Elgin Community College

Elgin, IL
Elgin Community College www.elgin.edu

Brief Description

Situated halfway between Chicago and Rockford in southwest Elgin in the state of Illinois, Elgin Community College (ECC) is a two-year public community college that stands proudly on a picturesque 217-acre campus in the rural Fox River Valley. ECC was first established as part of Public School District U-46 on January 10, 1949 to serve District 509 in portions of Kane, DeKalb, Cook, McHenry, and DuPage counties. Elgin Community College currently enrolls more than 18,000 students and serves more than 300,000 residents four 15 public high school districts. Although one out of every 12 adults in the district has taken at least one course at the college, among the most notable members of the ECC alumni network include Senior NASA official Alan Ladwig and Maryland politician Michael D. Smigiel Sr.

Elgin Community College has been fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, approved by the Illinois Board of Higher Education, and recognized by the Illinois Community College Board. ECC offers students associate's degrees in Arts, Engineering Science, Fine Arts, Music, Liberal Studies, Science, and Applied Science. The college provides vocational specialist certificates as well for 30 to 50 total credit hours, including noteworthy programs in Criminal Justice, Energy Management, Fire Science, Human Services, Massage Therapy, Pastry Chef, and Virtual Assistant.

Furthermore, students can seamlessly transfer into a four-year university for a bachelor's degree through dual admission programs with Columbia College of Missouri, Northern Illinois University, Roosevelt University, and Western Illinois University. Since Elgin Community College understands that employers prefer to hire students who have built an impressive resume of global experience, the college has extensive study abroad programs that connect students with institutional opportunities in Austria, China, Costa Rica, England, France, Ireland, Peru, Mexico, Spain, Switzerland, and many more.

On the ECC campus, there are plentiful opportunities for students to become involved, supplement their learning, and build strong personal connections. Students can participate in countless student organizations, such as Alpha Beta Gama Business Honor Society (ABG), Future Teachers Club, Mock Trial Team, Organization of Latin American Students (OLAS), and Spartan Christian Fellowship. Student-athletes compete in the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) in basketball, baseball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball. Named the Spartans, ECC sports teams have won the conference's All-Sports Trophy four times in the last 12 years.

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At A Glance

Total undergraduate enrollment: 10174

Total institution enrollment: 10174

School type: 2-year public

School classification: Associate's Colleges: These institutions offer associate's degree and certificate programs but, with few exceptions, award no baccalaureate degrees.

Campus Location

Main Address

Elgin Community College
1700 Spartan Dr
Elgin, IL 60123


(847) 697-1000



Undergraduate Demographics

Male undergraduate population: 45%

Female undergraduate population: 55%

Undergrad visible minorities: No Data

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered: Less than one year, One but less than two years, Associate's

Accounting Technician
Alcohol / Drug Abuse Counseling
Automotive Mechanic / Technician
Baker / Pastry Chef
Biological And Physical Sciences
Business Administration And Management
Business Computer Programming / Programm
Business Systems Networking And Telecomm
Child Care Provider / Assistant
Computer Installer And Repairer
Criminal Justice And Corrections Other
Dental Assistant
Design And Visual Communications
Desktop Publishing Equipment Operator
Elder Care Provider / Companion
Electrical Electronic / Communications Engineer
Electromechanical Instrumentation / Maintenance
Emergency Medical Technology / Technician
Executive Assistant / Secretary
Fire Protection And Safety Technology / Technician
Food And Beverage / Restaurant Operations
General Office / Clerical And Typing Services
General Retailing Operations
General Selling Skills And Sales Operations
General Studies
Heating And Refrigeration
Information Processing / Data Entry Technician
Law Enforcement / Police Science
Legal Administrative Assistant / Secretary
Liberal Arts And Sciences / Liberal Studies
Machine Shop Assistant
Mechanical Engineering / Mechanical Technician
Medical Administrative Assistant / Secretary
Medical Laboratory Technician
Medical Transcription
Metallurgical Technology / Technician
Nurse Assistant / Aide
Nursing Rn Training
Office Supervision And Management
Paralegal / Legal Assistant
Physical Therapy Assistant
Plastics Technology / Technician
Practical Nurse L P N Training
Psychiatric / Mental Health Services Technician
Public Administration And Services Other
Sheet Metal Worker
Surgical / Operating Room Technician
Teacher Assistant / Aide
Tool And Die Maker / Technologist
Travel Services Marketing Operations
Truck Bus And Other Commercial Vehicle
Welder / Welding Technologist