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Study at 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.

Profile of Elgin Community College

The campus of Elgin Community College is in Elgin, IL, which is a medium-sized city. The school is a public institution. Degrees at Elgin Community College include, at the school's highest level, the Associate's degree.

Elgin Community College Selectivity

Its open admissions system makes the school an attractive choice for many applicants.


Elgin Community College has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, Elgin Community College had 9, 613 students enrolled (5, 400 full-time equivalent).

Elgin Community College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts357liberal arts and sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine250registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, EMT paramedic, nursing assistant
Mechanics and Repair146HVAC, automobile mechanics, computer repair
Science76biological and physical sciences
Family and Social Work74child care provider, social work
Transportation72truck and bus driver
Medical Support and Technology53medical lab tech, surgical tech, dental assistant, mental health services tech
Security and Law Enforcement51corrections and criminal justice, criminal justice and police, fire-fighting
office and Administration43executive secretary, office management, office data entry, administrative assistant, general office occupations, word processing
Cooking and Culinary Arts35chef training, pastry, food prep and kitchen assistant, restaurant and catering management
Law29legal assistant, legal secretary
Design23graphic design, design and visual communication
Computer Science and Engineering20computer networking, system administration, web design, computer services management
Business and Management17marketing, accounting, accounting and management, business management, entrepreneurship, small business management
Engineering Technician17CAD and design, electronics tech, plastics engineering tech
Production Trades14welding
Media5desktop publishing and imaging
Therapy and Counselling3substance abuse Counselling
Medical administration3medical office assistant
Hospitality2hospitality management, hotel management
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy2exercise science
Education and Teaching1teacher aide

Contact: Elgin Community College

Elgin Community College

1700 Spartan Drive

Elgin, IL 60123-7193

General Phone: (847) 697-1000


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