North Central College

Private, Four-years School Located in Naperville, IL

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How much is the NCC tuition? For the academic year 2022-2023, NCC's tuition & fees is $43,046 based on the NCES data.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $57,966 when a student lives on-campus.

NCC Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$43,046
Books & Supplies Costs$1,200
On-campus Room & Board$11,998
On-campus Expenses$1,722
Off-campus Room & Board$9,420
Off-campus Expenses$8,272
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$43,903

How Much Does it Cost to Go to NCC for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $180,923 at NCC. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $237,025. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $124,741.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$43,903$57,744$30,497
Sophomore (2024-25)$44,776$58,740$30,951
Junior (2025-26)$45,668$59,754$31,412
Senior (2026-27)$46,577$60,787$31,881
4 Years Total$180,923$237,025$124,741
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$44,776$58,740$30,951
Sophomore (2025-26)$45,668$59,754$31,412
Junior (2026-27)$46,577$60,787$31,881
Senior (2027-28)$47,504$61,840$32,358
4 Years Total$184,524$241,121$126,602
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$45,668$59,754$31,412
Sophomore (2026-27)$46,577$60,787$31,881
Junior (2027-28)$47,504$61,840$32,358
Senior (2028-29)$48,449$62,912$32,843
4 Years Total$188,197$245,292$128,495
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$46,577$60,787$31,881
Sophomore (2027-28)$47,504$61,840$32,358
Junior (2028-29)$48,449$62,912$32,843
Senior (2029-30)$49,413$64,003$33,337
4 Years Total$191,942$249,542$130,419
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$47,504$61,840$32,358
Sophomore (2028-29)$48,449$62,912$32,843
Junior (2029-30)$49,413$64,003$33,337
Senior (2030-31)$50,397$65,116$33,839
4 Years Total$195,762$253,870$132,377

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, NCC' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $20,449. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Illinois, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $21,215.
In-StateOut-of-State
North Central College$43,046
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,259
Public Schools$7,023$12,740
Private Schools$20,449
Illinois Four-years Colleges$19,513
Public Schools$10,439$13,542
Private Schools$21,215

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between NCC and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationUndergraduateGraduate
North Central CollegeNaperville, IL$43,046$15,822
University of RedlandsRedlands, CA$55,678$24,232
Arkansas State UniversityJonesboro, AR$13,312$11,956
California University of PennsylvaniaCalifornia, PA$15,726$18,508
Northern State UniversityAberdeen, SD$11,947$11,936
College of Saint MaryOmaha, NE$22,450$21,103
University of Houston-Clear LakeHouston, TX$20,994$18,990
Southwestern Oklahoma State UniversityWeatherford, OK$15,240$14,424
Millersville University of PennsylvaniaMillersville, PA$22,232$16,799
University of MaryBismarck, ND$20,900$12,230
Oklahoma City UniversityOklahoma City, OK$32,744$13,410

Financial Aid and COA

At North Central College, 2,367 students (98%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $26,715.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at NCC is $31,251 for students living on-campus and $35,223 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 505 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $30,776 and the average amount of student loans is $8,843.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$57,966
COA (off-campus)$61,938
Tuition & Fees$43,046
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$14,920
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$18,892
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$31,251
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$35,223
Average Financial Aid$26,715
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship2,36798%$26,715
Pell Grants62726%$4,779
Federal Student Loan1,43460%$6,606
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid505100%-
Grants or Scholarships505100%$30,776
Federal Grants49498%$2,615
Pell Grants12324%$4,754
Other Federal Grants49197%$1,440
State/Local Grants12024%$5,318
Institutional Grants504100%$27,007
Student Loan Aid31562%$8,843
Federal Student Loans30761%$5,318
Other Student Loans15030%$7,686

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

NCC's acceptance rate is 68.40%. A total of 4,551 applicants applied to and 3,113 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 512 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 16.45%.
To apply to NCC, 3 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 1 items are recommended to submit - Recommendations. SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants4,5512,125$2,426
Admitted3,1131,415$1,698
Enrolled512283$229
Acceptance Rate68.40%66.59%69.99%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)16.45%20.00%13.49%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither Required Nor Recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programNeither Required Nor Recommended
RecommendationsRecommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are considered but not required to apply to NCC. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,130 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 25.
Its SAT score is similar to the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is similar to the national average score of 24.
Average25th75th
SAT Total1,1301,0301,230
National Average1,168
Illinois Average1,140
SAT EBRW570520620
SAT Math560510610
ACT Composite252228
National Average24
Illinois Average25
ACT Math242127
ACT English242028

Student Population

North Central College has a total of 2,695 students including 2,368 undergraduate and 327 graduate students. By gender, there are 1,258 male students and 1,470 female students attending NCC. The school offers online degree programs and 143 students enrolled online exclusively (5.31% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Total2,728 1,2581,470
Undergraduate2,404 1,1631,241
Graduate324 95229

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address30 N Brainard St, Naperville, IL
Phone630-637-5100
WEBnorthcentralcollege.edu
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered117 Programs
Graduate Program Offered32 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate60.87%
Yield15.56%
Student Population2,695
Graduation Rate63%
Retention Rate77%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate12 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties160 (Full-time), 155 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs421 (Full-time), 228 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$77,467
Average Staff Salary$62,303