Elgin Community College

Elgin Community College

Elgin Community College is a U.S. post-secondary educational institution which awards Associate of Arts degrees. It was founded in the year 1949. The main campus of ECC comprises more than 10 buildings and is spread over an area of 145 acres. ECC also runs the Fountain Square Campus, Streamwood Center and more than 100 off campus locations.

ECC's student athletes compete in regional and national tournaments in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and in the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference. The official mascot of ECC is the Spartans.

The college is home to a state-of-art fitness center, and also many clubs and organizations for the students to participate in.

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Contacting Elgin Community College

Elgin Community College
1700 Spartan Drive
Elgin , IL 60123-7193
General Phone: (847) 697-1000

Elgin Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts380liberal arts and sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine337EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Mechanics and Repair266computer repair, HVAC, industrial mechanics, automobile mechanics
Cooking and Culinary Arts139pastry, chef training, restaurant and catering management, food prep and kitchen assistant
Science106biological and physical sciences
Medical Support and Technology85dental assistant, surgical tech, medical lab tech, phlebotomy, mental health services tech
Security and Law Enforcement84criminal justice and police, corrections and criminal justice, fire-fighting
Family and Social Work73child care provider, social work
Transportation49truck and bus driver
Production Trades46machinist, tool and die tech, welding
Office and Administration34data entry, word processing, office management, administrative assistant, executive secretary, office data entry, general office occupations
Law33legal assistant
Engineering Technician32electronics tech, plastics engineering tech, manufacturing tech, CAD and design
Business and Management25business management, accounting, accounting and management, entrepreneurship, small business management, marketing, retail
Design22design and visual communication, graphic design
Hospitality17hospitality management, hotel management
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy7exercise science
Fine Arts6fine arts
Media6desktop publishing and imaging, animation and special effects
Therapy and Counseling5substance abuse counseling
Computer Science and Engineering4web design, computer networking

Number of programs and degrees for Elgin Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year79932
Associate's degree77133
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years19422

Elgin Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Elgin Community College had a total enrollment of 9,613 students (6,457 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 57%
Black 4%
Hispanic 32%
Asian 7%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 0%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 26%
20-21 17%
22-24 12%
25-29 12%
30-34 8%
35-39 7%
40-49 9%
50-64 5%
65+ 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Elgin Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 61 %
Part-Time 33 %

Elgin Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Elgin, Illinois for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Illinois Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Elgin Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 9,424
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 11,349
Books and supplies $ 1,700

Financial Aid:
Elgin Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 167500)

Elgin Community College Faculty

Elgin Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1011
Non-tenured and not on tenure track01

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year24$106,39224$106,561
Associate professoracademic year8$87,33011$87,077
Assistant professoracademic year9$71,27217$69,734
Instructoracademic year17$53,74517$57,501
All faculty totalacademic year58$82,88269$82,294

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Elgin Community College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports203050

Elgin Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting and Business/Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Retailing and Retail Operations
Small Business Administration/Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef
Culinary Arts/Chef Training
Food Preparation/Professional Cooking/Kitchen Assistant
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager

Design and Visual Communications, General
Graphic Design

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician
Plastics Engineering Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology

Animation, Interactive Tech, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services
Office Management and Supervision
Word Processing

Production Trades
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Tool and Die Technology/Technician
Welding Technology/Welder

Biological and Physical Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Science/Fire-fighting

Therapy And Counseling
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operation

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Elgin Community College Highlights

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What Sets Elgin Community College Apart:

Salaries of full-time faculty
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%Elgin Community College Salaries of full-time faculty
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 8%Elgin Community College Number of students
Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%Elgin Community College Number of degree programs
% of degrees in mechanics and repair
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 14%Elgin Community College % of degrees in mechanics and repair

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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