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Elgin Community College

Elgin, Illinois


Elgin Community College

Public 2-4 Year

Estimated Cost

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5,000 - 9,999

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About Elgin Community College

Elgin Community College (ECC) is a community college in Elgin, Illinois. It was founded in 1949 as part of Elgin Area School District U46. Community College District 509 was formed 17 years later in 1966, a year after Illinois legislators created the Illinois Community College System. Most of the District is in Kane County with portions in DeKalb, Cook, McHenry, and DuPage. The 360-square-mile (930 km2) District serves 300,000 people, 11,000 businesses, four public school districts, and 15 high schools.

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Located in Elgin, Illinois.

1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, IL, 60123-7193, Kane County

Elgin Community College Rankings

Prepler rankings are based on rigorous and in-depth analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education.

2024 Best Colleges in America

#3200 of 6828

2024 Best Colleges in Illinois

#132 of 274

Best Mental health counseling Colleges & Universities in America

#1 of 20

Most Popular Majors

The most popular major at Elgin Community College is Liberal Arts followed by Medical, Mechanic/Repair Tech, Disciplinary Sciences and Business Management.

Graduation Rate

Graduation rate of college is a strong indicator of success of the college’s students in attaining their educational goals. Prepler defines graduation rate as the percentage of first-time, full-time students who graduated from Elgin Community College within four or six years.

Notable Alumni