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 community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 48%.
Elgin Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Kane County, IL.
The nearest community college is Harper College (13.5 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 294 teachers has grown by 23% over five years.
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
59 staff
Elgin Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 11,285 teachers has grown by 17% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 38:1 has decreased from 39:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.49 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 12% over five years.
Total Enrollment
11,285 students
1,282 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
810 students
Elgin Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 7,508 students
1,017 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. 0.49 0.53
Elgin Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $8,530 is more than the state average of $5,742. 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 $10,260. The out-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $8,530 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $11,554 $10,260
Elgin Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 57%
Elgin Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (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

Nearby Schools:

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Palatine Harper College
    1200 W Algonquin Rd
    Palatine, IL 60067
    13.5  Mi  |  14830  students
  • Crystal Lake McHenry County College
    8900 US Hwy 14
    Crystal Lake, IL 60012
    16.8  Mi  |  6513  students
  • Sugar Grove Waubonsee Community College
    Rte 47 at Waubonsee Drive
    Sugar Grove, IL 60554
    17.2  Mi  |  10721  students
  • Glen Ellyn College of DuPage
    425 Fawell Blvd.
    Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
    17.7  Mi  |  28627  students
  • Wheeling Worsham College of Mortuary Science
    Private for-profit
    495 Northgate Pkwy
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    22.2  Mi  |  106  students
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Did You Know?
For Illinois public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,269 per year for in-state students and $9,320 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,043 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 79%. 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 0.66, which is higher than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Illinois is City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.