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Associate Degrees

Elgin Community College offers seven associate degree options. An associate degree may also qualify you for employment in your chosen career field. Each option provides specialized knowledge and skills required to enter the workforce or transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor’s degree.

Associate degrees offered at ECC include:

Benefits of earning an associate degree:

  • Future earnings
    According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, those with an associate degree earn over five thousand dollars more annually than those with just a high school diploma.
  • Affordability
    Earning an associate degree at ECC for $135 per credit hour can save you thousands of dollars compared to a public or private four-year school.
  • Flexibility
    Earn your degree close to home with classes that work around your busy schedule – online and hybrid options are available.
  • Guidance
    ECC can help you decide which associate degree option is best based on your goals, intended major, and transfer institution. As an ECC student, you'll be assigned a personal academic advisor to help develop an educational plan.

The first step to getting started at ECC is to apply! Our free online application is simple to complete in just a few minutes.

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