Elgin Community College

College Degree Finder

School Overview

General Information

Admission Office

1700 Spartan Drive

Elgin, IL 60123-7193

(847) 214-7385

Fax: (847) 608-5458

Contact: Mary Perkins

Associate Dean of Enrollment Management
Main Address

1700 Spartan Drive

Elgin, IL 60123-7193

(847) 697-1000


Total undergrads: 9,821

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,234

Degree-seeking undergrads: 6,746


Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Additional requirements for nursing and some health professions programs.

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General A
Design/Visual Communications A,C
Fine/Studio Arts C
Graphic Design A
Music – General C

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A
Accounting/Business Management C
Administrative/Secretarial Services C
Business Administration/Management A
Entrepreneurial Studies A,C
Executive Assistant A
Hospitality Administration/Management C
Hotel/Motel Management A,C
Information Processing/Data Entry C
Marketing Management A,C
Office Clerical Services C
Office Management C
Retailing A,C
Small Business Administration C

Communications Technologies

Animation/Special Effects C
Desktop Publishing C
Graphic/Printing Equipment Operation C

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Graphics A,C
Computer Networking/Telecommunications C
Data Entry Applications A
Web/Multimedia Design C
Word Processing C


Education – General A
Physical Education A
Teacher Assistance C


Engineering – General A

Engineering Technologies

CAD/CADD Drafting/Design A,C
Plastics C

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Service C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology A
Dental Assistance C
Emergency Medical Technology C
Medical Office Assistant C
Mental Health Services Technology C
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical C
Nursing Assistance C
Physical Therapy Assistance A
Substance Abuse Counseling C
Surgical Technology C

Law & Legal Studies

Legal Administrative Assistance A,C
Paralegal/Legal Assistance A,C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Automotive Technology A,C
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics A,C
Industrial Equipment Maintenance/Repair A,C

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Biological/Physical Sciences A

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences C

Personal & Culinary Services

Baking/Pastry Arts A,C
Culinary Arts/Chef Training A,C
Food Prep/Professional Cooking C
Restaurant/Catering Management A,C

Precision Production Trades

Machine Tool Technology A,C
Tool/Die Technology C
Welding Technology C

Public Administration & Services

Social Work A,C

Security & Protective Services

Fire Services Administration A,C
Police Science A

Transportation & Materials Moving

Truck/Bus/Commercial Vehicle Operation C

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Elgin Community College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (847) 697-1000
Website: www.elgin.edu
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online: https://www.elgin.edu/admissions/apply/
Address: 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, IL 60123-7193
Setting: City: Midsize
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 9,931
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 20 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 7,450 (75% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $10,440
Out-of-state Tuition: $11,959
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 47%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $4,304

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Elgin Community College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Elgin Community College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 105
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 21
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 22
Education 21
Engineering 1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 32
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 146
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 52
Legal Professions and Studies 21
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 43
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 11
Personal and Culinary Services 63
Precision Production 52
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Transportation and Materials Moving 3
Visual and Performing Arts 13
Grand total 6235

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Elgin Community College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $10,440
Out-of-state $11,959
Books and supplies $1,500

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 406 47%
Grant or scholarship aid 372 43% $4,304
Student loan aid 51 6% $3,842

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 2,904 30% $4,307
Federal student loans 556 6% $4,622

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Elgin Community College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Elgin Community College students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Elgin Community College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 9,931
Undergraduate enrollment 9,931
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Elgin Community College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Assisting (DA)
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant
    • Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant
  • Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation
    • Massage
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers
    • Magnetic Resonance (MR) - Programs for magnetic resonance technologists

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

If you work for a school and would like to update your data please contact us.

Enjoy this post? Don't forget to share.

Recent Comments