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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Safety
    A+
  5. Student Life
    A
  6. Location
    B-
Elgin is an above-average public college located in Elgin, Illinois in the Chicago Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,215 undergraduate students. The Elgin acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Automotive Mechanics, and Natural Sciences. Graduating 49% of students, Elgin alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,600.
About Elgin Community College...
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division III
Athletic Conference
Address
1700 Spartan Drive
Elgin, IL 60123
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Elgin Community College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
High School GPA

Cost

Net Price
$4,580/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$3,968/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
47%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.61 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.59 responses
78%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.60 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,215Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
6,384
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 6 responses
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  • Diverse
    83%
  • Outgoing
    17%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$32,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
49%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%

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Elgin Community College Reviews

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ECC is wonderful especially in terms of completing general education requirement classes for transfer or during the summer while at a different college or university. I am excited to begin my freshman year and have spoken to some kind people who are more than willing to help!
My two concerns are loss of documentation and ensuring contact. I have a couple of friends who had to send in their applications multiple times despite handing in a physical copy to administration, and personally was never given a New Student Orientation date until I physically asked if it was being processed at all despite having already been accepted.
Although it is a bit of a downside to be constantly monitoring the process, it is wonderful to know that these communication skills make me a more responsible student and growing young adult. Staff and other students alike can see me as dependable which does well when applying for jobs and positions elsewhere.
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Great institution for people to save money instead of going to a four year super expensive university. The start of every semester they welcome not only the freshman but everyone to enjoy the fun as a community to have fun and get to know each other. I had not had a bad experiences in the school. The President of the campus is such a wonderful, and enthusiastic man that is not afraid to say hi or have a conversation. Also, I felt very safe in the college as well since you see the police patrolling around the area and not to mention super friendly! You'll enjoy your first couple of years or however long it takes you to graduate.
It's above standard community college expectations, and doesn't just feel like a more expensive high-school. It has many different resources to choose from, as well as a large variety of clubs and organizations to be apart of. The food is quite expensive, unfortunately, and is mostly payed out-of-pocket, so expect to bring your own meals most of the time. The curriculum is very above standard, with a variety of classes to choose from. The aesthetic of the facilities is top-notch, with interesting designs and welcoming interiors. There are many free rally events that students can be a part of, so participating is simple and rewarding. There are also a variety of different programs to help you understand the college system and how it differs from high-school. Most of all, the price of admission is very affordable, which makes it a good starting point for incoming college students, and I highly recommend it.