Elgin Community College

1700 Spartan Drive
Elgin, IL 60123

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Main telephone 847-697-1000
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Educational system Illinois Community College Board
Public or private Public
Type of school 2-year college
Date founded 1949
Degrees offered Certificate or diploma, Associate
School accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Setting Suburban (within commuting distance of a large city)
Closest major metropolitan area Chicago
Campus size 145 acres
County Kane
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Number of full time, freshmen men 492
Number of full time, freshmen women 435
Total number of full time freshmen 927
Number of part time, freshmen men 270
Number of part time, freshmen women 183
Total number of part time freshmen 453
Total number of freshmen men 762
Total number of freshmen women 618
Total number of freshmen 1,380
Number of full time, undergraduate men 1,645
Number of full time, undergraduate women 1,564
Total number of full time undergraduates 3,209
Number of part time, undergraduate men 2,962
Number of part time, undergraduate women 3,778
Total number of part time undergraduates 6,740
Total number of undergraduate males 4,607
Total number of undergraduate females 5,342
Total number of undergraduate students 9,949
Total enrollment 9,949
American Indian/Alaskan Native Less than 1%
Asian 6%
Black 4%
Hispanic 42%
White 42%
Race/ethnicity unknown 2%
These figures reflect responses of people who chose to indicate their racial-ethnic background. All categories except Hispanic represent non-Hispanic students. International students are not included in these figures so they may not add up to 100 percent.
Percentage of students from out of state 0%
Number of states and territories represented 4
Percentage of students from outside the US Less than 1%
Number of countries represented 15
Percentage of students 25 or older 26%
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Tuition year 2018-2019
In-state tuition $10,428
Out-of-state tuition $11,947
Fees $12
Undergraduate costs are for ... (Costs are for the 2018-2019 academic year.)
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Submit these forms FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), school's financial aid form
Institution loans (from the school) Yes
Need-based scholarships and grants
Federal Pell Grants Yes
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Yes
Privately-sponsored scholarships and grants Yes
State-sponsored scholarships and grants Yes
Student employment
Work study Yes
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Admissions contact title Admissions, Recruitment, and Student Life
Admissions contact e-mail Email
Electronic application website Find more information on this website
For incoming students Open (virtually all applicants are accepted)
Open admissions policy applies to Except for nursing, selected health programs
Groups or programs with a different entrance difficulty level Nursing program
Entrance difficulty level for these groups Moderately difficult (about 85% of all applicants accepted)
Number of male applicants who enrolled 762
Number of female applicants who enrolled 618
Total number of applicants who enrolled 1,380
High school education High school diploma or equivalent not required.
Fall* application deadline Continuous
Notification date for fall admission applicants Continuous
Fall transfer application deadline Continuous
Notification date for fall transfer applicants Continuous
* Application dates for winter, spring, or summer term admission are likely to be different.
Online application available Find more information on this website
Submit these items:
High school transcript or GED certificate Required for some students
Other application materials Specific departmental requirements
Other application materials Required for some students
American Council on Education (ACE) recommendations Yes
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) general Yes
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) subject Yes
Percentage in top 50% of their high school class 47%
Percentage in top 25% 17%
Percentage in top 10% 7%
Percentage of freshmen who returned for their sophomore year 77%
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Certificate or diploma Yes
Associate Yes
Academic calendar Semesters
Required number of credits for an associate degree 60 credit hours
All students must meet:
Core curriculum or school-wide requirements Yes
Internship requirement Depends on major
Evenings Yes
On-line/distance learning Yes
Part time Yes
Summer school Yes
Weekends Yes
Accelerated degree Yes
Double major Yes
Honors program Yes
Domestic exchange available Yes
At these US schools or through this program McHenry County College, Waubonsee Community College, College of DuPage, William Rainey Harper College, Rock Valley College, Illinois Valley Community College, College of Lake County
Study abroad available Yes
Advanced Placement Yes
Cooperative education Yes
Independent study Yes
Internships Yes
Computers on campus for student use Yes (1145)
Computer lab available to students Yes
Computer network can be accessed from off campus Yes
Online registration for classes Yes
Main library name Renner Academic Library & Learning Resources
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National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Yes
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Choral groups Yes
Drama or theater groups Yes
Newspaper Yes
Number of student clubs and associations with open membership 33
Largest clubs and organizations on campus Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Organization of Latin American Students, Asian Filipino Club, Amnesty International, Student Government
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English as a Second Language (ESL) program Yes
Remedial education courses Yes
Legal services Yes
Psychological counseling Yes
Orientation Yes
Services for students with learning disabilities Yes
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Alumni networking and mentoring Yes
Career counseling Yes
Career interest testing Yes
Career library Yes
Job bank Yes
Job fairs Yes
Job interviews Yes
On campus recruitment by employers Yes
Placement assistance Yes
Résumé preparation assistance Yes
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security. If you have questions or concerns about the information displaying please contact Illinois Career Information System.