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The Big Ten Conference (B1G) Comparison

Academic OverviewKey Fact

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 13 public and 1 private schools in colleges in The Big Ten Conference (B1G). By school level, all 14 schools are 4 years or high institutes.
Academic Comparison - Colleges In The Big Ten Conference (B1G)
NameLocationType/LevelHighest DegreeOffered Degree
University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignChampaign, ILPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Northwestern UniversityEvanston, ILPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Indiana University-BloomingtonBloomington, INPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of IowaIowa City, IAPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of Maryland-College ParkCollege Park, MDPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of Michigan-Ann ArborAnn Arbor, MIPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Michigan State UniversityEast Lansing, MIPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of Minnesota-Twin CitiesMinneapolis, MNPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of Nebraska-LincolnLincoln, NEPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Rutgers University-New BrunswickNew Brunswick, NJPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Ohio State University-Main CampusColumbus, OHPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Pennsylvania State University-Main CampusUniversity Park, PAPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of Wisconsin-MadisonMadison, WIPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Purdue University-Main CampusWest Lafayette, INPublic, 4 or more 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 $15,733 for State residents and $36,983 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 62.29% and graduation rate is 82.64%. 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 at Urbana-Champaign $15,150 / $32,600 63% 86% 20:152,679
Northwestern University $58,701 9% 95% 6:122,603
Indiana University-Bloomington $11,221 / $37,600 80% 80% 16:143,064
University of Iowa $9,606 / $31,569 84% 72% 16:130,318
University of Maryland-College Park $10,779 / $36,891 51% 87% 18:140,709
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor $15,948 / $52,266 26% 93% 11:147,907
Michigan State University $14,460 / $39,766 76% 81% 16:149,695
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities $15,027 / $33,325 70% 84% 17:152,017
University of Nebraska-Lincoln $9,690 / $26,820 78% 66% 18:125,108
Rutgers University-New Brunswick $15,003 / $31,785 67% 84% 16:150,411
Ohio State University-Main Campus $11,518 / $33,502 68% 87% 19:161,369
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus $18,450 / $35,514 76% 71% 14:146,810
University of Wisconsin-Madison $10,742 / $38,630 57% 88% 17:144,640
Purdue University-Main Campus $9,992 / $28,794 67% 83% 13:146,655
Average$15,733 / $36,98362.29%82.64%15.50:143,856