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 15,074 students (28% of students are full-time).
  • Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more 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.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt 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 grown by 37% 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 Enrollment15,074 students3,999 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio52:135:1
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# Full-Time Students4,276 students1,386 students
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# Part-Time Students10,798 students2,613 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
7%
4%
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% Hispanic
42%
16%
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% Black
5%
14%
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% White
40%
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 $3,972 is less than the state average of $7,978. The in-state tuition has declined by 50% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $14,945 is more than the state average of $10,454. The out-state tuition has grown by 39% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,972$7,978
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Out-State Tuition Fees$14,945$10,454
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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 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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Acceptance Rate100%89%

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: 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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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 83%. 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.