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The Big Ten Conference (B1G) Comparison

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Institutional Characteristics

The Big Ten Conference (B1G), formerly Western Conference and Big Nine Conference, is the oldest Division I collegiate athletic conference in the United States. Its twelve member institutions (which are primarily flagship research universities in their respective states, well-regarded academically, and with relatively large student enrollment) are located primarily in the Midwest, stretching from Nebraska in the west to Pennsylvania in the east. The conference competes in the NCAA's Division I; its football teams compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), formerly known as Division I-A, the highest level of NCAA competition in that sport. Member schools of the Big Ten (or, in two cases, their parent university systems) also are members of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, a leading educational and research consortium..
The following table compares the basic academic information between colleges in The Big Ten Conference (B1G). By school type, there are 12 public and 1 private schools in colleges in The Big Ten Conference (B1G). By school level, all 13 schools are 4 years or high institutes.
Academic Comparison - Colleges In The Big Ten Conference (B1G)
NameLocationType/LevelHighest DegreeOffered Degree
University of Illinois Urbana-ChampaignChampaign, ILPublic, four-yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Northwestern UniversityEvanston, ILPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Indiana University-BloomingtonBloomington, INPublic, four-yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of IowaIowa City, IAPublic, four-yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of Maryland-College ParkCollege Park, MDPublic, four-yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of Michigan-Ann ArborAnn Arbor, MIPublic, four-yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Michigan State UniversityEast Lansing, MIPublic, four-yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of Minnesota-Twin CitiesMinneapolis, MNPublic, four-yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of Nebraska-LincolnLincoln, NEPublic, four-yearsDoctor's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Rutgers University-New BrunswickNew Brunswick, NJPublic, four-yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Ohio State University-Main CampusColumbus, OHPublic, four-yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of Wisconsin-MadisonMadison, WIPublic, four-yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Purdue University-Main CampusWest Lafayette, INPublic, four-yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate

Key Facts Comparison

The average tuition & fees of colleges in The Big Ten Conference (B1G) is $15,758 for State residents and $37,892 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 61.62% and graduation rate is 83.54%. The following table compares key facts for each schools including acceptance rate, graduation rate, tuition, student to faculty ratio, and student population.
Key Facts Comparison Between Colleges In The Big Ten Conference (B1G)
NameTuition & FeesAcceptance RateGraduation RateStudent Faculty RatioStudent Population
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign $15,442 / $32,892 60% 86% 20:152,679
Northwestern University $60,768 7% 95% 6:122,603
Indiana University-Bloomington $11,333 / $38,352 85% 80% 16:143,064
University of Iowa $9,942 / $31,905 86% 72% 16:130,318
University of Maryland-College Park $10,955 / $38,636 52% 87% 17:140,709
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor $16,178 / $53,232 20% 93% 11:147,907
Michigan State University $14,750 / $40,562 83% 81% 16:149,695
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities $15,254 / $33,818 73% 84% 17:152,017
University of Nebraska-Lincoln $9,872 / $27,002 81% 66% 16:125,108
Rutgers University-New Brunswick $15,804 / $33,005 68% 84% 16:150,411
Ohio State University-Main Campus $11,936 / $35,019 57% 87% 19:161,369
University of Wisconsin-Madison $10,720 / $38,608 60% 88% 16:144,640
Purdue University-Main Campus $9,992 / $28,794 69% 83% 13:146,655
Average$15,758 / $37,89261.62%83.54%15.31:143,629