Public 2 Year

Elgin Community College

Elgin, Illinois

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Elgin Community College overview
Location Elgin, Illinois
Online elgin.edu
School Type Public 2 Year
Setting Midsize City
Elgin Community College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing No
Level of Study Undergrad
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Elgin Community College (ECC) is a public, two-year institution located in Elgin, Illinois, approximately 35 miles northwest of Chicago. Established in 1949, ECC serves the educational and career training needs of its district residents. The college offers a range of programs in diverse fields, including popular majors such as nursing, culinary arts, and liberal arts and sciences. With an open admissions policy, ECC attracts students looking for certificate programs and associate degree courses, along with those planning to transfer to four-year institutions. Elgin Community College's campus presents a modern architectural environment and offers facilities to support its academic programs. While it does not provide on-campus student housing, ECC offers a variety of student resources and support services. The college's athletic teams, known as the Spartans, have a presence in the NJCAA but do not significantly impact the institution's profile.

Elgin Community College has an open admission policy which permits enrollment by any high school graduate or GED holding student.  2,758 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 6,152 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $7,128 plus fees of $12.


Admission Requirements

Open Admission

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Annual Cost to Attend

In District Resident Tuition

In District Costs for Elgin Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,500
Other Fees$12
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $7,650
Other Expenses Budget$3,600
Total One Year Cost$15,930

Illinois Resident Tuition

In State Costs for Elgin Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,500
Other Fees$12
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $7,650
Budget for Other Expenses$3,600
Total One Year Cost$19,890

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$35,500 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Elgin Community College students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 26%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 20%
Mechanic and Repair Technologies 14%
Personal and Culinary Services 8%
Business 6%

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