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Your educational journey at ECC is guided by faculty dedicated to your growth and success.

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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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Deeply rooted in our community, we prepare tomorrow’s leaders with alliances with local companies and industry connections available when you finish your education.

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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.

Erik Enders, student life coordinator for student equity, accepts a donation check, along with two ECC students and BSA club members, from the Grand Victoria Casino

Elgin Community College’s Black Student Achievers (BSA) Club received a generous donation of nearly $4,800 from the Grand Victoria Casino on April 5, 2024, further bolstering their efforts to support Black History Month initiatives. The donation, facilitated through the ECC Foundation, underscores the commitment of both organizations to empower and uplift the college’s diverse student body.

An ECC Early Childhood Lab School Class

Elgin Community College and the Early Childhood Access Consortium for Equity (ECACE) are hosting an Early Childhood Education Job Fair on Tuesday, April 16, from 5 to 7:30 pm at the Spartan Drive Campus, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, Ill. The event will be held in the Atrium of Building E and is open to the public.

An art and design student demonstrates screen printing a t-shirt in the print shop.

Elgin Community College celebrated the grand reopening of its Arts Center on Friday, March 15, following an extensive renovation process initiated in 2021.

Experience ECC 2023

Elgin Community College is hosting its annual Experience ECC event on Wednesday, April 10, from 6 to 8 pm at the Spartan Drive Campus, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, Ill. This event will allow community members and prospective students to learn about ECC’s 120+ degree and certificate programs.

Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Semifinalist 2023
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