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  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Safety
    A
  5. Student Life
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  6. Location
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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 $28,600.
About Elgin Community College...
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division II
Athletic Conference
Address
1700 Spartan Drive
Elgin, IL 60123
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Elgin Community College Rankings

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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.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $2,974/ year
  • $30-48k
    $5,850/ year
  • $49-75k
    $7,851/ year
  • $76-110k
    $8,040/ year
  • $110k+
    $8,435/ year
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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.58 responses
78%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.59 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,215Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
4%
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  • Diverse
    80%
  • Outgoing
    20%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$32,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
49%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%

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I’m currently enrolled at Ecc, it is my second year there. So far my experience at Ecc has been great, the atmosphere is calming and but busy in a way that there is just a lot of students. I’m working towards my Associates in Arts. The teachers and staff are very friendly and helpful. Class sizes are roughly about 25 students which makes it easier to ask questions during lecture, the teachers are willing to work with you if you need the extra help. It’s also great to start off at a community college to save money!
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After a 5yr break from school, going back was a little scary. Thanks to the ECC staff everything went well and smooth. For every step that was required to get started, someone was there to lead, advise and help out. In a matter of time and dedication I was able to start a new career! I wouldn't change anything about ECC. Campus is alw always open and if help is required anyone will be able to assist.
Elgin Community College is an excellent 2-year institution, with an encouraging academic atmosphere and easily accessible resources, especially for first-time college students. The campus is kept clean. Also, the police department on campus is excellent in maintaining safety for the students. The only thing that I wish that there were more of is Christian groups and activities. There is one club, however, they don't plan many events.