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:

Benefit from earning an associate degree:

  • Future earnings
    Those with an associate degree can earn over five thousand dollars more annually than those with just a high school diploma, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • Affordability
    At $132 per credit hour, earning an associate degree at ECC 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 for you based on your goals, intended major, and transfer institution. As an ECC student, you'll be assigned a personal academic advisor to help you develop an educational plan based on one of our guided transfer pathways.

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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