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.
Elgin Community College Rankings
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.61 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.58 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.59 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities563 Graduates
Automotive Mechanics237 Graduates
Natural Sciences182 Graduates
Emergency Care Attendant (EMT)71 Graduates
HVAC and Refrigeration Engineering Technician48 Graduates
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technician46 Graduates
Dental Assisting41 Graduates
Drafting and Design (CAD/CADD)41 Graduates
Licensed Practical Nurse Training (LPN)41 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Elgin Community College Reviews
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!
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.