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Dreams have no time limit. Bring yours to life at ECC.

If attending college is your dream, Elgin Community College will help you make the right choice—whether you're graduating from high school or considering college as an adult. We're here to help you save for the future and get an outstanding education that will expand your opportunities and your earning power.

Save hundreds of dollars on each course.

ECC costs $132 per credit hour
College or UniversityTuition per credit hour
Here is what you can save—on tuition and fees alone—if you attend ECC your first two years.
Based on the 2019-2020 tuition rate. Tuition & fees are subject to change.
Elgin Community College $132*
Iowa State University $336
The University of Iowa $337
Northern Illinois University $349
University of Illinois-Urbana $362
Illinois State University $370
University of Illinois-Chicago $402
Judson University $450
Aurora University $590
DePaul University $665

Academic Excellence

Each of our 138 degree and certificate programs is rigorous, challenging, and focused on the real world. In small classes, you’ll work with faculty who are experienced professionals and dedicated teachers. And you’ll have access to dedicated academic and wellness support professionals if you need some help along the way.

A Path to Success

ECC students transfer to top institutions, and they go on to work at Fortune 500 companies, prestigious universities, and leading businesses throughout the region. Where will your ECC education take you?


An ECC education costs a fraction of what you would pay at a four-year school. In two years, you could save up to 50 percent on your college costs.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

We provide numerous options to make an ECC education even more affordable. Last year, 80 percent of students who applied for a scholarship by June received one.

A True Community

Sing in the choir, join the Gamers Club, direct a play, or join one of our 10 NJCAA sports teams–student life at ECC is vibrant and welcoming.

Visit Our Campus

Anyone considering attending ECC is invited to sign up for a Spartan Virtual Admissions Presentation! Sign up and you'll receive a Zoom link.


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Admissions & Recruitment

Building B, Room B110
Fax: 847-608-5458

Office Hours
Monday to Thursday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Summer Hours
Monday to Thursday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday: Closed