50.29% (47.4%/53.2%)32.35% (35.1%/15.9%)
University of Wisconsin-Madison25,438 (12,525/12,913)14,484 (6,660/7,824)6,264 (2,996/3,268)56.94% (53.2%/60.6%)43.25% (45.0%/25.3%)
Purdue University-Main Campus39,896 (24,262/15,634)23,654 (13,424/10,230)6,500 (3,786/2,714)59.29% (55.3%/65.4%)27.48% (28.2%/17.4%)
Average35,166 (17,767/17,767)18,521 (8,962/9,559)6,178 (3,118/3,060)52.67% (50.4%/53.8%)33.35% (34.8%/32.0%)

Graduation Rate Comparison

Next table compares 2016 graduation rates between The Big Ten Conference (B1G). The average graduation rate of The Big Ten Conference (B1G) is 80.63% where 54,837 students out of 68,008 candidates have complete their courses and degrees. The rate is cacluated as the total number of completers withing 150% of normal time (for eaxample, 6 years for 4 years BS program) divided by the candidates. The numbers in parenthesis() represent data by gender (men/women) for each cell respectively.

Graduation Rate Comparison - The Big Ten Conference (B1G)
NameGraduation RateCompletersCandidates
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign85.20%
(81.67% / 89.04%)
5,928
(2,962 / 2,966)
6,958
(3,627 / 3,331)
Northwestern University92.76%
(91.54% / 93.96%)
1,974
(963 / 1,011)
2,128
(1,052 / 1,076)
Indiana University-Bloomington77.06%
(72.85% / 81.30%)
5,623
(2,667 / 2,956)
7,297
(3,661 / 3,636)
University of Iowa72.08%
(69.93% / 73.92%)
2,886
(1,293 / 1,593)
4,004
(1,849 / 2,155)
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor90.11%
(87.81% / 92.46%)
5,424
(2,666 / 2,758)
6,019
(3,036 / 2,983)
Michigan State University77.31%
(74.70% / 79.57%)
5,507
(2,462 / 3,045)
7,123
(3,296 / 3,827)
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities77.20%
(76.07% / 78.20%)
4,154
(1,926 / 2,228)
5,381
(2,532 / 2,849)
University of Nebraska-Lincoln67.04%
(62.72% / 71.87%)
2,658
(1,314 / 1,344)
3,965
(2,095 / 1,870)
Ohio State University-Main Campus83.16%
(80.21% / 86.35%)
5,592
(2,797 / 2,795)
6,724
(3,487 / 3,237)
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus85.65%
(82.66% / 88.78%)
5,630
(2,774 / 2,856)
6,573
(3,356 / 3,217)
University of Wisconsin-Madison84.95%
(82.50% / 87.08%)
4,819
(2,178 / 2,641)
5,673
(2,640 / 3,033)
Purdue University-Main Campus75.32%
(72.97% / 78.46%)
4,642
(2,570 / 2,072)
6,163
(3,522 / 2,641)
Total80.63%
(77.80% / 83.49%)
54,837
(26,572 / 28,265)
68,008
(34,153 / 33,855)

Student Population

Next table compares 2016 enrollment for both undergraduate nad graduate schools between The Big Ten Conference (B1G). The total population of The Big Ten Conference (B1G) is 506,140 with 246,020 femail students and 260,120 male students. This enrollment statistics is based on the lastest data from IPEDS, U.S. Department of Education for academic year 2015-2016.

Student Population Comparison - The Big Ten Conference (B1G)
NameTotalMenWomen
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign45,84225,20920,633
Northwestern University21,65511,43210,223
Indiana University-Bloomington48,51424,15024,364
University of Iowa30,84414,89815,946
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor43,65122,61921,032
Michigan State University50,53824,47626,062
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities50,67824,32726,351
University of Nebraska-Lincoln25,26013,11112,149
Ohio State University-Main Campus58,66329,77128,892
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus47,30725,48821,819
University of Wisconsin-Madison42,71621,08021,636
Purdue University-Main Campus40,47223,55916,913
Total506,140 260,120246,020

Special Learning Opportunity

Next table compares the special learning opportunities between The Big Ten Conference (B1G) including distance learning opportunities, ROTC program, Study abroad, and more special chances of learning. This statistics is based on the lastest data from IPEDS, U.S. Department of Education for academic year 2015-2016.

