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Get an outstanding education that expands your opportunities and earning power by saving tens of thousands on your degree.

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Taking classes on campus gives ECC its unique community feel with many online options to fit your busy lifestyle.

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Celebrating 75 years of excellence

ECC is taking a delightful dive into the past to celebrate 75 incredible years of expanding minds, transforming lives, and fulfilling dreams. Visit our special website celebrating the college and the community since 1949. 

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Keeping up with ECC

Hear from students, faculty, and staff about the incredible learning community in Elgin through blog posts, news releases, and quick ECC stories.

ECC President, David Sam, PhD, JD, LLM

The Elgin Community College (ECC) Board of Trustees announced the departure of President David Sam, PhD, JD, LLM. After 17 years of distinguished service, Sam announced he would retire as ECC’s eighth president, effective July 31, 2024.

From left to right: ECC student Destiny Guevara; Mica Dugas, EDI coordinator; ECC student Maya Wade; and ECC student Yahir Najera

This spring marks the first anniversary of Elgin Community College’s Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) program, which aims to increase awareness and develop a bridge between its services and students.

Jess Heiser, student trustee, and Seth Hernandez, student body president

Three Elgin Community College student leaders will represent the college for the 2024-25 academic year. Jess Heiser, of St. Charles, Ill., was elected as the District 509 Board of Trustees student trustee. ECC’s Student Body Government will be led by President Seth Hernandez, of South Elgin, Ill., with Brianna Zlotow, of Hanover Park, Ill., as executive vice president.

ECC's 2024 Women Build Team

On Wednesday, May 1, a group of eight female administrators and staff from Elgin Community College participated in the Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley 2024 Women Build Event. Elizabeth Hobson, dean of adult education, led the group.

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