Elgin Community College

1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, IL
2-year
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Questions and Answers about Elgin Community College

Aidan D.
1 month ago
Does ECC have on-campus job options for students?
Aidan D.
1 month ago
Can students who have no experience join a sports club?
Aidan D.
1 month ago
Does ECC have clubs/groups that are LGBTQ+ inclusive?
Kelsey W.
4 months ago
Does Elgin Community College offer any scholarships or financial assistance to students who are not able to present U.S documents?

Majors offered at Elgin Community College

Biggest majors
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Biological and Physical Sciences
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing

Academics at Elgin Community College

Student Faculty Ratio
20 to 1
School type
Public 2-year institution

Elgin Community College demographics

42% Hispanic
39% White
6% Asian
4% Black
3% Multiracial
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Common careers for Elgin Community College students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Senior Software Engineer111k
Salesforce Administrator100k
Quality Manager74k
Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver55k
Real Estate Paralegal55k
Design Engineer49k
Sous Chef40k
Based on 742 student responses
42.6kAvg. Early Career Pay
65.2kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
57%in High-Meaning careers
2%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Elgin Community College

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Student reviews of Elgin Community College

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100% of students

Known for

Safe campus
Lots of interesting clubs and activities
Awesome study spaces and libraries
LGBTQ+ friendly
Commuter-friendly
Nicole Starr
Reading
Gardening

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

It's pretty simple! Cheap community college. Some really great professors honestly. Everyone made it seem like college professors are the coldest and most heartless people, but every professor I have met so far has wanted nothing but the best for their students, and almost all are willing to work with you if you're struggling in their class. Also, free parking!

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

If you're out of the district, you might as well go to your in-district community college. Every community college in the surrounding area is the same quality.

Grace Lossau
Exercise And Fitness
Baking

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

Elgin Community College offers excellent professors and education. There is a great deal of support staff and opportunities available to students and it's clear that the entire school is structured to help students succeed.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Students need to be willing to hunt on the school website to find information or be passed between staff to find someone who knows an answer to some questions. The information is there and available, but sometimes hard to find.

3.0

WHAT I LIKED

ECC is a place to not only learn but to expand your horizons. There are always activities to get involved with and the instructors are always willing to help you succeed.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

They act like a very liberal school. While that may be a disadvantage for me, it might be a positive for others.

Victorious Bernat
Music
Social Media

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

I like the Elgin Community College is a small campus with connected buildings, so it is easier to get around and to your classes. There are also several clubs and organizations for anyone to get involved in (and make friends). Additionally, I like how tuition is significantly cheaper at community colleges than at universities. Also, some of the professors were amazing, but I highly recommend checking ratemyprofessors.com while selecting classes!

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I did not like some of the professors and the way those professors ran their classrooms. Some of them would assign a lot of work weekly for not much credit. For example, one of my professors assigned 2 discussion posts every week where the initial posts are at least 300 words and the replies are at least 100 words. Combined, these 800 words are only worth 20 points. Also, sometimes, some of these professors will double up the work and not give students extensions.

Gabrielle Vidal
Art
Music
Drawing And Illustration

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

Elgin Community College is a great place to start as it's affordable while also having quality professors in multitudes of majors and minors. The teachers are often passionate about their jobs and will try to help you improve in any way you can. It's easy to get your gen eds over with cheaper tuition but with a quality steal professor.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

When it comes to gen eds, be sure to check rate my professor; when it comes to electives and other classes the teachers are fantastic.

Ayooluwa Adeleye
Business And Entrepreneurship
Coding And Computer Science
Basketball
STEM + 1 other

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

I like the campus building and environment. Also, there is a very good and active student life organization

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Don't take Dr. Trail for chemistry.

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