Elgin Community College

  • 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 10,929 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 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 40%.
  • Elgin Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Kane County, IL.
  • The nearest community college to Elgin Community College is William Rainey Harper College (13.5 miles away).

Top Placements

Elgin Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Illinois for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 289 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Elgin Community College(IL) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty289 staff123 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Elgin Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 38:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Elgin Community College diversity score of 0.56 is less than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment10,929 students3,999 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio38:135:1
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# Full-Time Students3,564 students1,386 students
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# Part-Time Students7,365 students2,613 students
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% Asian
6%
4%
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% Hispanic
24%
16%
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% Black
4%
14%
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% White
61%
60%
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% Two or more races
2%
1%
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% Non Resident races
1%
-
% Unknown races
2%
5%
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Diversity Score0.560.59
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College Completion Rate
31%
25%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,000$31,800
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $9,154 is more than the state average of $7,978. The in-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $11,962 is more than the state average of $10,454. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$9,154$7,978
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Out-State Tuition Fees$11,962$10,454
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid56%83%
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Median Debt for Graduates$7,159$7,736
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Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$4,000
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Source: 2016 (or 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 $7,978 per year for in-state students and $10,454 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,527 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 score of 0.59, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Illinois is Kendall College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.