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About ECC 

Turn your possibilities into opportunities today. There are no limits to an ECC education when coupled with your determination and imagination.

With ECC's first-rate academics, comprehensive offerings, guaranteed degrees, convenient locations, affordable tuition, small classes and a caring staff and faculty, you can go anywhere you want to go!

ECC Overview

College History

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ECC was founded January 10, 1949 by the District U-46 Board of Education. In July, 1965, the Illinois General Assembly passed the Junior College Act and later that fall, Community College District 509 was born. More»  

Fast Facts

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association  
  • Recognized by the Illinois Board of Higher Education and Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) | View certificate of recognition  
  • One of every 12 in-district adults takes at least one course at ECC every year
  • Three of every 10 in-district graduating high school seniors makes this college their first choice every year
  • Average class size is under 20
  • Accessible to students and visitors with disabilities.  More»  
  • Certain programs accredited or approved by professional organizations. For listing contact office of Curriculum and Compliance, 847-214-7485.

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