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College Facts

General Information

Information for the 2015-2016 fiscal year.

Students Enrolled in Credit Programs
  Subsection % or number
ECC Students Head count 16,114
Enrolled credit hours 213,348
Gender Male 45.9%
Female 54.1%
Enrollment status Full-time 22.2%
Part-time 71.8%
Ethnicity    White, non-Hispanic 44%
Hispanic 40.3%
Asian / Pacific Islander 6.7%
Black, non-Hispanic 4.9%
American Indian/Alaskan 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Island 0.2%
Non-resident Alien 0.5%
Unknown 2.9%
Ages Under 23 52.7%
Average age  27
Degrees/Certificates Granted University transfer 60.6%
Career and technical 21.4%
Basic skills 5.2%
Total awards granted 3,509
Total graduates 1951-2015 51,415

Enrollment, Graduation and Transfer

The Federal government, under the Student Right to Know Act, requires that all colleges and universities report the proportion of full-time students who complete programs within 150% of the normal time required for completion. For Elgin Community College, a community college with two-year programs, that time period is three years for associate degrees and proportionately less for certificates.

Fall 2010 (FY11) Cohort of Full-Time Degree/Certificate Seeking Students*
  ECC State of Illinois
Students % Students %
Initial cohort (full-time, first-time, degree/certificate seeking) 908 100% 31,578 100%
Completed a degree or certificate 274 30.2% 7,165 22.6%
Completed within 150% of normal time 261 28.7% 6,843 21.6%
Completed in more than 150% of normal time 13 1.4% 322 10%
Still enrolled 136 15% 3,586 11.3%
Transferred to another institution 195 21.5% 8,400 26.1%
Transferred to a 4-year or greater institution (Percent based on initial cohort of 1,540 for Elgin Community College.) 145 16% 5,071 16%
Transferred to a 4-year institution (Percent based on total number of 446 transferring to another institution.) 145 16% 5,071 61.3%
Transferred to a 2-year institution (Percent based on initial cohort Elgin Community College cohort of 1,540.) 50 5.5% 3,189 10.1%
Transferred to a 2-year institution (Percent based on total number of 446 transferring to another institution.) 50 10% 3,189 38.6%
Did not transfer to another institution and are not enrolled 232 25.6% 12,567 39.7%
Successful (completed, transferred, or still enrolled) 676 74.4% 19,011 60.2%
*Source: ICCB GRS Report for Elgin Community College 4/19/13 and ICCB GRS Report for the State 5/2/13

Completion statistics released by the Illinois Community College Board disclose how full-time students who entered Elgin Community College in Fall 2009 compared with other community college students in Illinois. Fifty-four percent of Elgin Community College students had completed, transferred, or were still enrolled three years later.

If these students were followed for four years rather than three years, the transfer and graduation rates would increase. Three years is a relatively short time frame for community college students, many of whom are working full-time or part-time: others may leave school temporarily for work or family reasons; or they may change their program of study; and some students may require developmental coursework upon admission. All of these factors tend to delay events like graduation or transfer.

For disaggregated completion/graduation rates see performance report  

Criminal Incidents Statistics and Information

The college prepares, publishes and disseminates statistical reports on crimes and arrests defined under the Crime Awareness and Campus Safety Act of 1990, CFR 668.41. More»

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Illinois Community College Board (ICCB)

The ICCB is a statewide website that provides a single point of reference to review salary and benefits information for administrative and instructional employees (full and part-time) in Illinois’ 48 public community colleges. The Illinois Community College System Annual Administrator and Faculty Salary and Benefits Portal addresses requirements of Public Act 096-0266. More»

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