Elgin Community College

1700 Spartan Drive
Elgin, IL 60123
Tel: (847)697-1000
11,285 students
Public institution
Elgin Community College mission is to improve people's lives through learning. To support the mission and goals of the College through value-added and innovative human resource initiatives focused on enabling Elgin community College to be an acknowledged leader in providing quality programs and innovative services which meet the academic, cultural and occupational needs of its students and district.
School Highlights
Elgin Community College serves 11,285 students (33% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 38:1 is higher than the state community college average of 36:1.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 47%.
Elgin Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Kane County, IL.
The nearest community college is Harper College (13.50 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 294 teachers has grown by 23% over five years.
College Elgin Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 294 staff
61 staff
Elgin Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 11,285 has grown by 14% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 38:1 has decreased from 39:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.64 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 12% over five years.
Total Enrollment 11,285 students 1,315 students
Elgin Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 38:1
Elgin Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 3,777 students
815 students
Elgin Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 7,508 students
1,061 students
Elgin Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Elgin Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Elgin Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Elgin Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Elgin Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Elgin Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Elgin Community College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
Elgin Community College Unknown (2010-2013)
Elgin Community College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.64 0.70
Elgin Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $8,530 is more than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $11,554 is more than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $8,530 $5,590
Elgin Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $11,554 $10,086
Elgin Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 57%
Elgin Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • When the University of Illinois decided to close its Elgin extension center (1946-49), Public School District U-46 voted to establish ECC in Jan. 1949. The College opened its doors the following fall with 97 students, one administrator, 17 part-time faculty and one full-time faculty member. The west wing of old Elgin High School, between Chicago and DuPage Streets on Elgin's eastside, was ECC's home for its first 10 years. The park-like setting of ECC's 145-acre main campus is dotted with trees and picturesque lakes. The campus is nestled in a pleasant neighborhood of residences and light industry. Lush lawns blend seamlessly with the greens and fairways of The Highlands, the city-owned golf course next door. As a large comprehensive institution, we offer a myriad of educational programs for all the citizens in District 509 - traditional students, returning adults, business and industry and personal enrichment. Our focus on maintaining a collaborative learning community will encourage you to explore and implement personal goals. Whether you are interested in pursuing an associate's degree and transferring to a 4-year college or university, ready to go to work but need new skills, or taking classes for promotion or for personal enrichment, we hope you'll will find what you need at ECC. ECC has an environment where you'll have the opportunity to concentrate on developing and refining your individual talents, have easy access to your teachers, and form close and lasting relationships with other members of the college community: a diverse and dedicated group of individuals who all share your interest in learning

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Did You Know?
For Illinois public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $8,129 per year for in-state students and $10,062 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,816 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 82%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Illinois community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.65, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Illinois is Taylor Business Institute. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.