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About Elgin Community College

National Excellence: ECC is one of the nation’s top 25 community colleges, according to The Aspen Institute.

Substantial Savings: You could save $19,036 (or more!) by completing your first two years at ECC. At only $132 per credit hour compared to the average cost of $350 per credit hour at a public, four-year university in Illinois.

Career Training: Learn in-demand skills needed for today's workforce. ECC can help you explore career paths and gain hands-on experience through internships and apprenticeships.

Transfer Easily: ECC credits have transferred to more than 1,000 colleges and universities nationwide over the last five years.

Vibrant Campus: Connect, grow, and succeed with on-campus resources and engagement opportunities like athletics, student organizations, and performing arts.

Elgin Community College is a public, state college in the suburb of Elgin, Illinois. Elgin Community College was founded in 1949 and enrolls 9,949 undergrads and no graduate students.

Elgin Community College Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
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Elgin Community College is located in the town of Elgin, Illinois, near Chicago.

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College Info

1700 Spartan Drive Elgin, IL 60123-7193

Campus Setting: Suburban

Elgin Community College Application Deadline

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Elgin Community College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Elgin Community College is Continuous processing.

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Wondering what life at Elgin Community College is like? There are approximately 9,949 students enrolled at Elgin Community College. 32% percent of students attend school full-time.


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