Elgin Community College

1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin
IL, 60123-7193
Tel: (847)697-1000
11,554 students
Public institution

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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 11,554 students (34% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 38%.
Elgin Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Kane County, IL.

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Elgin Community College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 11,554 teachers has grown by 20% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 45:1 has increased from 40:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.49 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has declined by 12% over five years.
Total Enrollment
11,554 students
1,273 students
Elgin Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
3,910 students
829 students
Elgin Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 7,644 students
1,017 students
Elgin Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Elgin Community College sch enrollment Elgin Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan - 1%
% Asian 6%
2%
Elgin Community College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian - 1%
% Hispanic 21%
7%
Elgin Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black 4%
12%
Elgin Community College Black (2006-2012)
% White 68%
66%
Elgin Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races 1%
2%
Elgin Community College More (2010-2012)
Elgin Community College sch ethnicity Elgin Community College sta ethnicity
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. 0.49 0.45
Elgin Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $8,698 is more than the state average of $5,961. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $11,362 is more than the state average of $10,075. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $8,698 $5,961
Elgin Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $11,362 $10,075
Source: 2012 (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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