Elgin Community College

511 reviews
  1. Elgin, IL
  2. 2 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Professors
    C+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Safety
    A
  5. Student Experience
    B-
  6. Location
    C
Elgin Community College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division II
Athletic Conference
Data not available
Address
1700 Spartan Drive
Elgin, IL 60123
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Data not available
High School GPA
Data not available

Cost

Net Price
$6,183/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $4,351/ year
  • $30-48k
    $4,712/ year
  • $49-75k
    $6,946/ year
  • $76-110k
    $9,056/ year
  • $110k+
    $8,924/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.61 responses
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.52 responses
77%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.53 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,564Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
4%
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After Elgin Community College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$31,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
40%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
84%
National
83%

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Reviews

511 reviews
  • Excellent
    77
  • Very Good
    217
  • Average
    188
  • Poor
    20
  • Terrible
    9
For the most part the professors I had were absolutely wonderful! I'll be wrapping up my time at ECC this semester, but throughout the whole experience I think I might have only had 2 professors who I would consider poor teachers, while the dozens of other professors that I had I would describe as being excellent teachers! The courses where fun and interesting. The registration process was a pure pain the first time I did it, but after I that it was a breeze because I then understood the program/process. Overall my academic experience at ECC was wonderful.
  • Recent Alumnus
  • Oct 5 2013
Classes Are Both Interesting and Difficult at the Same Time – I am currently taking my Gen Eds at Elgin Community College. In High School I never liked science, my intended major now is Physical therapy so there's really no way of getting around biology classes. After taking my first Bio class I realize that my weakness is really my strength. Biology is so interesting, especially the way college professors teach the class. In the beginning I thought these classes would be impossible, but they're just so interesting that it's hard not to learn anything!
  • College Junior
  • July 24 2012
Experience at ECC – I have enjoyed my experience for the most part. I didn't know exactly what I wanted to pursue for the first 3 years so I have some regrets that I wasted time and didn't get much guidance in terms of an academic plan or future career paths. I did, however, eventually decide I wanted to go into the RN program, was admitted, and am now a second semester student. I am extremely satisfied with the program, I love almost everything about it even though it is difficult. I finally feel like I gave a goal and direction and it is nice to feel a part of a program. I probably didn't get the college experience of the university student, but Elgin Community College has so many great clubs and organizations and events going on all the time so it is a great place to go. I also love that the school has made so many new renovations to the school over the past year. The new health professions building and new library opened last month and there are many renovations and additions like the lounge areas, computer labs, cafeteria, and study areas to name a few, that most of the time I am at school I never want to leave because it is such a beautiful campus and there are so many cool resources for us to use! I would definitely say my experience has been getting better and better and I really love being a student at Elgin Community College.
  • College Junior
  • Feb 15 2012