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Elgin Community College

Elgin, IL 2-Year Public
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About Elgin Community College

Elgin Community College Overview

Elgin Community College is a public, state school in the suburban setting of Elgin, Illinois. Elgin Community College was founded in 1949 and the school enrolls around 9,949 students a year, which includes 9,949 undergraduates. Elgin Community College offers housing for students. The majority of students live on campus.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Elgin Community College!

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Elgin Community College's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Elgin Community College students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Elgin Community College does not have any fraternities or sororities, do it might be a good option if Greek life isn't a priority for you.

Planning to play sports? Elgin Community College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Elgin Community College on the Student Life page.

2022 Elgin Community College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
In-State Tuition $7,128
Out-of-State $9,504

Is Elgin Community College a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can all provide a sense of how selective a college is.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a clearer idea of what Elgin Community College offers and if it could be a good choice for you.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Elgin Community College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 77% of students who start at Elgin Community College come back for their second year of college. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook Elgin Community College Graduates

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Elgin Community College by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with Elgin Community College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Elgin Community College

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

For information on Elgin Community College's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Elgin Community College.

Based on this information, how does Elgin Community College sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Elgin Community College a good school for you?

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Where is Elgin Community College?

Elgin Community College is located in the suburban setting of Elgin, Illinois, in the suburbs of Chicago.

If you are interested in seeing Elgin Community College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 90 to Elgin, or book a flight to the nearest airport, O'Hare International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Elgin Community College and Elgin are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1700 Spartan Drive Elgin, IL 60110

Campus Setting: Suburban

Elgin Community College Application Deadline

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Transfer Applications are Due

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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.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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Elgin Community College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

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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