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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»


Higher Learning Commission Mark of Affiliation

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
  • 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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