Elgin Community College (ECC) is a fully accredited, public institution recognized by the Aspen Institute as one of the top 150 community colleges in the USA

At ECC, you will find a modern and safe campus located 60 kilometres northwest of Chicago, Illinois (the third largest city in the USA), over 138 degree and certificate programs, a nationally recognized Intensive English Program, a 2+2 university transfer program to top universities, and a friendly, diverse and welcoming community. We offer affordable tuition, a low cost of living, and scholarships for admitted students.

Basic details

  • Region: Midwest
  • Location: Elgin, Illinois
  • Campus setting: Suburban
  • Type of institution: Public; Community college

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 100%
  • Average ACT score: 19
  • Average SAT score: 480
  • Test optional?: Yes, text flexible
  • Common Application accepted?: No
  • Areas of study offered include: Accounting/Finance, Art History, Arts, Astronomy, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Economics, Education, Engineering, English, Environmental Sciences, Geography, Geology, History, Hospitality, Travel & Tourism, Humanities, Languages, Liberal Arts, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Mathematics, Medical Sciences, Music, Nursing, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Social Work, Sociology
  • Full list of majors availablehttps://elgin.edu/academics/departments/


  • International students are eligible for: Merit-based scholarships
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $9,510


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NJCAA
  • Varsity sportsMen's Baseball, Women's Softball, Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Men's Football / Soccer, Women's Football / Soccer, Men's Golf, Men's Tennis, Women's Tennis, Women's Volleyball