Elgin Community College

1700 Spartan Drive
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Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education – undergraduate courses offered, programs not offered
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
For-credit instruction programs offered
Recreational or avocational (leisure) programs
Adult basic or high school equivalency
Noncredit education offered
Workforce Education
Contract Training/Customized Training
Remedial Education
Recreational/Avocational/Leisure/Personal Enrichment
Adult Basic Education
Adult High School Diploma or Equivalent
English as a Second Language
Continuing Professional Education
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty by primary function, Fall 2022Full timePart time
Total faculty143331
Research and public service00
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2019-20202020-20212021-20222022-2023% change 2021-2022 to 2022-2023
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,500$1,500$1,500$1,5000.0%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$5,400$5,625$5,625$7,65036.0%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2019-20202020-20212021-20222022-2023% change 2021-2022 to 2022-2023
Off Campus$13,005$13,230$13,230$15,93020.4%
Off Campus with Family$7,605$7,605$7,605$8,2808.9%
Off Campus$20,265$17,190$17,190$19,89015.7%
Off Campus with Family$14,865$11,565$11,565$12,2405.8%
Off Campus$21,784$19,566$19,566$22,26613.8%
Off Campus with Family$16,384$13,941$13,941$14,6164.8%
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Alternative Tuition Plans and Promise Program
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
  • Does not participate in Promise program
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2021-2022
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber awarded aidPercent awarded aidTotal amount of aid awardedAverage amount of aid awarded
Any student financial aid154568%————
Grant or scholarship aid52565%$2,702,638$5,148
Federal grants47859%$2,198,526$4,599
Pell grants25732%$1,109,128$4,316
Other federal grants40650%$1,089,398$2,683
State/local government grant or scholarships21126%$262,154$1,242
Institutional grants or scholarships12816%$241,958$1,890
Student loan aid314%$127,056$4,099
Federal student loans304%$125,456$4,182
Other student loans(*)0%(*)(*)
  • 1 Includes students awarded Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
  • (*) Number awarded aid and total and average amounts of aid awarded are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber awarded aidPercent awarded aidTotal amount of aid awardedAverage amount of aid awarded
Grant or scholarship aid13,42454%$15,346,752$4,482
Pell grants1,95731%$6,860,553$3,506
Federal student loans3415%$1,351,260$3,963
Grant or scholarship aid167340%$2,494,690$3,707
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid awarded, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$4,159$4,140$3,968
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2019-20202020-20212021-2022
$0 – $30,000$2,273$1,633$3,649
$30,001 – $48,000$2,878$2,652$3,659
$48,001 – $75,000$5,364$5,893$5,279
$75,001 – $110,000$6,901$7,766$6,600
$110,001 and more$7,642$8,745$8,122
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students awarded federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2022
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)8,910
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment332
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:Full-time: 31%Part-time: 69%Student Gender:Male: 44%Female: 56%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%Asian: 7%Black or African American: 4%Hispanic/Latino: 44%Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%White: 35%Two or more races: 4%Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%U.S. Nonresident: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:24 and under: 71%25 and over: 29%Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:In-state: 99%Out-of-state: 0%Foreign countries: 1%Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2021.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:Enrolled exclusively in distance education courses: 19%Enrolled in some, but not all, distance education courses: 28%Not enrolled in any distance education courses: 53%
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students
Student retention:Full-time students: 73%Part-time students: 52%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2021 and Returned in Fall 2022
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution without completing at the current institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 24 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2022.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2019
Overall graduation rate:Overall graduation rate: 37%Transfer-out rate: 19%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender:Male: 33%Female: 43%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2019 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity:American Indian or Alaska Native: 50%Asian: 40%Black or African American: 33%Hispanic/Latino: 37%Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 50%White: 38%Two or more races: 41%Race/ethnicity unknown: 8%U.S. Nonresident: 25%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2019 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Graduation Rates by Time to Completion

Graduation rates can be measured over different lengths of time. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program. For example, the "normal" amount of time for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., 4 years for a 2-year program).

Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in Fall 2018 or Fall 2019, by Time to Completion
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2021-2022
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgram<12
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping--136
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General---2
Business Administration and Management, General---9
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry--0-
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies-220
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services0---
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management-5-2
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-600
Office Management and Supervision-93-
Category total0221819
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects-2-1
Recording Arts Technology/Technician-15--
Category total-17-1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance-052
Computer Support Specialist-14--
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications-7--
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General---7
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design-3--
Category total-2459
Culinary, Entertainment, and Personal Services
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef-727
Culinary Arts/Chef Training--37
Food Preparation/Professional Cooking/Kitchen Assistant-25--
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager-101
Category total-33515
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-15138
Category total-15138
Engineering, General---32
Category total---32
Engineering/Engineering-related Technologies/Technicians
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician1320-7
Instrumentation Technology/Technician--47
Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology/Technician-10-
Category total1321414
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Language Interpretation and Translation4---
Category total4---
Health Professions and Related Programs
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician---9
Dental Assisting/Assistant-222-
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician-14--
Emergency Care Attendant (EMT Ambulance)45---
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)-16--
Histologic Technician--53
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training--0-
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage--5-
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist--0-
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other--0-
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor---0
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide9---
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist8---
Physical Therapy Assistant---13
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer---12
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse---72
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling--7-
Surgical Technology/Technologist3-07
Category total655219116
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other1---
Criminal Justice/Police Science--020
Fire Science/Fire-fighting-21713
Category total121733
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary--0-
Legal Assistant/Paralegal-20-4
Category total-2004
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies--442577
Category total--442577
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician5468-14
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair Technology/Technician, General-1--
Energy Systems Installation and Repair Technology/Technician---1
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician-4485
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology/Technician-26-9
Category total54139829
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences---193
Category total---193
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, Fitness, and Kinesiology
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General-1-0
Category total-1-0
Precision Production
Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist Technology/CNC Machinist-177-
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist--00
Tool and Die Technology/Technician-0--
Welding Technology/Welder-19414
Category total-361114
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General--216
Social Work--0-
Category total--216
Transportation and Materials Moving
Ground Transportation, Other10---
Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor-220-
Category total10220-
Visual and Performing Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General---3
Graphic Design-6-7
Music, General---1
Category total-6-11
Grand total1474295341,091
Athletics Participation
  • Sanction Body: NJCAA Division II
Varsity Men's and Women's TeamsMenWomen
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Higher Learning CommissionAccredited since ((!)01/01/1968)08/31/2026
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programsAccredited since (12/01/1969)06/30/2026
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Dental Assisting (DA)Accredited since (05/16/1969)12/31/2022
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistantAccredited since (04/29/2009)12/31/2023
Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistantPreaccredited (08/08/2007 - 04/29/2009)
Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation
MassageAccredited since (10/01/2007)10/01/2024
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Magnetic Resonance (MR) - Programs for magnetic resonance technologistsAccredited since (04/24/2015)06/01/2024
Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographersAccredited since (01/15/2009)06/01/2024
  • (!) Estimated date
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/112941.
Criminal Offenses201920202021
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape000
d. Fondling000
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault000
i. Burglary000
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson001
VAWA Offenses201920202021
a. Domestic violence000
b. Dating violence000
c. Stalking001
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations110
c. Liquor law violations000
Disciplinary Actions201920202021
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations000
c. Liquor law violations000
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety.
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2021-2022
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 78DoD Tuition Assistance Program: 1
Average amount of benefits/assistance disbursed through the institution (*)
Average amount of benefits/assistance disbursed through the institution:Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits: $1,938
  • (*) One or more average amounts of benefits/assistance are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
  • Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
Rates by time to completion2010-112011-12
Graduation rate
150 percent of normal time0%29%
200 percent of normal time6%--
Transfer-out rate
150 percent of normal time56%29%
200 percent of normal time56%--
  • Depending on the program length, graduation and transfer-out rates can be measured over different lengths of time. The academic years, 2010-11 and 2011-12, are the cohort years students entered an institution. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program from the time they entered an institution. For example, the "normal" amount of time (or 100% time) for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., completion within 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., completion within 4 years for a 2-year program).
  • (--) not applicable
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year202020192018
Default rate0.0%2.5%9.0%
Number in default01246
Number in repayment459478507
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)