Special Learning Opportunity Comparison - The Big Ten Conference (B1G)
NameOnline ClassROTCTeacher Cert.Study AbroadWeekend/ Evening CollegeCompus Housing*Meal Plan**
University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUnder, Grad Army, NAVY, Air Force
(16,600)
Northwestern UniversityGrad NAVY
(4,162)

($6,436)
Indiana University-BloomingtonUnder, Grad Army, Air Force
(12,504)

($3,250)
University of IowaUnder, Grad Army, Air Force
(6,712)
University of Michigan-Ann ArborUnder, Grad Army, NAVY, Air Force
(11,901)
Michigan State UniversityUnder, Grad Army, Air Force
(18,722)

($5,562)
University of Minnesota-Twin CitiesUnder, Grad Army, NAVY, Air Force
(6,953)

($4,070)
University of Nebraska-LincolnUnder, Grad Army, NAVY, Air Force
(7,818)

($4,250)
Ohio State University-Main CampusUnder, Grad Army, NAVY, Air Force
(11,927)
Pennsylvania State University-Main CampusUnder, Grad Army, NAVY, Air Force
(13,883)

($5,200)
University of Wisconsin-MadisonUnder, Grad Army, NAVY, Air Force
(8,630)

($3,032)
Purdue University-Main CampusUnder, Grad Army, NAVY, Air Force
(12,003)

($5,170)

*number in campus housing: domitory capacity

**number in meal plan: yearly costs

Student Services on Campus

Next table compares the on-campus students services and facilities between The Big Ten Conference (B1G) including Remedial Service, Student Counseling, Employment services for current students, Placement service for program completers, On-campus daycare facility, and library information.

Student Services Comparison - The Big Ten Conference (B1G)
NameRemedial ServicesCareer CounselingEmployment ServicePlacement ServiceOn Campus DaycareLibrary Facilities
University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignHas own library
Northwestern UniversityHas own library
Indiana University-BloomingtonHas own library
University of IowaHas own library
University of Michigan-Ann ArborHas own library
Michigan State UniversityHas own library
University of Minnesota-Twin CitiesHas own library
University of Nebraska-LincolnHas own library
Ohio State University-Main CampusHas own library
Pennsylvania State University-Main CampusHas own library
University of Wisconsin-MadisonHas own library
Purdue University-Main CampusHas own library

Athletics Associations

Next table summarizes the alheletic teams and program information of The Big Ten Conference (B1G). Among 12 The Big Ten Conference (B1G), 12 schoools are member of NAA, and 12 schoools are member of NCAA.

Student Services Comparison - The Big Ten Conference (B1G)
NameMembersFootballBasketballBaseballAll Programs
University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignNAA, NCAABig Ten ConferenceBig Ten ConferenceBig Ten Conference12 athletic programs
Northwestern UniversityNAA, NCAABig Ten ConferenceBig Ten ConferenceBig Ten Conference14 athletic programs
Indiana University-BloomingtonNAA, NCAABig Ten ConferenceBig Ten ConferenceBig Ten Conference14 athletic programs
University of IowaNAA, NCAABig Ten ConferenceBig Ten ConferenceBig Ten Conference14 athletic programs
University of Michigan-Ann ArborNAA, NCAABig Ten ConferenceBig Ten ConferenceBig Ten Conference17 athletic programs
Michigan State UniversityNAA, NCAABig Ten ConferenceBig Ten ConferenceBig Ten Conference15 athletic programs
University of Minnesota-Twin CitiesNAA, NCAABig Ten ConferenceBig Ten ConferenceBig Ten Conference14 athletic programs
University of Nebraska-LincolnNAA, NCAABig Ten ConferenceBig Ten ConferenceBig Ten Conference15 athletic programs
Ohio State University-Main CampusNAA, NCAABig Ten ConferenceBig Ten ConferenceBig Ten Conference21 athletic programs
Pennsylvania State University-Main CampusNAA, NCAABig Ten ConferenceBig Ten ConferenceBig Ten Conference16 athletic programs
University of Wisconsin-MadisonNAA, NCAABig Ten ConferenceBig Ten Conference-12 athletic programs
Purdue University-Main CampusNAA, NCAABig Ten ConferenceBig Ten ConferenceBig Ten Conference11 athletic programs

NAA: National Athletic Association

NCAA: National Collegiate Athletic Association

Additional Characteristics

Next table compares and describes additional facts of The Big Ten Conference (B1G) including religious affiliation, specialized schools, and medical degerr offer, and other facts.

Additional Facts - The Big Ten Conference (B1G)
NameReligious AffiliationHistorical Black SchoolTribal SchoolHas HospitalOffer Medical Degree
University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignNot applicable
Northwestern UniversityNot applicable
Indiana University-BloomingtonNot applicable
University of IowaNot applicable
University of Michigan-Ann ArborNot applicable
Michigan State UniversityNot applicable
University of Minnesota-Twin CitiesNot applicable
University of Nebraska-LincolnNot applicable
Ohio State University-Main CampusNot applicable
Pennsylvania State University-Main CampusNot applicable
University of Wisconsin-MadisonNot applicable
Purdue University-Main CampusNot applicable

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