Elgin Community College

  • Elgin Community College is a comprehensive community college serving students at every stage of their educational journeys. From university transfer programs to continuting education classes to childcare and arts center events for the community, ECC offers something for everyone. Choose from 138 degree and certificate programs designed to prepare you to transfer to a four-year university or land a job in a high demand field. You'll join a welcoming community of faculty and staff who care about your success.

School Highlights

Elgin Community College serves 9,931 students (32% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 52%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 674 teachers has grown by 155% over five years.
Elgin Community College(IL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty674 staff239 staff
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School CalendarLink to School Calendar

Student Body

The student population of Elgin Community College has declined by 9% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 38:1 over five years.
The Elgin Community College diversity score of 0.65 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment9,931 students3,107 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:114:1
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# Full-Time Students3,212 students1,099 students
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# Part-Time Students6,719 students2,008 students
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% Asian
6%
5%
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% Hispanic
45%
27%
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% Black
4%
13%
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% White
37%
48%
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% Two or more races
4%
3%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
3%
3%
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Diversity Score0.650.68
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College Completion Rate
34%
33%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,000$32,200
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,972 is less than the state average of $8,158. The in-state tuition has declined by 61% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $14,945 is more than the state average of $10,899. The out-state tuition has grown by 24% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,972$8,158
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Out-State Tuition Fees$14,945$10,899
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Tuition NotesTuition and fees quoted as full-time (15 hours) fall and spring semesters based on 2019-2020 rates for ECC.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid47%76%
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Median Debt for Graduates$7,000$7,963
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,325$4,549
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Acceptance Rate100%100%
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Sports

Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,
Golf, Soccer,
Softball, Tennis,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.25 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
ADAPT, Anime Club, Aspire 1G, Associated Nursing Students, Black Student Achievers, Chinese Student Club, College Programming Board, ECC Observer Student Newspaper, Engineering Club, Forensics Team, Gamers United, Human Services Club, Military Branches United, Muslim Student Association, Organization of Latin American Students, Performing Arts Club, Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society (PTK), Spartan Christian Fellowship, Spartan Design Club, Student Government, Students Educationally Receiving Volunteer Experience (SERVE), Students Who Are Not Silent (SWANS), Team Engrepreneurs, United Students of All Cultures (USAC), Woment's Empowerment Alliance
Source: 2020 (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

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Elgin Community College is William Rainey Harper College (13.6 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 13,477 students | 13.60 Mi1200 W Algonquin Rd
    Palatine, IL 60067
    (847) 925-6000
    13.6013,477
  • 7,473 students | 16.30 Mi8900 US Hwy 14
    Crystal Lake, IL 60012
    (815) 455-3700
    16.307,473
  • 23,903 students | 17.90 Mi425 Fawell Blvd.
    Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
    (630) 942-2800
    17.9023,903
  • 8,665 students | 18.10 MiRte 47 at Waubonsee Drive
    Sugar Grove, IL 60554
    (630) 466-7900
    18.108,665
  • 118 students | 22.20 Mi495 Northgate Pkwy
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (847) 808-8444
    22.20118
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